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Matthew Hall presents a first-hand look at world events from a different angle.
22 May 2013 | 11:14
Visitors to New York usually know Greenwich Village as a cute part of
the city with crooked streets, tiny restaurants, quirky bars, expensive
boutiques, and celebrity sightings. Yet, for those who live and frequent there, all of that is true but Greenwich Village has always cultivated a dark underbelly.
14 May 2013 | 8:25
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron met in
Washington DC this week to talk about what - or what not - to do with
Syria as that country continues to implode and hastens its trajectory
toward being a non-country.
Meanwhile, rather than Syria, some politicians in America want to talk about Benghazi, the city in Libya.
07 May 2013 | 10:00
Mike Bloomberg may go down in history as one of New York City’s great
mayors when he finally leaves office in November. After 12 years on the
job, most people would want to have some kind of favourable place in
history. The trouble is that one policy Bloomberg feverishly supports is
likely to blight his record.
Meet what’s known as “Stop and Frisk”, a highly controversial police strategy that, depending on where you sit (and maybe depending on what you look like), is described as a crucial tool in combating crime or a terrible contravention of civil liberties.
30 April 2013 | 8:42
On April 22, Judge Marianne Bowler convened a hearing of the United
States District Court at Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center in Boston.
23 April 2013 | 10:12
You know it’s an odd news week in the United States when the story
about an Elvis Presley impersonator from Mississippi plotting to kill
the President by mailing letters stuffed with ricin is pretty much
Paul Kevin Curtis is also an aspiring novelist and was arrested by the FBI last week after envelopes containing ricin were sent to President Obama, a U.S. senator, and a judge.