Dr. Raju Rao, in glasses, during his volunteer stint in India.
Journalist Ankita Rao asked her father, a doctor, to spend time with her in India, volunteering at a medical clinic. Then she interviewed him about the experience.
Colorado Springs shooting suspect Robert Lewis Dear of North Carolina is seen in undated photos provided by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
Robert Dear lived off the grid and the those who knew him described a troubled man who preferred solitude. Police say Dear opened fire at a Planned Parenthood center, killing three and wounding nine.
The Yocha Dehe tribe grows, mills and markets its own extra-virgin olive oil. The tribe's mill uses top-of-the-line equipment imported from Florence, Italy.
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Once impoverished, California's Yocha Dehe tribe found success with a casino complex. Now the tribe is using its newfound wealth to grow, bottle and sell premium olive oil.
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Linda Holmes and Trevor Noah talk during NPR's Weekend In Washington event on October 31.
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On the road to Buddhist monkhood, young novices chant mantras and collect alms on a street in Yangon, Myanmar.
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A mural for Freddie Gray is seen at the intersection of North Mount and Presbury streets where he was arrested in April.
The city braces for the trials of six police officers charged in the death of the unarmed black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury after his arrest and transport in a police van last April.
Loneliness takes a toll on many aspects of health, in part because it activates a fight -or-flight immune response. That may have helped ancestors survive lonely exile, but can slowly kill us today.
Many Muslims feel pressure – sometimes a responsibility — to defend their faith when there's an attack carried out in the name of Islam. Young American Muslims share how they handle the scrutiny.
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Given a category, and a thing in the category that closely follows the name of the category alphabetically, answer with the only other item in the category that fits between them alphabetically.
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Mdou Moctar is a local star among the Tuareg, based in the city of Agadez. Happily, Prince's iconic purple motorcycle also survived the translation.
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Prince's '80s-era classic has gotten a modern update — in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring the nomadic Tuareg people, this Purple Rain remake drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.
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Two academics from Germany, writing as Sara Moliner, have recreated a sepia-toned 1950s Barcelona in this new mystery novel. Critic Bethanne Patrick says City's strength is in its variety of women.
A flower is placed inside a bullet hole in the window of Le Carillon restaurant in tribute to the victims of the terror attacks on November 15 in Paris, France.
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In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.
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Billy Strayhorn (right), born 100 years ago, spent the majority of his career as a composer and arranger for the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
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The composer and arranger spent the bulk of his career in service to the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He wrote some of the most popular songs of the 20th century — without ever hiding who he was.
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Bass iconoclast Jaco Pastorius (seen here in 1986) is the subject of a new documentary produced by Metallica's Robert Trujillo.
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"People tried to call him just a jazz cat, but he was beyond that." Trujillo speaks with Michel Martin about a new documentary on the man sometimes called the Hendrix of the bass.
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"I've come for your Medicare bonus."
A 10 percent bump in pay under the Affordable Care Act will expire at year-end. The bonus was supposed to help balance the reimbursement discrepancies between primary care providers and specialists.
A scene from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 takes place in the fictional capital city Panem, which was filmed in Berlin.
Berlin is a favorite among Hollywood's top directors and actors. In the past year, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, Homeland and Bridge of Spies were all shot on location in the German capital.
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Project Runway host Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn at the Project Runway Spring 2013 fashion show in New York City. Today, Gunn is comfortable before an audience — but it wasn't always that way.
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Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.
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Officials remove the linen-wrapped mummy of King Tutankhamun from his stone sarcophagus in his underground tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings in Luxor in 2007. New radar scans show that other rooms may be hidden behind the tomb's walls.
One of the hidden chambers found in a new scanning project may be the tomb of Queen Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C.
Tima Kurdi, seen here next to a painting of her late nephew, Alan Kurdi, says she has received official approval to welcome her brother and his family into her home in Canada.
After immigration officials reverse their decision, five cousins of Alan Kurdi and their parents are planning to move to be with their aunt near Vancouver.
"Osceola" stands in front of a crowd at the FSU homecoming game.
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The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.