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Watch a synopsis of the Iraq War. Video by Justin Scuiletti / PBS NewsHour Ten years ago today at 8:30 p.m. Baghdad time / 12:30 p.m. Washington D.C. time, former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein was captured by the U.S. military. "You will not have to fear the rule of Saddam Hussein ever again," President George W. Bush said in remarks to the Iraqi people the following day.
An #infographic showing some of the main developments in technology this year pic.twitter.com/Hc39xPgcRi-- Agence France-Presse (@AFP) December 13, 2013
You've got to hand it to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. He's consistent. No wishy-washy budget deals for him. Only all or nothing will do. So he and another half-dozen conservatives denounced the budget compromise reached by fellow Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democrat Sen. Patty Murray because, although it reduces spending, it doesn't do enough. "We are going to have a debt crisis in this country," he told FOX News the day the $85 billion compromise was announced. "It is going to continue to destroy jobs. It's going to disrupt the function of our government." Wait, isn't that what happened when the government shut down because there was no compromise?
Pruno, or "prison wine" is an alcoholic liquid made by prisoners from assorted food items. Photo by Flickr user Puddin n Tang When an inmate at a Utah Prison altered his pruno "wine" recipe by adding an old potato, the results proved poisonous. Pruno, or "prison wine" is an alcoholic liquid made from apples, oranges, fruit cocktail, ketchup, sugar, milk, and possibly other ingredients, including crumbled bread to ferment the beverage. In a report published by Annals of Emergency Medicine on Tuesday, revealed that eight patients were treated for botulism poisoning in 2011, 54 hours after ingesting as much as two gallons of pruno. They had trouble swallowing, double vision, difficulty speaking and weakness. Three of the patients had respiratory failure.
Stay tuned for @JeffreyBrown's interview w/ Baryshnikov #insidenewshour pic.twitter.com/Fnfj1RjRi8-- NewsHour (@NewsHour) December 13, 2013 Stay tuned for PBS NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Brown's upcoming interview with legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. The NewsHour interviewed the Russian-American ballet dancer back in 2007 upon the opening of the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City.
State and local leaders have known what was plaguing their city for 65 years, and yet, they didn't pay attention to that foresight, says Lew Mandell.
An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light inside the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent history of the CIA -- but all in secret, an Associated Press investigation found.
It's Friday the 13th, in 2013 for the 113th congress. Here are 13 things that went terribly wrong this year for our nation's lawmakers (or right, depending on which side you're on).
Since John Boehner became speaker of the House in 2011, the Ohio Republican has attempted, with varying success, to appease tea party members within the GOP conference and the outside groups that helped sweep them into office. On Thursday, Boehner signalled an end to the détente.
One year after the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct., parents of the young victims are struggling to make sense from a senseless act of violence. Hari Sreenivasan talks to two families who lost children in the shooting about their advocacy to prevent more tragic murders with the Sandy Hook Promise.
President Obama has two panels reviewing NSA policy, with recommendations for possible changes expected by year's end. Margaret Warner talks to Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, for his perspective on U.S. spying laws and rebuilding trust with the American public and abroad.
Since 9/11, the activities of the National Security Agency have grown dramatically. Much of the NSA's work gathering intelligence was secret until documents leaked by Edward Snowden were published, revealing the agency had collected phone records from Americans and allies abroad. Margaret Warner reviews the disclosures so far.
The Obama administration announced some changes to the health care law implementation. Payment extensions have been offered, as well as special temporary coverage for seriously ill people with pre-existing conditions. Jeffrey Brown talks to Alex Wayne of Bloomberg News about efforts to prevent coverage gaps and spur enrollment.
As chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., worked to draft the bipartisan budget agreement with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Judy Woodruff talks to Murray about how the budget deal will help Congress tackle tougher issues ahead and bring certainty back to the U.S. economy.
The U.S. and Britain cut off non-lethal aid to Western-backed rebels in Northern Syria after Islamist insurgents seized weapons warehouses in near the Turkish border. Gwen Ifill gets reaction to the decision from Syrian opposition activist Murhaf Jouejati and Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma.
In our news wrap Thursday, the Senate held an all-night session, which continued through the next day, over the president's judicial nominees. Republicans slowed the proceedings in retaliation for new restrictions on their filibuster power. Also, the U.S. cracked down on companies and individuals for evading Iran sanctions.
The House of Representatives moved towards passing a bipartisan budget deal to fund the government through the fall of 2015. Lawmakers on both sides agreed that the bill was a step in the right direction. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the details of the agreement.
The creator of the "Gangnam Style" parody that went viral in China is back, now rapping about the development of China's economy.
The year 2013 had many defining moments. The Roman Catholic Church ushered in a new pope, the number of Syrian refugees crossed the 2 million mark, and the Philippines endured the thrashing of a super typhoon. Which world event meant the most to you?
It's not often the Senate works through the night. But Republicans -- still fuming because the Democrats who control the chamber forced through a rule change to speed up the confirmation process for presidential nominees -- have worked to throw a wrench in the works and slow it down as much as they are able.
Yale University professor Robert Shiller was one of three Americans honored with the Nobel Prize for Economics for research on how financial markets work and how assets, like stocks, are priced. Economics correspondent Paul Solman sits down with Shiller to discuss the award, irrational exuberance and the global housing market.
Recovering the losses from Bernie Madoff's enormous Ponzi scheme has been slow over the past five years. For more on the where Madoff's fraud victims are today, Judy Woodruff talks to Diana Henriques of The New York Times, who says his victims are still "living a nightmare."
Five years ago, financier Bernie Madoff was arrested for running an elaborate, global Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of billions of dollars and left many of his thousands of victims with nothing. Madoff is currently serving a 150-year sentence in prison. Judy Woodruff reports on efforts to recoup some of the losses.
Avoiding provisions that sharply divide the two parties, budget negotiators reached a deal to fund the government for two years. Kwame Holman reports on reaction to the deal. Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Rattner of Willett Advisors, Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum and Romina Boccia of the Heritage Foundation.
Clintondale High School outside Detroit was one of the lowest performing schools in Michigan when they decided to "flip" their classrooms. Now, teachers record their lessons online for students to watch outside of school and class time is used to work through problems. Jeffrey Brown reports on Clintondale's success so far.
Since his election in March, Pope Francis has shifted the rhetoric of the Catholic Church with remarks on economic inequality and homosexuality. Gwen Ifill talks to Patricia McGuire of Trinity Washington University and Robert Royal of the Faith and Reason Institute about the pope's cultural impact in 2013.
In our news wrap Wednesday, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged Americans who have tried unsuccessfully to shop for a plan on HealthCare.gov to try again. Sebelius also reported more than 364,000 people have signed up on the exchanges as of Nov. 30. Also, security forces in Kiev, Ukraine, withdrew from a protest camp.
Yale economist Robert Shiller on winning the Nobel Prize and following his conscience.
What happens to the brain right after a concussion? Researchers at the National Institute of Health peered into the brains of mice and watched how a traumatic brain injury progresses over a day. Their findings showed that a single concussion can cause cell death in the brain in a matter of hours.
Is college too expensive and are free online courses the answer? Dan Ariely's not so sure.