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Russian Aid Convoy Resumes Move Toward Ukraine Border

Russian Aid Convoy Resumes Move Toward Ukraine BorderA Russian aid convoy has resumed movement toward a rebel-held border crossing in eastern Ukraine in defiance of Kiev, as government forces pound pro-Moscow separatists in the city of Donetsk.

Hagel: Rescue Mission On Iraq’s Mount Sinjar Less Likely

Hagel: Rescue Mission On Iraq’s Mount Sinjar Less LikelySpecial operations forces sent to Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq have concluded there are far fewer refugees stranded there, making a rescue mission to help them off the mountain less likely.

Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire Extension

Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire ExtensionSo far, a five-day extension to a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding, NPR's Jackie Northam reports from Jerusalem.

Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Face Off

Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Face OffPolice in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters, armored vehicles and the threat of arrests Wednesday to try to control an area that's been torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager this past weekend.

Sultry Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Sultry Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89Actress Lauren Bacall, who paired with spouse Humphrey Bogart in films including The Big Sleep and Key Largo, hasdied at the age of 89, according to her family's estate.

And Now For Something Completely Different: Spider Invades BBC Telecast

And Now For Something Completely Different: Spider Invades BBC TelecastA BBC TV report on a Scottish cultural festival was upstaged Wednesday by a spider that had spun its web across the camera's lens.

Iraq Update: France Will Arm Kurds; More Refugees Leave Mountain

Iraq Update: France Will Arm Kurds; More Refugees Leave MountainCiting the persecution of religious minorities in Iraq, France says it will deliver weapons to Kurds fighting the extremists of the Islamic State.

Math’s Highest Honor Is Given To Woman For The First Time

Math’s Highest Honor Is Given To Woman For The First TimeFour mathematicians were today awarded the Fields Medal, including Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani, the first female mathematician to be given the honor that's often called math's equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

Musical Interlude: Pianist Wows Passengers At Prague Airport

Musical Interlude: Pianist Wows Passengers At Prague AirportThe piano wasn't fancy, and the acoustics were bad. But a performance of Beethoven's "Für Elise" at a Prague airport is drawing rave reviews.

Palestinians Consider Egyptian Proposal As Cease-Fire’s End Looms

Palestinians Consider Egyptian Proposal As Cease-Fire’s End LoomsPalestinian negotiators are considering an Egyptian proposal to end the fighting between Hamas and Israel that calls for, among other things, a partial easing of the blockade of the Gaza Strip.