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PHOTOS: Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End

NPR News - 2 hours 44 min ago

For many Muslims around the world, Sunday marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, a time of prayer and celebration. Here's a peek at the festivities, which are often as different as the places they're held.

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For Besieged Marawi Residents, A Brief Holiday Respite Ends In Gunfire

NPR News - 4 hours 57 min ago

Partly to mark the end of Ramadan, the Philippine military declared a unilateral truce with ISIS-linked militants in the southern city. But not long after the peace expired, the violence resumed.

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Colorado Teachers Get Gun Training As 'First Responders'

NPR News - 7 hours 7 min ago

Should teachers have the right to carry guns in the classroom to protect themselves and their students? While groups on both sides of the issue fight that out, some teachers in Colorado are training.

Inside French Prisons, A Struggle To Combat Radicalization

NPR News - 8 hours 6 min ago

Some of the home-grown terrorists who have struck France in recent years were petty criminals who were radicalized in prison.

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People Of Coal-Rich Northern Cheyenne Torn Between Jobs and Sacred Culture

NPR News - 8 hours 13 min ago

Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner's Message To America: 'All Children Are Our Children'

NPR News - 8 hours 13 min ago

Kaiilash Satyarthi came to Washington to encourage the U.S. government to fight for the freedom of child laborers.

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What Would Human Resources Do?: Some Advice For Trump As He Recruits And Staffs Up

NPR News - 10 hours 2 min ago

Between President Trump being a newcomer to D.C. and a swirl of chaos, the White House is lagging behind other administrations in hiring. But experts NPR spoke to have some tips.

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At Least 123 People Killed After Oil Truck Catches Fire In Pakistan

NPR News - 11 hours 7 min ago

Hundreds of people had gathered around to try to collect oil after an oil tanker truck overturned and began leaking. Someone lighting a cigarette may have sparked the fire.

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Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:36

The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.

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Unitarian Universalists Denounce White Supremacy, Make Leadership Changes

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:03

The Unitarian Universalists are among the most liberal of all religious denominations in America. Activists have denounced what they see as white supremacy in the church and are changing leadership.

Barbershop: Reflections On A Particularly Difficult Ramadan

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:03

In anticipation for Eid, U.S. Representative André Carson, D-Ind., Buzzfeed News reporter Hannah Allam and CAIR Executive Director for the Cleveland chapter Julia Shearson look back at this Ramadan.

What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:03

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Lynn Cooper, director of the Drug and Alcohol Division at Pennsylvania's Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, about the Senate GOP healthcare bill.

Federal Medicaid Funding Cuts Under Senate Health Care Bill Puts Pressure On States

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:03

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, about the Senate GOP health bill and what it could mean for programs funded by Medicaid.

'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:03

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

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Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 11:42

World health authorities say the war-torn nation now has upwards of 200,000 suspected cases, and that number's "increasing at an average of 5,000 a day." A quarter of those who have died are children.

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PHOTOS: Meet Martha, World's Ugliest Dog

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 09:35

At least that's the assessment of judges in Petaluma, Calif., where the mastiff took the crown at this year's World's Ugliest Dog Contest. And she defeated some formidable pupposition (also pictured).

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Dozens Of People Killed In A Bloody Day Of Attacks Across Pakistan

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 07:35

Between twin bombings at a Parachinar market, a car bombing near a police office in Quetta, and a shooting in Karachi, Pakistan is reeling from attacks claimed by several extremist groups.

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Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 06:48

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

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'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 05:44

Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

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Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 05:02

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.

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