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N. Korea Enlists American Vulcanologist For Help With Active Volcano

Family Reunions A First Sign Of Conciliation From North's Kim

Ukrainian Olympic Skiier Goes Home In Defense Of Freedom

A Tense Truce Holds In Kiev

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Boy Builds Braille Printer Out Of Lego

Fred Ho practices his baritone in a dressing room before a performance.

Iconoclastic Musician Takes Measure Of His Life: 'I Became A Fighter'

When I first walked through the door of Fred Ho's apartment in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn, I asked, "How are you?" And he said, "Not good. I'm dying."

Ho has always been matter-of-fact and in-your-face. He painted himself green and posed naked for the cover his album, Celestial Green Monster. In the photo, he has a baritone saxophone placed strategically between his legs. He looks strong — like the Hulk.

Rice farmer Douglas Thomas watches snow geese take flight over his rice fields in California's Central Valley.

Amid California Drought, Migrating Birds Enjoy Pop-Up Cuisine

Millions of birds migrate through California this time of year, but the waterways and wetlands they rely on for food and rest are largely dry due to the ongoing drought. So farmers are keeping their fields flooded to make temporary wetlands, providing a place for migrating birds to rest and eat.

Rice farmer Douglas Thomas is one of these farmers. On a recent morning some 3,000 snow geese float in his rice fields in California's Central Valley. He's watching a young bald eagle awkwardly dive at the flock.

Critics told Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler his agency's proposed news media study would threaten press freedom.

FCC Won't Ask Journalists To Explain Themselves After All

It may not be in full retreat, but the Federal Communications Commission certainly seemed to be in a major strategic withdrawal from a plan that has caused a political firestorm: a study that would have asked journalists and media owners how they decide what is and isn't news.

Game show contestant Arthur Chu with host Alex Trebek on the set of <em>Jeopardy!</em>

Asian-American Contestant, 'Villain' of 'Jeopardy,' Set To Return

If there are any unwritten rules to playing Jeopardy! Arthur Chu may have broken them all.

During his four-day winning streak in late January, he sometimes interrupted host Alex Trebek and cut in before the host could finish a sentence. He often jumped to the hardest clues on the board first and furiously tapped his buzzer whenever he knew the answer.

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