Scott NeumanScott Neuman works as a Digital News writer and editor, handling breaking news and feature stories for NPR.org. Occasionally he can be heard on-air reporting on stories for Newscasts and has done several radio features.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi speaks to the media during a joint news conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Ankara, Turkey, in May.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off Monday from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying 60 Starlink satellites. The Starlink constellation eventually will consist of thousands of satellites designed to provide worldwide high-speed Internet service.
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The planet Mercury is seen in silhouette (lower left) as it transits across the face of the sun on May 9, 2016. Another transit of Mercury — the last one for 30 years — will take place Monday.
The Peugeot SA lion logo sits on the front grille of an automobile on the forecourt of a PSA Peugeot Citroën new and used automobile showroom in Rodez, France, on Wednesday.
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Pakistani officials examine a train damaged by a fire in Liaquatpur, Pakistan, on Thursday. A massive fire engulfed three carriages of the train traveling in the country's eastern Punjab province.
John Witherspoon leaves a taping of The Late Show with David Letterman in New York in December 2009. Actor-comedian Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube's father in the Friday films, has died at age 77.
Pope Francis lamented that the Latin name Archivium Secretum — of the Vatican Secret Archive originally meant to convey that the archive was private — had come to connote something more sinister.
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong addresses the media during a news conference in Berlin last month. Wong on Tuesday said Hong Kong authorities have disqualified him from upcoming local council elections.
Peronist presidential candidate Alberto Fernández and his running mate, former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, wave to supporters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after incumbent President Mauricio Macri conceded defeat at the end of election day, on Sunday.
Relatives of passengers of the crashed Lion Air jet check personal belongings retrieved from the waters where the airplane crashed, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, last October.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the news media in Ottawa on Wednesday for the first time since winning a minority government in the federal election.