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In 2014, ornithologists documented the largest numbers in a century of snowy owls wintering unusually far south. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Talkin' Birds host Ray Brown about this year's numbers.
ISIS claims American hostage Kayla Mueller is dead. The U.S. government says that's unconfirmed. Still, her family is acknowledging for the first time that it is their daughter who's been held.
Ukrainians are documenting the conflict with Russia online. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Wall Street Journal's Paul Sonne about how once-lighthearted websites have become grim logs of destruction.
Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry are planning to meet with European leaders to discuss the crisis in Ukraine during this year's Munich Security Conference.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Washington Post's David Ignatius from the Munich Security Conference about Jordan's response to the group known as ISIS and the worsening situation in Ukraine.
The group calling itself the Islamic State says a Jordanian airstrike killed an American hostage. U.S. officials say there's no evidence to support the claim, and Jordan calls it a "propaganda stunt."
Venezuela's president has responded to a worsening economic crisis by imposing even more controls. A long-time pasta producer says prices are so low, the more pasta he makes, the more money he loses.
The U.S. territory implemented an unusual version of the Affordable Care Act. Insurers must offer coverage to everyone. But there's no mandate for people to buy it, and there are no subsidies to help.
A new U.N. report lays out how much money is needed and where it should go — everything from transportation for contact tracers to cash incentives for health care workers.
Kayla Jean Mueller's parents released a statement late Friday. Jordan called ISIS's claim "criminal propaganda;" U.S. officials say they can't confirm her death.