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A new arts district is taking shape in what was once a booming industrial center. Drab warehouses are canvases for street artists in Hialeah, an affordable alternative to Miami's Wynwood art scene.

It may be surrounded by razor wire and checkpoints, but Baghdad's annual City of Peace Carnival attracts thousands to a huge riverside party to hear music, savor food and hope for a peaceful future.

House Speaker John Boehner shocked Washington on Friday when he said he would leave Congress by the end of October. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sue Davis about what's next for House Republicans.

The strain of coping with asylum seekers on their joint border is causing Serbia and Croatia to invoke retaliatory frontier restrictions — and recall their bitter political history.

Since Syria's civil war, Brazil has quietly accepted more Syrian refugees than any other country in Latin America. Those refugees are now building new lives and connecting with Syrian history there.

House Speaker John Boehner's resignation from Congress was embraced as a victory by the right wing of the Republican Party. Social conservatives celebrated the news at a conference in Washington.

NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Jeff Brady in Philadelphia about the Pope's visit to the City of Brotherly Love.

Several GOP presidential candidates are speaking at the Values Voter Summit, where Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, will be honored.

United Nations member states pledged Friday to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. That's defined as surviving on $1.25 per person per day. What is life really like on that amount?

During his trip to New York City, Pope Francis visited the Sept. 11 memorial on Friday, also taking part in an interfaith service with other religious leaders. He is visiting with families of the terror attacks' victims, as well.




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