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Economy Aug 21Dow drops more than 500 points, rocks Wall Street
It was a wild day on Wall Street today, as global stock prices plunged. In America, the close marked the end of the worst week in the market in four years.
World Aug 19Photos: Ships, boats and yachts ‘Sail In’ to Amsterdam
Every five years, as many as 600 ships navigate around the canal for a five-day festival in order to showcase and celebrate Netherland's history of seafaring and ports. The event, called SAIL Amsterdam, started in 1975 and boasts of being…
Arts Aug 19Photographer captures intimate moments among a group of trans women in Peru
When photojournalist Danielle Villasana first met Tamara in the spring of 2013, she had no idea where their friendship would lead.
World Aug 14U.S. restores embassy while pushing for changes in Cuba
The U.S. Embassy has reopened in Cuba after 54 years. U.S. Marines raised the American flag and Secretary of State John Kerry called for change in a country where the Communist Party continues to rule unchallenged. Hari Sreenivasan talks to…
Science Aug 13Photos: It’s not too late to view the amazing Perseid light show
The annual Perseid meteor shower lit up the sky Wednesday night even brighter than previous years since 2007, with “no moonlight to upstage the power.”…
Nation Aug 03Photos: Northern California wild fire rages, burning 60,000 acres
A massive wild fire that started last Wednesday in Northern California grew quickly to 60,000 acres Monday, according to California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection website. So far, it’s only 12 percent contained.
Nation Jul 15During Ramadan, a time for charity, prayer, reflection — and being green
The month of Ramadan, which comes to a close Friday, is meant to be a time of extra charity, prayer, reflection and community. One of those communities is Green Muslims, a spiritually-inspired environmental group based in Washington, D.C.
World Jun 12Photos: Greece’s deserted factories are ghosts of the past
From obliterated entrances to calendars frozen in time, Greece's abandoned factories recall much better economic times.
World Jun 03More than 1,300 quarantined in South Korea’s MERS virus outbreak
In South Korea, fears of a Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak – the largest outside of the Arabic Peninsula – have closed more than 230 schools and put more than 1300 people under mandatory quarantine, according to NPR.
Politics Jun 03Photos: Gay rodeo contestants compete in Little Rock
In April, contestants competed at the International Gay Rodeo event in Little Rock, Arkansas, one of the key battleground states for the fight for equality and legalization of same-sex marriage.