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- Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:40:46 -0500
- Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.
- The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial' Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:54:39 -0500
- The thing about Serial and its endless rabbit holes is that no matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.
- Rapprochement With Cuba: What It Includes And Excludes Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:11:00 -0500
- President Obama's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba does not lift the trade embargo. That jurisdiction belongs to Congress, but do the upcoming changes all but undermine the embargo?
- Obama Announces Diplomatic Thaw With Cuba Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:11:00 -0500
- In re-opening ties with Cuba, the president follows through on strategy he outlined during his first White House campaign. He believes engagement with Cuba is a more powerful tool than isolation.
- Mixed Reactions In Miami On Diplomatic Overtures To Cuba Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:11:00 -0500
- When he announced the release of Alan Gross and plans to resume diplomatic ties with Cuba, Obama also referenced Miami. Some Cuban Americans welcome the changes, others see the action as a betrayal.
- Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As The Rest Of The Planet Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:36:00 -0500
- Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.
- Supreme Court Refuses To Block Arizona Driver's Licenses For 'Dreamers' Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:02:00 -0500
- Arizona's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court failed to prevent the state from having to issue driving permits to undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children.
- S.C. Judge Says 1944 Execution Of 14-Year-Old Boy Was Wrong Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:11:00 -0500
- In her ruling, Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen wrote that she found that "fundamental, Constitutional violations of due process exist in the 1944 prosecution of George Stinney, Jr."
- The U.S. Says North Korea Ordered The Sony Hack. How Do We Respond? Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:04:00 -0500
- The cyberattack successfully achieved its unusually public goals. The question, reporter David Sanger says, is how the United States can punish what already is the world's most-sanctioned nation.
- U.S. Officials Believe North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:39:00 -0500
- The recent attack on Sony Pictures' computer network that resulted in a flood of confidential data has its origins in North Korea, U.S. intelligence officials say.
- Satanist And Christian Holiday Displays To Go Up At Michigan Capitol Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:16:35 -0500
- The situation has brought controversy — and energized Christians who realized that a planned Nativity scene was in danger of being canceled.
- U.S. Deal May Not Change Life Much For Everyday Cubans Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:16:00 -0500
- Melissa Block talks to Steve Wicary, a freelance journalist based in Havana, about reactions on the ground in Cuba, to the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will normalize relations.
- Sen. Marco Rubio: Obama's Cuba Deal Is Bad Foreign Policy Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:07:14 -0500
- We hear Cuban-American reaction and some of what Cuban President Raul Castro had to say today.
- Fed: Interest Rates Could Rise As Early As May 2015 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:45:00 -0500
- After a two-day meeting, Federal Reserve policymakers say they will be "patient" before starting to raise interest rates from historically low levels.
- Rep. Van Hollen: Alan Gross' Release A 'Miraculous' Moment Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:35:54 -0500
- Melissa Block talks to Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about the release of Alan Gross. Van Hollen is one of the lawmakers who flew to Cuba to bring Gross back to the U.S.