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The funeral for slain police officer Rafael Ramos was held today. Ramos, along with his partner, was gunned down by a man said to be avenging the killings of black men at the hands of police.

Prospective jurors can be dismissed for lateness, the financial burden of taking off work, or any number of other reasons. Add race as a consideration and jury selection can take weeks to complete.

Bigfoot 4X4 is a legend in the monster truck world, but another truck is challenging its claim as first car crusher. The bragging rights are big deal in what has become a multibillion-dollar industry.

Some Cuban-American families are rejoicing at the possibility of visiting their homeland, but not everyone has embraced President Obama's new policy toward the island nation.

The State Department's special envoy responsible for moving detainees out of Guantanamo Bay resigned this week. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Cliff Sloan about progress in closing the prison.

Rina Meutia survived the devastating tsunami 10 years ago in Indonesia's Banda Aceh. She talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the immediate aftermath and how the region has changed since then.

The country has suffered from graft and poverty since the fall of communism 25 years ago. Can a new president and an anti-corruption crusader make a difference?

NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with WNYC's Ilya Marritz about Saturday's funeral for Rafael Ramos, one of two New York City police officers killed by a gunman who was targeting law enforcement.

Dr. Ian Crozier was Emory University Hospital's sickest Ebola patient; his kidneys failed and he was on life support. He made a miraculous recovery and says the illness made him a better physician.

"We like Iraq, but Iraq doesn't like us," says a displaced Christian man. He's just one of example of religious minorities who have been dislodged from parts of Iraq where they have ancient roots.

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