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What Really Happened The Night Kitty Genovese Was Murdered?

Thirty-eight people witnessed Genovese's murder in Queens, N.Y., and didn't do a thing about it, according to news reports from 1964. Fifty years later, a new book tells a different story.

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My (Brief) Detention By Iran's Morality Police

NPR's Deborah Amos had a recent run-in with the "morals police" in Tehran. Her three-hour confinement revealed the gap between the enforcers and a generation chafing under strict behavior codes.

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Roadside Service: Drive-In Church Brings God To Your Car

Around the country, some parishes are embracing social media or scheduling services around sporting events to draw worshipers. In Florida, one church offers congregants a drive-in altar by the sea.

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