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What Is Ramadan? Why Do Muslims Fast?

Editor’s note: Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, answers six questions about the significance of the Muslim month of fasting. Why is Ramadan Called Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and lasts...

That NRA Boycott? Here's Why It's Working So Quickly.

Car rental companies, airlines, trucking businesses, tech firms, insurers and a bank that issued an NRA-branded credit card all severed their relationships with the gun advocacy group within days of the shooting that left 17 dead. Predictably, companies that cut ties – such as Atlanta-based Delta – faced their own...