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By Harry Zahn, Erica R. Hendry, Joshua Barajas
These days, it’s hard to stop news from Washington, D.C., from flooding your news feed. We take a moment every week to bring you important stories beyond the White House and the Capitol. Here’s what we’re reading now.
By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Islamic State led a campaign of attacks last year by militant extremist groups on religious freedom in large swaths of the world, the State Department said in a report Wednesday, pointing to increasing threats to religious minorities…
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday championed the new Sri Lankan government's push for democratic reform and promised closer ties with the strategically located Indian Ocean nation.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Tuesday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls addressed the French National Assembly, saying France is at war with terrorism, not Islam or Muslims. Meanwhile, investigators probed deeper into the weapons and financing behind last week's terror attacks. Also,…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
On the day after Christmas 2004, a horrifying tsunami swept across the Indian Ocean. It claimed an estimated 230,000 lives. With no warning system in the Indian Ocean, scientists were helpless to provide an accurate warning in time. Ten years…
Jeffrey Brown talks to author Michael Ondaatje, whose new novel is "The Cat's Table."…
Students in Sri Lanka take part in a painting competition yesterday. Photo credit: Ishara S. Kodikara /AFP /Getty Images.
It's been just two years since some resemblance of peace returned to the island nation of Sri Lanka, with its 25-year civil war drawing to a close. But now, Britain's Independent Television News charges that government forces herded thousands of…
War Crimes Accusations Emerge Over Civil War in Sri Lanka…
Sudden flooding and mudslides killed at least 400 people in Brazil, and many more are still missing. In Tunisia, President Ben Ali offered concessions to try to quell growing protests that have left at least 23 people dead.
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