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Led by a celebrated Yazidi fighter, a small band of Kurdish peshmerga survived a months-long ISIS onslaught. Unlike others in Syria and Iraq, this sacred place still stands, nearly unscathed.
February 13, 2015
People move to Austin's Mueller neighborhood to become part of a progressive community. But some black residents say they haven't always felt welcome — so Mueller decided to do something about it.
February 13, 2015
World Radio Day was created to celebrate the medium's ability to reach all corners of the globe, due to its affordability and portability. But how common are radios that still fit that description?
February 13, 2015
The latest episode of NPR's Invisibilia takes us online. Some people think interacting with these machines is changing us all — for better and worse.
February 13, 2015
One of the young students killed in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yusor Abu-Salha, spoke to StoryCorps last year with her former third grade teacher.
February 13, 2015
The widely read journalist died after collapsing in the newsroom, a colleague reported late Thursday. Carr was also known for his memoir, investigating his own addiction to alcohol and drugs.
February 12, 2015
Obama has been known to try to reach out to a younger generation by appearing on silly web videos. This is no exception.
February 12, 2015
Manning, convicted in the biggest leak of classified information in American history, announced she was a woman in the summer of 2013. This is the first time the military makes such an accommodation.
February 12, 2015
Markus Kaarma argued self-defense after shooting an unarmed German high school exchange student in his garage. But the judge ruled that Kaarma wasn't protecting his home, he "went hunting."
February 12, 2015
Kitzhaber has been engulfed in a strange influence-peddling scandal that has put the four-term governor in a politically precarious position. And the sage just got stranger.
February 12, 2015
A federal judge in Alabama has ruled that a probate judge in Mobile must issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
February 12, 2015
James Comey says both systematic and societal factors play a part in disconnect between law enforcement and communities of color.
February 12, 2015
American firms have about $2 trillion in overseas accounts — money they could be using to hire workers and pay dividends in the U.S. The president wants to encourage them to bring that money home.
February 12, 2015
Austin's Mueller neighborhood is a new-urbanist dream, designed to be convivial, walkable and energy-efficient. Every house has a porch or stoop, and all the cars are hidden away.
February 12, 2015
Two former network news chiefs reflect on the crisis facing NBC over the scandal involving suspended anchor Brian Willliams and question the fundamental role anchors play.
February 12, 2015
James Comey says the nation is at a crossroads when it comes to race and policing. He told students on Thursday that it's time for law enforcement and communities to face some hard truths.
February 12, 2015
Woods is currently ranked 62nd in the world, which is his lowest since joining the PGA tour nearly 20 years ago. Robert Siegel talks to Ron Sirak, a senior writer for Golf Digest.
February 12, 2015
First there was suited-up astronaut Leland Melvin posing with his dogs. Now, a Space Station crew set for launch in September has donned Jedi robes.
February 12, 2015
On Thursday, President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act. Is it enough? Rachel Martin puts that question to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.
February 12, 2015
The company is introducing a new policy that allows users to appoint an executor who will keep their account active posthumously.
February 12, 2015

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