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Journalist Safety

The kidnapping and beheading of freelance photojournalist James Foley by Islamic State militants in Syria is a grim reminder of the dangers facing reporters in danger zones. We consider the risks involved in covering today's international conflicts and examine how the new media landscape is affecting best practices for journalists.

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Two Dead, Dozens Injured On Eastern Shore After Reports Of Tornado

A violent storm touched down at the Cherrystone campground near Cape Charles, Va., just minutes after a tornado warning went out at 8:20 a.m.
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A Relationship in Crisis: Haiti and the U.N.

Victims of Haiti's recent cholera epidemic are ramping up legal efforts against the United Nations, saying U.N. peacekeepers introduced the disease to the island nation in 2010. Meanwhile, doubts are growing about Haiti's ability to...

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A New Global Health Warning on Polio

Once nearly eradicated, increased concern over the spread of polio has prompted the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency. The rare move comes as cases of the paralyzing virus, which can be fatal, spread outside...

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Building Collapses Near Mount Vernon Square

A building near a high-end strip club downtown collapsed Friday afternoon.
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Researchers Turn Attention To Virginia Earthquakes

Virginia has been the site of more than 400 earthquakes since the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck in 2011, and researchers are doing a study to find out more.

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Alan Weisman: "Countdown"

In "The World Without Us," journalist Alan Weisman explored what would happen to our planet if we were no longer living on it. Kojo talks to Weisman about his urgent and, ultimately, hopeful journey.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. announces a tentative security deal with Afghanistan. Talks on Iran's nuclear program resume in Geneva. And a Beirut suicide bombing heightens fears Lebanon will be drawn into Syria's war. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The White House warns Congress that new Iran sanctions could derail nuclear talks. Another top Pakistani militant is killed. And relief workers struggle to get supplies to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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A Typhoon Hits the Philippines

An historic typhoon with gusts of winds reaching 195 miles an hour battered the Philippine archipelago over the weekend. The storm destroyed entire cities, and the death toll is expected to reach into five figures. We get an update on...

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