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In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.

Cliven Bundy's Arrest Caps Years Of Calls For Government To Take Action

The Nevada rancher's arrest is a setback for his self-styled militia supporters and their anti-federal lands fight. The charges stem from a standoff with federal agents at his ranch in 2014.

Mexican City Gets Makeover Just In Time For Pope Visit

The city of Ecatepec, Mexico, got a makeover just in time for the Pope Francis' visit, which will undoubtedly show the schism between Francis' progressive church and Mexico's conservative hierarchy.

Love Stories In Union Square

Alt.Latino puts aside its hatred of Valentine's Day to hear New Yorkers' tales of love lost and found.

Native American DJ Session: From Traditional To Rap

Rhonda LeValdo plays music from Native American artists, ranging from traditional music to rock and rap.

Gravitational Waves Discovery Confirms Einstein's Theory

Scientists detected the gravitational waves after a pair of unusual black holes collided.

Last Occupiers Of Oregon Wildlife Refuge Surrender To FBI

Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national wildlife refuge surrendered today.

The Unfulfilled Promise Of Carbon Capture

Despite millions in government investment, "carbon capture and storage," as it’s called, has largely flopped in California.

30th Anniversary Of Spud Webb, NBA Dunk Contest Champion

Spud Webb won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in a David and Goliath-type match up. Webb, 5'7", was the shortest player to ever win.

State Of The State: Wyoming, Connecticut And Kentucky

As governors across the country issue their budget plans and outline policy proposals, we check in on three states.