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AirAsia Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia

Search operations have been suspended for the night after the Airbus A320 with 162 aboard lost contact with the ground after takeoff from Indonesia on a flight bound for Singapore.

Fleeing To Dismal Swamp, Slaves And Outcasts Found Freedom

Most Americans know about the Underground Railroad, which allowed Southern slaves to escape to the North. But some slaves stayed in the South, hidden in a place where they could resist enslavement.

Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight

An agreement between the Tennessee Hospital Association and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam expands Medicaid without tax dollars, an agreement that could be a blueprint for other states.

1 Dead, Hundreds Evacuated From Burning Ferry In Adriatic Sea

The Norman Atlantic, with about 500 passengers and crew aboard, was en route from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona, Itlay.

Iranian General Reportedly Killed By ISIS Sniper In Northern Iraq

Brig. Gen. Hamid Taqavi, a veteran of the brutal Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, was killed while training Iraqi troops and Shiite militiamen, Iran says.

Facebook Finds That Not All Users Want To Review Their Year

The social media giant's "Year in Review" app has upset some who prefer to forget 2014's unpleasant memories.

Ceremony In Afghanistan Officially Ends America's Longest War

While the conflict, which has claimed the lives of some 3,500 U.S. and NATO troops, is formally ending, 13,500 foreign soldiers will remain in support roles.

'Military Children': Their Struggles, Sacrifices And Strengths

Nearly 2 million children have parents currently serving in the military, yet their everyday lives are mostly invisible to most of us. Member Station WAMU explores the challenges they face.

Wonder Abides, Even For A Skeptical Doctor

When science cannot explain patients' recoveries, even a doctor who studiously makes decisions based on the medical evidence is forced to rethink his ideas about hope and miracles.

Thalidomide Victims In Spain Still Waiting For Compensation

Five decades on, the battle for justice over birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide continues in only one European country. Victims in Spain are the only ones still left without compensation.