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Amid much speculation by private security analysts, the FBI stood by its claim this week that North Korea was responsible for the hack against Sony Pictures.

Tech Week: FBI Still Blames North Korea; App Encourages Sharing

This week, the FBI stood firm on its claim that North Korea was responsible for the hack on Sony Pictures, even though independent cybersecurity experts have questioned the FBI's stance. We also looked at a new app that helps people share their stuff, and at Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's handling of the net neutrality debate.

15 Education Predictions for 2015

In 2014 we've covered education as the world-changing story it is and you've been along for the ride. And so at year's end, NPR Ed reached far and wide to bring you a set of provocative predictions for the education world in 2015:

Underwater Vehicles Sent To Identify Pieces Of AirAsia Jet

Indonesia's search teams have located two large objects underwater that they believe belong to the missing AirAsia jet.

"With the discovery of an oil spill and two big parts of the aircraft, I can assure you these are the parts of the AirAsia plane we have been looking for," search and rescue agency chief Bambang Soelistyo told reporters on Saturday.

7-Year-Old Survives Ky. Small Plane Crash

A 7-year-old girl survived a small plane crash that killed four in Kentucky, disoriented but well enough to walk to a home and report the crash.

The resident called 911 and she was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Associated Press reports.

Authorities found the aircraft a couple hours later and confirmed that the pilot and three passengers were killed, AP says.

Snow Angels: Men Dig Out Moose Buried By Avalanche

It was the brown snout and ears that caught their attention. Then they heard noises coming from under the snow. That was reason enough for three passing snowmobile riders to jump off their machines and start digging.

Our Most Popular Stories Of 2014: Ebola ... And Bed Rails?

Back in July, NPR launched a new blog. It had a funny name, but a clear objective: To tell memorable stories about people who don't get much attention, who may face big problems, from health to poverty, but who still thrive.

So which of the stories on Goats and Soda has been most memorable? Only time will decide that.

But today, we can take a look back and see which topics on the blog were the most popular, at least in terms of traffic, over the past six months.

A Resolution For Foodies Who Want To Do Good: Pick A Campaign

Say you're kicking off 2015 with big plans to be a conscientious food consumer.

Donna Douglas as Elly May Clampett, lower right. Clockwise from upper left are Buddy Ebsen (as Jed Clampett), Nancy Kulp (as Jane Hathaway), Raymond Bailey (as Milburn Drysdale), Douglas, Max Baer Jr. (as Jethro Bodine) and Irene Ryan (as "Granny").

Donna Douglas, Elly May On 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' Dies At 81

Donna Douglas, the actress best known for her role as Elly May Clampett on the 1960s television hit comedy The Beverly Hillbillies, has died at age 81, a family member confirms.