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The young Pakistani-born woman shot by the Taliban because she advocated for girls education is now headed for Oxford. Malala Yousafzai is also the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize(Image credit: Darren Staples/Reuters) [...]
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A scholar and a journalist offer context and analysis on the events in Charlottesville and the politics of white anger.(Image credit: Julia Rendleman/AP) [...]
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Police raids in the Philippines over a three-day span killed dozens of people suspected of selling or using drugs. They're the bloodiest known days in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.(Image credit: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images) [...]
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Andrew Roby is an American on vacation in Barcelona and was in the vicinity when a van drove into a crowd of people killing at least a dozen and injuring at least 50. [...]
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Birmingham, Ala., has a complicated relationship with racism. Some of the most notable events from the Civil Rights era took place in the city. Now, there's renewed debate about the fate of the city's Confederate monuments. [...]
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NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Fiona Govan, a reporter for The Local, Spain, based in Madrid about the deadly attack in Barcelona on Thursday. [...]
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Legal fights over racial and partisan gerrymandering are intensifying and mathematicians think they can help. Specialists in geometry are training to become expert witnesses in redistricting cases around the country. [...]
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Three days after mudslides killed hundreds in Sierra Leone's capital city, government officials are still searching for bodies under the rubble. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with the president's spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay, about how the West African country is responding to the disaster. [...]
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Jim Kent runs an English-language radio station in Barcelona and arrived at the scene in the Las Ramblas district shortly after he heard the news of the deadly van attack. [...]
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NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Nafees Hamid, a terrorism expert for Artis International, who was a few blocks away from Las Ramblas, where the attack in Barcelona occurred on Thursday. [...]
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