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Sun, 06/14/2015 - 08:03

At her first major campaign rally Saturday, Hillary Clinton struck a populist tone, pushing for a more inclusive economy and policies such as paid family leave and equal pay for women.

Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaks to the crowd after a swearing-in ceremony at green square in Khartoum, earlier this month. A South African court has ordered al-Bashir, who is attending an African Union summit in Johannesburg, to be detained on an international war crimes warrant.
Sun, 06/14/2015 - 07:53

The court's decision to prevent visiting President Omar Hassan al-Bashir from leaving the country is at odds with the South African leader's promise of immunity.

A man shoots a tranquilizer dart to put a hippopotamus to sleep at a flooded street in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Sunday. At least eight people died and several are missing as a result of heavy rainfall and floods overnight in the Georgian capital.
Sun, 06/14/2015 - 06:52

The rising waters wrecked the animals' enclosures, sending tigers, lions, bears, wolves and at least one hippo into the streets of the Georgian capital.

Jeb Bush speaking in Germany days before his expected official launch of his presidential campaign.
Sun, 06/14/2015 - 06:03

Jeb Bush is the son of a president and the brother of another, but there's more to know about the former Florida governor — and how different he is than the two past Bush presidents.

Potato swirls at 626 Night Market in Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.
Sun, 06/14/2015 - 04:43

Evening markets are a common sight throughout Asia, where delicious aromas regularly beckon hungry shoppers. Now night markets are popping up here in cities across the U.S.

A medical staff member wearing a protective suit waits to enter an isolation ward for patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, MERS, in South Korea.
Sun, 06/14/2015 - 04:35

After a bungled initial response to the virus, South Korea's president not only has to win back public trust, but leaders are scrambling to keep the prized South Korean economy from struggling.

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:21

BBC reporter Ghadi Sary speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about secretly filmed videos obtained of harrowing conditions in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which is controlled by the self-declared Islamic State.

Greg Kay decided to raise his son Linken, 10, to speak Esperanto as his native tongue. When Greg was younger, he traveled around South Korea, biking between Esperanto-speaking homes.
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:21

A hundred years ago, a Polish physician created a language that anyone could learn easily. The hope was to bring the world closer together. Today Esperanto speakers say it's helpful during travel.

U.S. Bradley fighting vehicles take part in a joint exercise with Georgia at a military base near Tbilisi. Bradleys would be deployed to NATO member states in Eastern Europe and the Baltics if a Pentagon proposal is approved.
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 16:15

The proposal, which requires approval from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and President Obama, would put also place equipment in the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:59

The Cuyahoga County prosecutor said he released the report because transparency is necessary "for an intelligent discussion of the important issues raised by this case."

Fans react as Foo Fighters band member Dave Grohl falls from the stage during the band's concert at Nya Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Friday.
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 14:12

Dave Grohl fell off a stage during a concert in Goteburg, Sweden, but returned after a visit to the hospital and finished the gig with his leg in a cast.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters Saturday on Roosevelt Island in New York.
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 12:48

The former first lady, senator and secretary of state called for a new era of prosperity for all Americans and an end to Republican policies that favor the rich.

Dawn at the now closed Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba.
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 10:00

It is the first such release in five months from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the first to be approved by Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

Clinton Correctional Facility, where two prisoners escaped last week, was built in the 1840s in Dannemora, N.Y. The prison historian says inmates have frequent access to tools, supplies, and information about how the prison works.
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 09:35

Inmates at the prison where two murderers escaped a week ago regularly use power tools for maintenance chores, and when they behave, can earn tiny plots of land for cookouts and gardens.

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 09:35

Chicago is a Democratic stronghold, and the South Side neighborhood is no exception. But Pastor Corey Brooks tells NPR's Scott Simon that the Democrats have failed his friends and neighbors.


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