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    Syrian Airstrike Hits Marketplace Near Turkish Border, Killing More Than Two Dozen

    Warplanes struck a busy marketplace in a rebel-controlled area of northwestern Syria near the border with Turkey. Many children are reported to be among the dead.

    As NPR's Ruth Sherlock reports,

    "A video [was] filmed in the Syrian town of Harim seconds after the airstrike hit. A plume of smoke rises and children's crying fills the air. Residents say the payload hit a busy market, and rescuers count at least 36 people dead — 12 children among them.

  • Rain And Snow Vex Both Coasts

    Powerful storms hit both sides of the country, leaving East Coasters digging out from an early spring nor'easter on Thursday while some Southern Californians remained alert to the potential of flooding and mudslides from heavy rain. The snowstorm tapered off Thursday, leaving behind...
  • $500K Bond For Brother Of Alleged Florida Shooter Is 'Reprehensible,' Lawyer Says

    When Zachary Cruz was arrested for trespassing Monday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site where his brother allegedly murdered 17 people and injured dozens more last month, the Broward County Sheriff's Office initially set his bond at $25 — a common sum for suspects charged...

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Composer's Datebook

  • Today’s date marks the 70th birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the British composer of blockbuster musicals such as “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Cats,” and “The Phantom of the Opera.”

  • One of the most serious—and daunting—of musical forms is the passacaglia, in which an unchanging melodic pattern repeats itself while other lines of melody offer elaboration and counterpoint to the unwavering tread of the repeated motive.

  • On today’s date in 1980, a new production of a seldom-heard work by the German composer Kurt Weill was staged by the New York City Opera.