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More than 67 percent of California is experiencing "extreme drought" or worse. At Southern California's Lake Perris, dry conditions have revealed tractor tires and sunken boats, unseen for decades.
February 22, 2015
The explosion, at the demonstration marking the one-year anniversary of the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, occurred in the eastern city of Kharkiv.
February 22, 2015
Jeh Johnson, speaking on CNN's State of the Union, said he is taking seriously a video put out by the Somali-based al-Shabab group calling on followers to attack Western shopping malls.
February 22, 2015
A member of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington Orchestras, Terry also enjoyed a long freelance career which included jazz education and a featured slot in NBC's Tonight Show band. He was 94.
February 22, 2015
Kastoria survived Greece's economic crisis primarily because of high Russian demand for the fur coats it produces. Then the Russian economy tanked. Now Kastoria is in trouble.
February 22, 2015
The famed musician was one of the most prolific recording artists in jazz and performed with such greats as Ella Fitzgerald and Quincy Jones in a career that spanned decades.
February 22, 2015
Follow along as Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Bob Mondello and Glen Weldon live tweet the 87th Annual Academy Awards.
February 22, 2015
The vessel, carrying more than 100 passengers, capsized after being hit by a cargo ship about 25 miles northwest of the capital Dhaka.
February 22, 2015
Juan Francisco Guillermo, 47, had been hoping to set a Guinness record by cycling more than 155,000 miles on five continents over five years.
February 22, 2015
A charming photo series called BrunchCity re-creates metropolises in miniature, with famous local noshes are part of the architecture.
February 22, 2015
The raid evacuated some 40 Turkish soldiers stationed near Aleppo at the Tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire.
February 22, 2015
Turkish troops crossed into northern Syria overnight. Turkey's prime minister says they successfully evacuated Turkish soldiers who had been guarding a tomb near Aleppo that many Turks hold sacred.
February 22, 2015
A small town in northwest Greece which sews mink coats has managed to stay afloat largely due to its exports to Russia. But the ruble crashed, the economy floundered, and now the town is in trouble.
February 22, 2015
The National Park Service has been measuring sounds in nature for a decade. But not all sounds are natural. NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with Kurt Fristrup, who's behind the bio-acoustical project.
February 22, 2015
The defense secretary said Saturday that the U.S. may slow its withdrawal from Afghanistan to make sure "progress sticks." NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analyst Network.
February 22, 2015
The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with Academy rules.
February 22, 2015
American Indians have been given the go-ahead to sell marijuana. Some tribes are taking advantage of this economic opportunity, while others believe pot is as destructive as alcohol to their members.
February 22, 2015
The Kurdish security chief says his Peshmerga fighters have gained ground against ISIS. But the big prize in northern Iraq is Mosul, and he says the Iraqi army will be needed for that battle.
February 22, 2015
A 12-year-old girl followed him everywhere. And she got the part. Abderrahmane Sissako tells what it's like to make a reality-based movie in Mauritania.
February 22, 2015
Like likes like: New research supports the notion that teachers favor those who favor them.
February 22, 2015

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