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Sun, 03/26/2017 - 17:27

The state attorney general has raised constitutional questions about a public school's move to establish a room to accommodate all students and their religions. The debate has embroiled the community.

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 17:27

The Senate overturned Obama-era internet privacy rules. Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jeremy Gillula says the measure would make it easier for companies to share online activity without permission.

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 17:27

Martin Schulz, a former bookseller with no high school diploma, could become the next chancellor of Germany, thanks in part to an anti-Trump sentiment.

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 17:27

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with NFL commentator Bucky Brooks about former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's apparent difficulties finding a new team.

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 17:27

California put itself on a collision course with the Trump Administration as the state's clean air agency moved forward with stricter emissions requirements for trucks and cars.

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 10:36

Thousands turned out in Moscow and other cities in protest, demanding the prime minister's resignation. Police arrested organizer, anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny.

Pakistani security officials gather outside the devastated Marriott Hotel in Islamabad on September 21, 2008, following an overnight suicide bomb attack. The Pentagon announced yesterday that a recent airstrike had killed Qari Yasin, who was linked to the bombing.
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 10:23

The Pentagon said that Qari Yasin was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan. Yasin is linked to the 2008 bombing of a hotel in Islamabad and the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team.

Seema Parveen, 42, has been divorced by three different men. In India's Muslim community, a husband can divorce his wife by uttering the word <em>"talaq"</em> — Arabic for divorce.
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 09:59

To end his marriage, a Muslim man in India only needs to say 'talaq,' meaning divorce. A growing movement wants to change this practice.

Entomologist Nancy Miorelli holds two owl butterflies at the Mariposario in Mindo, Ecuador.
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 09:00

Nancy Miorelli posts photos of insects on her face on social media in hopes that the images will help normalize insects.

President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the Oval Office on Friday, March 24, 2017.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 07:49

Trump is known for his negotiating in real estate and show business, and the craft of the bluff was key to his Art of the Deal. But when this bluff was called, he did not have the cards or the votes.

INGA Wellbeing women's back-opening dress snap tape sleeves.
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 07:14

A trio of European women has launched INGA Wellbeing fashion line to help alleviate the dehumanizing experience many patients endure when wearing the traditional, uncomfortable hospital gowns.

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 07:00

Many patients like the convenience of being able to quickly consult a doctor by text or phone or webcam instead of heading to an urgent care clinic. But the cost of consultations can add up.

Liberal social justice organizations have received unprecedented donations since President Trump's election.
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 07:00

Progressive groups like Planned Parenthood have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since the election of Donald Trump. The challenge for these groups is to use the windfall effectively.

Hong Kong's new chief executive Carrie Lam waves after she won the Hong Kong chief executive election in Hong Kong on March 26, 2017. Hong Kong's new leader Carrie Lam pledged on March 26 to mend political rifts after winning a vote dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms.
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 06:37

Carrie Lam vowed to "heal the divide" in Hong Kong society. Protesters have demanded more autonomy, after Beijing has increasingly interfered in Hong Kong's affairs.

The Palestinian-Israeli movie <em>Bar Bahar</em> has won acclaim for its intimate portrayal of three Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv.
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 06:00

Maysaloun Hamoud's In Between highlights the challenges young Palestinian women face in Israel as they try to live amid contradictory expectations. Hamoud has received death threats since its release.

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