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An illustration of Pappochelys, based on its 240-million-year-old fossilized...
The ribs of a 240-million-year-old fossil hold clues to how the first turtle shell evolved. And its skull shape seems closer to that of lizards and snakes than to an ancestor of dinosaurs and birds.
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to victims and the survivors of the 2013 attack during his sentencing hearing Wednesday.
President Obama announced Wednesday changes to U.S. government policy regarding Americans taken hostage overseas. Among the changes, families of hostages will no longer be subject to criminal prosecution if they decide to pay ransom to hostage takers.
Federal workers are furious after the huge data breach of sensitive information. Some complain letters are going to the wrong name or address, compounding their anger over government incompetence.
Harry Lawrence Freeman, the Harlem Renaissance composer of the opera Voodoo....
The Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo has not been performed since 1928. A Columbia University researcher rediscovered the score, and now the Harlem Opera Theater hosts two performances.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Nancy Curtis about the changes to U.S. policy on American hostages. Curtis' son, Theo Padnos, was held hostage in Syria for two years until he was released last August.