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Nation Feb 20German prosecutors arrest suspected Auschwitz guards
According to the Associated Press reports, police in southern Germany raided the homes of nine elderly men suspected of serving as Schutzstaffel, or SS for short, guards at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during World War II. Three men were…
Nation Feb 01Filmmakers explore sex trafficking abuses in ‘Tricked’ documentary
The film "Tricked" follows people impacted by the sex trade across the United States: from the young women and their families who share stories of abuse and manipulation, to the pimps who openly speak of how they traffic these women.
Nation Dec 21Researchers measure increasing sexualization of images in magazines
Research reveals that sexual imagery has become more prevalent in popular culture during the last four decades. Are these images changing how we perceive women and men?…
World Jun 07Why Three Syrians Fled to Lebanon
Boys stand outside a camp settlement of 35 Syrian families in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Photos by Saskia de Melker. BEIRUT -- The odds that you'll see a Syrian refugee in Lebanon are high. Nearly 500,000 Syrian refugees reside in this…
World Jun 05Dispatch: Neighbor Against Neighbor in Northern Lebanon
View slideshow of the two Lebanese neighborhoods in Tripoli. TRIPOLI, Lebanon -- Walk the streets of the adjacent neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen in the Lebanese city of Tripoli and you will find some similarities. Many businesses are…
Politics Nov 15High Times? Pot Advocates Test Federal Resolve
Voters in Colorado and Washington state etched history last Tuesday by being the first in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Politics Oct 15Massachusetts Senate Race: Behind the Scenes
The NewsHour team was in Massachusetts this week, covering the close Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.
Science Oct 09How to Build a Cooler City
As global temperatures rise, urban areas are facing challenges in keeping their infrastructure and their residents cool. Chicago is tackling that problem with a green design makeover. This report is part of our Coping with Climate Change series.
Science Oct 08Coping with Climate Change: Green Roofs of Chicago
As global temperatures rise, cities face the challenge of keeping their infrastructure and residents cool. Chicago is tackling the problem with a green design makeover that includes 369 green roofs covering 5.5 million square feet -- more than any other…
Politics Sep 06The DNC Through the Eyes of an Illegal Immigrant
// Gerardo Torres used to be afraid every day for his life. "I was very careful when I was driving around not to make any mistakes or bring any attention from the police," he said. For the past 20 years,…