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Sun, 05/21/2017 - 17:31

President Trump delivered a speech to Muslim leaders today gathered in Saudi Arabia on the need to unite to fight radical ideology.

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 17:31

Religious scholar and Muslim author Reza Aslan talks with NPR's Michel Martin about President Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia saying his speech was not consistent with his actions and words in the U.S.

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 17:31

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Muslim-American and Trump supporter Asra Nomani about her reactions to the President's speech in Saudi Arabia.

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 17:31

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti about how the Chinese government has been dismantling CIA operations in the country by killing or imprisoning CIA informants.

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 17:31

President Trump goes to Jerusalem Monday and will visit some of the most delicate spots in the region. He pledges to help make peace, but the Israelis and Palestinians haven't held talks in years.

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 17:31

The Apostolic Palace is the traditional residence of the Pope inside Vatican City, but Pope Francis chose not to live there. President Trump will meet with the Pope later this week.

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 17:31

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with three generations of African-American police officers from Indianapolis: Clarence White Sr., Clarence White Jr. and Rodney White Jr. for our series: Generations.

President Trump delivers a speech Sunday to the Arab Islamic American Summit  in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 10:34

In his first foreign trip as president, Trump stressed to leaders of Arab and Muslim-majority countries that "nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them."

The Gab.ai home page cites the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:20

Criticized for being affiliated with the alt-right, the social site Gab now reports 170,000 users. It has found a niche among some conservatives and others who feel stifled by Facebook and Twitter.

Cloud eggs: It's not just Instagrammers who find them pretty. Chefs of the 17th century whipped them up, too. Then, as now, they were meant to impress.
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:20

The fanciful dish was meant to impress nearly 400 years ago, so don't roll your eyes at photos of these pretty edibles: They're actually a time-honored tradition tinged with a bit of kitchen science.

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:24

The missile traveled approximately 310 miles, according to South Korean officials.

Dr. Dilan Ellegala, left, supervises Dr. Emmanuel Nuwas of Tanzania as he inserts a shunt in a baby with hydrocephalus. Ellegala has played a key role in training local doctors, as described in the new book <em>A Surgeon in the Village. </em>Early on, he trained a hospital staffer who wasn't a doctor to do brain surgery.
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:00

It's not the way things usually go. But at the time, Dr. Dilantha Ellegala felt he had no other options if patients were to get the help they needed.

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff greets Samira Ahsan and her mother Sharifa Jahan at a campaign office as he runs for Georgia's 6th Congressional District in a special election.
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:00

Women are fueling a nationwide "resistance," and they're also fueling the campaign of Democratic newcomer Jon Ossoff, while Republican Karen Handel wins conservatives with her pro-life politics.

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 05:29

It's hard to know how schools of choice — charter or private — are performing. Researchers say that's precisely because they are schools of choice. But here's what we do know.

Protesters with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), including a costumed tiger, gathered at City Hall in Los Angeles last year to call on the city to prohibit circuses from using tigers, lions, and other wild animals in their acts. Circuses have been a target of PETA since it was founded in 1980.
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 04:23

After decades of working on animal rights, some activists believe the movement has finally hit the mainstream, in part fueled by social media. It's changing American culture and the economy.

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