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Amid Societal Shifts, What Will New Mormon Leader Appointments Mean? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will announce three new top leaders. Scholar Matthew Bowman discusses what the change could mean at a time when social issues challenge the faith.
Nine Aid Workers Killed In Airstrikes On Kunduz Hospital As the Afghan government struggles to retake Kunduz from the Taliban, suspected U.S. airstrikes have hit a Médecins Sans Frontières facility in the city. NPR's Philip Reeves provides an update.
After Mass Shooting In Oregon, A Community Mourns NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest on the mass shooting in Roseburg, Ore.
An American Pigskin In London: Jets, Dolphins Head To U.K. The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins play in London Sunday. Andrea Kremer of HBO's <em>Real Sports</em> and the NFL Network says that despite logistical challenges, it could mean big profits for the NFL.
As Roseburg, Ore., Mourns, A Look At Shooting's Victims The victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting ranged in age from 18 to 67.
Panhandler Or Performer? New York City Considers Taxing Time Square Buskers New York mayor Bill DeBlasio wants the Times Square "desnudas" — topless women who paint their bodies and pose for photos for tips — and other street performers to pay taxes on what they earn.
Boyhood Encounter With UFO Inspired Art That Soared Around The World Romanian-born artist Ionel Talpazan lived on the streets of New York, making art that eventually hung in fine galleries from San Francisco to France. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his vivid work.
Swordswoman, Opera Singer, Runaway: 'Goddess' Chronicles A Fabled Life Author Kelly Gardiner's new novel is a fictionalized version of the life of Julie d'Aubigny, a swashbuckling 17th-century fencer-turned-opera singer whose exploits often seem stranger than fiction.
Big Themes, Tiny Frames: An Art Show Writ Small This weekend, The Mini Show opens at The Lodge, an emerging gallery on a gritty street in Los Angeles. It'll feature teeny, tiny paintings.
Obama On Guns: 'Our Inaction Is A Political Decision' This week the president lamented how routine mass shootings have become and expressed frustration at the lack of political action on gun violence. NPR's Scott Simon and Ron Elving talk about the week.
A Hidden — But Quietly Influential — Life In 'Rosemary' Rosemary was the lost Kennedy daughter; disabled from birth, she was left profoundly damaged after a lobotomy at the age of 23. But she had a lasting influence on her family's charitable projects.
Cereal Cafe Meets Serious Opposition In Shoreditch A cafe in East London that sells $5 bowls of cereal was attacked by protesters, who say gentrification is ruining the neighborhood. Alan Keery, co-owner of the cafe, speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.
What Would Julia Child Do? Jacques PÃ©pin Says: Add More Butter In a conversation with NPR's Scott Simon, Jacques Pépin reflects on his extraordinary 60-year career, his dear friend Julia Child and how not to let good cheese leftovers go to waste.
As Refugees Leave And Russian Airstrikes Land, What Are The Options In Syria? NPR's Scott Simon talks with Philip Gordon of the Counsel on Foreign Relations about what options are left to the U.S. in light of the failure to remove President Bashar Assad from power.
After Solitude, Controversies Bring 'Martian' Matt Damon Back To Earth In <em>The Martian</em>, Damon plays a man marooned on the red planet for years, talking only to his computer. On earth, he discusses portraying isolation and the backlash against some of his recent remarks.
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