On April 18, 1942, in response to the Japanese attack the previous December on Pearl Harbor, 80 men in 16 B-25 bombers took off on a secret mission to bomb Japan. Led by James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, they became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.
On Saturday, three of the four remaining Raiders met for what is likely to be the last time at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.
New-born baby Bea Joy is held as mother Emily Ortega, 21, rests after giving birth at an improvised clinic at Tacloban airport. Bea Joy was named after her grandmother Beatrice, who was missing following the typhoon.
A survivor walks among the debris of houses destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines. Across the Philippines an estimated 9.5 million people were affected, at least 620,000 were forced from their homes and it's feared that more than 10,000 were killed.
Riders are being offered a 30-ruble, one-ride ticket if they perform 30 squats. A machine counts your deep knee bends and dispenses a ticket, if you finish 30 in two minutes. It's a promotion ahead of the winter Olympics in Russia.
We have bacon soda and baconnaise - that's bacon flavored mayonnaise. But apparently there are no limits to what bacon can be. Now we have bacon deodorant. The Seattle company J&D's Food has produced Power Bacon, a bacon-scented deodorant stick coming out just in time for the holidays. So for the bacon lover in your life, permission to sweat like a pig.
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Shopping anywhere could take a hit if 3D printing really takes off, by allowing users to print products at home.
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Yes, products like disposable underwear. It's the brain-child of an Israeli couple, whose 3D technology also enables them to print items like bandages or sportswear. Currently, the fabric printers run about $3 million, so maybe too steep for home use just now.
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The camaraderie that veterans talk about used to be true in Congress too — partly because many members had served in the military. But today's Congress has very few veterans in its ranks, about 20 percent, compared with more than three-quarters in the post-Vietnam era. What does that number mean politically.
Negotiators from Iran and a six-nation group are scheduled to resume talks on Iran's nuclear program in 10 days. Talks ended on Saturday after an agreement was not reached on an initial proposal to ease international sanctions against Tehran in return for some restraints on its nuclear program.
Alex Sugiura was featured, along with his brother and other mixed-race Americans, in the 125th anniversary issue of National GeographicMagazine in October. The brothers are of Japanese and Eastern European descent, but people often mistake Alex for Hispanic.
NPR continues a series of conversations about The Race Card Project, where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Every so often NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris will dip into those six-word stories to explore issues surrounding race and cultural identity for Morning Edition.
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The 69th Regiment Armory on East 25th Street may have seemed like an odd venue, but it was big enough to hold the 1,400-work exhibition. "There were lots of comparisons in 1913 of the Armory Show being a bomb from the blue, so the Armory is not inappropriate," says curator Kimberly Orcutt.
One hundred years ago in New York City, nearly 90,000 people came to see the future of art. The 1913 Armory Show gave America its first look at what avant-garde artists in Europe were doing. Today these artists are in major museums around the world, but in 1913, they were mostly unknown in America.
Navy veteran and firefighting rookie Kamil Mizinski, center right, trains with his team at the 16th Street Firehouse in Union City, N.J. "It's the same way [as the military], we sit around and wait for things to happen. We sit around the table [and] discuss stories. It's definitely a family atmosphere like the military is," says Mizinski.
A view of the exterior of the station. Battalion Chief Richard Hess says many of the vets really needed the job. "Some of them were having difficulty having jobs just like everybody else in this economy," he says. "Some of them had ... started working in careers that really weren't up to the expectation they had for ... what they want to do with their life."
Left to right, Andres Godoy, John Palombini, Kamil Mizinski, Greg Kemp and Capt. Bill Laban, have dinner at the 16th Street Firehouse. This day was Godoy's second day at the house. For Kemp, it was his 24th year.
Firefighter Mizinski was in the first group of veterans hired in 2012 by North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue. Many vets say after the military, they're still looking for a career with a sense of public service.
Veteran Kamil Mizinski rests up between calls. Shifts run from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. the next day. Fire chief Frank Montagne says he's looking to hire 10 to 20 more by the end of the year and into 2014. He says the vets are disciplined and skilled and their military background makes them well suited to the job.
Probationary firefighter and military veteran Victor Ramos gets truck driving practice near the 16th Street Firehouse in Union City, N.J. New Jersey's North Hudson Fire Department hired 43 veterans this year.