Relief effort continues slowly in Haiti

6 days after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, many residents are still without basic supplies, Al Jazeera. 2,000 U.S. marines are now in haiti to help withe the relief effort, BBC News. Rescue crews are still pulling the injured out of the rubble, but a lack of adequate medical supplies means many of those rescued have gone on to die of infection, CNN.

7 insurgents set off simultaneous attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan today. 2 men set off suicide vests while 5 others attacks with guns just 50 yards from the presidential palace. After several hours, the militants were killed by Afghan forces, New York Times.

The U.S. is observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today in honor of the slain civil rights leader. Thoughts of President Obama’s impact on race relations in the United States, Christian Science Monitor.

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