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  • Decorated Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward Dies At 95

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    He flew nearly 150 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, but after the war, Steward returned home and was denied a mortgage because of his skin color.

  • U.N. Reports More Than 7,000 Ebola Deaths Since March

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    The World Health Organization has added nearly 400 more deaths from the current outbreak since its last report earlier this week.

  • Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.

  • 4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For Return To Afghanistan

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    The inmates were sent home on a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. It is the latest in a series of moves to draw down the prison population by sending prisoners abroad.

  • Russia Says It Won't 'Cave In' To New Western Sanctions

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    The reaction comes after President Obama signed an executive order on Friday slapping economic sanctions on Crimea, a day after the EU approved similar measures.

  • North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.

  • A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    Inspired by the snails' spiky shells and acid-loving nature, researchers named the new species Alviniconcha strummeri, after Clash frontman Joe Strummer.

  • 'Going There' in 2014

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she's met and the stories they've shared with her. She remembers her 'Top 5' moments of 2014.

  • Twelve Weeks To A Six-Figure Job

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    With that pitch, coder boot camps are poised to get much, much bigger. Is this a new education delivery system?

  • Suddenly, Russia Is Confident No Longer

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    With the ruble flagging and the price of oil still on the way down, the Russian economy is in trouble. Former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul tells NPR's Scott Simon what that means for Russia.

  • OBAMA YEAR-END NEWSER WRAP

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    President Obama held his year-end press conference Friday, insisting 2014 has been a "breakthrough year for America." He also addressed the Sony hack attack and his recent executive action on Cuba.

  • Excavation Reveals Regular Citizens Who Really Ran Ancient Egypt

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University has uncovered an Egyptian cemetery that may have upwards of 1 million graves. NPR's Scott Simon explains they were commoners — not pharaohs.

  • Designing State Symbols For The World's Newest Country

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    From flags to currency, a new country needs new symbols. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Anne Quito, who travelled to the world's newest country, South Sudan, to observe as they designed theirs.

  • 3-D Scanning Sonar Brings Light To Deep Ocean Shipwrecks

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    In the San Francisco Bay, researchers are using new technology to investigate shipwrecks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with James Delgado, director of Maritime Heritage at NOAA, about what they've found.

  • Obama: Sony Should Have Talked To Him Before Pulling 'The Interview'

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    The FBI has concluded North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures. NPR's Scott Simon talks with White House correspondent Scott Horsley about what happens now.

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