Many consider the sinking of the South Korean Navy ship Cheonan on March 26, 2010 as the start of the latest bout of North-South friction. The NewsHour visited the ship in drydock 10 months later.

TUNISIA UPHEAVAL | Amid demonstrations unprecedented during his more than two decades in office, authoritarian Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was forced to step down as thousands converged on the interior ministry building in the capital of Tunis.

Last week in this space, I mused about how quick we can be to over interpret events and ascribe tenuous meaning to actions that so often defy explanation. Less than 48 hours after I posted that column, 19 people…

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