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Academics asked 2,000 Americans to find Ukraine on a world map. Most could not. Most did put it in Europe or Asia, but some put Ukraine in Alaska, Brazil or Utah.
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.