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New Fighting Along Yemen Border Closes Schools And Airports

Fresh fighting around Najran comes after a nearly six-week Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels. Aid agencies urge a halt to bombing Yemen's airports so humanitarian supplies can be delivered.

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'Tales' Of Pig Intelligence, Factory Farming And Humane Bacon

Journalist Barry Estabrook wanted to know more about the animal and its journey from the farm to his plate. In a new book, he explores the dichotomies of the industry that's raising our pork chops.

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The Civics Teacher Who Turned His Arrest Into A Classroom Lesson WESA

One Pittsburgh middle school teacher is giving his black students a valuable education in social studies. "The truth of our society," says Dennis Henderson, "it doesn't matter how good you are at something. If you are African-American, you've got to make sure that you are extremely good to get the due recognition that you deserve."

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Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'A God In Ruins'

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, who selected the book, tells NPR's David Greene that Kate Atkinson is "one of those writers that really can make you weep on one page and laugh on the next."

Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Tuesday. Kerry made the unannounced trip in a show of solidarity with the government, which is trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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John Kerry Makes Unannounced Visit To Somalia

Kerry became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the country. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud called the visit "a great moment" for his country.

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Nepali Village Struggles To Recover From Earthquake

Some have vented their anger by throwing rocks at visiting politicians. Others have become social workers in their villages. But many Nepalis are absorbed in the daily struggle to find food and water.

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