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The home of Paul MacLeod — with its Elvis shrine and offbeat owner — drew tourists to the postcard town of Holly Springs, Miss. Now, a tragedy has left the town reeling and debating the home's fate.

The city is losing about 100 officers a year to retirements and resignations. To beef up the force, New Orleans is speeding up background checks and relaxing some requirements for the job.

Amid ongoing tension over the shooting death of an unarmed teen, churches are telling their parishioners that now is the time for tough conversations.

Israel forbids Gazan boats from going more than a few miles from shore, where the fish are few and small. Israel says the blockade is for security; Palestinians say it's illegal.

In 1976, Dr. David Heymann of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine helped curb the first Ebola outbreak in what was then Zaire. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday and enforced a five-hour curfew. The night ended with tear gas and arrests of some protesters.

New York Times journalist Alissa Rubin was injured in a helicopter crash in northern Iraq last week. NPR's Linda Wertheimer has an update on her recovery.

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power about her recent trip to South Sudan.

American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.

A week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, the situation in Ferguson, Mo., remains tense. Protesters took to the streets again overnight, and there were reports of looting.

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