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The Eiffel Tower with its usual lighting at left, and after the lighting was switched off at right, at the occasion of the Earth Hour, in Paris, France, March 28, 2015. (Photo by Remy de la Mauviniere/AP)

Going Dark for Climate Change

03/29/15 01:02PM

Around the globe Saturday, lights went out for Earth Hour. The annual event, which is meant to raise awareness for climate change, asks participants to power down for just one hour. This year, Earth Hour occurred Saturday from 8:30-9:30 p.m. local time around the world. read more

Relatives of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash victims attend a wreath-laying and remembrance ceremony as rescuers (Front) hold flags of the passengers' nationalities, in the small village of Le Vernet, on March 26, 2015. (Photo by Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty)

Scenes from tragic plane crash in the French Alps

03/24/15 10:43AM

A passenger plane carrying 150 people crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday en route from Spain to Germany, officials said, warning that there are not expected to be any survivors. French President Francois Hollande called the crash of the Airbus A320 a “tragedy” and said the wreckage was in a hard-to-reach area. read more

American author Jack Kerouac gestures expansively as he reads poetry at the Artist’s Studio in New York City, Feb. 15, 1959.  (Photo by Fred W. McDarrah/Getty)

Spoken Word: American poets of the 1960s

03/21/15 12:10PM

The political climate of 1960s America was at once explosive and lyrical. The decade endured the height of the Civil Rights Movement, the brunt of the Vietnam War, sexual liberation, the growth of the Beat Generation, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and the assassinations of John F. Kennedy (1963), Malcolm X (1965) and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968).  read more

Druids watch the sunrise as they celebrate the Spring Equinox at Stonehenge on March 20 2009 near Amesbury, Wiltshire, England, where hundreds of druids and pagans were granted special access to the ancient monument. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty)

Fire and dance: Celebrating the Spring equinox

03/19/15 09:48AM

The vernal equinox is an annual marker of the beginning of spring, taking place when the sun shines directly on the equator, passing over it from south to north, and carving the day into equal parts darkness and light. The solar event typically occurs on either March 19th, 20th or 21st, and is celebrated around the world. read more

This Week in Pictures: March 7-13

03/13/15 09:21AM

President Obama and his family traveled to Alabama over the weekend to join tens of thousands of Americans in commemorating the 50th anniversary since "Bloody Sunday", a landmark event of the civil rights movement. ... read more

A look at one young Syrian refugee's journey through Europe

03/10/15 10:17AM

Photographer Matteo Bastianelli of Rome, Italy, began following 21-year-old Mohamad al-Masalmeh, who is one of 2.5 million Syrian refugees, on his journey from Bulgaria to Germany beginning in December 2013. Aiming to highlight the problems with immigration and analyze the consequences of the war in Syria, Bastianelli spent three weeks in the... read more

US Troops in Vietnam: The Arrival

US Troops in Vietnam: The Arrival

03/09/15 07:47AM

Fifty years ago, on March 8, 1965, U.S. Marines landed on the beaches of Da Nang, marking the first official engagement of American troops in the Vietnam War. Chapter one of this series, which looks back at the US’s first year in the war 50 years on. watch

GOP hopefuls talk trade, immigration and more in Iowa

03/07/15 07:27PM

Major Republican 2016 hopefuls took the stage in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday for the Iowa Agricultural Summit, a showcase political event in a state crucial to the 2016 presidential race. The star-studded roster included Sens. Ted Cruz and Joni Ernst, Govs. Chris Christie and Scott Walker, as well as former Govs. Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, and... read more