Anne Brennan

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Rising danger prompted U.S. effort to rescue James Foley, other hostages

The United States sent a team of special operation forces to Syria this summer to try to rescue American journalist<p>James Foleyand other hostages held by Islamic militants, U.S. officials said Wednesday.<p>"The U.S. government had what we believed was sufficient intelligence, and when the opportunity …

National Security

50 Things Millennials Know That Gen-Xers Don't

Apps, memes, micro-stars and more!<p>There's already been a preponderance of scientific studies and general handwringing about Millennials, all …

Disney Channel

Eight Moving Mandela Portraits

Watch Oscar-winning actors play the anti-apartheid leader<p>8<p>Countless public figures have been immortalized on the silver screen. But it takes someone …

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

People all over the world are mourning the passing of freedom fighter and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, who died on December 5th …

Nelson Mandela

National Geographic Travel

Photo Tip: The Benefits of Traveling Light

One of the greatest things about photography is that it rewards time spent taking pictures more than it rewards money spent on camera gear.<p>I often fantasize about heading out the door with just one camera hanging around my neck. But when I go on the road to take pictures for <i>Traveler</i> that’s not …


Ferrets In the Night – Recovery Efforts Continue for Masked Bandits in Montana

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><i>The region of the American Prairie Reserve encompasses two national wildlife refuges. This is an area of Montana with dramatic cliffs cut by the Missouri River and rugged, wooded terrain housing mountain lions, elk and big horn sheep. As you move up from the river and north</i> …