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Dozens Killed In Sinking Of Russian Fishing Trawler

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The vessel reportedly capsized while bringing in its nets off the Kamchatka Peninsula. Authorities in Moscow have denied reports that it was overloaded.

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Morning Edition

After Nazi Plunder, A Quest To Bring Home The 'Woman In Gold'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A new movie tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to return a painting of her aunt.

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All Things Considered

Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee's state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.

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CEOs Of Germanwings, Lufthansa Visit Crash Site

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Speaking with reporters, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr did not respond to questions about the co-pilot's medical history.

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All Things Considered

Greece Cracks Down On Longtime Tax Evasion Problem

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Greeks don't trust their own state to give them good services, so for decades they have evaded taxes.

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Lufthansa Says It Knew Of Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz's Depression

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Prosecutors say Lubitz deliberately crashed his plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps last week. Lufthansa said he had informed them in 2009 of a "previous depressive episode."

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All Things Considered

Lufthansa Says Co-Pilot Suffered From Depression During Training

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Speculation about the mental state of the Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his plane in the French Alps a week ago has focused attention on airline industry practices.

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All Things Considered

Germanwings Co-Pilot Shines Light On Opaqueness Of Mental Illness

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Michael C. Miller, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, about how someone's deep inner turmoil can remain hidden.

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Staff At Britain's Windsor Castle May Strike Over Low Wages

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's the first time Queen Elizabeth has faced a possible strike by employees of the royal family. At issue is whether employees should be expected to take on extra duties for no additional pay.

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All Things Considered

Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kenya will participate in the Venice Biennale, the prestigious art show that opens on May 9. But only two of the artists representing Kenya will be Kenyan. Most aren't even African — they're Chinese.

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An Unexpected Wilderness Cam At Britain's No. 10 Downing St.

Monday, March 30, 2015

A fox slinked past the door of the famous London residence on Monday. A cat and a dog also appeared. Photographers captured the scene as they awaited the prime minister's news conference.

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Germanwings Crash: Co-Pilot Was Treated For Suicidal Tendencies

Monday, March 30, 2015

But a prosecutor says "documents don't show any hints of [Andreas Lubitz] being suicidal or being aggressive toward other people." The plane crash last week killed 150 people.

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Morning Edition

Recovery Efforts Continue For Victims of Germanwings Crash

Monday, March 30, 2015

At the same time, the German media are reporting that 27-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may have seen a doctor for physical problems as well as psychological issue.

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All Things Considered

Questions Remain About Germanwings Co-Pilot's Illness

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The German co-pilot who deliberately flew an Airbus A320 into a mountainside had been deemed too sick to work but ignored the doctor's order. Investigators found the ripped up remains of the orders in searching his home.

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At Palm Sunday Mass, Pope Remembers Germanwings Crash Victims

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Francis noted that schoolchildren were aboard the aircraft thought to have been deliberately crashed by its co-pilot. The pontiff also paid tribute to "martyrs" killed for their faith.

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Greek Voters Want Their Government To Show Some Fight

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The leftist Syriza party swept into office on a promise to stand up to European austerity demands. But the new government has had to soften its tone. Some Greeks worry the party is giving in.

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Ukrainian Protestants Say Religious Intolerance Rising In Donetsk

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Protestants from the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine say they are being persecuted by the Russian Orthodox Church. Many evangelicals have left because of a crackdown on religious freedom.

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British Fraudster Walks Out Of Jail Using Forged Bail Letter

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The man, who was serving time for a $2.7 million fraud, simply showed guards the letter and walked free. He later changed his mind and turned himself back in to authorities.

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Pilot Who Downed Airliner Vowed 'To Do Something' To Be Remembered

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Andreas Lubitz is believed to have locked the pilot of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9524 out of the cockpit before deliberately putting the aircraft into a fatal descent.

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Germanwings Pilot Had Extensive Medical History

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Matthias Gebauer of Der Spiegel about the co-pilot who investigators say deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps this week.

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