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Haiti earthquake

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Two women embrace during a religious ceremony held at the Titanyen mass grave site on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP)

Haitians are marking the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that killed more than 250,000 people on January 12, 2010. We touch down at the commemorations in Port-au-Prince and get an update on recovery efforts.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sevil Fletcher, born in Haiti, looks out the window at his new home in Penfield, N.Y. after he was adopted by an American family. (AP)

Thousands of Haitian children were left orphaned by last year’s earthquake that left more than 200,000 dead. The BBC’s Laura Trevelyan recently visited a ceremony where five adopted Haitian orphans became U.S. citizens.

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Friday, August 6, 2010
Hollywood golfer John Montague, whose real name is LaVerne Moore, grips a club in the Los Angeles County jail, July 10, 1937, a day after his arrest on a seven-year-old robbery in New York.  (AP)

Hiring Lags, Business Confidence Wanes, Just How Broken Is The US Senate?, Pop Star Wyclef Jean Wants To Be President Of Haiti, Arizona Immigration Law Makes Waves Over The Border, Mystery Shrouds World Famous Golfer

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Monday, July 12, 2010
Radio host José Massó introduces a song during the bilingual "ÁCon Salsa!" radio show on WBUR 90.9 FM in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009. In addition to playing salsa artists, Masso uses the long-running show as a community forum. (AP)

Congress Returns For A Tough Sprint, Did Wall Street Cause A Food Bubble?, Bahamian Police Capture ‘Barefoot Bandit’ In High Speed Boat Chase, Haiti Is Still Reeling Six Months After The Earthquake, Latin Music to Liven Up a Summer Night

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Monday, February 15, 2010
The Casa Dos Durasip House (Durasip.com)

U.S. Troops Facing Resistance in Marja, To Help Haiti, Expert Says Let Haitians Leave, Is The Solution To Haiti’s Housing Woes Fiberglass?, Winter Olympics Update, John McCain Is Feeling The Heat, Smelt Fishing In America

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Thursday, February 11, 2010
French movie producer, Jacques Tati shoots a scene,  jumping in the role as camera man on the set producing his latest and third film "Mon Uncle" (My Uncle) in France, April 1958. (AP Photo)

Providing Shelter in Haiti, Is the U.S. Exporting Mental Illness?, Anniversary In Iran, Blizzard Heats Up Global Warming Debate, The Films Of Jacques Tati

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Imam Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in Oct. 2008.  (AP Photo/Muhammad ud-Deen)

Yemeni Tankers Cleared for Boston, Al Qaeda, Anwar al-Awlaki, and the Internet, Iran Launches Research Rocket, Crisis Camps Help in Haiti, Author Wells Tower

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. (AP)

Scaling Back Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Sifting Through the Tangled Process of Adopting from Haiti, Preserving Northern Forests, Navigating the Roads of Gaza, And the Nominees Are…

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
A customer stand at the counter at Unitransfer, a money transfer company, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami. Cash transfers worth $1.8 billion annually to Haitians from relatives living in the U.S. and elsewhere have slowed to a trickle following the earthquake. Haiti's banks have been closed since last week's earthquake, leaving people with few options to obtain much-needed cash.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The Browning of America?, A Look at Addiction in America, Maine’s Thomas College Guarantees Students Will Find Jobs, Banks in Haiti Slowly Reopen and Process Money Transfers, Celebrating Guitarist Django Reinhardt

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Brown Victory Means New Day in D.C. and in Massachusetts, Republican Senator Judd Gregg on What’s Next for Health Reform, California Braces for Third in Series of Storms, Doctor in Haiti Tells of Makeshift Medical Care Amid Aftershocks, Painting Art Along a Longitude

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
In this photo released by MINUSTAH, an injured youth is attended by medics in a field hospital at the Jordanian battalion's base in Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. The U.N. Security Council approved extra troops and police officers to beef up security in Haiti and ensure that desperately needed aid gets to earthquake victims. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12. (AP/MINUSTAH)

We speak with Dr. Evan Lyon, who is working in Haiti and tells of being forced to do amputations with a hack saw bought from the hardware store because of a shortage in medical supplies.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

We take a trip to a Haitian church and hear from relief organizers in Boston to see how the area’s residents are responding to the earthquake in Haiti.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Massachusetts Voters Head to the Polls, Obama’s #2 for Drug Policy Calls for Treating Addiction like Chronic Illness, Private Firms Take up Job of Rescue and Security in Haiti, A Conversation with Guitarist and Composer Julian Lage

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Monday, January 18, 2010
A woman cries as she sings at the Haitian Church of the Nazarene in Boston yesterday (Andrew Phelps/WBUR)

Massachusetts Senate Race, Scrambling for Health Care Reform, Is the Fairness Doctrine Ancient History, Haitians Wait for Word in Boston, Positive Outlook Among Black Americans, Hurt Locker

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Friday, January 15, 2010
A dead body is brought out from a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP)

Haiti-U.S. Relations, Texting Help to Haiti, Financial Crisis Commission Hearings, Desperation from Port-au-Prince, Bees in Appalachia, Mexico-centric Indie Rock

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Thursday, January 14, 2010
A man mourns during the funeral of his 3-year-old daughter who died in Tuesday's earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. An earthquake measuring more than 7 on the Richter scale hit Haiti on Tuesday leaving thousands dead. (AP)

Close Massachusetts Senate Race Catches Democrats Off Guard, Doctors Worry Generic and Brand Name Drugs Aren’t Interchangeable, Aid Worker in Haiti Reflects on Country in Need, Investors Discuss Clean Energy Sector, Jazz Musician Pat Metheny Plays Instruments By Remote Control

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bankers Scrutinized Over Financial Meltdown, Aid Organizations and Haitian-Americans Mobilize Resources for Earthquake Recovery, New Poll Finds Afghans More Optimistic about Country, Personal Scandals Rock Politics in Northern Ireland

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

President Mulls Tax On Wall Street, Double Agents, ‘Necessity Defense’ in Tiller Trial, Officials Brace for 3rd Wave of Swine Flu, Finally Freedy

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