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U.S. Ambassador to the Unitied Nations Samantha Power (right) listens to Lucy Mandazuto at a community hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Thursday. Mandazuto was wounded in sectarian violence.

Africa

Power Laments 'Tyranny Of The Mob' In Central African Republic

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was sent to try to stem the growing violence that has gripped the country since Muslim rebels toppled the government in March. Christians and Muslims, who once peacefully co-existed there, are now living in a nation on the brink of genocide.

Willie Davis with his friend Yelitza Castro in Pineville, N.C.

StoryCorps

A Home-Cooked Dinner That's More Than A Meal

Yelitza Castro cooks for homeless men and women every other Saturday night. But "you don't make us feel homeless," says Willie Davis, who has partaken in many of the meals. Before he met Yelitza, he says, he had almost given up, but now he has his own place.

A server dishes up a slice of deep-dish pizza at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria in Chicago. The 1-1/2-inch thick legendary pie, loaded with sausage, mushrooms, pepperoni and onions, was invented in Chicago.

The Salt

Deep-Dish Or Thin-Crust? Even Chicagoans Can't Agree

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart recently ranted against a culinary signature of Chicago: "Deep dish pizza is not only not better than New York pizza — it's not pizza," said Stewart, calling it "tomato soup in a bread bowl." Some Chicagoans protested. Others turned to their thin-crust pie, and took another bite.

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