by Vera H-C Chan
August should have been a quiet month for Islamic observers celebrating Ramadan and for countries that take their seasonal break. In the Middle East, though, Arab spring became a bloody summer as civil war continued in Libya and Syria. Meanwhile, the U.S., which has already endured record-breaking snowfall and extreme drought, braced itself for one jolt after another. Here now, the heat in August, as seen through the top online news stories and searches.
Acts of God
One tweak in the grand universe and suddenly quakes were rattling Virginia and floods devastating Vermont. On August 23, even as
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