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Oliver Sacks, the acclaimed British-American neurologist and author, has died of cancer at the age of 82.

Before hosting the World Cup, Brazil launched a program to pacify high-crime slums. The project has cut violence in some areas, but in others residents have been caught in the police crossfire.

NPR's Rachel Martin reports on a year-long NASA mission to Hawaii.

Alaska's seabirds are suffering a steep decline in population. There's evidence linking this to climate change, a problem President Obama will address Monday when he visits the state.

The accused terrorist in the recent foiled train attack in France is a Moroccan who lived in Algeciras, Spain. It's a diverse port city where immigrants are well integrated.

The Twin Cities area has the largest Somali population in America. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Minneapolis Councilman Abdi Warsame about young people arrested for allegedly conspiring to join ISIS.

In Beirut, the Lebanese capital, bars and restaurants closed Saturday night in solidarity with anti-government protests that have grown over the last week.

Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.

Here's how NPR thought through whether the gunshots that killed two TV journalists should be replayed on the radio and online.

New Orleans lost much since Hurricane Katrina, and the failed levees that flooded the city. But Gwen Thompkins says the passions that survived the flood kept her city alive too.

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