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Record $9 Billion Requested For Syria Aid

February 4, 2016
Two children whose school was bombed in Aleppo pose in a mock-up meant to symbolize a destroyed classroom, set up by charity Save the Children outside the Houses of Parliament in London on February 3, 2016 on the eve of a donor conference aiming to raise money for the millions of Syrians hit by the country's civil war and a refugee crisis. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)

An international donor conference kicking off in London today comes as the latest peace talks were suspended.

Music From The Show

February 3, 2016

From June Of 44 to Isotope 217.

Indian Court Reopens Gay Sex Case

February 3, 2016
Indian gay rights activists celebrate after the country's Supreme Court agreed to review a decision which criminalises gay sex in New Delhi on February 2, 2016. India's top court agreed to review a decision which criminalises gay sex, sparking hope among campaigners that the colonial-era law will eventually be overturned in the world's biggest democracy. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

A panel of judges will reconsider its 2013 ruling that only India’s parliament can change the 1861 law criminalizing gay sex.

Puerto Rico Health Officials Mobilize To Halt Zika Virus Infections

February 3, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal are in Brazil to train local researchers to combat the Zika virus epidemic. (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

There are at least 19 confirmed cases of Zika virus in Puerto Rico, which is causing alarm among public health officials there.

China Makes A $43 Billion Bid For Syngenta

February 3, 2016
Chinese Ren Jianxin (Left), Chairman of ChemChina gestures next to Michel Demare, Chairman of Swiss farm chemicals giant Syngenta during a press conference to present Syngenta's annual results at the company's headquarters in Basel on February 3, 2016 State-owned China National Chemical Corp on February 3, 2016 offered $43 billion in an agreed takeover for Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta, in what would be by far the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Chinese firm. ( MICHAEL BUHOLZER/AFP/Getty Images)

ChemChina, China’s state-owned chemical corporation, is making an offer on the Swiss seeds and pesticides company.

Telling The Story Of ‘The Invisibles’: White House Slaves

February 3, 2016
This is the earliest known photograph of the White House, taken around 1846 by John Plumbe during the administration of James K. Polk. (Wikimedia Commons)

Of the first 18 presidents of the United States, 12 were slave owners, even though some spoke out against slavery.

Panel Recommends U.S. Research ‘Three-Parent Embryo’ Procedure

February 3, 2016
A newborn baby is held by one of its parents. (Pixabay)

The controversial procedure is already legal in the U.K. and could help women with certain diseases have healthy children.

Trump Or Christie: One Undecided Voter Weighs His Options

February 3, 2016
Left: Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Hampshire Hills Athletic Club on February 2, 2016 in Milford, Iowa. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Right: Chris Christie answers questions at the town hall at Nashua Community College on February 1, 2016 in Nashua, New Hampshire. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Republican Brian Tilton of New Hampshire explains why he’s torn between Donald Trump and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

What Makes A Good Logo?

February 3, 2016
Few are praising Uber's new logo.

The ride-hailing company Uber released a new logo and app icon, to much criticism. A graphic designer shares his thoughts.

Californians May Vote On Two Death Penalty Issues

February 3, 2016
A restraining device in the lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison when it was unveiled to reporters in 2010. The facility has never been used. (Scott Shafer/KQED)

One measure would limit appeals and speed up executions; the other would ban the death penalty completely in California.

Should Women Be Included In The Draft?

February 3, 2016
Capt. Kristen Griest salutes during the graduation ceremony of the United States Army's Ranger School on August 21, 2015 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Capt. Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver are the first women ever to successfully complete the U.S. Army's Ranger School. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Now that all combat positions are open to women, attention turns to whether women should register for future military drafts.

Killer Whale Baby Boom Is Good News, But Why So Many Males?

February 3, 2016
One of the new killer whale calves, J54, is pictured in Puget Sound. (Dave Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research)

Nine new calves have been spotted in and around Puget Sound, but there appears to be an imbalance in the sex ratio.

Why Bernie Sanders Resonates With Young People

February 3, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has a selfie taken with an audience member after speaking at a campaign stop at Dartmouth College, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Hanover, N.H. (John Minchillo/AP)

At the Iowa Democratic caucuses, he won 84 percent of voters aged 17 to 29, compared to Clinton’s 14 percent.

Energy-Producing States Cope With Falling Oil Tax Revenue

February 3, 2016
A truck on I-10 in Colorado County, Texas, hauls drilling pipe in 2013, (Dave Fehling/Houston Public Media)

Oil tax money pays for everything from roads to education in Texas. With prices slumping badly, how bad could it get?

President Obama Visits Mosque In Quest To Combat Anti-Islamic Sentiment

February 3, 2016
In this June 4, 2009, photo, President Barack Obama tours the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. Obama's first visit to a U.S. mosque comes as Muslim-Americans say they're confronting increasing levels of bias in speech and deeds. Obama is scheduled to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

The leader of a mosque in Michigan shares his thoughts on the president’s visit and the issue of anti-Muslim sentiment.

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