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For once, a positive commuting story: When one Seattle-area dog wants to get on the bus, often she doesn't wait for her owner. She'll just hop on without him and meet up several stops later.
The magazine Charlie Hebdo published its latest edition in Paris on Wednesday. It was purchased by hundreds of thousands of Parisians as a gesture of support, selling out at outlets across the city.
Hayat Boumeddiene, wife of one of the Paris gunmen, has reportedly fled to Syria. As Vivienne Walt of Time notes, Boumeddiene is part of a trend of hundreds of Western women traveling to Syria.
David Greene talks to the BBC's Will Ross about reports of a massacre of civilians in Baga, a northeastern Nigerian town that's been overtaken by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
Sen. Barbara Boxer of California announced that she won't seek re-election. State Attorney General Kamala Harris has said she'll run for the seat, but a number of Democrats are considering a run, too.
For the indigenous people of Northern Africa, Jan. 14 is a day to celebrate their culture and religion. It reminds Berbers living in the U.S. of the struggle to preserve their identity far from home.