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The federal program, which would pay for catastrophic damage if a U.S. city was attacked again, is up for renewal this year and some have begun to worry that it may be in trouble.

It's called chikungunya. And it causes severe joint pain that can last for months. A quarter of a million people have caught the virus in the Caribbean. So how big a problem will it be stateside?

In the city of Jericho in the West Bank, there's a new home that looks like it might be from another planet. But in fact, its designers took pains to use materials that were as local as possible.

Derek Williams' dad was around when he was growing up, but it was his mom, he says, who taught him what it takes to be a good man. When she died in 2009, he had to learn from both parents' examples.

In the remote cluster of rocks in the North Sea, knitting is a deeply ingrained tradition that stretches back for centuries — and persists despite the money that oil and gas have brought to Shetland.

For more on the Palestinian reaction to recent tensions with Israel, Robert Siegel speaks with Mkhaimer Abu Sada, a political science professor at Al-Azhar University in Gaza City.

Ahmed Abu Khattalah, a suspect charged in connection with the 2012 Benghazi attacks, had a hearing Wednesday in Washington, D.C. After a public defender outlined her arguments in Khattalah's defense, the judge ordered that he be detained.

The independent Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has offered recommendations on how to reform one of the surveillance programs deployed by the National Security Agency. The privacy board found that the program, which was revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, is constitutional and free of abuse, but it's still proposing reforms.

Files detailing Nebraska's homesteading history have been digitized and are now available to the public. The milestone's part of a larger effort by the Homestead Digitization Project to put all homesteading documents from around the U.S. online. For more on the subject, Robert Siegel speaks with historian Blake Bell from the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Neb.

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians are as high as they have been in years, following the killings of three Israeli teens and the death of a young Palestinian.

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