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Middle East

In Lebanon, Calls For More Protests As Police Push Back Demonstrators

Bars and restaurants in Beirut closed Saturday in solidarity with anti-government protests that have grown over the last week.

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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Of Recovery And Reflection

3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, devastating regions of Louisiana and Mississippi, three of NPR's correspondents saw the storm firsthand. These are their stories.

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Research News

Shooters Quicker To Pull Trigger When Target Is Black, Study Finds

A new meta-analysis of trigger bias, drawing on 42 studies, found that when asked to evaluate a threat, people tend to shoot at black targets more often than white targets — and to do so more quickly

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It's All Politics

Donald Trump In 9 Quotes And 200 Seconds

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Suspect Arrested In Killing Of Texas Deputy At Houston-Area Gas Station

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said the Friday evening shooting was unprovoked; he has called it a "cold-blooded execution." A suspect is now in custody and facing capital murder charges.

The Inca were innovators in agriculture as well as engineering. Terracing like this, on a steep hillside in Peru's Colca Canyon, helped them grow food. Doug McMains/Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian hide caption

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Parallels - World News

For Inca Road Builders, Extreme Terrain Was No Obstacle

A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian highlights the engineering prowess of the Inca, whose great road once spanned mountains, deserts and forests in six South American countries.

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Goats and Soda

Ebola Flashback: Nancy Snyderman's Experience Was Different From Mine

The Today show medical editor gave a new interview about her controversial quarantine. It triggered powerful memories for an NPR journalist who was in Liberia around the same time.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Thai Police Make Arrest Possibly Linked To Deadly Shrine Bombing

Authorities say it's too early to say for sure if the unidentified suspect, who they say was found with bomb-making materials, had anything to do with the attack on Bangkok's Erawan shrine.

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Music Interviews

'I'm Not Scared Of Learning': FKA Twigs On Submission And Control

A deft career pivot turned the British artist from a backup dancer for pop videos into a multimedia auteur, with a hand in nearly every aspect of her music career. She speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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