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William Electric Black Tackles Gun Violence In 5 Ambitious Plays

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Putin Critics Said To Be On Russian 'Kill List'

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with area business leaders during a Politics and Eggs breakfast, on March 16 in Manchester, N.H.

Ted Cruz Set To Announce Presidential Bid

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will announce Monday he is running for the Republican nomination for president, a close aide of the lawmaker confirmed to NPR following a report first published by The Houston Chronicle.

Gen. Allen: Iran's Involvement Complicates Anti-ISIS Effort

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Polina, 37, rests in a hospital bed  in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2011. She is severely malnourished and suffers from numerous diseases, including tuberculosis, hepatitis C and HIV.

'How Unromantic It Is To Die Of Tuberculosis In The 21st Century'

As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa slows and falls from the headlines, there is a temptation among many to view this outbreak as an isolated event. In fact, the opposite is true. Ebola is the tip of a global health crisis: a crisis in our collective ability to deliver the essentials of modern medicine to those who need help the most, in the most timely and efficient manner.

Snarky notes may not do much to ward off office fridge thieves. "I came across one guy who will intentionally steal people's food when they leave snarky notes," says Dan Pashman, host of the Sporkful.

Foraging In The Office Fridge: Petty Theft Or Public Service?

There is perhaps no greater opportunity to introduce tension into the workplace than within the walls of the office refrigerator. It's a social experiment without a set list of rules to guide behavior, and no authority to enforce what's appropriate.

Is a dollop of ketchup too much? What if someone's sandwich has been in there for days?

<a href="http://lamyakaddor.jimdo.com/">Lamya Kaddor</a> teaches Islamic studies in Germany. She's written a new book, <em>Zum Toeten Bereit </em>(Ready To Kill), about the experience of having five former students flee to Syria to join jihadist groups.

After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization

Lamya Kaddor, a German-Syrian religious studies teacher and expert on Islam, was horrified to learn in 2013 that five of her former students had departed Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria.

A cell block at the now-closed Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, a facility notorious for photos released in 2004 showing U.S. soldiers torturing and humiliating inmates.

Judge Rules U.S. Must Release Photos Of Prisoner Abuse In Iraq, Afghanistan

A U.S. district judge ruled Friday that the U.S. must release photos of American soldiers inflicting abuse on prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The ruling is a victory for The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed a lawsuit against the government in 2004, seeking the release of the photos. The ACLU claimed the pictures revealed significant human rights violations, specifically at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien stands at a window in a room in his home in Edinburgh, Scotland, in February 2013 when he first tendered his resignation over sexual misconduct allegations.

Pope Accepts Resignation Of Cardinal Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien, accused of sexual misconduct, who will lose the "rights and privileges" of his clerical office but be allowed to retain his title.

Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two men convicted of plotting a terror attack on passenger train, is led off a plane by an Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer in Toronto in 2013.

2 Men Convicted In Canada In 2013 Train Derailment Plot

Two men have been found guilty in a court in Canada on terrorism-related charges related to a foiled 2013 plot to derail a passenger train traveling from New York to Toronto.

Raed Jaser, 37, who is of Palestinian descent and Tunisian-born Chiheb Esseghaier, 32, could spend the rest of their lives in prison for the plan, which prosecutors said was motivated by Islamic extremism and guided by members of al-Qaida.

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