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Sad Panda In China Gets Her Own Play Area
Si Jia got depressed after her only companion moved to another zoo. The staff at the Yunnan Safari Park in southwest China built her a swing and parallel bars. She may get a real friend soon.
The Latest From Eastern Ukraine
David Greene talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro for the latest news on events in eastern Ukraine.
The Last Word In Business
David Greene and Kelly McEvers have the Last Word in business.
Kelly McEvers has business news.
NBA's Regular Season Ends Wednesday, NHL Playoffs Begin
The National Hockey League playoffs start Wednesday night, and the National Basketball Association playoffs begin Saturday. We run down the post-season picture for both sports.
NYPD To Disband Controversial Unit That Spied On Muslims
The Demographics Unit was trying to root out terrorist threats, but never produced a usable lead. Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Matt Apuzzo, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the unit.
Death Toll Expected To Climb In South Korea Ferry Disaster
Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast. Among those on the boat, 325 high school students.
Tremendously Gratifying To Win 2 Pulitzers, 'Post' Editor Says
After years of circulation declines and painful staffing cuts, this year's two Pulitzer Prizes are especially sweet. David Greene talks to Marty Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post.
Unique Rose Bush Graces Arizona Desert Town
The world's largest rose bush is located in an unlikely place for a genteel attraction: Tombstone, Arizona. It blooms during spring break; thousands come to see the bush that was planted in 1885.
Suspected Muslim Extremists Step Up Attacks In Nigeria
Schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria Tuesday. The suspects are believed to be with a radical group blamed for a bombing Monday. Kelly McEvers talks to Michelle Faul of The Associated Press.