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Conflict & Justice

US: 'Do we need to do more? Yes'

The State Department says more needs to be done to help deal with the humanitarian crisis in Syria, especially the refugees. State Department spokesman Mark Toner speaks of the 'heartbreaking' images coming out. But to date the US has admitted fewer than 2,000 refugees since the war began.

Science, Tech & Environment

How puffins made it back to Maine's Egg Rock

Project Puffin, a National Audubon Society project, is the story of how the beloved Puffin seabird was restored to its long-abandoned nesting colonies off the Maine coast. Dr. Stephen Kress and Derrick Z. Jackson have written about the restoration project in a new book. Here, Jackson talks about Project Puffin and the importance of restoring these symbolic birds to their island home.

Global Scan

This is how many times British cops fired guns all of last year: 3

Updated

As the debate over gun control — and, now, the use of force by police — rages in the US and elsewhere, Britain offers a stark contrast. Police there rarely carry guns, fire them or kill anyone. Meanwhile, Beijing is getting machines that inspire people to both recycle and ride public transit. And Ebola is killing Liberians who don't even have the disease, in today's Global Scan.