Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 4:02 pm
One World Trade Center — the skyscraper that now rises from the site of the Twin Towers, destroyed during the terrorists attacks of Sept. 11 — has been declared the tallest building in the U.S. by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Coming in at 1,776 feet tall, the World Trade Center beat out the Willis Tower in Chicago. At issue was whether a 408-foot needle that sits atop the New York building was an architectural top or a removable radio antenna. If it had been deemed an antenna, the honor would have gone to Chicago.
Listen to Suzette Grillot's conversation with Adriana Beltrán.
Guatemala signed peace accords in 1996 to end a decades-long civil war. But even though the fighting came to an end, institutional democratic reforms never took place.
The government consolidated power through corrupt relationships with organized crime and a lack of accountability over the next two decades.
“A very popular phrase is ‘hidden powers’,” says Adriana Beltrán, a Senior Associate for Citizen Security at the Washington Office on Latin America, and the author of a study of the same name. “Established institutions like the judicial sector, the police… they’ll use them to prevent any kind of conviction when it comes to human rights cases to protect in case of criminal wrongdoing.”
Frigid air continues to push into the southern plains, bringing unseasonably cold conditions and a hard freeze warning to Oklahoma.
High temperatures Tuesday will struggle to reach the 40s, with wind chills in the 30s throughout the day.
Overnight lows will fall into the 17-to-27 degree range across the state early Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service Norman forecast office. This hard freeze will also end the growing season.
Temperatures will slowly rebound through the weekend, with highs returning to near 60 degrees by Friday.
Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 10:03 am
Reacting to a speech in which Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran rejected a "fair" proposal on its nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif seemed to put the blame squarely on France.
Zarif said on Twitter that "no amount of spinning" can change what happened during the marathon negotiating sessions in Geneva, but "it can further erode confidence."
On Tuesday, a boy sat in the debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban, on the eastern Filipino island of Leyte.
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A child, one of the survivors who was evacuated from the disaster zone, is carried into a military truck with her family after they arrive via at Villamor Air Base in Manila. Rescue workers tried to reach towns and villages in the central Philippines on Tuesday that were cut off by the typhoon.
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U.S. and Filipino military personnel prepare relief goods for transporting at the military base in Manila, before sending the packages to Tacloban which bore the brunt of the typhoon.
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Hundreds of victims of the typhoon form a line as they prepare to board a C130 aircraft during an evacuation from Tacloban. Four days after the typhoon devastated the region many have nothing left, they are without food or power and most lost their homes.
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A resident walks past a wall with a graffiti calling for help in Tacloban. Rescue workers tried to reach towns and villages in the central Philippines on Tuesday that were cut off by the powerful typhoon.
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The sun sets behind a house damaged by Typhoon Haiyan outside the airport in Tacloban. "It looks like a 50-mile wide tornado" flattened everything in and around the city of Tacloban, according to Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy.
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Bodies of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan are placed on an empty piece of land in Tacloban. The latest estimate from the government is that about 7 million people were affected by Friday's massive storm. United Nations officials put the figure at more than 9 million.
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Filipino policemen secure a truck load of relief goods in the typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, on the eastern Filipino island of Leyte on Tuesday. Aid workers and relief supplies were being poured into eastern provinces hit by Typhoon Haiyan, which aid agencies and officials estimated has left thousands dead and staggering destruction in its wake.
The U.S. Secretary of Defense has confirmed the death of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe's son, 52-year-old Dr. Perry Inhofe, who was killed in a weekend plane crash in northeast Oklahoma.
Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, says Monday night that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel "was informed of Sen. Inhofe's son's death."
Perry Inhofe was an orthopedic surgeon for Central States Orthopedics in Tulsa. According to the clinic's website, he graduated from Duke University in 1984 before attending medical school at Washington University in St. Louis.