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The Papal Succession

The Americans Who Might Be Pope

3 min

The Americans Who Might Be Pope

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A submission to the Race Card Project, which asks people to describe their experience with race in six words. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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The Race Card Project: Six-Word Essays

Six Words: Ask Who I Am, Not What

7 min

Six Words: Ask Who I Am, Not What

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Michigan Sen. Carl Levin speaks in Dearborn on Feb. 4. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Retiring Carl Levin Says He Wants To Leave The Senate Fighting

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Karl Rove and the big donors behind his Crossroads superPAC have formed a new group, the Conservative Victory Project, to vet and recruit Republican Senate candidates. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Republicans Face Off Over Strategy For Picking Candidates

3 min

Republicans Face Off Over Strategy For Picking Candidates

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Linwood Hearne, 64, and his wife, Evelyn, 47, stand near Interstate 83 in Baltimore where they slept on and off for the past four years. Increasingly, the nation's homeless population is getting older, sicker and fraught with complex medical conditions. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Health Care

'We Shouldn't Have To Live Like This'

7 min

'We Shouldn't Have To Live Like This'

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Ahmad "Harvester" Heidar is a computer software engineer whose work for the Syrian rebels includes sweeping the hard drives of detained anti-government activists, and trying to develop a robot that will help extract sniper victims in Syria. Turkish officials have given Heidar the green light to develop a prototype of his robot, which he calls Tina. Jodi Hilton for NPR hide caption

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Middle East

Syrian Cyber-Rebel Wages War, One Hack At A Time

5 min

Syrian Cyber-Rebel Wages War, One Hack At A Time

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Mohammad al-Qahtani, a human rights and democracy activist, speaks at his home in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2011. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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With Official Wink And Nod, Young Saudis Join Syria's Rebels

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Sweetness And Light

School Bands Should Not Be Entertainment Adjunct For Sports

3 min

School Bands Should Not Be Entertainment Adjunct For Sports

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