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WAR & PEACE
02.20.15

Baghdad book market's revival

The book market has come back to life, seven years after a car bomb destroyed the cultural oasis. Iraqis lined up early to enter the open-air market, eager to read and share again.

WAR & PEACE
02.17.15

Who will build the top-secret warplane?

Two companies are in a competition to see who will be chosen to build the new stealth bomber. It will be a huge project and cost billions of dollars. Building it will also create badly needed jobs.

WAR & PEACE
02.08.15

"I'm Ahmed." An Iraqi musician finds his voice in U.S.

Walking down the street with your guitar case is not a big deal to Americans. But a young Iraqi musician had to hide his love of music. Then he discovered musical freedom in the United States.

WAR & PEACE
02.05.15

France has plans to make the country less divided

The suburbs of France are deeply divided. The people feel less connected to the rest of the nation based on their race, religion and geography. The president hopes to change that.

WAR & PEACE
02.04.15

No book is safe as Islamic State group attacks libraries

The people of Mosul tried to protect the city's history and artifacts as best they could, even risking death. But militants stormed libraries, lighting fires and destroying most books in their path.

WAR & PEACE
01.27.15

Pittsburgh mosque counters propaganda with community outreach

An important step in countering violence and radicalism in the name of Islam is to get teens and young adults involved in understanding "true Islam," mosque leaders say.

WAR & PEACE
01.14.15

Finding firefights from a world away

The days are long and the videos can be boring, but Air Force members are helping to direct a war from the other side of the world. They use computers to help guide troops close to the action.

WAR & PEACE
01.11.15

PRO/CON: Will the CIA torture report put the U.S. at risk?

Extremists will use the report to get more fighters to attack the U.S., the PRO author says. The CON author says the report will have little effect because the torture was known about for years.

WAR & PEACE
01.08.15

For U.S. cartoonists, sorrow and anger over the massacre at Charlie Hebdo

“It happens all the time in the Middle East, and it happens way too often in South America and sometimes in Europe. It’s really depressing," said an American cartoonist.

WAR & PEACE
01.06.15

More women take their place in the House, though not the Senate

The 114th Congress, which opened Tuesday, has more women and minorities than ever before. But both chambers of Congress remain overwhelmingly white.

WAR & PEACE
12.21.14

U.S. ponders response to cyber attack on Sony said to be led by North Korea

The hacking of Sony's computer system and online threats against "The Interview" resulted in the movie studio canceling the release of the controversial satirical movie.

WAR & PEACE
12.18.14

Easing the 50-year tension between the U.S. and Cuba

The United States and Cuba have not spoken diplomatically in more than 50 years. President Obama said that will be changing and the two nations will begin discussing a wide range of topics.

WAR & PEACE
12.09.14

Senate says CIA torture techniques ineffective

Senate investigators issued a report Tuesday on the CIA's use of torture in interrogations. One senator said what they found is a stain on the history of the United States.

WAR & PEACE
12.04.14

"The good Lord saved just a few of us," a USS Arizona survivor remembers

He and three shipmates who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor 73 years ago are attending the last official gathering of the USS Arizona Reunion Association.

WAR & PEACE
12.03.14

African-Americans found opportunity in 1930s Russia

The former Soviet Union was the land of opportunity for hundreds of African-Americans in the 1930s. The Soviets recruited skilled professionals and gave them the red-carpet treatment.

WAR & PEACE
11.30.14

A quiet Thanksgiving meal for demonstrators in Ferguson

"Food can heal your soul," said Cat Daniels. At a church, she served fried turkey, collard greens and other dishes to protesters. They call her "Momma Cat."

WAR & PEACE
11.25.14

"Hunger Games" salute now banned by Thailand's military leaders

Protesters using the three-finger salute from the movies have been arrested. Three were taken to an army camp for "attitude adjustment," a police colonel said.

WAR & PEACE
11.11.14

Artillery officer at Battle of Gettysburg awarded Medal of Honor

It took more than 151 years for Alonzo Cushing to be recognized for his heroism. Badly wounded, he refused to leave his cannon for two hours before he was killed during Pickett's Charge.

WAR & PEACE
11.10.14

An East-West split remains in Germany 25 years after the Berlin Wall's fall

The Berlin Wall symbolized the division between East and West during the Cold War. When it fell, many expected things to change for the better. Still, many former East Germans feel left behind.

WAR & PEACE
11.03.14

Through life's events, big and small, Atomettes always there for each other

Seven Japanese-American ladies formed a social club 65 years ago to seek refuge from exclusion and the racism of the time in the U.S. They took their name from the Atomic Age.

WAR & PEACE
10.28.14

After attacks, Canada looks to beef up its security laws

Last week, two Canadian citizens carried out attacks on Canadian soldiers. One of the attackers stormed Parliament. The government is looking at its laws to see if they are tough enough.

WAR & PEACE
10.28.14

A battlefield museum in Missouri displays one scavenger's many finds

For more than 10 years, John Adams Jr. dug up bullets, artillery shells and bayonets from a Civil War battlefield. They are on exhibit as the museum marks the battle's 150th anniversary.

WAR & PEACE
10.23.14

Gunman killed as he attacks Canada's Parliament

Dressed all in black, the gunman killed a soldier guarding the war memorial. He then stormed into the government building, firing his gun, and was shot to death by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms.

WAR & PEACE
10.20.14

For Baltic states, Sweden's sub search stirs memories of the Cold War

The Cold War between the Soviet Union and the West ended with the breakup of the USSR. But Russian moves in Ukraine and, lately, the Baltic have raised fears of an aggressive Moscow.

WAR & PEACE
10.15.14

Dr. King's Nobel Peace Prize united 1964 Atlanta

When Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Prize, it was a turning point for civil rights. But how to celebrate it was a dilemma because blacks and whites did not mix socially at that time.

WAR & PEACE
10.12.14

Two children's rights activists awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India jointly won the award on Friday. Both have made exceptional sacrifices, facing the very real possibility of death for their work.

WAR & PEACE
10.09.14

In a year of bloody conflicts, awarding the Peace Prize seems daunting

Our preview is UPDATED, below the story, with the announcement that Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.