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U.S. Says Its Mosul Airstrikes Hit Area Where Civilian Casualties Are Reported

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:16:00 -0400

As many as 200 civilians were reported killed in western Mosul, where a US-led coalition is fighting ISIS. It's not clear whether the rules of engagement have changed.



Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:03:00 -0400

Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.



What's Ahead For Investigations Into The Trump Campaign And Russia

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:45:35 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Associated Press reporter Jeff Horwitz about the latest news stories linking members of the Trump campaign to the Russian government.



When A Russian Lawyer Falls Out Of A Window, 'I Don't Think It's An Accident'

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:45:35 -0400

A Russian lawyer who's speaking out about corruption nearly died after falling from his Moscow apartment window. An American involved in the case, William Browder, thinks it was not an accident.



Keeping Calm In London, In Spite Of Terror

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:51:00 -0400

Soon after the terrorist attack in London, the Parliament's Twitter account posted a short message restoring business as usual. NPR's Scott Simon remembers another time Brits met terror with calm.



London Attack Highlights Struggle To Combat Extremism Across Europe

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Rajan Basra, research fellow at King's College London, about the terror attack in London and the broader effort to combat radicalization across the United Kingdom and Europe.



London Attacker Resided In U.K. Hotbed For Extremism

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Khalid Masood, who attacked Britain's parliament this week, lived in a three-story, red brick townhouse with his family in Birmingham, which analysts say has been a hotspot for Islamist terrorism in the United Kingdom.



Former Egyptian President Mubarak Freed From Detention

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak is a free man for the first time in six years. He was freed from house arrest at a military hospital after being cleared of claims he ordered Arab Spring protesters shot.



Push To Name Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group Worries U.S. Offshoots

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Some Islamic institutions in the U.S. were founded by brotherhood members or sympathizers. Community leaders say ties with the Islamist movement were cut long ago; conservatives suspect otherwise.



A Food Festival Celebrates The Rebirth Of Jewish Life In Berlin

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:19:00 -0400

The German capital is experiencing growing Jewish immigration, despite a rise in anti-Semitism. Organizers of the city's first Jewish food festival are hoping it can help foster unity and pride.



Former Egyptian Leader Mubarak Released

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:51:00 -0400

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was freed Friday morning after six years in detention. His lawyers say he has left a military hospital where he has essentially been under house arrest.



Kevin Breel: What Can Depression Teach Us About Comedy?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400

The image of the "sad clown" can seem like a cliche. But for Kevin Breel, it's very real. He describes how he struggled with depression while performing as a stand-up comedian.



Negin Farsad: Can Humor Fight Prejudice?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400

Comedian Negin Farsad traveled all over the U.S. to clear up misconceptions about Islam while making people laugh. She calls this form of activism "social justice comedy."



Maysoon Zayid: Should Humor Make Us Uncomfortable?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400

Maysoon Zayid teases herself for all the ways she's different: she has cerebral palsy, she's Muslim, she's Palestinian. By making us laugh at it, she gets us to think about acceptance.



Sandi Toksvig: Can Social Change Start With Laughter?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400

When comedian and TV host Sandi Toksvig came out as gay in the early 1990s, she used humor to recover from the onslaught of vitriol.Today, she says, humor can help bring about social change.