Airplanes' contrails streak the sky close to where a Germanwings plane crashed last week in Seyne les Alpes, France. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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Germanwings Crash: Search Crews Isolate DNA, Seek 2nd Black Box

An access road is being built into the remote area in the French Alps where the plane crashed, killing 150 people. So far, shifts of emergency workers have had to be lowered onto the mountainside by helicopter.

Cushing, Okla., is a major oil storage site. Amid record oil production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.

Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross pulls on compression sleeves before a 400-meter race at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul in 2012. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance KERA

Tight, elasticized socks, sleeves and T-shirts supposedly make you a better athlete. But alas, science is pouring some cold water on those alluring claims.

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Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens holds classes for people who are learning English as a second language. A teacher leads the class in a rendition of Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Night." Alexandra Starr hide caption

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Code Switch

In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key To Harmony

The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse it becomes, the better its residents appear to get along.

In 1985, Gene Saks wins the Tony Award for best director of a play for his staging of Neil Simon's hit comedy Biloxi Blues, an autobiographical story of World War II. It was Saks' third Tony. Ron Frehm/AP hide caption

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Tony Award-Winning Director Gene Saks Dies At 93 AP

Saks teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on Broadway and for movie productions of such Simon comedies as The Odd Couple and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He died Saturday in New York.

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The U.S. Postal Service, in conjunction with the Ricco-Maresca Gallery in New York, unveiled five new stamps Thursday depicting the paintings of Mexican artist Martin Ramirez. Ricco-Maresca Gallery hide caption

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Fine Art

New Postage Stamps Recognize The Genius Of Martin Ramirez WNYC

The self-taught artist spent much of his life confined to hospitals, where he began to make remarkable art. Now some of it is featured on a new series of U.S. postage stamps.

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Hawaii ranks 49th in the nation for use of home health care services during the last six months of someone's life. Videos from ACP Decisions show patients what their options are at the end of life. ACP Decisions hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation

A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.

David Zayas is best known for his role as Sgt. Angel Batista on the Showtime drama Dexter. "The one through-line of all eight years of that character was his integrity and honesty," Zayas says. Randy Tepper/Showtime hide caption

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My Big Break

For 'Dexter' Star David Zayas, Acting Was A Long Shot

The Bronx native grew up in a blue-collar household; a life in show business seemed far from reality. He spent time in the Air Force and as a cop before he finally gave his childhood dream a chance.

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