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The satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo kept taking jabs at Islamic radicals despite a 2011 firebombing that destroyed its office.
January 07, 2015
Japanese sushi chefs can't say no to Bluefin tuna on offer. Some American chefs can't either, even though conservation groups and marine biologists have been badgering them about Bluefin for years.
January 07, 2015
Renee Montagne talks to NPR's David Folkenflik about the provocative editorial stance adopted by the French satirical magazine, which was attacked by gunmen this morning in Paris.
January 07, 2015
It might provide clues to what caused the flight to crash Dec. 28 with more than 162 people on board. An aircraft's black boxes — the flight data and cockpit voice recorders — are located in its tail.
January 07, 2015
The magazine that was the target of a deadly attack today is part of a long tradition of French satire dating to the days before the French Revolution.
January 07, 2015
Renee Montagne speaks with Suzanne Nossel, executive director for PEN American Center, to discuss how issues of free speech and religious freedom can clash.
January 07, 2015
Getting into high school was a long, strange journey for 11-year-old Ugandan orphan James Arinaitwe. It started when his grandmother sold the family goat to pay for shoes and a bus ticket.
January 07, 2015
President François Hollande said this was a "terrorist operation." Back in 2011, Charlie Hebdo printed a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad. Its offices were burned by a petrol bomb attack.
January 07, 2015
"Dynamic scoring" would favor tax cuts as a way to bring in more revenue for the government. But critics of the system are calling it "a gimmick."
January 07, 2015
The law — which mandates stricter building codes for clinics that perform the procedure — has already forced the closure of dozens of clinics that provide abortion.
January 07, 2015
Researchers have developed a powerful method for growing human cells in the laboratory that has led to some unusual findings. Cell tests suggest a malaria drug might work against cervical cancer.
January 07, 2015
It's the first confirmed sighting of any major wreckage 11 days after Flight 8501 disappeared with 162 people on board, an official said.
January 07, 2015
An unidentified gunman opened fire at the El Paso Veterans Affairs Health Care System clinic Tuesday afternoon. Investigators did not provide any details on the victim or the gunman.
January 07, 2015
Once completed, the line could travel faster than 200 miles an hour and get people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than three hours. But the project only has a fifth of the funding it needs.
January 06, 2015
Some residents said they felt nothing; some worried about the effects of fracking; others joked about it all.
January 06, 2015
Capital punishment and lethal injection were in the news quite a bit in 2014. Unable to secure certain drugs, states began using new ones, and that caused a number of executions to go awry.
January 06, 2015
Republicans formally took full control of Congress for the first time during Barack Obama's presidency on Tuesday. Republicans took over the Senate and added to their majority in the House.
January 06, 2015
Frederick County, Md., Council Member Kirby Delauter threatened a local reporter with a lawsuit for using his name in a story without permission. The Frederick News-Post responded in an editorial.
January 06, 2015
When David Peters went to Iraq as an Army chaplain, his relationship with God faltered. But after years of feeling adrift, he eventually found that the trauma of war had actually deepened his faith.
January 06, 2015
DishTV is offering a new digital service for cord cutters — ESPN and a dozen other channels for just $20 a month. Does it lead to a cable-less future?
January 06, 2015

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