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A Massachusetts woman heard a loud bang in her house and called police, thinking it was a home invasion. They found a duck which had come through the chimney and flown into a ceiling.
Bob Mondello offers an appreciation of the career of Mickey Rooney, who died at 93.
Australia and China both claim to hear underwater pings from the missing Malaysian jet's black boxes. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel explains the pings, why they're tough to verify and what might happen next.
Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read letters from listeners about the demands made on students and student-athletes in college.
Are we in a tech bubble about to burst? Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 bil...
Over the past few months, the country's biggest technology firms have spent billions buying startups like WhatsApp and Nest. That has analysts wondering if another tech bubble is about to burst.
Antique bows were often made with a small piece of ivory that clamps the bow...
Tighter regulations on ivory coming in and out of the U.S. could have a profound impact on musicians who travel with antique instruments.