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  • For Iran's women's movement, progress is slow. But it's progress.

    For Iran’s ever-striving women’s movement, it was a small but significant step forward: 150 female soccer fans were allowed into Tehran’s Freedom Stadium last Tuesday to watch the men’s national team beat Bolivia, 2-1. “There are many, many sad stories around the country, but in general women are more in power, more in charge of their lives,” says Nazila Noebashari, an art gallery owner in central Tehran.

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:20:05 -0400
  • Flashbacks from 2016 put Democrats on notice – and on edge

    Mo Elleithee remembers election night 2016 as if it were yesterday. “We are all sitting there in the green room, in between hits, hovering around laptops and iPads, looking at returns,” says Mr. Elleithee, the former communications director at the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Elleithee’s wife was also in New York – for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s victory party.

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:54:27 -0400
  • Keeping Italy in Europe’s nest

    Financial markets took a dive on Tuesday, in part because of investor worries that the world’s largest economy, the European Union, may sink if it fails to deal with red ink. For the first time in its history, EU leaders had to demand that a member state, Italy, cut its spending or face severe fines. Rome replied no.

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:23:18 -0400
  • In Alamo redesign, renewed battles over who gets to tell stories of Texas

    Everything is bigger in Texas, they say. Everything except the Alamo, that is. As the ruins were repurposed to a military depot, then a grocery store, and now a museum, San Antonio has filled the vacant space. The Alamo Plaza is now a place where history and modernity battle for attention.

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:56:31 -0400
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