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New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved

New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely EvolvedA newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.

NYPD Shuts Down Controversial Unit That Spied On Muslims

NYPD Shuts Down Controversial Unit That Spied On MuslimsThe New York Police Department said Tuesday it would disband a special unit charged with detecting possible terrorist threats by carrying out secret surveillance of Muslim groups.

Molotov Cocktails And Razor Wire: Inside An Occupied Building In Ukraine

Molotov Cocktails And Razor Wire: Inside An Occupied Building In UkraineIn Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk, activists who want to align the country more with Russia seized a regional administration building in the center of town last weekend. NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro went inside the building Friday and reports on what it was like:

New Airline Survey Gives Virgin America Top Rating

New Airline Survey Gives Virgin America Top RatingU.S. airlines got their highest ratings in more than 20 years in 2013, according to an annual survey in which Alaska Airlines came in 5th.

Senate Panel Votes To Declassify Report On CIA Interrogations

Senate Panel Votes To Declassify Report On CIA InterrogationsA Senate panel voted on Thursday to declassify a controversial report on the interrogation techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency during the presidency of George W. Bush.

NASA Suspends Some Ties With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

NASA Suspends Some Ties With Russia Over Ukraine CrisisNASA is suspending "the majority of its ongoing engagements" with its Russian counterpart over the crisis in Ukraine.

Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In Taxes

Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In TaxesSenior officials of Caterpillar Inc. defended the company against accusations that it had used an affiliate in Switzerland to avoided paying some $2.4 billion in taxes over a 12-year period.

Report: British Army Sniper’s Single Shot Kills Six Taliban

Report: British Army Sniper’s Single Shot Kills Six TalibanA shot fired by a British Army sniper at a suspected Taliban fighter in Afghanistan last December killed not just the man in the marksman's sights but also five other men who were thought to be militant soldiers, The Telegraph reports.

Massive Nor’easter Rakes New England

Massive Nor’easter Rakes New EnglandNew England is getting a hard glancing blow from a huge winter storm that has generated hurricane-force winds and such adjectives as "mind-blowing" and "monster" from normally mild-mannered meteorologists.

Unidentified Remains To Be In Repository At Sept. 11 Museum

Unidentified Remains To Be In Repository At Sept. 11 MuseumHoping it will be "a dignified and reverential setting," the soon-to-be-opened National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City says approximately 8,000 unidentified remains of those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks in Manhattan are returning "to the sacred ground of the World Trade Center site."