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ISIS Officials In Libya Work To Expand Their Territory

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to Washington Post Cairo Bureau Chief Sudarsan Raghavan about how the Islamic State is pushing to expand its self-proclaimed caliphate to Libya.

Italian Quake Victims Question Who's To Blame For Buildings' Failure

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 4:00am

The law in Italy provides primary homeowners special funds to make dwellings safer in the event of a quake. But it doesn't apply to second homes. The majority of homes in Amatrice were second homes.

In Brazil, Dilma Rousseff To Take The Stand In Her Impeachment Trial

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 4:00am

Suspended president Dilma Rousseff testifies Monday before lawmakers in the trial over her alleged fiscal mismanagement and corruption. She's accused of making the economy look better than it was

For Some Trump Loyalists, It's Personality Over Policy

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 3:58am

At the opening of a new Trump campaign office in Nevada, Trump supporters say they support him, regardless of whether they agree with everything he says.

A Chocolate Pill? Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 3:54am

Chocolate lovers may agree cocoa is the food of the gods, but how strong is the evidence that it boosts heart health? Researchers are recruiting for a new study aimed at answering this question.

The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 3:54am

Don't be fooled by his mild PBS persona; the beloved painter was actually an exacting artist and businessman with — brace yourself — naturally straight hair.

When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 3:50am

In 1960, all of Chile shook violently for more than 10 minutes. That quake along the western coast of South America was so big it changed the way people see the world.

The Next President's Inbox: Challenges From Russia, China And Everywhere

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 2:31am

The next U.S. president faces a messy world, from a confrontational Russia to a rising China and a fractured Middle East. NPR looks at the election year debate over America's place in the world.

Juan Gabriel, The 'Divo Of Juarez,' Dies At 66

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 5:56pm

Juan Gabriel was a singular pop star who transcended borders and the trappings of gender.

At MTV's Video Music Awards, It's All About 'Moments'

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 5:45pm

This year's VMAs feature Rihanna, Beyonce, and four minutes of Kanye West doing whatever he wants — all vying for social-media dominance in the hours, days and weeks ahead.

Musicians 'Let It All Out' At MTV's Video Music Awards

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 4:10pm

Complex magazine writer Alex Gale talks about the more than 30-year history and previews what to expect for Sunday night's Video Music Awards on MTV.

Marking The 53rd Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 4:10pm

On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Colin Kaepernick Is Just The Latest Athlete To Make A Strong Political Statement

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 4:10pm

Newly retired New York Times columnist Bill Rhoden discusses NFL player Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand during the national anthem and past political activism by athletes.

Migrants Help In Relief Effort After Deadly Earthquake In Italy

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 4:10pm

Volunteers are helping respond to an earthquake in central Italy. Many of them are migrants from Africa, who came seeking asylum. Even in the relief effort, their presence in Italy is controversial.

Colombia And FARC Peace Deal Depends On The Will Of Voters

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 4:10pm

Colombia's government and the FARC rebels have signed a peace accord aimed at ending more than 50 years of conflict. But multiple steps remain, including a referendum, before the deal is implemented.

Impeachment Trial Begins For Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 4:10pm

The impeachment trial for suspended president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has begun. She is scheduled to testify before the Senate Monday.

Prevention 'Is The Key' In Fighting Zika, Surgeon General Says

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 4:10pm

The CDC advised pregnant women to avoid parts of Florida after cases of the Zika virus emerged there. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy talks about what people should know about how the virus can spread.

Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 4:10pm

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.

Worried About A Bleak Future, Climate Change Activists Hesitant To Have Kids

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 4:10pm

Given the increasingly dire predictions about the future, being a climate activist is stressful. Some say it's making them stress over something else — whether or not to have children.

'Cultural Mormons' Adjust The Lifestyle But Keep The Label

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 4:10pm

Some Mormons choose to leave the faith but not the community. And they are learning to tread new ground where belonging can exist sometimes without belief.




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