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5:43pm

Tue April 28, 2015
Theater

Director Julie Taymor Steers A 'Grounded' Portrait Of A Drone Pilot

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 7:53 pm

Anne Hathaway plays a nameless drone pilot in Julie Taymor's latest directing project, Grounded.
Joan Marcus Courtesy of The Public Theater

For a certain kind of theater goer, the name Julie Taymor is enough to get them to the box office. Ticket holders outside New York's Public Theater call her a "pioneer" and a "terrific director." They're waiting to see Taymor's new play, Grounded — an intimate, political, one-woman show that seems to be the opposite of what the director is known for, which is spectacle.

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4:34pm

Tue March 3, 2015
Parallels

In France, Young Muslims Often Straddle Two Worlds

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 10:40 am

Ismael Medjdoub grew up in one of Paris' banlieues. He spends up to two hours a day commuting from his home in Tremblay en France to work and to school at the prestigious Sorbonne in Paris.
Bilal Qureshi NPR

The French, with their national motto of "liberty, equality, fraternity," are so against religious and ethnic divisions that the government doesn't even collect this kind of data on its citizens, but it's believed that nearly 40 percent of the country's 7 million Muslims live in and around Paris.

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4:58pm

Mon March 2, 2015
Parallels

Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 5:48 pm

Members of the Muslim community leave the East London Mosque after prayers before the start of the holy month of Ramadan in June 2014. The mosque has an estimated 7,000 worshippers.
Rob Stothard Getty Images

Jihadi John, runaway schoolgirls, no-go zones: the headlines are everywhere in Great Britain.

If you are Muslim in Britain, you can't get away from them. If you're Salman Farsi, you're often at the center of it.

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2:23pm

Sat February 7, 2015
Code Switch

After Years In Lockdown, Rosa Parks' Papers Head To Library Of Congress

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 3:02 pm

Rosa Parks, shown in Seattle in 1956, saved postcards from Martin Luther King Jr. and notes about carpooling during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They're now being cataloged by the Library of Congress.
Gil Baker Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development

Archivists at the Library of Congress are hard at work cataloging the papers of Rosa Parks, received on loan recently after a legal battle kept them under lock and key for the past decade.

Among the collection are a receipt for a voting booth's poll tax, postcards from Martin Luther King Jr., a datebook with the names of volunteer carpool drivers who would help blacks get to work during the Montgomery Bus Boycott and thousands of other historic documents.

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1:00pm

Tue September 30, 2014
U.S.

Secret Service Chief On White House Breach: It Won't Happen Again

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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This is one of those questions that is perfect for a Congressional hearing, though not so perfect for the witness. The question is how a man managed to get so far onto the White House grounds.

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5:13pm

Tue September 9, 2014
Business

Apple Unveils New Payment System, iPhones, Smartwatch

Originally published on Tue September 9, 2014 6:00 pm

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6:51pm

Thu September 4, 2014
NPR Ed

These Kids Grew Up With The Woods As Their Only Classroom

Originally published on Mon September 8, 2014 10:24 am

The Hewitt family at home in Vermont.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

On a typical morning on Ben Hewitt's small farm in Cabot, Vt., he and his wife, Penny, and their two sons wake up early. But after doing the chores and eating breakfast, Fin, 12, and Rye, 9, don't have to run for the school bus.

Instead, they spend the morning reading Gary Paulsen tales, or they strap on pack baskets they wove themselves, carrying small knives at their belts, and head out to build shelters and forage in the woods.

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4:10pm

Thu August 21, 2014
Health

American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 6:24 pm

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5:28pm

Wed August 20, 2014
Law

Supreme Court Steps In To Put Hold On Va. Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 1:39 pm

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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, I'm Audie Cornish.

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4:05pm

Tue August 19, 2014
Remembrances

Simin Behbahani, 'Lioness Of Iran,' Dies At 87

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 7:38 pm

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