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The news follows an announcement on Friday that the German automaker, rocked by an emissions testing scandal, had appointed a new CEO.
Sep. 26, 2015
It may be surrounded by razor wire and checkpoints, but Baghdad's annual City of Peace Carnival attracts thousands to a huge riverside party to hear music, savor food and hope for a peaceful future.
Sep. 26, 2015
Francis will celebrate Mass, give a speech at Independence Hall and attend the World Meeting of Families today.
Sep. 26, 2015
Davis was honored at the Values Voter summit Friday in Washington, where she had lots of fans. The Kentucky clerk went to jail after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Sep. 26, 2015
The strain of coping with asylum seekers on their joint border is causing Serbia and Croatia to invoke retaliatory frontier restrictions — and recall their bitter political history.
Sep. 26, 2015
Since Syria's civil war, Brazil has quietly accepted more Syrian refugees than any other country in Latin America. Those refugees are now building new lives and connecting with Syrian history there.
Sep. 26, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner's resignation from Congress was embraced as a victory by the right wing of the Republican Party. Social conservatives celebrated the news at a conference in Washington.
Sep. 26, 2015
NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Jeff Brady in Philadelphia about the Pope's visit to the City of Brotherly Love.
Sep. 26, 2015
High above the Black Sea, villagers communicate across deep valleys using a whistled language. Elders are working to keep alive this tradition, which could have implications for brain science.
Sep. 26, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner shocked Washington on Friday when he said he would leave Congress by the end of October. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sue Davis about what's next for House Republicans.
Sep. 26, 2015
U.S. Central Command says the rebel fighters apparently turned over the equipment in return for safe passage in the region. Correspondent Tom Bowman tells NPR's Scott Simon more.
Sep. 26, 2015
This week over 700 people died in a stampede at the Hajj, inciting criticism from Iran of Saudi Arabia. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to analyst Gary Sick about what the incident means for the region.
Sep. 26, 2015
Prosecutors in Sicily are tracking the smuggling networks sending migrants into Italy. One of these prosecutors, Gery Ferarra, says smugglers are organized criminal groups much like the Cosa Nostra.
Sep. 26, 2015
From Jesus on a fish stick to the Virgin Mary on a grilled cheese, lots of people report seeing the faces of religious figures in their food. It turns out, our brains may be wired to work this way.
Sep. 26, 2015
NPR's Sylvia Poggioli has been traveling with the pope all week — averaging three hours of sleep per night. Here's what it's like being among the 76 journalists following Pope Francis.
Sep. 26, 2015
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO defended her business record in the latest Republican presidential debate. But is her past an asset or a hindrance?
Sep. 26, 2015
John Boehner isn't new to crying. But this week, with some help from the pontiff, we may have reached peak #BoehnerTears.
Sep. 26, 2015
U.S. Central Command says the rebel fighters apparently turned over the equipment in return for safe passage in the region.
Sep. 25, 2015
In the ad for Verizon's backup generators, Luke McCown says, "I bet if they just had the chance, some of those backups would really shine." With starter Drew Brees injured, McCown gets his chance.
Sep. 25, 2015
Each year American consumers buy and then never eat 1.3 billion pounds of fish and shellfish, according to a new study. Fishermen, retailers and processors waste a lot of fish, too.
Sep. 25, 2015

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