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The man, who was serving time for a $2.7 million fraud, simply showed guards the letter and walked free. He later changed his mind and turned himself back in to authorities.
March 28, 2015
When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he's received.
March 28, 2015
At a summit in Egypt, the embattled Yemeni President Abdel Raboo Mansour Hadi also described Houthi rebels as "puppet of Iran."
March 28, 2015
In Argentina these days no one talks politics. It's not because no one cares but rather because one stray word can lose you a friend or a family member.
March 28, 2015
Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.
March 28, 2015
Andreas Lubitz, who is believed to have locked the pilot of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9524 out of the cockpit before deliberately putting the aircraft into a fatal descent.
March 28, 2015
The top contenders in Nigeria's election are incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, who has battled an Islamist insurgency for years, and a former military leader who promises to be tough on corruption.
March 28, 2015
A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.
March 28, 2015
Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.
March 28, 2015
A Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on Yemen for the third night in a row. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the crisis in Yemen and what led up to it with the former U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine.
March 28, 2015
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Matthias Gebauer of Der Spiegel about the co-pilot who investigators say deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps this week.
March 28, 2015
Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.
March 28, 2015
Researchers have finally determined the length of a day on the ringed planet (gas shrouds any landmarks, so it was tough). Precision matters: A faster spin influences the speed of surface winds.
March 28, 2015
There are more species of birds in Panama than all of North America. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Ray Brown, host of the radio program Talkin' Birds, who just returned from the country.
March 28, 2015
German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.
March 28, 2015
In Argentina these days no one talks politics. It's not because no one cares but rather because one stray word can lose you a friend or a family member.
March 28, 2015
Frito-Lay has reformulated Flamin' Hot Cheetos to meet new federal nutrition standards for school snacks. That's been a big hit with school kids, but the rules' creators say the snack is still junk.
March 28, 2015
Twenty years after the end of apartheid, South Africa is in its teenage phase: Questioning everything, including the statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes on the University of Cape Town campus.
March 28, 2015
An Ohio music teacher looks back at the school that defined her more than 30 years of teaching.
March 28, 2015
Frito-Lay has reformulated Flamin' Hot Cheetos to meet new federal nutrition standards for school snacks. That's been a big hit with school kids, but the rules' creators say the snack is still junk.
March 28, 2015

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