Diren Dede, a 17-year-old German exchange student, was fatally shot in the head and arm when he entered the garage of Markus Kaarma in Missoula, Montana, on April 27. Kaarma claimed it was self-defense, but a Montana jury recently found him guilty of deliberate homicide. Oliver Hardt/Getty Images hide caption

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Montana Shooter Found Guilty Despite State's 'Castle Doctrine' MTPR

More than 30 states have laws that allow people to use deadly force if they have a reasonable fear for their life or property. But this week, a Montana jury said that type of law has its limits.

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Lucinda Williams: A Voice Like No Other

She came to the desk a little unsure, and left singing "West Memphis" with intensity and passion. Williams' voice shines in these intimate moments.

A worker carries a poster for the movie The Interview away from its display case at a theater in Atlanta. "It feels like the margin's narrowed about what kind of movies Hollywood will be making," says veteran Hollywood producer Stephanie Striegel. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.

This July 1943 photo provided by the Los Angeles Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen Inc., shows Lowell C. Steward after his graduation from flight training at Tuskegee Army Air Field, in Tuskegee, Ala. Steward, who won the Distinguished Flying Cross among other awards, died on Wednesday at age 95. AP hide caption

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Decorated Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward Dies At 95

He flew nearly 150 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, but after the war, when Steward returned home, he was denied a mortgage because of his skin color.

Health workers rest outside a quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in the town of Koidu, Kono district in Eastern Sierra Leone on Friday. The World Health Organization says the number of Ebola deaths in the current outbreak has exceeded 7,000. Baz Ratner/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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U.N. Reports More Than 7,000 Ebola Deaths Since March

The World Health Organization has added nearly 400 more deaths from the current outbreak since its last report earlier this week.

Ferguson resident Frankie Edwards shows a rubber bullet wound he suffered during one of the nights of protests to NPR's Michel Martin (right) and Ferguson Mayor James Knowles (second from right) during the community conversation at Wellspring Church. Whitney Curtis for NPR hide caption

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'Going There' In 2014

NPR's Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she's been moved by the stories people shared with her. She remembers her top moments of 2014.

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At One Retirement Home, Residents Run A TV Channel

The show must go on, as they say in the business. That's especially true at one Los Angeles retirement community, where old industry pros keep busy by producing TV shows for their contemporaries.

The author, Dr. Gavin Francis, arrived at Halley base on Christmas Eve 2002, at the height of the Antarctic midsummer, when 24-hour sunlight illuminates the vast swathes of empty ice. Courtesy of Gavin Francis hide caption

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Antarctic Holiday: A Christmas Feast At The Loneliest Spot On Earth

For Dr. Gavin Francis, Christmas Eve marked the start of a year-long stay in an icy research base 8,700 miles from home. In this "empire of ice and isolation," he says, food is essential to morale.

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