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Saudi Arabia executed 47 prisoners charged with terrorism Saturday, sparking sectarian outrage across the region. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Deb Amos about how the events have further divided Sunnis and Shiites.

Will we still be eating kale? What's changing in food as we begin 2016 and what can we expect?

Angry over the execution of Shiite cleric Sheik Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia, protesters gathered at the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, reports Iran's semi-official news agency. Some entered the building.

The country executed 47 people today, including a prominent cleric for the minority Shia in the Kingdom. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was a vocal critic of the Saudi monarchy and was arrested in 2012.

Russian tourists love the beaches of Egypt and Turkey. But the recent losses of a Russian civilian plane in Egypt and a military plane along the Turkish border have changed their plans.

The Fayetteville Police Department has begun to implement 76 recommendations to eliminate racial disparity in traffic stops and reduce the use of deadly force.

Three months into near-daily Palestinian attacks on Israelis, the mood in Jerusalem is grim. But many people are adjusting to the violence as a new normal.

Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine previews the college football championship, then turns to hockey.

Berklee College of Music boasts a long list of Grammy Award winners among its alumni. But now, Berklee is filling classes with students making music for podcasts, video games and commercials.

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 people, including Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Iran had close ties to al-Nimr and condemned the execution, saying there will be consequences for Saudi Arabia.

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