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In Southern India, The Spirit Of Ramadan Is Served In A Bowl Of Porridge

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 7:00am

To break the fast at sunset, mosques distribute nombu kanji, a lightly spiced rice and lentil porridge, to worshipers and the poor. The meal epitomizes the Muslim holy month's spirit of giving.

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In Egypt, Gunmen Open Fire On Coptic Christians

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:52am

The attack occurred in Minya, a province some 160 miles south of Cairo where many of Egypt's Christians live.

Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:08am

James scored 35 points to replace Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader. The points helped the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics for a return trip to the NBA Finals.

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Just Cats Veterinary Clinic Is Looking For A Cat Lady Or A Cat Man

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:06am

The clinic advertised for a "cat cuddler." Qualifications include gentle hands that calm a nervous cat and an ability to understand different types of purring.

'Dallas Morning News' Apologizes For 40-Year-Old 'Star Wars' Error

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:02am

In its 1977 review, the Dallas Morning News called Chewbacca a "Wookie." Now, on the film's 40th anniversary, the long national nightmare has ended. The correct spelling is "Wookiee."

Attack On Coptic Christians Kills At Least 24 In Egypt

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 5:42am

The attack occurred in Minya, a province some 160 miles south of Cairo where many of Egypt's Christians live.

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Donald McGahn, Top Lawyer In White House, Sits At The Center Of Controversy

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 5:00am

Lawyers are dissecting the performance of White House counsel Donald McGahn — and the top lawyer at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is getting mixed reviews amid several Trump administration controversies.

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Have U.S. Leaks On The Manchester Bombing Damaged Relations With Britain?

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

British officials are fuming about U.S. leaks of the terror probe. Rachel Martin talks to Matt Tait, CEO of U.K.-based Capital Alpha Security, who says the close intelligence relationship has soured.

LeBron James Breaks Michael Jordan's Playoff Scoring Record

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers has passed Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader. Rachel Martin and Steve Inskeep have more.

Humanitarian Groups: Libya's Coast Guard Is Interfering With Migrant Rescues

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Rachel Martin talks to Marcela Kreey of Doctors Without Borders about the dozens of migrants who drowned trying to reach Europe this week. The Libyan Coast Guard is accused of robbing migrants.

Trump's Budget Proposes Six Weeks Paid Parental Leave

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the conservative Independent Women's Forum about the provision in President Trump's budget for paid family leave.

When Foreign Trip Is Over, Trump Will Again Face Dometic Controversies

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Scandals — such as the Russian investigation — have taken a toll on the president's approval ratings. One part of the electorate, however, is sticking with Trump, and that is his core supporters.

Amid Assault Charges, Republican Gianforte Wins Montana's House Seat

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Republican Greg Gianforte claimed victory in a special election for Congress Thursday despite an election eve assault charge for allegedly body-slamming a reporter.

Immigrant Families Find Soccer Shockingly Expensive To Play In The U.S.

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Across much of the globe, soccer is played by the rich and the poor. A Latino soccer club in New Hampshire is helping immigrant children in the U.S. play what has become an expensive sport.

Manchester Bombing Probe Focuses On Libya And ISIS' Presence There

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sudarsan Raghavan, the Cairo bureau chief for "The Washington Post," about the links between the Manchester suicide bomber and Libya.

Chicago Could Lose Federal Funds Under Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Order

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Several regions threatened with cuts to federal funding over immigration policies say they will not be bullied by the Trump administration. They maintain enforcing federal immigration laws is illegal.

Battle To Wrest ISIS From Iraqi City Of Mosul Enters More Intense Phase

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Iraqi forces say they're closing in on the final ISIS-held neighborhoods of Mosul. But the question of how to deal with civilians there looms large.

News Brief: Results Of Montana Special Election, Trump Trip Winds Down

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Greg Gianforte wins Montana's special election for its congressional seat. The GOP win may have implications for the 2018 midterms. Trump attends the summit of the world's big industrial powers.

Can Comfort Care At The ER Help Older People Live Longer And Suffer Less?

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:57am

Many older patients have problems that an emergency room is ill-equipped to handle, but often there is nowhere else to go. So some hospitals are adding palliative care consultants to the front lines.

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Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates To Embrace Globalism, 'A Sense Of Purpose'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:50am

The Facebook CEO said fighting authoritarianism and nationalism is "the struggle of our time." Some have speculated he may run for office, though Zuckerberg has denied it.

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