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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: For the latest on the events in Ramadi, we are joined now via Skype from Baghdad by Nour Malas of The Wall Street Journal. First of all, what is the significance of the fall of Ramadi? NOUR MALAS,...
On May 18, 1980 Mount St. Helens erupted, leaving a 229-sq. mile path of destruction in its wake. Fifty-seven people died and the forest that had been built up over hundreds of years was leveled in an instant. This year marks the 35th anniversary of...
WASHINGTON — A dozen years later, American politics has reached a rough consensus about the Iraq War: It was a mistake. Politicians hoping to be president rarely run ahead of public opinion. So it’s a revealing moment when the major...
A class on childbirth techniques is shown taking place at Diaconesses Hospital, Maternity Department, in Paris, France in 2009. Elisabeth Bing, who pioneered natural childbirth techniques and co-founded Lamaze International died on Friday in her New...
Rescuers work around derailed carriages of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 13, 2015. Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images. Investigators have found no radio communications indicating any object struck the windshield of the ill...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks past an honor guard as he disembarks from his airplane upon arrival at Seoul Air Base in Seoul on May 17, 2015. Kerry will discuss security issues and cyber policy with South Korean officials, amid fresh...