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National Guardsman, Cousin Arrested For Trying To Join Islamic State

An Illinois National Guardsman and his cousin were arrested for allegedly conspiring to provide support to the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Germanwings Plane, Investigators Say

Investigators say that the co-pilot locked the pilot out of the cockpit before starting the plane's rapid descent. The Germanwings CEO says that the co-pilot passed all pre-flight tests.

Flight Club Members Say Germanwings Co-Pilot Seemed Happy

NPR's Robert Seigel interviews Associated Press reporter David McHugh, who visited the gliding club where the co-pilot of the plane in Tuesday's crash learned to fly.

Saudi Arabia Launches Air Strikes On Houthi Rebels In Yemen

Saudi Arabia says it is working with a large Arab coalition to restore Yemen's president to power after he fled the country. The U.S. is supporting the action, but its role at this time is limited.

After Weeks On The Sidelines, U.S. Begins Air Campaign In Tikrit

The U.S. has begun airstrikes against self-declared Islamic State militants in Tikrit, Iraq. The effort by Iranian-backed militias to help Iraq recapture the city has stalled.

Co-Pilot's Actions In French Alps Crash Raise Questions About Cockpit Doors

Prosecutors in France say the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane locked the pilot out of the cockpit. Cockpit doors were hardened to resist unauthorized entry after Sept. 11.

Australia Defeats India To Advance To Cricket World Cup Final

Australia advanced to the Cricket World Cup final Thursday after defeating defending champions India. A look at the disappointed, cricket-obsessed nation.

A Fraying Promise: Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana

One of the revolution's core promises was an egalitarian society. But as Cuba opens up, one of the unintended consequences may be more inequality.

Ebola Is Not Mutating As Fast As Scientists Feared

Many people have worried that Ebola could evolve into a more deadly virus — or start spreading through the air. A study published Thursday alleviates these concerns.

How Yemen's Chaos Stretches Beyond Its Borders

The U.S. has lost a key base for counterterrorism operations. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is heating up. And one more Middle Eastern state has dissolved into chaos.