The Latest: February 2014

Religion
Inside the Closed World of the Vatican: Live Chat Today 2:30 pm ET

Join us for a live chat about "Secrets of the Vatican" with filmmaker Antony Thomas, co-producer Jason Berry and guest questioner Elizabeth Dias from TIME Magazine. You can leave a question now. (read more »)

Religion
What’s the State of the Church’s Child Abuse Crisis?

More than three decades after the initial reports of abuse began to emerge, critics say that many bishops seem more committed to protecting the church than preventing abuse. (read more »)

Religion
Can Pope Francis Fix the Catholic Church?

Given the long list of problems facing the Catholic Church, where should reform even begin? Five experts weigh in. (read more »)

Religion
Amid Vatican Disarray, Pope Francis Set A New Tone

With two words on the night of his selection to the papacy, Pope Francis seemed to signal his intention to lead a very different church. (read more »)

Religion
Pope Francis Appoints New Watchdog for Vatican Finances

Cardinal George Pell will have broad authority over the Vatican's scandal-plagued financial system under a sweeping reform plan announced today by Pope Francis. (read more »)

Media
Who Profits from the Game of “Likes?” Live Chat Wed. 1pm ET

Join our chat with "Generation Like" correspondent Douglas Rushkoff, producer Frank Koughan, theAudience CEO Oliver Luckett, and guest questioner Kurt Wagner, social media reporter for Mashable. You can leave a question now. (read more »)

Media
What Are Teens Doing Online?

A look at how they connect, where they go, and what they share. (read more »)

Media
The Future of Digital Marketing Is You

How companies are using your personal data to predict, and influence, what you buy. (read more »)

Inside FRONTLINE
FRONTLINE Wins Polk Award For “League Of Denial”

A FRONTLINE investigation into the NFL's concussion crisis has been named among the winners of the 65th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. (read more »)

Media
From “The Merchants of Cool” to “Generation Like”

How a high-school English teacher in Cincinnati inspired FRONTLINE's latest exploration of marketing to that all-powerful demographic: American teens. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
UN: North Korea Commits “Unspeakable Atrocities”

The North Korean government uses torture, abuse and other crimes to crush dissent and maintain control of its people. (read more »)

Social Issues
Labor Dept. Warns of “Alarming” Rise in Cell Tower Deaths

Thirteen workers died at communication tower worksites in 2013, more than in the previous two years combined. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
How Are Jihadists Changing Syria’s War? Live Chat Wed. 1 p.m. ET

Join our chat with "Syria's Second Front" correspondent Muhammad Ali, McClatchy reporter Roy Gutman and guest questioner David Kenner from Foreign Policy Magazine. You can leave a question now. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Witnessing Syria’s War Through the Eyes Of Its Children

Amid the turmoil of Syria's seemingly endless civil war, the notion of a normal childhood has all but disappeared. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Map: Syria’s Shifting Battle Lines

Since the uprising began nearly three years ago, the war has become increasingly diffuse. This map shows the most up-to-date regions of control. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Tales By Ex-Detainees Raise Questions About Extremists’ Goals in Syria

The accounts of those imprisoned by ISIS reveal torture and abuse, but also a fixation on property and cash that provides insight into the group's finances. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
In Recent Months, ISIS Targeted Hospitals, Doctors, Journalists

Late last year, the extremist jihadists began attacking "soft" targets in Syria -- a move that has raised questions about its relationship with the Assad regime. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Battle Against ISIS May Help Unify Fractured Syrian Rebels

The disparate rebel factions coalesced earlier this year to drive the extremist jihadis from al-Atareb, a strategic town in northern Syria. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Martoma Found Guilty For Historic Insider Trading Scheme

Former SAC Capital portfolio Manager Mathew Martoma has been convicted for what may have been "the most lucrative inside tip of all time." (read more »)

Sports
What We’ve Learned From Two Years of Tracking NFL Concussions

Which positions are most likely to be injured? Why are one-third of all concussions left off NFL injury reports? Here are five takeaways from FRONTLINE's "Concussion Watch" project. (read more »)

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