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Sun, 02/15/2015 - 16:07

The cease-fire took effect Sunday morning, but there have already been accusations of shelling in the city of Debaltseve. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Karoun Demirjian from The Washington Post on the latest from the conflict zone.

Police cars are seen outside the Halifax Shopping Centre, which was named by police as the intended target of an attack which they said was thwarted in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Saturday.
Sun, 02/15/2015 - 14:59

The young man who apparently killed himself as police closed in on him was said to have identified with the 1999 Columbine High School shooters.

Egyptians protest on Friday what they characterize as Government inaction in reaction to the kidnapping of Copts in Libya, Cairo, on Friday.
Sun, 02/15/2015 - 14:31

The footage is supposed to show militants from the self-declared Islamic State executing 21 Coptic Christians captured by the extremist group last week.

Libya's oil terminals — like the Brega refinery and oil terminal, pictured in March 11, 2014 — are being fought over by militias and by the nation's two rival governments. The conflict is drying up production, and may have a devastating impact on the nation's battered economy.
Sun, 02/15/2015 - 11:49

The man who runs Libya's national oil company is struggling to resume production amid conflict and falling prices. A functioning oil industry might define whether Libya is a nation or a failed state.

Drones are displayed at an event with the Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Coalition, last month. The FAA's proposed new rules for their commercial use require certified pilots to fly them and limit their speed, altitude and area of operation.
Sun, 02/15/2015 - 10:49

The long-awaiting Federal Aviation Administration proposal could be a boon to some companies hoping to use unmanned aircraft, but they might complicate the picture for Amazon.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Thursday.
Sun, 02/15/2015 - 09:44

The Speaker of the House's remarks, made on Fox News Sunday, come after days of back and forth over the measure, which also includes restrictions on President Obama's immigration initiative.

This image provided by the Durham County Sheriff's Office shows a booking photo of Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, who was arrested on three counts of murder early Wednesday. On his Facebook page, Hicks described himself as a gun-toting atheist.
Sun, 02/15/2015 - 08:52

The suspect in the shooting deaths of three Muslim students in North Carolina is a self-described anti-theist, what some some experts see as a new extremism developing among some atheists.

Joshua Starr
Sun, 02/15/2015 - 08:34

Three and a half years is the average tenure for large-district superintendents. Joshua Starr hit it on the nose.

A woman walks with two dogs as snow falls on Boston Common in Boston, on Saturday.
Sun, 02/15/2015 - 07:49

The system was bringing hurricane-force winds and near-white-out conditions to parts of the region, with northern Massachusetts and the Boston area particularly hard hit.

Members of the Ukrainian armed forces ride on a military vehicle not far from Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine on Sunday.
Sun, 02/15/2015 - 07:46

The fighting continued around the Luhansk region and in the heavily disputed city of Debaltseve.

Stargazy Pie, a Cornish dish named for the way the fish heads poke through the crust towards the sky.
Sun, 02/15/2015 - 07:03

Herring with mustard sauce, ham hocks, hog jowls —Sandy Levins painstakingly recreates our founding father's meals for America's historic houses. Just don't try to eat them: They're sculpted replicas.

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 06:32

Pope Francis had many accolades placed on him when he became Pope. Nearly two years later, host Indira Lakshmanan speaks with Catholic blogger Rocco Palmo about whether or not he's living up to his reputation.

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 06:32

Through heavy taxes, Colorado has collected tens of millions in the first year of marijuana legalization. But much of it must be refunded, thanks to a quirk in the state's constitution.

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 06:32

President Obama is wielding a selfie-stick and flogging Obamacare in a new video that's gone viral. Host Indira Lakshmanan speaks with NPR's Tamara Keith about the week that was at the White House.

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 06:32

A gunman shot through the windows of a cafe in Copenhagen Saturday, targeting an event focused on free speech. Host Indira Lakshmanan and Thomas Falbe discuss the latest developments in Denmark.

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