With Turkey saying that Russian military aircraft violated its airspace twice this weekend, NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says of the trespass, "This is unacceptable." Stoltenberg has said he doubts Russia's explanation that it was an accident.

At issue, most recently, is the Turkish military's allegation that on Sunday, "a MiG-29 plane of unidentified nationality for five minutes and 40 seconds kept two Turkish F-16 planes on its radar as potential targets," reports the Russian news agency Tass.

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Pampering your skin is always a good idea.  Drinking enough water and using lotions and oils will hydrate your skin.  But if you find store bought products to be full of unknown chemicals, sulfates, and parabens, then try making your own cosmetics.  Here is a recipe for an avocado face mask that will hydrate your skin and restore a healthy glow!  Start with two teaspoons of fresh mashed avocado, add one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of olive oil, and one teaspoon or kefir or plain yogurt.

Shortly after NPR's team of journalists — Kelly McEvers, Encarni Pindado and I — arrived in El Salvador to report on how young women are being affected by gang violence, we received a grim phone call from a local colleague who knew about our assignment.

He told us a 15-year-old girl had been shot dead in broad daylight on a main avenue.

Her name was Marcela. When we arrived, her body was lying by a busy avenue clogged up by slow morning traffic. She looked almost peaceful, like she was resting, her legs on the avenue, her head on the curb.

Even though President Obama has not yet released details on the Trans-Pacific Partnership announced Monday, supporters and opponents are making their voices heard — at full volume.

Business leaders and interest groups hope their impassioned pleas will sway Congress, which must vote on the proposed deal next year.

This is what the cheers sounded like:

Two scientists from Canada and Japan have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 for opening "a new realm in particle physics," the Nobel Prize committee says. Working far apart, both Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald showed how neutrinos shift identities like chameleons in space.

It’s popular, in some circles, to find links between creative genius and mental illness. Among composers, Robert Schumann—who attempted suicide after years of inner torment—is usually Exhibit A, but there are others who are regularly mentioned, as well. My own view is that the so-called link is no link at all. 

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