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A Rap Star And A Therapist Fight Female Genital Mutilation

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 1:03pm

They each were cut when they were young. As outspoken opponents of the practice, they're accused of going against their religion. (They're not.) And of being brainwashed by white women. (Also untrue.)

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NPR Reporter Reflects On Two Years In Afghanistan

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:52pm

Sean Carberry lived in Kabul from mid-2012 until the end of December 2014, covering the tumultuous political and security transition.

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As Temperatures Drop, Shelter Needs For Homeless Families Rise

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:52pm

A homeless crisis in D.C. mirrors the increased need for sheltering the homeless in several American cities. Administrations examine possible solutions before space and resources run out.

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Libya Today: 2 Governments, Many Militias, Infinite Chaos

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:49pm

Libya's internationally recognized government is struggling to operate from the small eastern city of Bayda, far from Tripoli. The government's fate reflects the chaos that reigns in Libya today.

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Making Music From NASA's Sound Archives

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:45pm

NASA has taken years of sound from its historic space flights and probe missions and put it online. That gave two musicians an idea.

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Mining An Asteroid? You'll Need A Space Lawyer For That

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:40pm

The space race is heating up again, but this time it's companies – not countries – that are fighting for position.

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