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U.S. Pacific Coast on High Alert After Japan Tsunami

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The 8.9-maginitude earthquake that struck Japan on Friday, sent tsunami waves rippling across the Pacific for thousands of miles in every direction. Countries around the…read more

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In Guatemala, Religion and Tradition Conflict with Family Planning

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The PBS NewsHour global health unit traveled to Guatemala recently to investigate the many obstacles to family planning in a strict traditional and religious society.…read more

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Guatemalan Women Struggle to Combat Violence

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The Central American country of Guatemala has seen decades of brutal civil war and violence at the hands of drug cartels, and the people who…read more

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Students Flourish Hitting the Gym, Then the Books

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Correspondent Jon Meacham of the PBS program, “Need to Know”, reports on how physical education is transforming academics at a suburban Chicago high school. Naperville…read more

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South Sudan’s Health Care System Shows Dire Need

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All eyes are on the East African nation of Sudan as it prepares to cast a vote that could turn its southern and northern regions…read more

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