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  • April 4, 2012    

    Mention an Internet chat room and certain images spring to mind: over-caffeinated teenage boys trading World of Warcraft tips or fantasy baseball fanatics slinging obscure stats. But for jihadis, chat rooms are the font from which they can receive messages … Continue reading

  • April 4, 2012    

    What’s as easy as lighting up a room — say a hospital delivery room? You’d be surprised. In much of Africa and other poor areas, electricity is scarce and unreliable. Hospitals and clinics in developing countries often use flashlights or … Continue reading

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    Dr. Laura Stachel and her husband founded We Care Solar to help bring light to the estimated 300,000 hospitals and clinics in the developing world that don’t have reliable sources of electricity. Our slideshow highlights Stachel’s work toward equipping remote clinics with solar suitcases that bring light to dark delivery rooms. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, Republicans held presidential primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. While Mitt Romney hoped victories would force Rick Santorum to step aside, Santorum insists he’ll stay in the race. Also, the National Weather Service confirmed at least two "extremely dangerous" tornadoes in North Texas. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood had initially pledged not to field a candidate for president. But last Saturday, the country’s oldest Islamic movement nominated Deputy Chairman Khairat el-Shater to run in the May 23-24 election. Margaret Warner reports on the announcement’s subsequent unease. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood and other conservative Islamic political parties have advanced candidates for the upcoming presidential election. Margaret Warner and Harvard’s Tarek Masoud explore the implications for the political and social life of post-revolution Egypt. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    In Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi, a new approach to small-scale farming has spread to more than 100,000 families in just four years. Part of the Food for 9 Billion series, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on an organization called One Acre Fund that brings struggling farmers together, offering them training, resources and market access. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012    

    The attorney for the U.S. soldier charged with killing 17 Afghan civilians on March 11 told the NewsHour he is interested in learning what medications his client, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, was taking at the time of the shootings. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012    

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi waves to a crowd after speaking to journalists and supporters on Monday in Yangon; photo by Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images During my week of filming in Myanmar, also known as Burma, the excitement … Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012  

    Judy Woodruff recaps the latest diplomatic and military developments related to Syria as renewed bombardment was reported in Homs, the Friends of Syria met in Istanbul and Special Envoy Kofi Annan told the the U.N. Security Council that the Assad government agreed to withdraw troops and heavy weapons from towns by April 10. Continue reading