This photograph taken on Jan. shows detail on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suit bearing his own name during a joint news conference with President Obama in New Delhi. Modi's fashion choices have won plaudits in the past, but his decision to wear a suit with his own name printed all over it sparked mockery on social media. Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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India's Modi Makes A Name For Himself — Literally — In Meeting With Obama

The Indian prime minister wore a suit with pinstripes that read "Narendra Damodardas Modi." The reaction on social media was scathing, but Modi is often lauded for his fashion choices.

Newly sworn-in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waves on his way to enter his new offices in Athens on Monday. Orestis Panagiotou/EPA /Landov hide caption

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Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Alexis Tsipras, who led Syriza to an improbable win in parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.

After moving back home, Tom Toro didn't know what to do with his life. But a stack of magazines at a used book sale gave him an idea. "There they were," Toro says. "Cartoons in among the articles." Courtesy of Tom Toro hide caption

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My Big Break

How'd A Cartoonist Sell His First Drawing? It Only Took 610 Tries

Tom Toro was a directionless 20-something film school dropout. Then, after an inspired moment at a used book sale, he started submitting drawings to The New Yorker ... and collecting rejection slips.

A polar bear walks in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.The Obama administration is proposing new protections in the region that would ban mining and drilling. Subhankar Banerjee/AP hide caption

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Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The president recommends that more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.

Allison Begalman, a student at the University of Southern California, wears goggles and headphones to experience a virtual mortar strike on civilians in Aleppo, Syria. James Delahoussaye /NPR hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.

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