Haneen Radi, an Arab Israeli, wants to organize a marathon for her town of Tira, but was told the run couldn't include women. When she insisted, she received threats, and the back window of her car was shot out. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Trying To Organize A Marathon, An Arab-Israeli Woman Runs Into Opposition

Conservatives in Tira pushed back hard at the idea of women and men running together in a public race. Someone went so far as to shoot at race organizer Haneen Radi's car. For now, the run is off.

Army Spc. Jerral Hancock sits for a portrait with his son Julius. It is believed that Hancock was trapped under the wreckage of his Army tank for half an hour before he was rescued. Courtesy of David Jay/Unknown Soldier hide caption

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Photography

It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

Photographer David Jay says, "I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we're not supposed to see. And we need to see them because we created them."

The new African Burying Ground Memorial Park was dedicated on Saturday in Portsmouth, N.H. Emily Corwin/NHPR hide caption

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History

In New England, Recognizing A Little Known History Of Slavery NHPR

A burial ground including the remains of 18th century African slaves was uncovered in 2003 in Portsmouth, N.H. Over Memorial Day weekend, the city dedicated the grave site as a special memorial park.

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Jerry Stiller and his wife Anne Meara pose on the set of The King of Queens, at Sony Studio in Culver City, Calif. on Nov. 6, 2003. Meara, whose comic work with Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, died on Saturday. She was 85. Stefano Paltera /Associated Press hide caption

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Arts & Life

Long-Time Actress And Comedian Anne Meara Dies

Meara, who was married to Jerry Stiller and mom to Ben Stiller, had roles on Rhoda, Alf, Sex and the City and The King of Queens.

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Author Interviews

Post-Ron Swanson, Nick Offerman Has The 'Gumption' To Be Himself

"I've never accused myself of being manly," Offerman says, noting his real-life persona is vastly different from his Parks and Recreation character. His new book is a set of essays about people who inspire him.

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The Speck air quality monitor costs $200, but is available to all through Pittsburgh's public library system. Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab hide caption

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A Home Air Quality Monitor That Can Be Checked Out From The Library WESA

In polluted Pittsburgh, a new device from a local university helps residents assess indoor air. It's not the only monitor on the market — but is the only one available to borrow from a public library.

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A statue of Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great, depicts her as pregnant with her famous son. It's part of a monument to Alexander's family in Skopje, the Macedonian capital. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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To Build Up Its Historical Image, Macedonia Is Going Baroque

Macedonia is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but it's been on a building spree that includes elaborate buildings and hundreds of statues, including an enormous one of Alexander the Great.

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'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash, Jr. Dies In New Jersey Car Crash

The Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, died with has wife in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials say. He was 86.

Why does there seem to be such a vast space between Etsy and blue-chip virtual auction houses like Sotheby's? Where's the website where you can spend $200 or $2,000 on quality art online? New companies are trying to fill that gap. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fine Art

Online Art Sites Aim To Fill Gap Between Etsy And Sotheby's

Let's say you're not a millionaire but you're still interested in buying affordable art from the comfort of your living room. There's now a burgeoning business of selling mid-priced art online.

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The Salt

No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery

Social justice is part of the recipe at New York's Greyston Bakery. The firm, whose clients include Ben & Jerry's, hires locals whose legal status or work history might otherwise make them unhirable.

The song "Home" from Holly Herndon's new album, Platform, concerns being honest with ourselves about technology so that as a society we can figure out how to make things better. Bennet Perez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music

An Invasion Of Intimacy, And The Song That Followed

Experimental artist Holly Herndon, who mashes up collected sounds, dance music and pop, reflects on society's relationship with technology on her new album, Platform.

The members of ABBA (from left): Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson at Waterloo station in London in 1974, the year the group won the Eurovision contest with the song "Waterloo." John Downing/Getty Images hide caption

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The Record

ABBA's Essential, Influential Melancholy

A defense of the monumental, enduring, deceptively complex Swedish pop quartet, and the underlying emotion that has helped its hooks connect with fans for generations.

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