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Earlier this week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicated an advocate for female priesthood. This weekend, a Utah man who questioned church doctrine might face a similar fate.
June 27, 2014
Passenger pigeons used to be the most abundant bird in North America. But hunters drove them to extinction, and by 1914, only one was left. A century later, that pigeon, named Martha, is on exhibit.
June 27, 2014
Many indigenous Guatemalan children entering the U.S. alone speak little or no Spanish. This language barrier contributes to the complexity of the unfolding humanitarian crisis at the border.
June 27, 2014
Archbishop Emil Nona, the head of the Chaldean church in Mosul, Iraq, was out of town when ISIS captured his city. Now, he is going back to Mosul, as are some 50 Christian families. He knows the dangers, but he says he must tend his flock.
June 27, 2014
Thousands of foreign fighters are joining the fighting in Iraq and Syria. According to U.S. intelligence officials, the flow of foreign fighters includes a hefty contingent from the West. Why are so many Westerners are going, and will they bring the violence they learned abroad back home?
June 27, 2014
Ukraine's president has signed a historic trade and economic pact with the European Union, a move his predecessor rejected. The conflict that the first rejection sparked still simmers, with violence continuing in the country's east despite a shaky cease-fire.
June 27, 2014
For All Things Considered's series on men in America, NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji asked some guys about the objects that make them feel manly. We want to hear from you, too.
June 27, 2014
Gavrilo Princip helped spark World War I when he assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne a hundred years ago. In death, he's been a more potent symbol than he ever was in life.
June 27, 2014
The live vaccine nose spray protects children better, a federal panel says, but pediatricians aren't sold. They say it's too risky for the many children with asthma or compromised immunity.
June 27, 2014
To stop deaths from heat stroke, specialists say athletes and the rest of us should ease into a new sport, drink extra fluid, and — most importantly — get cool fast when body temperature spikes.
June 27, 2014
If Tuesday's match were played in beer, it seems that everyone would win. Here's some analysis to shed light on what the U.S. and Belgium bring to the table.
June 27, 2014
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was furious when EU leaders voted to nominate Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission. It raises questions about the U.K.'s future in the EU.
June 27, 2014
The child was brought to a treatment center in the back of a pickup truck with his dying mother. Doctors knew his condition was dire. But they thought that maybe they could save him.
June 27, 2014
When the administration created a task force to combat the ongoing collapse of the nation's bee population, it created more than a little buzz.
June 27, 2014
A high school chemistry teacher in the UK started honing his visual talents by making posters for students. Now his infographics about food science and chemistry basics are a hit on the web.
June 27, 2014
Saying that it wants to join an international treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, the U.S. announced today that it will no longer make "or otherwise acquire" anti-personnel mines.
June 27, 2014
The call Friday by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani came as Human Rights Watch said ISIS militants likely executed at least 160 unarmed men when they took the city of Tikrit.
June 27, 2014
Days after being bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez during a World Cup match Tuesday, Italy's Giorgio Chiellini says the four-month ban of Suarez is too harsh.
June 27, 2014
The economic deal, which comes as a tense ceasefire is set to expire Friday in Ukraine, also includes two other former Soviet states, Moldova and Georgia.
June 27, 2014
As the Iraqi army crumbled before militants this month, the nation's ethnic Kurds are taking back long-sought areas and revisiting the dream of declaring themselves an independent state.
June 27, 2014

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