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Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia and other dignitaries attend a solemn Mass at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica on Sunday for the victims of the terror attacks that killed 14 people and wounded over 120 in Barcelona, Spain.
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 08:30

The service was held as authorities continue a manhunt for the 22-year-old Moroccan believed to be the driver of a van that plowed into pedestrians on a popular promenade.

Crews worked to remove the statue of Supreme Court judge and segregationist Roger Taney from the front lawn of the Maryland State House late Thursday night. Taney wrote the 1857 <em>Dred Scott</em> decision that defended slavery and said black Americans could never be citizens.
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 07:31

President Trump hasn't mentioned it as he's defended the memorabilia over the past week, but historians say the statues were originally built to send a clear message to black Americans.

In the upper reaches of the northern state of Uttarakhand, small villages are rain- and snow-fed. As snowfall has declined, farmers are starting to plant crops in winter, when fields would usually lie fallow.
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 06:59

Farmers are starting to grow new crops in winter, when their fields usually lie fallow. Meanwhile, air pollution, which contributes to climate change, is weakening India's solar energy production.

Abraham Lincoln warned that "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 06:59

President Eisenhower was not a fan of the 1954 Supreme Court order against segregated schools; but he sent the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Ark., to ensure it was enforced at Central High.

President Trump poses with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., during commencement at Liberty University May 13 in Lynchburg, Va.
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 06:11

A group of alumni from one of the nation's most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school's president for his continued alignment with President Trump.

Suat Keceli, left, a retired stockroom worker, and his barber Yasar Ayhan pose in Ayhan's barber shop in Kasimpasa, the Istanbul neighborhood where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan grew up. Keceli is a conservative Muslim who kept his daughter out of school when headscarves were banned in the classroom.
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 06:00

When Turkish children head back to school, something will be missing from their textbooks: any mention of evolution. The government is phasing in what it calls a values-based curriculum.

Modu Churi, who fled his village to escape Boko Haram last year, now earns a living by charging cellphones for displaced persons in northeast Nigeria.
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 06:00

A father of seven had to start over after his family was forced from home by Boko Haram. He found safety and a new job in a camp for displaced persons.

Lana Lokteff, pictured, runs an alt-right media company to promote her white nationalist ideologies. But<em> </em>critics say that kind of outspokenness from a growing number of female allies is at odds with how men in the movement view women's roles.
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 05:51

Women in the movement have built Internet presences around boosting white nationalist ideologies. But journalist Seyward Darby says that outspokenness is at odds with male white nationalists' ideas.

Vanessa Wauchope begins abdominal exercises in Leah Keller's class in San Francisco, Calif. Keller teaches an exercise, called "drawing in," to help strengthen abdominal muscles that tend to spread apart a bit during pregnancy.
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 04:00

NPR listeners had lots of questions after our story about diastasis recti, a medical condition of abdominal muscles that's common among new moms. Many wanted to know more about how to fix the problem.

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 22:58

Gregory, known for his sharp satire in the 1960s, was recently hospitalized. He was 84.

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 18:03

NPR's Dwane Brown checks in with the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito to hear how rural Trump supporters are reacting to the week's events.

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 17:10

The White House has had a tumultuous week. President Trump's comments about Charlottesville, Va., have been widely condemned, and the week ended with the ouster of White House strategist Steve Bannon.

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 17:10

After a week of turmoil and shake ups in the Trump administration, presidential historian Michael Beschloss discusses with NPR's Dwane Brown where this president stands compared to past leaders.

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 17:10

A week after violent clashes during a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va., today's "Free Speech" rally in Boston was met with massive counter-protests.

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 17:10

NPR's Dwane Brown talks with Rich Lowry, editor of The National Review, about Republicans' discomfort with President Trump espousing views commonly found in Breitbart News, a right-wing media outlet.

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