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In A First, Unmanned Navy Jet Lands On Aircraft Carrier

The X-47B is an experimental flying wing with a UFO-like profile. Now it's also the first unmanned aerial vehicle to land on an aircraft carrier.

Smithfield Says Pork Won't Change, But Some Aren't Buying It

Worried about the impact on U.S. consumers, farmers and even taxpayers, some senators expressed qualms about the intentions of Shuanghui International Holdings, a Chinese firm that is buying Smithfield Foods.

U.S. Job Market Seen As X Factor In Fed's Stimulus Plans

The Federal Reserve's policy group says that "a highly accommodative stance of monetary policy will remain appropriate for a considerable time after the asset purchase program ends."

As Zimmerman Trial Nears End, Race 'Permeates The Case'

As the high-profile trial of the man accused in the death of Trayvon Martin nears its end, race hasn't been talked about in the courtroom. But the issue is running through the case, legal experts tell NPR.

DogTV, The Channel For Stay-At-Home Pups, Is Going National

Launched last year in Southern California, the network is going on DirecTV starting in August. Its programming aims to entertain dogs when their owners are out of the house.

Zimmerman Trial: The View From Inside The Courtroom

The George Zimmerman trial is expected to wrap up this week. Zimmerman shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin last year in what he said was self-defense. Host Michel Martin checks in with Orlando Sentinel reporter Rene Stutzman about her view from inside the courtroom.

Is The Zimmerman Prosecution Legally 'Weak?'

George Zimmerman's defense team is wrapping up its case. Host Michel Martin talks with law professors Paul Butler and Pamela Bucy Pierson about some of the legal strategies at play so far, and if this case could affect self-defense laws across the country.

Zimmerman Trial In The Court Of Public Opinion

As George Zimmerman's trial wraps up, host Michel Martin talks with a roundtable of social media watchers about public opinion of the case. They discuss how the courtroom proceedings are playing out in living rooms around the U.S.

Despite Youth Support, Democrats Having A Senior Moment

For a party that's running up big margins with younger voters, Democrats are awfully gray at the top.

Catholics Split Again On Coverage For Birth Control

Three years ago, the Catholic Health Association, whose members run hospitals and nursing homes across the country, backed passage of the federal health law. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which represents the hierarchy of the church, opposed it. The groups remain divided over the law's requirement for most employer-based health insurance plans to provide women with contraceptives.