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Muslims were among the first people at the scene of last week's attacks in Paris. An employee of the kosher supermarket saved hostages, and a policeman died responding to the Charlie Hebdo shootings.
January 12, 2015
At age 84, Kimani Maruge put on a school uniform for the first time and went to school. Today's doodle pays tribute to his inspirational story.
January 12, 2015
Five years ago, Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake. Haiti Special Coordinator Thomas Adams for the U.S. State Department tells Audie Cornish why the reconstruction has been achingly slow.
January 12, 2015
Studies suggest we get our most original ideas when we stop the constant stimulation and let ourselves get bored. The podcast New Tech City is challenging you to disconnect — and see what happens.
January 12, 2015
After years of high profile problems — including the death of five children and cries of inaction — the South Carolina Department of Social Services is facing a new hurdle. Foster care children in the state have banded together in a class action lawsuit to demand changes.
January 12, 2015
Many Greeks say they plan to vote outside the political mainstream in this month's election because they want an end to the corrupt, populist politics of the past. So they're reaching out to radical parties, including the leftist Syriza Party, which is expected to win the election, after holding just four percent of parliamentary seats in 2009
January 12, 2015
On Monday President Obama called for new measures to protect consumers against identity theft and to safeguard students' electronic privacy. It's part of a weeklong series of technology-themed proposals as Obama prepares for next week's State of the Union address.
January 12, 2015
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case challenging a town's right to limit the size of signs based on their content.
January 12, 2015
The CIA's excruciating interrogations of suspected terrorists, widely seen as torture, are detailed as official acts in the Senate report released last month. Now Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who spearheaded that report, wants to prevent such acts from ever happening again. She's proposing legislation and administrative moves for which her Republican colleagues see little need and which activists deem too timid.
January 12, 2015
Swedish-born actress Anita Ekberg, who was best known for her role as Sylvia in the 1960 film La Dolce Vita, died in Italy on Sunday at the age of 83.
January 12, 2015
Five years after an earthquake leveled Haiti's capital, killing more than 100,000 people and leaving millions homeless, Port au Prince is being resurrected. High-rises stand where previous buildings were reduced to rubble in the temblor. However, thousands of people still are without permanent housing.
January 12, 2015
The nation's first official college football championship in the new playoff system pits the Oregon Ducks against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday night. Both defeated favored teams to play in Dallas.
January 12, 2015
New York City launched the largest municipal ID program in the country on Monday. All New Yorkers age 14 and older may apply, regardless of immigration status. Officials hope the new photo IDs will help undocumented immigrants and the homeless better navigate city services.
January 12, 2015
The U.S. rapprochement with Cuba seems to be on track. On Monday, the State Department confirmed that Cuba has kept its pledge to release 53 political prisoners and a top state department official is moving ahead with her plans to visit the island next week.
January 12, 2015
The suicide last year of a well-known Egyptian activist shocked Cairo and highlighted the hopelessness of many amid the country's turmoil and stagnation.
January 12, 2015
Yet that's what someone gave after the Haitian earthquake. A staffer at one nonprofit offers a plan to discourage unuseful donations from individuals and corporations and get what's really needed.
January 12, 2015
Phi Kappa Psi was at the center of a story alleging a 2012 gang rape at its house at the University of Virginia. The fraternity has consistently denied that events detailed in the article took place.
January 12, 2015
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new sandwich for vegetarians: the White Castle Veggie Slider. It's a mini-burger made with carrots, broccoli and other veggies.
January 12, 2015
The gunmen who attacked the French magazine last week said they had "avenged" the prophet as they left the scene. The magazine frequently targeted religion – including Islam and its prophet.
January 12, 2015
James Boyd, 38, was killed after being confronted for illegally camping in the city's foothills. Months later, two officers who shot him are being charged with murder.
January 12, 2015

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