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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: This week saw dramatic developments at home and abroad, with tensions rising in Missouri, in Iraq, and among politicians. RELATED LINKSShields and Brooks on Iraq reluctance, Nixon’s legacy Shields...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: It was a century ago today when the Panama Canal first opened, the completion of an enormous engineering feat that helped grow American commerce and transform global trade. RELATED LINKSGallery: 100...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: For more on the engineering and economic marvel that is the Panama Canal, we turn to two who have written extensively about its 100-year history. RELATED LINKSGallery: 100 years of the Panama Canal in 10...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: After a lull of several weeks, fighting broke out again in the world’s newest nation today. RELATED LINKSAt its third anniversary, South Sudan works to show new brighter side Warning of...
In Gwen Ifill’s column Friday, “The optics of a national crisis,” she writes about how national events become remembered by the images that define them. Twitter and Vine, she said, “were consumed this week with videos of tear...
Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, left, Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley, center, and President Barack Obama drink beer in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 30, 2009. President Obama has not shied away from adding his...