Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet, seen here at a news conference in 2013, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its contribution to building democracy after the Jasmine Revolution in 2011.
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The National Dialogue Quartet stepped in during the violent summer of 2013, when Tunisia was sliding toward a civil war in the wake of its 2011 Jasmine Revolution.
Pluto's atmosphere has a haze of blue, in this color picture taken by the New Horizons spacecraft that was released by NASA.
Pluto's atmosphere has a blue haze, in a new photo from the New Horizons probe. But the particles causing that color are probably gray or red — and the planet's surface has red ice.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kisses a woman he brought up on stage during a Las Vegas rally Thursday.
At a rally Thursday, a woman jumped on stage screaming with come-on-down-you-just-won-a-car excitement, "We love you, all the way to the White House."
The U.S. will shift the focus to training so-called "enablers" in Turkey. Those leaders of opposition groups will gather intelligence and coordinate airstrikes with existing fighters.
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James W. Parkinson, 19th century Philadelphia restaurateur, in The Confectioner's Journal, 1875.
From "The Thousand Dollar Dinner"
Many professors are postponing retirement, and colleges say it's hurting their efforts to cut costs.
House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leaves after a closed House Republican election meeting to pick the next GOP House Speaker nominee on Thursday in Washington, D.C.
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After McCarthy dropped out of the House speakership race, there was a chaotic outpouring of reaction from Republicans. Listen in like a fly on the wall in that Capitol Hill hallway.
Photos of victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. are displayed behind Portland Police Sgt. Peter Simpson (left) and Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin (right).
"Talking about firearms now is like talking about race" among officers, says a national law enforcement leader. In Milwaukee, for instance, a sheriff and police chief took vocal, opposing stances.
Diego next to posters of his brother Jose. The agent involved in Jose's death will be the first ever charged with murder for a cross-border shooting.
Diego Roman Elena Rodriguez's brother was unarmed, walking on a sidewalk in Nogales, Mexico, when Lonnie Swartz shot him. The agent says he felt threatened by rock-throwers; he's expected to plead not guilty.
A 12-year-old Peter (Levi Miller), with the help of the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara), must defeat the pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) in Pan.
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Do you really need to know what happened to Peter Pan before his life became magical? Pan suggests the answer is, "Not really."
Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2014. Sherman was the lead U.S. negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal. She stepped down from her post last week and is now teaching at Harvard.
Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks, tells NPR the U.S. still has plenty of other issues to settle with Iran, such as the release of Americans being held in that country.
Marilynn Hillerman with her daughter, Andrea Crook, on a visit with StoryCorps.
Surprised by a mental health crisis, Andrea Crook had been refused medication — until her grandfather called. Her illness inspired him to reveal an old secret, which "changed everything," she says.
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Lorne Michaels backstage at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015.
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The Saturday Night Live executive producer says criticism of the show's perceived lack of diversity frustrated him, but that the perception needed to be addressed.
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When Dr. Boie Jalloh got the call to join the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, his friends told him he'd be crazy to sign on. It's a good thing he didn't listen.
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He's a doctor, an imam and a millennial. His ideas about fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone are part of the reason that, this week, the three countries at the center of the epidemic reported no new cases.
Retailers in Berkeley, Calif., are passing about 70 percent of the extra cost from the 1-cent-per-ounce tax on to consumers, a study finds.
Berkeley, Calif., passed a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages in 2014. Researchers say soda prices went up three months after it was implemented — a first step toward reducing consumption.
A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.
Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talks to voters at the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner on Tuesday in Bettendorf, Iowa.
The former Florida governor has a household name, but the candidate knows he needs to introduce himself. "I've gotta tell the Jeb story," he said, "I've got to say who I am. I've gotta show my heart."
Facebook reveals new emojis it's testing to expand the iconic "Like" button. All Tech Considered welcomes a new host, who tries to explain her vision for the blog using Facebook's seven "Reactions."
Red leaves cover a patch of cracked river clay in Digne-les-Bains, France. (Oct. 13, 2004)
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British artist Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures melt and decay. "It's not about art," he says. "It's just about life, and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last."