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PHOTOS: The Hidden World Of Afghanistan's Nameless Women

NPR | Aug. 23, 2017 6:03 a.m.

Pushed to the fringes of society, widows and single mothers band together to create a life for themselves and their children. Photographer Kiana Hayeri captures their daily struggles.

World | Health | Arts

Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem

NPR | Aug. 22, 2017 7:59 a.m.

Many images that have been used traditionally to depict the Black Death are, in fact, not images of the plague at all. Now, a group of dedicated historians are trying to correct the record.

Election | Music | Arts

President Trump To Skip Kennedy Center Honors, Highlighting Rift With Artists

NPR | Aug. 21, 2017 4:22 a.m.

Three of the five honorees had already spoken out against the president, and said they either planned to boycott a White House event or were considering it.

Nation | Entertainment | Arts

Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon And Titan Of Telethons, Dies At 91

NPR | Aug. 20, 2017 12:53 p.m.

Lewis, whose comedic duo with Dean Martin launched him to the peak of showbiz, starred and directed in dozens of films. He was perhaps just as famous for his charity work fighting muscular dystrophy.

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Comedian And Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies At 84

NPR | Aug. 20, 2017 6:26 a.m.

Gregory was known for his sharp satire, political activism and health advocacy. He went on multiple hunger strikes to protest issues like the Vietnam War and police brutality.

Nation | Entertainment | Arts | Food

Total Eclipse Of The Stomach: A Stellar Menu Of Gastronomic Delights

NPR | Aug. 19, 2017 4 a.m.

What can you do when the Earth plunges into total darkness on Aug. 21? Eat, of course! And there are many space-themed treats to keep the skywatching party going.

Nation | World | Education | Arts | Technology

Sal Khan: Can Technology Help Create A Global Classroom?

NPR | Aug. 15, 2017 12:35 p.m.

Sal Khan turned tutoring lessons with his cousins into a series of free educational videos called Khan Academy. His goal: to make learning accessible for everyone, everywhere.

Nation | Health | Education | Arts

Linda Cliatt-Wayman: What Can We Do To Empower Students Living In Poverty?

NPR | Aug. 15, 2017 12:35 p.m.

As principal of a low-performing school, Linda Cliatt-Wayman's students faced huge challenges. She shares how she transformed her school while providing unwavering love and support for her students.

Books | Arts | Business

Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success

NPR | Aug. 15, 2017 10:35 a.m.

Barnes & Noble is experimenting with food, Amazon is replicating its online business and an indie shop aims to be part of the community. Ultimately, they all want to sell more books.

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After Mastectomy, Young Woman's Tattoo Helps Her Feel Whole Again

NPR | Aug. 14, 2017 5:15 p.m.

Nicole was only 23 when she had a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis. After she recovered, Nicole got a chest tattoo that symbolized how she wants to live life after cancer.