Despite Similarities, Pocahontas Gets Love, Malinche Gets Hate. Why?

La Malinche was an Indian woman who served as an interpreter for Cortes — at a cost to her reputation. Even 500 years later, she's reviled in Mexico.

MSF Director Unsatisfied With Pentagon's 'Admission Of Gross Negligence'

The Pentagon's report says the Doctors Without Borders hospital attack in Afghanistan was an accident. The group's executive director, Jason Cone, says it raises more questions than it answers.

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Downed Russian Warplane Highlights Regional Divide On Syria

Hugh Pope, director of communications and outreach at the International Crisis Group in Brussels, explains the growing divide between Turkey and Russia on their priorities inside Syria.

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Public Opinion Matches Partisan Divide Over U.S. Ground Troops In Syria

After the Paris attacks, the debate over the use of U.S ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria has deepened. Polls indicate the politicians reflect a similar split in public opinion.

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Brussels Reopens For Business Even As Authorities Extend Security Alert

Schools and shops reopen in Brussels even as authorities extend a security alert until Monday. It was imposed following the attacks in Paris waged by extremists with ties to France and Belgium.

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Climate Activists Scale Back Plans For U.N. Summit In Wake Of Paris Attacks

Environmental groups hoping to put pressure on delegates by staging rallies in the run up to and during the climate summit are rethinking plans after the recent attacks in Paris.

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Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Calls Hospital Bombing 'A Tragic Mistake'

An American airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan last month was "a tragic mistake," the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday. He cited a long list of what he called "human" and "process" failures that led to the attack.

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Eritrean Priest's Mission Takes On New Urgency Amid Migrant Crisis

Father Moses, an Eritrean priest, fled his homeland for Italy 14 years ago. His mission preaching to refugees has new urgency with the recent flood of migrants, including many of his compatriots.

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Ecuador's Oil Bust Draws Parallels To 1990s Financial Crisis

Ecuador's economy is faltering thanks to a year of record low oil prices and fears of a "godzilla" El Niño forming in the Pacific Ocean. The situation is drawing bizarre parallels to the last major financial crisis to hit the small South American country in the late 1990s.

Pope Arrives In Nairobi On His First-Ever Trip to Africa

The pontiff is expected to address issues of religious tolerance, economic inequality and global warming while he travels through Kenya, Uganda and the war-torn Central African Republic.

Diplomacy And Debate At COP 21 Paris Climate Talks

November 30, 2015
United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres, center left, Minister of the Environment of Peru and COP20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, center right, and French Foreign Affairs Minister and COP 21 President Laurent Fabius, center, pose for photographers during a press visit to the COP21, Paris Climate Conference, site, in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

World leaders converge in Paris for the big climate talks. We’ll look at what it will take to get a global climate agreement.

Turkey, Russia Promise Not To Go To War Over Downing Of Russian Fighter Jet

November 25, 2015
Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they take part in an anti-Turkey picket outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow on November 25, 2015. Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border on November 24, sending tensions spiraling as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ankara its "stab in the back" would have serious consequences. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

Tensions are still running high and questions remain about what the fallout might look like, after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.

After Paris Attacks, Protests At Upcoming Climate Talks Curtailed

November 25, 2015
French gendarmes stand guard as dozens of people begin to gather for a demonstration in support of migrants at Place de la Republique (Republic Square) in Paris amid a ban on public gatherings on November 22, 2015. Paris has extended a ban on public gatherings introduced after the terror attacks in the French capital until November 30, the start of UN climate talks, the city's police headquarters said on November 21. (Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)

The negotiations will go on as planned, but authorities have banned public demonstrations in hard-to-secure outdoor spaces.

A Muslim Parliamentarian’s View On Fighting Terrorists

November 25, 2015
MEP Syed Kamall speaks at a plenary debate this week on terrorism and the Paris attacks. (© European Union 2015 - European Parliament via Flickr)

Syed Kamall, a member of the European Parliament, discusses what should be done following the Paris attacks.

Watch: President Obama Gives Statement On National Security

November 25, 2015

President Obama delivered a statement following a meeting with his national security team.

Marilynne Robinson On Hope In A Time Of Fear

November 25, 2015
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Pulitzer Prize winning Iowa writer Marilynne Robinson, arrives to the State Library of Iowa in the Ola Babcock Miller Building, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

On the day before Thanksgiving, we talk with Marilynne Robinson – one of America’s greatest authors, thinkers, moralists — about fear and hope in a hard, frightening time.

State Department Official Explains Aspects Of Refugee Resettlement Process

November 25, 2015

Simon Henshaw, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the State Department’s population, refugees and migration bureau, says “we have the tightest system” for refugee resettlement acceptance into the U.S.

How One Mass. Refugee Resettlement Agency’s Work Has Changed After Paris Attacks

November 25, 2015
In Worcester, Ascentria Care Alliance offers new arrivals to the state guidance on how to navigate resources around their new home. The agency's workers are now also educating others about the process of refugee resettlement in the wake of the Paris attacks. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

In the wake of the Paris attacks, Ascentria Care Alliance in Worcester — one of the largest refugee resettlement agencies in the state — has taken on the new role of educating communities about the vetting process for refugees, an official said.

Why Oil Prices Rose After Downing Of Russian Fighter Jet

November 24, 2015
Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks on while speaking with journalists in Itamaraty Palace in Brazilia, early on July 17, 2014. (Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Ali Velshi of Al Jazeera America explains why oil prices rose on the news of the fighter jet being shot down by Turkey.

French President Hollande Meets With Obama

November 24, 2015
President Barack Obama meets with President Francois Hollande of France in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Hollande's visit to Washington is part of a diplomatic offensive to get the international community to bolster the campaign against the Islamic State militants. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)

The two leaders held a joint press conference, just over a week after a series of terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead.

Belgium’s Counterterrorism Weaknesses

November 24, 2015
Armed policemen patrol along Rue Du Marche Aux Poulets on November 24, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. At a press conference last night the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced that the city would remain at terror alert level four which is the countries highest threat level. The Prime Minister also announced that the public transport system and schools would re-open Wednesday. (Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Politico’s Ryan Heath discusses the security challenges Belgium is facing and how Brussels became a breeding ground for terrorists.

Turkey Downs Russian Fighter Jet, Increasing Tensions

November 24, 2015
In this photo made from video made available by Russian Defense Ministry official website on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, Russian air force Su-30 fighter jets take off from the Hemeimeem air base in Syria as part of a Russian air campaign against target in Syria, according to information provided by Russian Defense Ministry. Russian long-range bombers and navy ships have launched 101 cruise missiles in four days, including 18 fired by Russian navy ships from the Caspian Sea on Friday, according to information released by Russian Defense Ministry. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service/AP)

Russian officials dispute Turkey’s claim that the fighter jet strayed from the Syrian side of the border into Turkey.

Watch: President Obama Holds A Press Conference With French President Hollande

November 24, 2015

President Obama and President Hollande are expected to speak at 11:30 a.m.

Targeting The ISIS Economy

November 24, 2015
This photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 shows fuel tanks  hit during the attack of Russian warplanes in Syria. Russian warplanes on Monday attacked oil extraction, transport and refinement facilities in areas controlled by Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

ISIS, Inc. The terrorist organization is raking in billions –from oil, grain, antiquities, and taxes. We look at how to break the ISIS bank. Plus, Turkey downs a Russian plane. We’ll have the latest.

Roger Cohen And Barry Posen On ISIS

November 23, 2015
This photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 shows local Islamic State group  headquarters hit by two cruise missiles during the attack of Russian warplanes in Syria. Russia's President Vladimir Putin was in Tehran on Monday for talks with Iranian leaders expected to focus on the Syrian crisis and an international peace plan intended to end the conflict. (AP Photo/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

A brief, but illustrative exchange between Barry Posen and Roger Cohen during our conversation on ISIS today.

Pfizer And Allergan To Merge, Creating World’s Largest Drug Company

November 23, 2015
People walk past Pfizer's world headquarters, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 in New York. Pfizer and Allergan will join in a $160 billion deal to create the world's largest drugmaker. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

The nearly $160 billion deal would create the world’s biggest drug maker and bring Botox and Viagra under one roof.

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