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A Palestinian man works on a banner bearing a portrait of Pope Francis at a printing house in the West Bank city of Ramallah in anticipation of this week's papal visit. Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

Pope To Travel To Holy Land With Rabbi And Muslim Leader

Pope Francis will head to the Middle East this week to preach peace and has asked two friends from Argentina to accompany him, Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Islamic studies professor Omar Abboud.

Anna Matveevna came to this communal apartment in St. Petersburg in 1931, when she was 8 years old. Courtesy of European University, St. Petersburg, Russia,Colgate University and Cornell University hide caption

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The Salt

How Russia's Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics

7 min

How Russia's Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics

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Middle East

Pope To Travel To Holy Land With Rabbi And Muslim Leader

4 min

Pope To Travel To Holy Land With Rabbi And Muslim Leader

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Max Alvarez (left) and Hollan Corliss construct a new home in Moore, Okla., to replace one that was destroyed in May 2013. More than 300 new homes have been built since the tornado, in addition to the 1,100 that are being rebuilt. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite A History Of Twisters, Moore, Okla., Keeps Growing

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Gloria and Francisco Sanchez stand in front of their new ranch house, still under construction a year after a tornado destroyed their last home in Moore, Okla. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Code Switch

Oklahoma's Latino Community Prepares For The Next Tornado

4 min

Oklahoma's Latino Community Prepares For The Next Tornado

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'Third Plate' Reimagines Farm-To-Table Eating To Nourish The Land

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