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Heavy rains on Thursday and Friday in the state triggered flooding, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people.
April 04, 2015
Some of those arrested in connection with Thursday's deadly attack on a university in the country's east were reportedly trying to flee to neighboring Somalia, where the extremist group is based.
April 04, 2015
The third in a set of four lunar eclipses that began a year ago and will finish in late September could be seen from the U.S. East Coast to Asia.
April 04, 2015
There has been a spate of religious movies and documentaries from Killing Jesus to Going Clear. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Rev. Gary Hall of the National Cathedral in Washington.
April 04, 2015
Students in the eastern Kenyan town of Garissa were slaughtered by al-Shabab fighters. The audacious attack in a town home to a military base has raised concerns about intelligence failures.
April 04, 2015
With just over a month to go before general elections in Britain on May 7, snap polls show no clear front runner as the countdown begins.
April 04, 2015
The Silk Road was a website that sold illegal drugs, until it was shut down. Now two federal agents on the case have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and falsifying government documents.
April 04, 2015
Iran and the West have very different views on the outcome of Iran's nuclear negotiations, which concluded this week. Iran is having a much easier time of selling the deal to audiences back home.
April 04, 2015
Nigerians have elected a former military strongman to be their next president. Muhammadu Buhari, who insists he's a changed man, says his first order of business will be to crush Boko Haram militants.
April 04, 2015
Saudi Arabia is taking huge risks by staging military operations in Yemen. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Middle East expert Thomas Lippman about the battle over Shiite Iran's power in the region.
April 04, 2015
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist John Burns has announced his retirement. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Burns about four decades of reporting for the New York Times.
April 04, 2015
Wal-Mart conquered the suburbs, but its future may lie in smaller stores in dense city neighborhoods. And in our grab-and-go times, freshly prepared meals are a big part of its urban strategy.
April 04, 2015
In South Africa's townships, entrepreneurs lack the basic necessities of an office, such as electricity and water. Enter Hutspace. "Damn," one of them said on his first visit. "This is a cool space."
April 04, 2015
More than 40 years ago, the communities wove together their stories of enslavement and liberation to create a new Passover ritual.
April 04, 2015
The NYPD is denying allegations that officers were forced to make a certain number of warrantless stops, and faced retaliation from superiors when they didn't.
April 04, 2015
Brady, whose work helped passed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act , died of pneumonia on Friday. She was 73.
April 03, 2015
Comics posing as chefs have written a book with sensational recipes and explanations of essential tools like the "spankler." It's designed to "spank the food if it does anything wrong."
April 03, 2015
Some big U.S. employers are giving their lowest-paid employees a raise. That's helped make low-wage workers one of the only segments of the workforce seeing an increase in pay.
April 03, 2015
One of New York City's thorniest political issues is over how to make its elite high schools more representative. A new study says that many popular proposals won't help diversity — and might hurt it.
April 03, 2015
This week, we go old school with an excerpt from the book Visiting Hours and then we cheat and go new school pointing to a New York Times video series about Tehran.
April 03, 2015

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