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Europe
3:16 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

'Frozen Conflict' In Ukraine Opens Door For Corruption

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 1:44 pm

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National Security
3:16 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Critic: Extremism Summit Focused Too Narrowly On Muslims

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 7:13 pm

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Glenn Katon has been attending the White House summit on violent extremism. He's the legal director for the group Muslim Advocates, and he joins us now. Welcome to the program.

GLENN KATON: Thanks so much for having me.

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Code Switch
6:03 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Ala. Governor Apologizes To Indian Government In 'Excessive Force' Case

Sureshbhai Patel lies in a bed at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala., on Feb. 7. Patel was severely injured when police threw him to the ground.
Chirag Patel AP

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 7:11 pm

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley apologized on Tuesday to the government of India for an incident, captured on a squad car's dashboard camera, in which officers slammed an Indian man to the ground.

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Jazz Night In America
5:07 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Christian McBride On 'A Love Supreme' And Its Descendants

John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964.
Chuck Stewart Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 8:04 pm

Christian McBride remembers very well the first time he heard A Love Supreme, the John Coltrane classic that turns 50 this month. The bassist, composer and host of NPR's Jazz Night in America was in high school in Philadelphia, and had grown friendly with the staff at record store he passed on his daily commute.

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Latin America
4:15 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

In Argentina, Marchers Mark One Month Since Prosecutor's Death

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 5:59 pm

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Europe
4:13 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Artist, Believed Target Of Copenhagen Attack, Still In Hiding

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 5:59 pm

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The Salt
3:59 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Will A Tipped-Wage Hike Kill Gratuities For New York's Waiters?

Diners fill Riverpark, a New York City restaurant, in January. Restaurateurs fear that the tipped-wage hike being proposed in New York will force them to get rid of tipping altogether.
Brad Barket Getty Images

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 6:59 pm

The restaurant economy of New York City may be nearing a tipping point.

State officials are recommending a big hike in the minimum hourly wage for people who work for tips. But that idea is giving many restaurateurs indigestion in New York City, home to more than 20,000 restaurants. Some say a tipped-wage hike could upend the whole system of tipping.

And many servers say tips are the No. 1 reason they started waiting tables.

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Food
3:56 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Some Gas Stations Find New Business As Food Destinations

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 5:59 pm

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Around the Nation
3:56 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Boston Mayor: Stop Jumping Out Of Windows Into Snowbanks

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 5:59 pm

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Parallels
5:30 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

ISIS Beheadings In Libya Devastate An Egyptian Village

Relatives of Egyptian Coptic Christians purportedly murdered in Libya by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants mourn for those killed.
Mohamed el-Shahed AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 8:09 am

Over the weekend a video emerged apparently showing the Libya branch of the self-proclaimed Islamic State beheading 21 men. All but one were confirmed to be Christian laborers from Egypt.

While this new variation on brutality shocked people around the world, the horror — and sorrow — hit hardest in a small, poor Egyptian town: Residents say 13 of the men were from El-Aour, a hamlet on the Nile River that is a mix of Christians and Muslims.

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