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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSKurdish deputy prime minister urges U.S. leaders to remain engaged in Iraq New gains seen as Iraqi army pushes back against Islamic State fighters Syrian cleric who lead funeral prayers for Peter Kassig...
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL:  From holy places to battlefields, Christians and others prepare today for the coming of Christmas.  In Bethlehem, thousands of the faithful, along with tourists, crowded Manger Square, the traditional...
A CDC scientist uses a pipette to transfer the H7N9 virus into vials for sharing with partner laboratories for public health research purposes. Photo by James Gathany via Wikimedia Commons Several scientists may have been exposed to the Ebola virus...
Tourists caught by the first of six tsunami rolling towards Hat Rai Lay Beach, near Krabi in southern Thailand on December 26, 2004. The tsunami followed a 9.2-Richter submarine earthquake, which left nearly 230,000 people dead and missing in the...
Alan Gross, alongside his wife Judy,speaks at a press conference after being released by Cuba on Dec. 17, 2014. Gross, an American contractor jailed on the communist-ruled island since 2009, was released amid signs of an imminent thaw in ties...
If there was never any Lord Grantham, Downton Abbey would be a very different place, according a sketch created for the “Text Santa” charity event on British network ITV. There’s granny breaking the world record for ski jump, strip poker in...