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  • March 15, 2012  

    Combining the powers of social media and fluent Mandarin, Jessica Beinecke teaches American slang to eager Chinese minds half a world away. Hari Sreenivasan reports on Beinecke’s success with Voice of America’s online video program “OMG! Meiyu” and her role as an ambassador of American culture and language to China. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2012  

    The U.S. mission in Afghanistan ran into more trouble Thursday as President Hamid Karzai announced he wants American forces to leave Afghan villages and immediately pull back to their bases in the wake of last weekend’s civilian killings, allegedly at the hands of a U.S. soldier. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, large crowds rallied in Syria’s capital on the first anniversary of the country’s uprising in a show of support for President Assad’s government. Also, the U.S. Agriculture Department will let schools opt out of using a ground beef filler dubbed “pink slime” by its critics. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2012  

    Two journalists investigate the challenges of bringing the most basic necessity to the people of Ghana and Nigeria: clean, safe water. As part of a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza followed them as they searched for what’s causing the water shortages. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012    

    Click on the map above for an interactive version. Will your city or county be flooded by 2020? By 2050? Now there’s a map for that. As many as 3.7 million U.S. residents in 2,150 coastal areas could be battered … Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012    

    With violence putting people in the Nuba Mountains region of Sudan in peril, actor and human rights activist George Clooney said Wednesday in an interview with the NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff that it was only right to bring attention to the area. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012    

    A lone daffodil flower stood out amid the other withered daffodils in London’s St James’s Park in April 2011. Daffodils bloomed unusually early in London last year due to the coldest December in 100 years followed by a warm and … Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, a jury found Virginia Tech negligent in the campus massacre five years ago, and said school officials failed to issue swift alerts that might have saved lives. Also, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced an unprecedented grilling by lawmakers, accusing him of mismanaging the economy. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012  

    At a White House news conference Wednesday alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama said he didn’t foresee “sudden additional changes” to U.S. troop drawdown plans in Afghanistan despite recent incidents stoking anti-American tensions there. Ray Suarez reports on the leaders’ reaffirmed relationship. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012  

    After recently visiting Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, actor and activist George Clooney and the Enough Project’s John Prendergast described people hiding in caves to avoid bombings. Judy Woodruff spoke with Prendergast and Clooney who said the people and their plight “get in your bloodstream and you have a responsibility to them.” Continue reading