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Joshua Barajas is the deputy online editor for the NewsHour. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Science Jan 16Missing Mars probe Beagle 2 found after 11 years
Missing since 2003, British scientists said Friday new high-resolution images revealed that their Mars probe, Beagle 2, had landed safely on the surface of the Red Planet, but failed to fully deploy.
Arts Jan 15The 2015 Oscar nominations are in
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Birdman" led the pack of Oscar nominations, nabbing nine each, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Thursday morning. Check out the full list of nominations.
World Jan 14Photo essay: Haiti’s earthquake victims wonder where the reconstruction money went
On Jan. 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake reduced the impoverished island country of Haiti to rubble, leaving 220,000 dead, another 300,000 injured, and more than a million homeless. Among those that survived also lost limbs to falling walls and…
World Jan 14Syrians now largest refugee group in Brazil
Syrians fleeing the ongoing civil war in their country now make up the largest group of refugees in Brazil, the EFE reported.
World Jan 09Photo essay: Remnants of the trillion-dollar war in Afghanistan rust in the desert
At its peak, the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan swelled to 140,000 in 2010 when Obama ordered a "surge" to counter the growing insurgency. Now, the U.S. is tasked in dismantling its operations throughout Afghanistan to house the incoming…
Nation Jan 08Cleveland police forced Tamir Rice’s sister to the ground, footage reveals
According to new security footage released Thursday, Cleveland police handcuffed the 14-year-old sister of Tamir Rice and kept her nearby in a patrol car after a police officer shot the boy within seconds of arriving to the scene.
World Jan 06Islamic State locks 670,000 children out of Syrian schools
As the militant group continues to vie for positions in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State forces shut down schools in three Syrian provinces until the curriculum was revised to comply with religious rules, the U.N. children's fund said Tuesday.
World Dec 3135 killed, 42 injured in Shanghai stampede at New Year’s event
At least 35 people were killed and another 42 injured during a New Year's celebration in Shanghai, local media reported.
Nation Dec 30Despite uptick of airline deaths, 2014 was one of the safest years for flying
The loss of AirAsia flight QZ8501 closes a year that has seen a barrage of news reports and images of airplane wreckage and grieving families. That magnified media coverage underscores the tragic fact that 2014 was the deadliest year…
Nation Dec 29U.S. population to top 320 million at start of 2015, Census reports
The U.S. population is expected to reach 320.09 million people on Jan. 1, 2015, a 0.73 percent increase from the previous year, the U.S. Census Bureau said in a statement Monday.