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Details Emerge About Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

His flying club says Lubitz "wanted to see his dream of flying fulfilled." Investigators say he appears to have deliberately crashed Flight 4U 9525 into the French Alps, killing 150 people.
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What's Up With Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Their Children?

It could be a lack of confidence in the medicine. Maybe they don't think the risk of infection is that high. Or the clinic may be far from home. A new report looks at reasons in five countries.
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French Prosecutor Points Toward Co-Pilot's Actions In Jet's Crash

French officials believe the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that went down in the Alps intentionally crashed the plane. Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Eleanor Beardsley for the latest.
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An NPR Reporter Chauffeurs A Chinese Couple 500 Miles To Their Rural Wedding

NPR's Frank Langfitt, who has been driving Chinese people around Shanghai to meet a variety of people and better understand the rapidly changing country, takes his experiment to a whole new level.
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Co-Pilot Showed 'Willingness To Destroy Aircraft,' Prosecutor Says

The Marseille prosecutor said there is no evidence the Germanwings co-pilot's actions were "a terrorist act." Passengers' screams can be heard before the final moments, he said. Death was immediate.
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Saudis Target Houthi Positions In Yemen

Saudi Arabia and nine other countries launched airstrikes against the Shiite rebels, who have taken control of much of the country. The U.S. is providing logistical and intelligence support.
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Saudi Arabia, With U.S. Support, Joins Fight Against Rebels In Yemen

Saudi Arabia and its allies have started a bombing campaign, hours after rebels seized an airbase that was critical to U.S. drone operations. U.S. forces aren't taking direct military action in Yemen.
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'Hamburglar' Pulls Off Spellbinding NHL Cinderella Story

Andrew the "Hamburglar" Hammond is a goalie for the Ottawa Senators, and he's on a winning streak. David Greene talks to Roy MacGregor, a columnist for Canada's The Globe and Mail newspaper.
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South African Mercenaries Play Crucial Role In Fight Against Boko Haram

The Islamist group Boko Haram has recently been pushed out of villages and towns in northern Nigeria. Renee Montagne talks to Adam Nossiter, the West Africa bureau chief for The New York Times.
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Migrants Try To Enter Europe Through Spanish Territory In Africa

The Spanish city of Ceuta on North Africa's coast is surrounded by fences separating Spanish soil from Morocco. That fence is where thousands of migrants try to jump into Spanish territory each year.

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