In Tacloban, the Philippines, on Thursday, some survivors waiting in a line to charge cellphones covered their faces because of the lingering smell of dead bodies.
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NPR's Jason Beaubien, who is on assignment in the Philippines, posted this photo on Thursday. He writes that he was "waiting with a French search and rescue team to board a night flight" on a military plane from Manila to the devastated city of Tacloban.
Even visitors to the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., can't see the <a href="http://3d.si.edu/explorer?modelid=47">Gunboat Philadelphia</a> from every angle. But online, viewers can flip the boat in every possible direction using the Smithsonian Institution's new 3-D viewer.
Have you ever wanted to see a woolly mammoth skeleton? How about Amelia Earhart's flight suit (one worn before her fateful last flight, mind you)?
To see them in person, you can visit the Smithsonian's Natural History and Postal museums, respectively, in Washington, D.C. But now you can take a closer look — in 3-D — on the Smithsonian website, too. The institution has made 20 digitized objects from among its vast holdings available online to the public for viewing from every possible angle.
The big numbers out today are the administration's counts of how many people actually enrolled in health exchanges between Oct. 1 and Nov. 2. More than 106,000 Americans selected health plans in the first month, the government said.
A conservative activist says he's launching an initiative petition campaign to limit the terms of Oklahoma City's mayor and City Council members.
Bob Dani says he needs about 6,000 signatures of Oklahoma City voters to have the proposal placed on a citywide ballot. Dani is the moderator of the "High Noon Club," a weekly political forum at a local gun club, and a Republican who lost a race for an Edmond-area House seat in 2012.
Federal officials say 346 Oklahomans managed to enroll for health insurance last month by using the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services were even lower than recent estimates for the 36 states, including Oklahoma, that are using the federal insurance exchange.
Tulsa voters have re-elected Dewey Bartlett as their mayor.
Unofficial returns Tuesday showed Bartlett with 55 percent of the vote in his race against Kathy Taylor, who preceded Bartlett in office.
The mayor said at a victory party Tuesday evening that Taylor had called him to concede the race. He told supporters he would work to ensure the city creates jobs, fights crime and lives within its budget.
Taylor said that while she may have lost, Tulsa won because of an honest discussion about its future.