Stephanie Brandt

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Benghazi, Explained

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An investigation just released from <i>The New York Times</i>' David Kirkpatrick paints the best picture yet …

Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord

<b>Listen · 4:52</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>One of the world's oldest and most iconic piano makers, Pleyel, will close its factory doors in Paris at the end of 2013.<p>The French press characterized the bankruptcy as inevitable in the face of cheaper competition from China. But many disagree: …

Bald eagle deaths in Utah alarm and mystify scientists

SALT LAKE CITY — Buz Marthaler felt the once-proud aerial predator fall limp in his arms, and the veteran animal caretaker knew he was facing a mystery unlike any in his career.<p>Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the last few weeks alone — and nobody can figure out why.<p>Hundreds of the majestic …

Birds

Northern California counties revive an old idea for a breakaway state

YREKA, Calif. — Farmers, ranchers and onetime loggers were among those who packed a church community room here in August to listen to a former state lawmaker convey his vision of a cleaved — and more governable — California.<p>The theme was familiar, the resonance deep for those convinced that …

California

Breast implant register for UK in the wake of the PIP scandal

New measures also include a ban on aggressive marketing techniques to help weed out 'cosmetic cowboys'<p>A national register logging every breast implant operation carried out in England is to be established in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the scandal in which tens thousands of women received …

Centuries Before China's 'Great Wall,' There Was Another

<b>Listen · 4:30</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>The Great Wall of China, built more than 2,000 years ago, stands as one of the monumental feats of ancient engineering. Stretching thousands of miles, it protected the newly unified country from foreign invaders.<p>But before the Great Wall, warring …

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

<b>Listen · 6:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the early 1990s, a team of researchers decided to follow about 40 volunteer families — some poor, some middle class, some rich — during the first three years of their new children's lives. Every month, the researchers recorded an hour of sound …

Barrel bombs 'kill 517 in Aleppo since 15 December'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1038000/1038868_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524691186_be28f3cb9b05a4a7976f9ccfc1a9a2e6<p><b>Barrels packed with explosives and dropped from Syrian aircraft have killed 517 people in the northern province of Aleppo since 15 December, activists</b> …

Middle East

Texas ex-prosecutor's sentence sends warning on wrongful convictions

HOUSTON — Williamson County Dist. Atty. Ken Anderson had risen to a district judge by the time a special investigation was launched this year to scrutinize a murder he had prosecuted in 1987.<p>In a rare finding, a judge determined that Anderson had intentionally withheld evidence, resulting in the …

Veterans

Attacks Across Iraq Kill At Least 18, Including An Army General

Violence in Iraq has hit its highest levels since the sectarian fighting of 2006-7, which killed tens of thousands of people. More than 8,000 people have been killed this year, according to the United Nations.<p>A suicide bomber killed at least eight soldiers, including a brigadier general and three …

Beirut blast: Ex-minister Mohamad Chatah buried

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1040000/1040045_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524691187_d79e598087fd0b7329d92602b7bfeac9<p><b>The funeral of the Lebanese former minister and opposition figure Mohamad Chatah, who was killed by a car bomb on Friday, has taken place in …

Middle East

South Sudan: Conflicting reports over White Army clashes

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1040000/1040051_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524691186_ba4c7056f98defe38f06814034a1a5f3<p><b>There are conflicting reports from South Sudan where youths loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar are said to be marching on the strategic town of Bor.</b><p>In …

Africa