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Rick Baker created iconic costumes and stage makeup including the creatures in Star Wars and the aliens in Men in Black. On Friday, he auctioned off his creations. But he's not finished working yet.
When the distance swimmer turned 60, she vowed to complete her life's biggest challenge: a 110-mile swim from Havana to Key West. It was her fifth attempt at the feat — and, ultimately, a triumph.
Primates of Park Avenue...
In her new book, social researcher Wednesday Martin examines the sometimes puzzling culture of motherhood in that most exotic of locales — Manhattan's Upper East Side.
After years as punk rockers, Jeneda (right) and Clayson Benally formed the b...
Teens living on reservations often face a daunting array of hurdles. To help them cope, Navajo sibling musicians Clayson and Jeneda Benally are working to inspire students to write songs of their own.
At midnight, three counterterrorism provisions in the USA Patriot Act expire — unless the Senate passes a bill already approved by the House. NPR's David Welna talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about what could be a dramatic day.
Zimbabwe is still struggling to right its economy after its collapse and recession. One casualty — in a country that boasted among the highest literacy rates in Africa — is education.