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Serena Williams Wins Australian Open For 19th Grand Slam Title
The tennis superstar beat Russia's Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3 7-6 (7-5). She is now third in a list of Grand Slam singles champs.
An Arctic Institution, Sweden's Ice Hotel Turns 25
This year marks 25 years of the original Ice Hotel, carved from snow and ice bricks in far northern Sweden. It's also an annual art contest, where visiting artists sculpt and created their own rooms.
Rod McKuen, The Cheeseburger To Poetry's Haute Cuisine
Poet Rod McKuen was loved by millions but mocked by literary critics. He died this week at age 81.
In LA, Women Build A Mosque Where They Can Call To Prayer
A women-led mosque held its first jumma'a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith's women.
Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Drags On Into WInter
Government troops are locked in a fierce battle with Russian-backed separatists, while civilians suffer freezing cold. Correspondent Corey Flintoff shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.