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An activist-turned-journalist was recently killed while in military custody. Renee Montagne talks to Ma Thida, a writer and longtime aid to democracy leader Aung San Suii Kyi, about his death.
Egypt's president has issued a decree that could clear the way for two Al Jazeera journalists to be released to their home countries.
Carol Ann Susi played Howard Wolowitz's mother Debbie on the Big Bang Theory. While her character was unseen on camera, there was no mistaking her voice when she yelled, "Howard."
Russia's defense minister announced the long-range strategic bombers patrol missions on Thursday. The Pentagon says Russia has the right to operate in international air space.
The incoming Congress will have the first black female Republican, a record number of women and minorities and the biggest GOP majority in the House since before World War II.
Since the 1960s, sterilization has been a prevalent method of contraception for women in India. Renee Montagne talks to Annie Gowen of The Washington Post about the recent botched sterilizations