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Syriana's Refuge in Ruins

How a young girl who once lay on the floor of her family’s taxi as they escaped the Lebanese civil war has found herself covering the slow collapse of everything associated with Syria, her former refuge. Rasha Elass reports.

The Auto Show Comes to Town

Detroit will set aside its bankruptcy worries and roll out the welcome mat to global automakers for the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Angelo Young previews the show and its host city.

The Invisible Land of Kurdistan

Avedis Hadjian reports from Turkey on the recent strange turns of events surrounding the longstanding Kurdish dream of consolidating multistate ethnic homel

Digital Detox

The business and health benefits -- and the personal pitfalls -- of technology cleanses, whereby people temporarily isolate themselves from electronic devices, voicemail, email, etc. Megan Snedden travels to a resort in Fiji to break free of electronic constraints.  

Screen Gems -- Awards Season Begins

Ellen Killoran calls it: Golden Globes preview and predictions -- and a taste of what might happen at the Oscars.