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  • January 1, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the first day of 2014 was marked by a papal address, mayoral inaugurations and a series of bowl games for football fans. Also, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked a health care law mandate that some church-affiliated groups provide coverage for birth control. Continue reading

  • January 1, 2014  

    On the first of the new year, Colorado residents lined up at specialty shops across the state to legally purchase marijuana for recreational use for the first time. Buyers, age 21 and older, can only purchase small amounts of the retail pot at a time and can not consume it in public. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • December 31, 2013    

    Watch Dubai’s record-setting New Year’s fireworks show Updated 5:40 p.m. EST: Dubai ushered in the New Year by blasting away the old world record for largest fireworks display. The display, which launched more than 500,000 fireworks over six minutes and … Continue reading

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    Photo by John Moore/Getty Images. An estimated 3,520 people have been killed by American drones since 2002. 457 of those killed were civilians.

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    More than half of the residents of CAR’s capital have sought housing at emergency shelters because of continued violence between rebel militias. Children have also been caught in the crossfires. Photo by Pascal Mounier/EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection At … Continue reading

  • December 31, 2013   BY  

    When Richard Kurin’s hefty book “The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 objects” landed on my desk this year, it made me wonder: What artifacts from 2013 would we want to keep as tangible fragments of history? My first thought was that this year may have less important — for lack of a better word — “stuff” than in the past. Hadn’t we moved our culture to a place where our apps and tweets were more important than items people made by hand? Not so says Kurin, an undersecretary at the Smithsonian Institute. And so he used his knowledge from overseeing history and art collections at the museum to prove me wrong and to come up with this list of items he would collect from 2013.
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  • December 31, 2013  

    Under a UN-backed U.S. and Russian agreement, the Syrian government has begun to dismantle its chemical weapons equipment and structures in order to meet a mid-2014 timeframe. But now the nation has missed a key deadline in moving the dangerous chemicals. Hari Sreenivasan reports on what caused the delay. Continue reading

  • December 31, 2013  

    The Himalayan Cataract Project is a charity that sends mobile medical units to remote parts of Africa and Asia to perform simple but transformational eye operations. John Irvine of Independent Television News reports from rural India, where in just three days, three surgeons helped more than 1,000 people regain their vision. Continue reading

  • December 31, 2013  

    Although Syria missed a key year-end deadline in the process of eliminating their chemical weapons stockpile, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane says progress has still been made. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Kane about the risks and challenges that lie ahead in transporting dangerous chemicals out of Syria. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2013   BY  

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry will present Israel and the Palestinians the broad outlines of what a final Mideast peace agreement could look like when he travels to the region this week, the State Department said on Monday. … Continue reading