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Germanwings Co-Pilot Had History Of Depression, German Reports Reveal

Friday, March 27, 2015

The cockpit voice recorder indicates the co-pilot appears to have deliberately crashed the plane carrying 150 people into the French Alps. A German tabloid reports he was being treated for depression.

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All Things Considered

Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Germanwings Plane, Investigators Say

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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.

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All Things Considered

Flight Club Members Say Germanwings Co-Pilot Seemed Happy

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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.

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Richard III, Whose Remains Were Found Under A Parking Lot, Reburied

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The last English king to die in battle was finally given a burial fit for a king — some 530 years after he was killed.

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How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Complex, contrasting flavors are a hallmark of Indian cooking. They used to dominate Western food, too. What changed? When spices became less exclusive, Europe's elite revamped their cuisines.

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Details Emerge About Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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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Morning Edition

French Prosecutor Points Toward Co-Pilot's Actions In Jet's Crash

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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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Co-Pilot Showed 'Willingness To Destroy Aircraft,' Prosecutor Says

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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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Morning Edition

Separatists In Eastern Ukraine Expected To Target Mariupol

Thursday, March 26, 2015

If Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine want a viable economy in their regions, they'll need Mariupol as a seaport.

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Morning Edition

Migrants Try To Enter Europe Through Spanish Territory In Africa

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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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All Things Considered

German Town Grieves For Residents Lost In French Alps Crash

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Among the victims of the Germanwings plane crash Tuesday were 18 residents of the tiny German town of Haltern. Residents are grieving the loss of 16 students and two advisers from a local high school.

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All Things Considered

Investigators Still Looking For Black Box Data From Germanwings Plane

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The latest on the investigation of the Germanwings commercial flight that crashed in the French Alps Tuesday. All 150 people on board were killed.

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Germanwings Disaster Marks First Crash For The Budget Airliner

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The airline operating the plane that crashed in the French Alps says the plane had been inspected and found safe Monday.

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3 Americans Among Crash Victims Who Included Students, Opera Singers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

One hundred fifty people are believed to have died when Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 crashed Tuesday. The passengers were from at least 15 countries, including the U.S., Iran and Israel.

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Investigators Examine Mangled Voice Recorder From Doomed Flight

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A top French investigator said they hope to have "rough ideas in a matter of days" as to why Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 crashed in the French Alps Tuesday, killing all 150 people onboard.

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Morning Edition

Investigators Lack Answers In French Alps Plane Crash

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The plane took off from Barcelona, Spain, headed to Dusseldorf, Germany, on Tuesday. All 150 people on board were killed. The cockpit voice recorder has been found but not the flight data recorder.

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Plane's Steep Decline Confounds Crash Investigators

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

French authorities have recovered the cockpit voice recorder from Germanwings flight 9525. The search for remains and the flight data recorder resumed at daylight in a rugged area of the French Alps.

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Morning Edition

Couple Spends Millions To Save Migrants In The Mediterranean

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

With record numbers fleeing the Middle East and Africa in overcrowded boats, the Catrambone family is conducting private rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

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All Things Considered

Foreign Carmakers Shift Into Reverse In Russia

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

General Motors and Volkswagen are closing plants there and laying off workers. Economic problems have led to an estimated 35 percent drop in the once-booming Russian car market.

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Plane In French Alps Crash Considered Workhorse Of Commercial Aviation

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

According to aviation experts, the A320 Airbus is considered a workhorse of the skies and is constantly in service all over the world. The aircraft that crashed in the French Alps Tuesday was an A320 Airbus.

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