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The Rescue of the Chilean Miners Is Underway

The first of the 33 trapped miners in Chile came to the surface during the night. The rescue process is slowly underway. Retrieving these men from half a mile underground required immediate technological improvisation, and The New York Times has an interactive graphic explaining the solution devised by engineers. It has involved untold millions of dollars, [...]

Couple Separated by Weather Finally Reunited

John and Kay Ure live in a former lighthouse keeper’s cottage at the edge of a cliff on the coast of northern Scotland. On December 19th, Kay Ure left to go buy a Christmas turkey in Inverness. Before she could return, a snowstorm blocked the road and she had to stay in the village of [...]