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Six Haitian Orphans Released, US Bound

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Adoptive parents will meet the orphans and their chaperones when they land in Miami today.

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Eight American Missionaries Head Home

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Two missionaries, Laura Silsby and Charisa Coulter, are being held for questioning for a 2009 trip to Haiti.

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Haiti's Rubble Will Take 3 Years to Clear

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Three years. That's how long Haiti's President Rene Preval is estimating it will take to clear the rubble after January's quake.

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U.S. Scales Back Military Presence in Haiti

Monday, February 15, 2010

The U.S. is scaling back its military presence in Haiti to 13,000 troops, from 20,000, according to The Associated Press.

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Haitian Judge Says Missionaries Be Released

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Haitian judge Judge Bernard Saint-Vil is recommending that the 10 American missionaries detained in Haiti be released.

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Aid Group Steps in to Find Families of Haitian 'Orphans'

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A group of ten American Baptists accused of kidnapping 33 Haitian children, who the group members said were orphans, has raised complicated questions about the intersection of good intentions and misguided actions. One thing is certain: not all of the 33 children were orphans. In fact, the majority of the children do have families. The group that was asked to look after the children following their ordeal is SOS Children's Villages.

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Missionaries Charged, Being Held in Haiti

Friday, February 05, 2010

They face up to 15 years in prison for taking 33 Haitian children into the Dominican Republic.

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American Baptists Detained in Haiti

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Ten American Baptists were detained in Haiti last Friday, where officials say they attempted to take 33 children into the Dominican Republic without proper documentation. The ten are members of an Idaho-based charity called New Life Children's Refuge, and they said their intent was to take the children to a hotel in the Dominican Republic that is doubling as a temporary orphanage.

This story is prompting considerable debate, with some saying it is a case of good intentions gone bad, while others say the American group's actions are nothing short of criminal.

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Rebuilding Haiti: Mangos, Tourism and Garment Factories

Monday, February 01, 2010

The massive earthquake that struck Haiti nearly three weeks ago has left development economists and international aid workers scrambling for the best way to rebuild the country. Some want the United States to take the lead in a Marshall Plan-type recovery program, while others advocate leaving Haiti alone as much as possible. We find out how Haiti might best rebuild — and how the international community can help.

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Aid Workers Find Another Survivor in Haiti

Thursday, January 28, 2010

French aid workers made an amazing rescue yesterday in Port-au-Prince: they lifted a 17-year-old girl alive from the 7.0 magnitude-earthquake's rubble.

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$1 MIllion En Route to Haiti from Labor Union

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The aid comes as competition for tents in Haiti is leading to arguments and machete fights.

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Tents Needed in Haiti After Another Aftershock

Monday, January 25, 2010

Another aftershock struck Haiti Sunday. Aid groups are looking for tents, and sites to put them up, for Haitians leaving Port-au-Prince.

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Donations to Haiti May Break Charity Records

Friday, January 22, 2010

In just over a week Americans have given more than $305 million to help Haitians recover from the recent earthquake in Port-au-Prince.  The numbers are being tracked by the independent charity watchdog Charity Navigator

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Second Short Aftershock Strikes Haiti

Friday, January 22, 2010

A second brief aftershock hit Port-au-Prince last night, sending some earthquake survivors into the streets in the middle of the night.

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Workers Dig Mass Graves in Haiti

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Burial workers plan to bury 10,000 earthquake victims today.

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From the Evening Shift ... politics and relief.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Alex here shepherding tomorrow's show through the night ... 

As already posted on this website, John Hockenberry interviewed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen today. We'll run that tomorrow along with our continuing coverage of the political fallout from the electoral upset in Massachusetts. Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner (NY) will tell us why the Dems are OK without a filibuster proof majority in the Senate. 

We might have heavy hitters from Washington (or right outside Washington in the Pentagon anyway) but we're not letting up on watching the relief efforts in Haiti. After a serious aftershock today a friend of the show wrote us to say "the aftershock was stronger than I realized and we are concerned more buildings have collapsed. People are screaming outside." So tomorrow we'll get the full update live. We're also following a few different 'big picture' angles. For one, we want to know if the medical risks to patients and doctors are evolving or growing over time with so many victims remaining injured and bodies still unburied. And on a political level, three prominent female political leaders were victims of the quake, so we're looking into what that means for gender progress in Haitian politics. 

Plus graphic journalist Joe Sacco, how Starbucks bounced back, and an examination of the Apple buzz-making machine. 

See ya tomorrow. 

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A 6.1 Magnitude Aftershock Shakes Haiti

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A strong aftershock has shaken Haiti this morning, as the capital city grapples with bottlenecked aid distribution, escalating security concerns and growing desperation.

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Reinforcements and Supplies Land in Haiti

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Helicopters touched down on the grounds of Haiti's damaged presidential palace today with more troops and earthquake disaster relief.

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The Washington Report

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, January 18, 2010

David Sanger of The NYT talks about President Obama's response to Haiti, Google in China and a key Massachusetts Senatorial race.

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Search for Survivors Continues in Haiti

Monday, January 18, 2010

It's been five days since the massive earthquake struck Haiti, and the race is on to free those still trapped beneath the rubble.

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