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Conflict & Justice

'We’re in a generational fight...on a par with the struggle against communism or Nazism'

Nasser Weddady spends his days countering the ideology of what he calls "radical jihadi islamism." He's used to the cycle of terrorist atrocities and post-attack rhetoric. But Paris really got to him. It brought home how complicated it all is, and how frustrated he is that we have learned all kinds of lessons since 9/11 that we fail to apply.

Science, Tech & Environment

At this trail-blazing cemetery, a flock of birders

Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts is renowned as the final resting place for American luminaries, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Fannie Farmer, and Charles Sumner. As America’s first garden cemetery, it’s also briefly home for migrating birds every spring and fall. A new book, "Dead in Good Company,” celebrates both the stories of the famous deceased and the wildlife that draws nature lovers to the cemetery.

Conflict & Justice

Prosecutor: Raid stopped another terror act in Paris


Paris is a city still on edge. People aren't sure what comes next. Wednesday morning — before Parisians had even woken up — a new disturbing chapter to this story: Police raided an apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis looking for the suspected mastermind behind Friday's attacks. After a seven-hour standoff, two of the apartment's occupants were dead. One of them a woman who blew herself up. Seven people were arrested during the operation. But in the end the fate of the alleged mastermind remains unknown.