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Issa Rae built an empire of awkward, but she's still not satisfied

With a hit web series and a potential show coming on HBO, comedian Issa Rae is making her akwardness pay off. The Senegalese immigrant to the US says she "didn't know how to be black," and never quite fit in with any group of kids around her. But that's proved to be a gold mine for comedy.

Global Scan

Dubai's traffic cops are getting Google Glasses

The Dubai police are hoping Google Glass will give them a leg up on traffic violators and criminals. In Turkey, though, a government official is being comforted after injuring his leg kicking a protester. And the CIA says it won't mix vaccine campaigns with its covert ops. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

This photo of male chauvinism in Delhi has gone viral

India has been engaged in a long debate over the way its women are treated. The latest battle in that ongoing war came on Twitter recently, when someone posted a picture of two men sitting on Delhi metro seats reserved for women. It didn't go over well. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

This photo of male chauvinism in Delhi has gone viral

India has been engaged in a long debate over the way its women are treated. The latest battle in that ongoing war came on Twitter recently, when someone posted a picture of two men sitting on Delhi metro seats reserved for women. It didn't go over well. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Dubai's traffic cops are getting Google Glasses

The Dubai police are hoping Google Glass will give them a leg up on traffic violators and criminals. In Turkey, though, a government official is being comforted after injuring his leg kicking a protester. And the CIA says it won't mix vaccine campaigns with its covert ops. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts

Issa Rae built an empire of awkward, but she's still not satisfied

With a hit web series and a potential show coming on HBO, comedian Issa Rae is making her akwardness pay off. The Senegalese immigrant to the US says she "didn't know how to be black," and never quite fit in with any group of kids around her. But that's proved to be a gold mine for comedy.