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Leaders and diplomats from more than 20 countries met in Paris on Monday to offer a mixed bag of support in the U.S.-led campaign against the militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Melissa Block speaks with retired Col. Derek Harvey, a former Army intelligence officer and specialist on Iraq, about the self-proclaimed Islamic State and the White House strategy to combat the militant group.
Civil War veteran 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Robert Siegel talks to Kent Brown, author of Cushing of Gettysburg.
Melissa Block talks to David Grindle for our Trade Lingo series to find out why lighting designers talk about "moths" and "cockroaches."
The clubhouse of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews sits just of...
Scotland's independence referendum is set for Thursday. On the same day, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews will announce whether women can join.
The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra performs in Baghdad. The concert was p...
The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they're finding ways to keep the arts alive.