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.
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, like Rep. Jason Chaffetz, in a Capitol Hill hallway. Here are the highlights.
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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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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.
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 refusing medication — until her grandfather called. Her illness inspired him to reveal an old secret, which "changed everything," she says.
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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.
The last photo of Leon Klinghoffer, taken on the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985. He was killed there during a hijacking.
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Leon Klinghoffer was killed during the hijacking of the Achille Lauro — and later became a character in a controversial opera. His daughters want people to know him in a different way.
Contemporary teenagers find themselves trapped inside a 1980s horror film in The Final Girls.
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The latest horror movie to send up horror movies finds a group of teenagers living in a retro world where the cliche of the one virgin left alive threatens to be the end of them.
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."