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Our writer hated it as a child. Now she loves it: Fill pitcher, pour over head. It's a great way to stay cool in a place where water isn't always running. Maybe you should put it on your bucket list.
July 25, 2014
The destruction of the holy site has drawn criticism from the Sunni allies of the so-called Islamic State and may cause a rift between the Sunni groups.
July 25, 2014
The Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens in the shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, is also negotiating to send 40 unarmed police to the site in eastern Ukraine.
July 25, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry wants fighting to stop temporarily as Ramadan ends this weekend. Both Israel and Hamas are considering the proposal.
July 25, 2014
The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with a record-sized video display and luxury cabanas with swimming pools. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.
July 25, 2014
In the wake of Arizona's botched execution, Steve Inskeep talks with Amherst professor Austin Sarat, author of the recent book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty.
July 25, 2014
International observers and air-crash experts visited previously unexamined pieces of the Malaysia Airlines wreckage Thursday and made some disturbing discoveries, including unrecovered human remains and what may be shrapnel holes in the plane's fuselage.
July 25, 2014
The holy month of Ramadan comes to an end early next week with a celebratory feast, and Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping for a holiday cease-fire in Gaza. He proposed a seven-day truce.
July 25, 2014
Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
July 25, 2014
One of the most conservative members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, is defending his seat against state Sen. Jim Tracy, who is making the most of the incumbent's personal scandals.
July 25, 2014
Renee Montagne talks with former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell for an update on the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April by the extremist group Boko Haram.
July 25, 2014
Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.
July 25, 2014
President François Hollande said that all 116 people died and that one black box had been recovered. France's interior minister said weather likely contributed to the crash.
July 25, 2014
Tony La Russa, who won more games than any MLB manager in the past 60 years, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Links to steroids have kept notable players of his from getting that recognition.
July 25, 2014
Roger Alvarez didn't make it to graduation, but he still wants to thank his high school English teacher. (This StoryCorps interview first aired January 29, 2012 on Weekend Edition.)
July 25, 2014
The MD-83 aircraft, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from radar in bad weather less than an hour after it took off; 116 people were aboard.
July 25, 2014
The Wisconsin Republican is rolling out a plan that he says will fight poverty more effectively than the programs launched by former President Johnson's War on Poverty, but progressives are skeptical.
July 24, 2014
Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.
July 24, 2014
The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.
July 24, 2014
So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
July 24, 2014

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