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The Wall Street Journal is reporting the family of Warren Weinstein paid $250,000 to his captors after the FBI helped facilitate the payment. Weinstein was killed in a U.S. operation in January.
April 29, 2015
Because of the unrest that has rocked the city, Major League Baseball decided to close the game to fans. So players came on the field to no cheers, and a home run was marked by the crack of a bat.
April 29, 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid out his vision of increasing ties with the U.S., and expressed his remorse over Japan's wartime atrocities.
April 29, 2015
Astronomers using telescopes in Hawaii and California have found two exoplanets orbiting a star a mere 54 light years away. The discovery is important for two big reasons.
April 29, 2015
NPR'S Sylvia Poggioli reports that Francis' remarks, at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, are some of his most forceful statements yet in favor of women.
April 29, 2015
Hillary Clinton told an audience in New York the criminal justice system is "out of balance" and Rand Paul attributed the violence to "the lack of a sort of moral code in our society."
April 29, 2015
Elaborately illustrated napkins. Famous paintings recreated using food. Depending on your viewpoint, these lunch projects are an expression of parental love or another salvo in the parenting wars.
April 29, 2015
King Salman has named a new heir — and consolidated power in the hands of a younger generation.
April 29, 2015
Kevin Bubriski came as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1975, camera in hand, and has taken photos of daily life for 40 years: monks, haircuts, schoolgirls in a village that was at the quake's epicenter.
April 29, 2015
Code Switch reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji is spending the day with a Baltimore principal who's charged with a huge task today. We'll be updating the post as the day unfolds.
April 29, 2015
Peete, who won 12 PGA events during a long career as a professional golfer, has died at age 71. For many years, he was the most successful black golfer in the world.
April 29, 2015
The revelation, which came today in a regulatory filing, comes after a 60 Minutes report last month that said the company's products have unsafe levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.
April 29, 2015
The economy posted its weakest performance in a year, growing at a 0.2 percent pace in the first quarter. Analysts say that could affect the central bank's timetable for boosting rates.
April 29, 2015
Want to catch up on the same-sex-marriage arguments before the Supreme Court? NPR's Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUS Blog are here to help.
April 29, 2015
Bud Light was touted as "the perfect beer for removing 'no' from your vocabulary." But that's precisely the word that occurred to many people who saw it.
April 29, 2015
The cargo ship was launched Tuesday and scheduled to dock at the International Space Station to deliver 2.5 tons of supplies. Ground control lost contact after the ship reached its first orbit.
April 29, 2015
A new poll finds a majority of young Americans don't feel politically engaged and nearly half lack confidence in the justice system.
April 29, 2015
Just 8 percent of doctors practicing urology are female. But urologists treat kidneys and urinary tracts, not just prostates and penises. That male-focused image may be scaring patients away.
April 29, 2015
Reporting from the quake's epicenter, NPR's Julie McCarthy says, "When we arrived last night, you could feel the ground shaking constantly. It felt like Jello and it lasted through the evening."
April 29, 2015
Baltimore is a usually friendly city, where strangers are often addressed as "hon." It's also where stores were looted and cars burned following Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray.
April 29, 2015

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