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Sun March 15, 2015

In Iraq, The Final Battle For Tikrit Is Likely To Be The Hardest

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Sun March 15, 2015

Change Your Habits And You'll Be 'Better Than Before'

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A Mystery 'Bullet' Reveals Long-Kept Family Secrets

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As an NPR correspondent, Mary Louise Kelly followed some pretty crazy tales. But her newest novel, a thriller called

"The Bullet," was inspired by one of the strangest stories she had ever come across.

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Food
6:53 am
Sun March 15, 2015

The Elixir Du Jour: Bone Broth

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6:53 am
Sun March 15, 2015

From Afghanistan's Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas

Aziz Royesh is one of 10 finalists for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize.
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Originally published on Sun March 15, 2015 10:03 am

Aziz Royesh is a man whose life has been defined by one over-arching ambition: He says he simply wants to be a teacher.

At 46, he has achieved that goal in one of the most difficult and dangerous environments in the world — Afghanistan. He has also founded a school that is now winning international acclaim as a model for education in that war-battered nation.

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Middle East
6:53 am
Sun March 15, 2015

Netanyahu Maintains Focus On Iran As His Voter Support Falls

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Middle East
6:53 am
Sun March 15, 2015

Isaac Herzog Is Netanyahu's Surprise Challenger In Israel

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Europe
6:53 am
Sun March 15, 2015

Portugal Beckons With Back Alleys And Boarded-Up Businesses

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Goats and Soda
6:53 am
Sun March 15, 2015

When There's Art On The Bus, You'll Get To Your Stop Sooner

A minibus painted with the Rolling Stones' logo.
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Originally published on Sun March 15, 2015 10:03 am

Picture yourself standing at a bus station in Nairobi, Kenya. The unwritten rule is that none of these minibuses (shared taxis, called matatus) will leave until they have enough passengers. That can be around 20 or more people. So every matatu has a tout shouting at top volume — even banging on the side of the bus — to corral more customers.

All of a sudden, what looks like a discotheque on wheels pulls up.

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Goats and Soda
6:03 am
Sun March 15, 2015

How Far Has The Health Of Moms Come Since 1995?

A mother feeds her new baby at the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan, which has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world. About 1 in 7 women in South Sudan die from causes related to pregnancy.
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Officials and activists from around the world gathered in New York this week to mark the 20th anniversary of the landmark 1995 World Conference on Women.

Although there were a lot of depressing statistics discussed at the current meeting, there was one piece of good news that many kept citing as reason for hope: Since 1995 the rate of women worldwide who die in childbirth has dropped by more than 40 percent.

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