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When the author came out on Nigerian television, his parents were silent. But now he sees changes in their attitude — and in the anti-LGBT attitudes in his homeland as well.
July 19, 2015
Barbecue shrimp from Pascal's Manale is one of New Orleans' most beloved and copied dishes. Since it's hard to find head-on shrimp far from the Gulf, chef Mark DeFelice says use more spice.
July 19, 2015
The Huffington Post says it won't cover Donald Trump as a political story, despite his surge in the polls. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with The New York Times' Jeremy Peters about Trump's popularity.
July 19, 2015
The groups held dueling rallies in Columbia on Saturday a week after the furling of the Confederate battle flag. One side says white culture is under attack; the other says it's promoting black unity.
July 19, 2015
NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com about the "right to be forgotten" — requests to Google to remove evidence of one's digital footprint from the search engine.
July 19, 2015
California's drought and mandatory conservation measures are taking a toll on Los Angeles' green spaces. First to go were lawns, and now people are not watering their trees.
July 19, 2015
Following the Iran nuclear deal, the defense secretary visits Israel, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former diplomat Dennis Ross about U.S. allies' objections to the pact.
July 19, 2015
The U.S. will reopen its embassy in Havana Monday. Wayne S. Smith was there when it closed in 1961. He was later in charge of the U.S. Interests Section. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Smith.
July 19, 2015
Outside one of the crime scenes in Chattanooga, the community has created a memorial for the military men who died in Thursday's shooting. Nearby is another tribute, in an unexpected place.
July 19, 2015
The statement from Mohammod Abdulazeez's family expresses "shock, horror, and grief" at the "heinous act of violence" that caused the deaths of five military service members
July 19, 2015
In a New York Times exclusive based on new documents related to a 2005 case, the comedian presents himself "as an unapologetic, cavalier playboy."
July 19, 2015
By targeting the process that creates toxic clumps of protein in brain cells, scientists hope to help not just Alzheimer's patients, but perhaps also people with Lewy Body dementia and Parkinson's.
July 19, 2015
During a World Surf League competition in Jeffreys Bay that was broadcast live on television, Australian surfer Mick Fanning has a heart-stopping moment.
July 19, 2015
Medical school graduates around San Francisco Bay are far less likely to pursue medical residencies than those in other parts of the country. Instead, many are heading to health technology ventures.
July 19, 2015
The GOP front runner has touched a raw nerve with his remarks about the Arizona senator's war record, prompting the national commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars to describe them as "despicable."
July 19, 2015
At a recent event, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met a Palestinian girl, who said she hoped to stay in Germany. When Merkel explained why she couldn't, the consolation proved less than effective.
July 17, 2015
A viral video by the Australian trick basketball team How Ridiculous demonstrates a property of physics can make the ball appear to momentarily defy gravity.
July 17, 2015
The loudest objections to the recent Iran nuclear deal have been coming from Israel. U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is traveling there this weekend, in a bid to reassure the riled American ally.
July 17, 2015
After Sandra Bland was discovered dead in her Texas jail cell this week, the county medical examiner ruled it a suicide. But her family is questioning that finding — and the FBI is investigating.
July 17, 2015
Over 1,600 acres of old-growth rainforest have burned in Washington's Olympic National Park. As Ashley Ahearn of KUOW reports, the wildfire is expected to persist through the rest of the summer.
July 17, 2015

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