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Pens are thrown on the ground during a vigil in Paris following a deadly attack at the offices of <em>Charlie Hebdo</em>, the weekly satirical magazine.
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:29

Three major media groups said they would lend staff and equipment to ensure the satirical magazine can continue publication after a deadly attack on its offices in Paris.

Young members of the Baghdad Rowing Club practice on the river Tigris, close to Mustansariya University in the Iraqi capital.
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:53

Some of the world's loveliest cities hug great rivers: think Cairo and the Nile. Baghdad's lifeblood is the Tigris. After years of war, commuter boats and even a rowing club ply its waters once again.

Cho Hyun-ah, center, a former vice president of Korean Air, faces charges of impeding the inquiry into a possible breach of aviation safety laws. She was arrested last Tuesday.
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:16

A week after she was arrested over a tantrum on a tarmac in New York, Cho Hyun-ah faces charges of interfering with the inquiry into what officials say was a breach of aviation laws.

You don't want to run into methicillin-resistant<em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> (MRSA) bacteria. A potential new antibiotic could help fight this bug.
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:19

A natural compound kills germs that have become resistant to antibiotics, researchers say. If it works in humans, it could help combat diseases like tuberculosis.

French soldiers patrol in front of the Eiffel Tower on Wednesday, after heavily armed gunmen stormed the offices of <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> and killed at least 12 people — the deadliest attack in France in four decades.
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:06

The satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo kept taking jabs at Islamic radicals despite a 2011 firebombing that destroyed its office.

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:04

From France to Australia, India and the U.S., cartoonists around the world paid tribute to their colleagues at the French magazine that was attacked today.

The IUCN <a href="http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/21860/0">says</a> the Atlantic bluefin tuna is endangered. Its stocks have declined globally between 29 percent and 51 percent over the past 21 to 39 years, according to the conservation group.
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:02

Japanese sushi chefs often can't resist bluefin tuna on offer. Some American chefs can't either, even though conservation groups and marine biologists have been badgering them about bluefin for years.

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:49

Renee Montagne talks to NPR's David Folkenflik about the provocative editorial stance adopted by the French satirical magazine, which was attacked by gunmen this morning in Paris.

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:22

It might offer clues to why the flight crashed on Dec. 28 with more than 162 people on board. An aircraft's black boxes — the flight data and cockpit voice recorders — are located in its tail.

Stephane Charbonnier, the editor of <em>Charlie Hebdo, </em>poses with his magazine on Sept. 19, 2012. The magazine, which was attacked today, is part of a long tradition of French satire.
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:50

The publication that was the target of a deadly attack is part of a long tradition of French satire dating to the days before the French Revolution.

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:03

Renee Montagne speaks with Suzanne Nossel, executive director for PEN American Center, to discuss how issues of free speech and religious freedom can clash.

When he was 11 years old, James Arinaitwe boarded a bus with a crazy plan: Sneak into the president's house and beg for a high school scholarship.
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 08:35

Getting into high school was a long, strange journey for 11-year-old Ugandan orphan James Arinaitwe. It started when his grandmother sold the family goat to pay for shoes and a bus ticket.

"France today faced a shock," President François Hollande (center) said, according to a BBC interpreter. "Today, I'm thinking about the victims."
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:05

President François Hollande said this was a "terrorist operation." Back in 2011, Charlie Hebdo printed a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad. Its office was burned by a petrol bomb attack.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives on the House floor in the Capitol on Tuesday, the opening session of the 114th Congress.
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:26

"Dynamic scoring" would favor tax cuts as a way to bring in more revenue for the government. But critics of the system are calling it "a gimmick."

The Southwestern Women's Surgery Center in Dallas is one of the clinics in Texas that has doctors with admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, a requirement of HB2.
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:40

If upheld, the law — which mandates stricter building codes for clinics that perform the procedure — could leave only six clinics open in the entire state of Texas.

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