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The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement seeks to pressure Israel to stop building West Bank settlements. Laurie Goodstein of The New York Times explains the latest group to consider BDS.
May 15, 2016
Interfaith marriage is on the rise, putting parents in a tough spot to choose one religion to pass to their kids. Rami Ayyub reports on a Maryland Sunday school that says it's possible to have both.
May 15, 2016
NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik, Wired's Issie Lapowsky and Ethan Zuckerman of MIT discuss allegations of bias against Facebook and social media's role in the news business.
May 15, 2016
It's that time of year when TV networks decide which shows to cancel and which to renew for the 2016-2017 season. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans gives an update on the new and canceled shows.
May 15, 2016
"Ignorance is not a virtue," the president told Rutgers University graduates, in an apparent critique of Donald Trump. He called for embracing an interconnected world over building walls.
May 15, 2016
It's another sign that President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi will not tolerate dissent. Demonstrating without government permission is illegal in Egypt. The protests last month were small, but significant.
May 15, 2016
Ukraine's Jamala is this year's winner with a haunting song about the mass deportation of Crimean Tartars during World War II. Politics are never far from the surface at the European song contest.
May 15, 2016
It's customer and staff complaints that did away with the model to start, but that's also what's bringing the tradition back to restaurants that've been experimenting with the policy to even out pay.
May 15, 2016
Brazil is facing questions after ousting its first female President. The largest nation in Latin America is dealing with a huge corruption scandal that's engulfing its business and political elite.
May 15, 2016
Saudi Arabia recently presented a vision for the future of the kingdom. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Thomas Lippman of the Middle East Institute about the most ambitious part of the plan.
May 15, 2016
A British woman who was sent home from work for not wearing high heels has launched a petition asking that it be illegal for a company to require women to wear them.
May 15, 2016
Bobby Ellerbee tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer that he bonded with his much-younger University of Georgia classmates over the cartoon "Squidbillies," on which he voices the sheriff.
May 15, 2016
Supporters of North Carolina's "bathroom law" say it blocks sexual predators' access to victims. There's little evidence backing that, while research suggests transgender people face greater threats.
May 15, 2016
In the parched fields of India's central states, the district of Beed in Maharashtra has been buffeted by a multi-year cycle of drought. One widow tells her story of coping with drought and loss.
May 15, 2016
At only 78 pages long, Carlo Rovelli's "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics" is certainly that. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about modern physics.
May 15, 2016
A new study finds that wealthier people spend less time socializing. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Emily Bianchi of Emory University about how income levels affect how people spend their time.
May 15, 2016
A new report on swaddling raised alarm for many new parents, but Joy Victory of HealthNewsReview.org tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer they needn't worry.
May 15, 2016
Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg recently reflected on how hard it is to "lean in" without a supportive partner by her side. Lisa Gottlieb is also a single mom, and she understands the challenge well.
May 15, 2016
Graduation time is here and that means those folks who read names at graduation ceremonies are busy practicing. MIT takes pronunciation very seriously — but they'll still get some of them wrong.
May 15, 2016
The new exhibition features the likes of Billie Holiday and other jazz greats, from the 1920s to today. Photos, papers, video and scores are on display and will travel to Los Angeles later this year.
May 15, 2016

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