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Jahlil Okafor of the Duke Blue Devils goes up for a dunk against Denzel Valentine of the Michigan State Spartans during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal in Indianapolis on Saturday.
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 19:58

The Badgers bested the Wildcats in a 71-64 Final Four victory Saturday, ending Kentucky's unbeaten season. Wisconsin advances to meet the Duke Blue Devils in Monday's final game.

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 19:45

In Japan, many schools don't employ janitors. Instead, they ask the students to pitch in with the daily upkeep. Some U.S. schools are doing the same.

Mental health care advocates say patients face challenges in insurance coverage.
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 17:11

Many insurance providers that offer mental health care are supposed to cover it just as they would cancer or diabetes care. But advocates say enforcement is a problem.

Iranian oil workers gather at an oil refinery south of the capital Tehran, Dec. 22, 2014. Iran's oil exports have been crippled by sanctions.
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 16:45

If a final agreement is reached, crippling sanctions on Iran's oil industry could be lifted. But the oil sector faces a number of challenges before ramping up production.

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 16:17

NPR's Arun Rath talks with ProPublica's Joaquin Sapien about his investigation of California's largest residential facility for emotionally troubled youth.

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 16:17

In a week when Governor Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions, NPR's Arun Rath talks with reporter Kirk Siegler about his visit to the Sierra Nevada mountains, where the snowpack so vital to the state water supply is dramatically absent.

A photo taken in January 2014 and released by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), shows residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, queuing to receive food supplies, in Damascus, Syria.
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 15:18

The self-declared Islamic State and al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, al-Nusra Front, appear to have cooperated on an assault to capture the camp earlier this week.

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 12:33

Kevin Bollaert who ran a site allowing people to anonymously post nude photos of others and then charged the victims to have them removed, was convicted of identity theft and extortion.

Yemeni boys display shrapnel they collected from the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in a village near Sanaa, Yemen, on Saturday.
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 11:54

The coalition of tribesmen have vowed to expel fighters from the extremist group and restore order to the Gulf of Aden port.

A woman and a young boy walk along a wall of the Guardian Court Apartments as high water forced some to leave their homes after heavy rains of up to seven inches caused flash flooding in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday.
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 09:50

Heavy rains on Thursday and Friday in the state triggered flooding, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people.

A woman cries after she viewed the body of a relative killed in Thursday's attack on a university, at Chiromo funeral home, in Nairobi.
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 09:11

Some of those arrested in connection with Thursday's deadly attack on a university in the country's east were reportedly trying to flee to neighboring Somalia, where the extremist group is based.

The Blood Moon, created by the full moon passing into the shadow of the earth during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Monterey Park, Calif.
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 07:10

The third in a set of four lunar eclipses that began a year ago and will finish in late September could be seen from the U.S. East Coast to Asia.

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 07:01

Nigerians have elected a former military strongman to be their next president. Muhammadu Buhari, who insists he's a changed man, says his first order of business will be to crush Boko Haram militants.

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 07:01

There has been a spate of religious movies and documentaries from Killing Jesus to Going Clear. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Rev. Gary Hall of the National Cathedral in Washington.

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 07:01

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist John Burns has announced his retirement. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Burns about four decades of reporting for the New York Times.

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