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In the Path of Fire


Fighting wildfires in America cost federal agencies almost $2 billion last year including more than half the budget of the U.S. Forest Service. Wildland fires are growing worse in a time of drought and climate change, and the biggest and most destructive fires can’t be stopped. They are a force …

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Rising number of religious institutions defy immigration law


Since President Trump took office, according to ICE, about 11,000 undocumented people with no criminal records have been detained — twice as many as last year. Now, the number of religious institutions across the country offering sanctuary has doubled to more than 800. Illegal immigrants can be arrested in places …

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Amsterdam, first city of the modern age


It’s the fishing village that grew to become one of the largest ports in Europe: capital of the Netherlands, birthplace of the modern stock market, home to Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh and Anne Frank. Jane Pauley explores Amsterdam:  Perhaps the best way to tour this city is by boat, along …

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Gouda cheesemaking: A Dutch family tradition


What could be more authentically Dutch than the wooden shoe? A wheel of Gouda cheese, perhaps?  Jane Pauley decided to check out both: Away from the historic canals, on the outskirts of Amsterdam, life starts early at the Clara Maria Farm. Every day since he was a boy, Kees-Jan van …

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BMW's Art Cars: A blend of art and speed


Anthony Mason paints a picture of race car art: Unveiled at Art Basel in Miami in November, it was tearing up the track in Daytona in January: The BMW M6 painted by renowned artist John Baldessari is a high-performance racing machine. As BMW Motorsport’s director put it, “On the outside, …

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How Chinese artist Ai Weiwei became an enemy-of-the-state


Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous political dissident; a provocateur and a troublemaker whose clashes with the Chinese government have gotten him harassed by police, thrown in jail and driven out of the country. He’s also one of the most successful contemporary artists in the world; a designer, sculptor, photographer …

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Iran's election pits liberal reformer vs. hardliner


TEHRAN — Iran voted for a new president on Friday, with results yet to come in. The campaign had a familiar theme: The populist facing the incumbent. This race came down to a clear choice between the current moderate President Hassan Rouhani, whose promises for liberal reforms appeal to young people, …

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