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Despite Aegean Rescuers' Best Efforts, Not All Migrants Are Saved

A ship with a multinational crew patrols the waters between Turkey and Greece to protect migrants' lives. They don't always succeed. "We can hear them screaming before we see them," says a volunteer.

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Translator Behind Elena Ferrante Novels Says Her Job Is To Be An 'Enabler'

Ann Goldstein is the translator for the mysterious novelist's popular Neapolitan series. She says her role is to "enable someone to express him or herself as much as he or she possibly can."

Global Health

Pope Francis Condones Contraception With Zika Virus Threat

Pope Francis turned heads this week with statements on birth control and same-sex marriage that seemed at odds with Church doctrine. Then he waded into a spat with Donald Trump.

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Honey Bunch The Gentlemen Losers

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Sedition Charge Divides India As Protests Continue
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Something Beautiful - Club Mix

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Stand-Up Bridges Decades-Long Boundaries — By Crossing The Line
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More Than Just 'Indie Rock With Strings': Ra Ra Riot On Evolving Together
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Translator Behind Elena Ferrante Novels Says Her Job Is To Be An 'Enabler'
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String Quartet No. 3 ("Mishima") [Mishima/Closing]