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Just five percent of women in the world live in the U.S., but the U.S. accounts for nearly 30 percent of the world's incarcerated women.
“This revival … should not come as a surprise.”
A curious conversation occurred between two AI agents developed inside Facebook: At first, they were speaking to each other in plain English. Then researchers realized they’d made a mistake in programming.
Religious leaders and documentary filmmakers are preaching the same sermon — connecting glaciers in Greenland to clean air in Atlanta in order to convert the unconverted.
A professor at Salem State University estimates those accused have 100 million descendants. “In that sense, it really is our national story, our national shame … and our national chance at redemption.”
On a hot and humid 88-degree summer day in Washington, D.C. in June, three teenagers were handcuffed and detained for selling water on the National Mall.
Renee Hall succeeds David Brown, who led the department through the aftermath of the ambush deaths of five officers last July. She leaves Detroit, where she has been deputy chief of police.
“At New Medinah, Miss., when Abdul Hakim Shareef looks out on these hills, this mosque — this perfect embodiment of a Muslim ideal — he hopes it won’t all end with him.”
Four recent works — two books and two TV shows — are transforming how we talk about new religious movements.