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  • January 17, 2010    

    President Barack Obama Sunday issued an executive order mobilizing selected military reserves, including medical staff to work from hospital ships and Coast Guard personnel, to bolster aid efforts in Haiti. He wrote it is “necessary to augment the active Armed … Continue reading

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    Hundreds of thousands of Haitians were still waiting desperately for aid Sunday, while rescue workers continued to pull people from collapsed buildings five days after an earthquake ravaged Port-au-Prince. World leaders vowed to help the impoverished nation rebuild. Continue reading

  • January 16, 2010    

    President Barack Obama joined predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at the White House Saturday to announce a fundraising appeal to benefit Haiti in “one of the largest relief efforts in our history,” Mr. Obama said.

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    As supplies continued to stack up at Haiti’s airport Saturday, aid workers and officials pushed to get the much-needed provisions to the masses of earthquake survivors in and around the capital Port-au-Prince. Continue reading

  • January 15, 2010    

    Friday’s NewsHour ended with a look at the sights and sounds of the Haiti earthquake disaster. Watch that segment below or browse NewsHour coverage of Haiti this week, both on-air and online, here.

  • January 15, 2010    

    On Sunday, Ukrainians vote in their first presidential election since the Orange Revolution in 2004, when pro-Western Viktor Yushchenko eventually bested Moscow-backed Viktor Yanukovych in a re-vote. Continue reading

  • January 15, 2010    

    Haiti’s earthquake was “a catastrophe of monumental proportions,” said Nick Birnback, spokesman for the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations. The Caribbean nation was still mending from a series of major storms in 2008 and deep-seated political problems when the quake struck. Continue reading

  • January 15, 2010    

    During a press briefing late Friday afternoon, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took questions on the relief effort in Haiti and announced plans to travel to the beleaguered country on Saturday. She also referenced a segment the NewsHour aired Monday … Continue reading

  • January 15, 2010    

    We caught up again Friday with freelance journalist Ansel Herz, a radio reporter who has been living in Haiti for the last four months. He addressed various reports of violence increasing in the streets of Haiti. “I’ve seen no weapons … Continue reading

  • January 15, 2010    

    BROOKLYN, N.Y.–The Haitians and Haitian-Americans of New York can see the newsstand photos of unimaginable suffering. They watch hour after hour of the television coverage that is now flowing freely from Port au Prince. For most of us, that coverage … Continue reading