Syrian Government Lands On UN's 'List Of Shame'
The United Nations Special Representative for children and armed conflict has put the Syrian military and its allied shabiha militias on its "list of shame" this year. The report says that children as young as 9 years old have been killed, arrested, tortured and used as human shields.
Thinner Arctic Ice Sparks Massive Algae Bloom
When scientist Kevin Arrigo set out to lead a joint Stanford University-NASA expedition into the Chukchi Sea between Russia and Alaska, he believed the ecosystem below the Arctic pack ice was a watery desert. What he found under the ice though was an algae bloom spanning at least 60 miles. He talks with Audie Cornish about the discovery.
A Nobel Acceptance Speech — Two Decades Overdue
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is now being allowed to travel abroad for the first time in nearly a quarter century. She's heading to Europe and plans to deliver several high-profile speeches, including an address for the Nobel Peace Prize she was not allowed to collect in 1991.
As GOP Cashes In, Democrats Search For Billionaires
Democrats knew they'd have trouble with the new campaign finance rules created by the Supreme Court. Yet the disparity is huge between what Republicans are raising in unlimited anonymous donations and what Democrats have been able to collect.
Tough Fines Don't Dissuade Protestors In Moscow
Tuesday saw major protests in Moscow — despite tough new laws targeting demonstrators — and raids on the homes and offices of opposition leaders. Melissa Block speaks with BBC Moscow correspondent Damien McGuinness, about political expression and repression in Russia.
The Salton Sea Fades Away, And A Town With It
Once a popular tourist destination, California's largest lake has been slowly shrinking over the years. A water transfer deal passed in 2003 could speed up that process, and some are now worried it could be an environmental and health disaster for the region.