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A hot wind blows from the Sahara Desert across West Africa each winter. This year, the clouds of sand are so thick that flights are grounded, cocoa trees are suffering and everyone has a cough.
February 28, 2015
The organization, an offshoot of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood, controls the Gaza Strip.
February 28, 2015
Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.
February 28, 2015
The opposition leader and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down in public on Friday.
February 28, 2015
Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.
February 28, 2015
President Obama late Friday signed a stopgap measure to keep the department running for another week, but the tussle over his executive action on immigration, linked to the funding, is not over yet.
February 28, 2015
Leonard Nimoy died Friday at the age of 83. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the man who was best known for his role as Spock.
February 28, 2015
Some Republicans have said that former Gov. Jeb Bush isn't conservative enough. This week he appeared before the Conservative Political Action Conference and made his case for a possible 2016 run.
February 28, 2015
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down in Moscow Friday night. Nemtsov was a longtime opposition leader and a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin. Putin condemned the killing.
February 28, 2015
Instead of settling low-value civil cases in court, a new report from the Civil Justice Council says these disputes should be settled online. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the author, Richard Susskind.
February 28, 2015
The United States hosted a second round of talks with Cuba aimed at restoring diplomatic ties and re-opening embassies.
February 28, 2015
Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.
February 28, 2015
A last-minute scramble to fund the Department of Homeland Security exposed rifts among Republicans. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Ailsa Chang about the latest battle in Congress.
February 28, 2015
Inside his dentist's office, Sadiqu al-Mousllie is treated like any other German. It's different when the Syrian-born man steps outside. He's trying to fight Islamophobia, one question at a time.
February 28, 2015
The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.
February 28, 2015
Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.
February 28, 2015
Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.
February 28, 2015
Inside his dentist's office, Sadiqu al-Mousllie is treated like any other German. It's different when the Syrian-born man steps outside. He's trying to fight Islamophobia, one question at a time.
February 28, 2015
The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.
February 28, 2015
Roberta Jacobson, the American diplomat leading the talks, said the talks were "productive and encouraging" and a U.S. embassy could open in Havana by April.
February 27, 2015

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