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WWII Veterans Return ‘Good Luck Flags’ To Japanese

March 26, 2015
Obon 2015 co-founder Rex Ziak at Monday's Returning Ceremony in Astoria, Oregon. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)

Tom Banse reports on the effort to return the flags taken as war souvenirs from Pacific battlefields during World War II.

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

March 26, 2015
Naomi Watts and Ben Stiller star in "While We're Young."

In the writer-director’s new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts’ characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

Trying To De-Radicalize French Prisons

March 26, 2015

French prisons have come under the spotlight as a key recruiting ground for Islamist extremists.

Will Saturday’s Election Change Anything In Nigeria?

March 26, 2015
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (left), and APC main opposition party's presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari shake hands under the eyes of Chairman of the Abuja Peace Accord former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar (center), after signing the renewal of the pledges for peaceful elections on March 26, 2015 in Abuja. Security is a major concern at Saturday's vote both from Boko Haram violence against voters and polling stations to clashes between rival supporters. In 2011, around 1,000 people were killed in violence after Jonathan beat Buhari to the presidency. (Philip Ojisua/AFP/Getty Images)

The opposition party has enough support to win in national elections, but would the president allow for a peaceful handover of power?

Tornado Hits Oklahoma On Anniversary Of Historic 1948 Forecast

March 26, 2015
This frame taken from video provided by Brenton Leete shows a funnel cloud in part of a storm Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Sand Springs, Okla. The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a blustery end Wednesday when tornadoes hit Arkansas and Oklahoma. (Brenton Leete/AP)

A tornado hit the Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma 67 years ago, but there were no fatalities because it had been predicted.

5 Years In, How's It Going With The Affordable Care Act?

March 26, 2015
Jose Ramirez (left) and Mariana Silva speak with Yosmay Valdivia, an agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as they discuss plans available from the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of the Americas on December 15, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News shares the numbers and whether she thinks Obamacare will still be around in another five years.

What We Know – And Don’t Yet Know – About The Germanwings Crash

March 26, 2015
Airbus A320 of Germanwings taking off from Barcelona Airport. This aircraft crashed on March 24, 2015 in the French Alps as Germanwings Flight 9525. (Sebastien Mortier/Wikimedia Commons)

More details are emerging about crash that killed 150 people. Authorities say the co-pilot brought the flight down intentionally.

The U.S. Dollar Is Strong. But That’s Not Necessarily A Good Thing.

March 26, 2015
Dollar bills (Barta IV/Flickr)

When the worth of that George Washington goes up, it also typically means lower exports and, especially, low inflation.

Key West Honors Its Other Famous Writer

March 26, 2015
Tennessee Williams' library card (WLRN)

Most people think of Ernest Hemingway when they think of famous Key West writers, but Tennessee Williams lived there much longer.

Southern Indiana County Experiencing HIV Outbreak

March 26, 2015
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence makes a comment as Scott County Sheriff Don McClain listens during a meeting that Pence held with local officials in Scott County to discuss an HIV outbreak in the area, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Scottsburg, Ind. Pence is preparing to declare a public health emergency in the southern Indiana county where 72 cases of HIV have been confirmed. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Health officials say the outbreak stems from the use of shared needles to inject the narcotic pain reliever Opana.

Census: Florida Nets Biggest Population Gains

March 26, 2015
Golf cart parking in The Villages, Florida, which was the fastest-growing metro area from July 2013 to July 2014. (Tim Welch/Flickr)

Six of the fastest-growing cities between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, were in the Sunshine State, including The Villages.

How March Became Mad

March 26, 2015
Dayton Flyers fans look on against the Boise State Broncos during the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 18, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The NCAA men’s tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.

Can Kentucky Do It?

March 26, 2015
Troy Caupain #10 of the Cincinnati Bearcats drives to the basket against Willie Cauley-Stein #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 21, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament resumes tonight with regional games. The Kentucky Wildcats are still the favorites to win it.

Bowe Bergdahl’s Hometown Quiet After Desertion Charges

March 26, 2015
One faded yellow ribbon remains at Zaney's cafe in Hailey, Idaho. The cafe was awash in yellow ribbons and Bowe Bergdahl posters during his captivity. (Jessica Robinson/Northwest News Network)

Jessica Robinson visits the soldier’s hometown of Hailey, Idaho, where people have become reluctant to speak publicly about him.

Bombs Fall In Yemen And Iraq

March 26, 2015
Yemenis search for survivors at the site of a Saudi airstrike against Huthi rebels near Sanaa Airport on March 26, 2015, which killed at least 13 people. Saudi warplanes bombed Huthi rebels in Yemen, launching a military intervention by a 10-nation coalition to prevent the fall of embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. war planes are conducting airstrikes for the first time in Tikrit, as Saudi Arabia is striking Yemen. We check in on both stories.

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