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Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:03

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Lynn Cooper, director of the Drug and Alcohol Division at Pennsylvania's Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, about the Senate GOP healthcare bill.

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:03

In anticipation for Eid, U.S. Representative André Carson, D-Ind., Buzzfeed News reporter Hannah Allam and CAIR Executive Director for the Cleveland chapter Julia Shearson look back at this Ramadan.

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:03

The Unitarian Universalists are among the most liberal of all religious denominations in America. Activists have denounced what they see as white supremacy in the church and are changing leadership.

A Yemeni child suspected of having cholera sits outside a makeshift hospital in the capital, Sanaa, earlier this month. World health authorities say that of the more than 1,300 people who have died of the disease, a quarter have been children.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 14:42

World health authorities say the war-torn nation now has upwards of 200,000 suspected cases, and that number is increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. A quarter of those who have died are children.

Zindler expresses shock at her pup's confident plop — in the middle of the competition.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:00

At least that's the assessment of judges in Petaluma, Calif., where the mastiff took the crown at this year's World's Ugliest Dog Contest. And she defeated some formidable pupposition (also pictured).

Pakistani security officials inspect the site of an explosion in Quetta on Friday. All told, dozens of people were killed Friday in several cities across Pakistan.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:35

Between twin bombings at a Parachinar market, a car bombing near a police office in Quetta and a shooting in Karachi, Pakistan is reeling from attacks claimed by several extremist groups.

The confluence of the St. Croix, top, and Mississippi Rivers, bottom, is seen from the air on May 31, 2012.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:48

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

Officials evacuate residents of the Chalcots Estate, in London's Camden borough on Friday evening. Camden's local council decided to evacuate the hundreds of households due to safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in Grenfell Tower.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:49

Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

Slobodan Simic, a former Serbian parliamentarian, now runs the largest donkey farm in eastern Europe, located fifty miles from Belgrade. He's trying to finance the protection of the Balkan donkey by selling donkey-milk products, which are said to promote health and beauty.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:39

Donkey milk is as rare as hen's teeth. And at $10 a cup, it's expensive, too. But a Serbian farmer has found a market for this elixir for use in cheese, infant formula, skin cream and even chocolate.

The cladding used in a 2016 refurbishing of Grenfell Tower in London helped last week's fatal fire spread. The combustible material is permitted in some parts of the U.S.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:03

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.

Philippine Sen. Leila de Lima, a former human rights commissioner and one of President Rodrigo Duterte's most vocal opponents, waves to supporters after appearing at a court in suburban Manila on Feb. 24. She was arrested on drug-related charges that she denies.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:08

Leila de Lima, 57, was jailed in February on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders, after she launched a Senate investigation into Duterte's bloody war on drugs. It's not the first time they've tangled.

Steve Peavey at home.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:01

Meyers Chuck is off the grid, with no roads or cars; just a sprinkling of houses on the water, and a post office that's the social hub of town.

Rooftop Republic's Pol Fàbrega (left) and Andrew Tsui stand with client Gina Ma (center) amid the rooftop garden of a French restaurant in central Hong Kong.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:01

In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.

One of the secondary symptoms Greg deals with is paranoia, even when he knows his is not a rational fear.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:01

Many people with Alzheimer's suffer medical and mental health issues that have nothing to do with memory loss, including slow healing, incontinence, paranoia and depression.

Echis carinatus — aka the carpet viper — is a venomous species that strikes humans in parts of the Middle East and Africa.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 06:00

They claim about 100,000 lives a year. WHO has now put snakebites on its list of "neglected tropical diseases."

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