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Analyst: Angry French Farmers Will Have To Adapt To Globalization

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For Candidates, Winning Iowa Means Courting Business, Evangelicals

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On ADA Anniversary, Some Blame The Law For Low Employment

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On The Streets Of Baltimore, 'It's Definitely Not A Safe Feeling'

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Obama Wraps Up Trip To Kenya

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What's In A Namaste? Depends If You Live In India Or The U.S.

If you take a yoga class in the U.S., the teacher will most likely say "namaste" at the end of the practice. It's a Sanskrit phrase that means "I bow to you." You place hands together at the heart, close your eyes and bow.

That's not the namaste I know.

My parents taught us to say "namaste" as kids growing up in India. They told my younger sister, my brother and me that it was good manners to say namaste to the elders. It was the equivalent of hello, but with an element of respect. If we didn't say namaste, they wouldn't consider us to be good kids.

Clinton knows you're mad as hell, and she's appealing to that sense.

Brace Yourself: The 2016 Election Is Going To Be All About Anger

Hillary Clinton laid out some lofty goals for her presidency in a speech on Friday.

"My mission from my first day as president to the last will be to raise the incomes of hardworking Americans so they can once again afford a middle-class life," she said. "This is the defining economic challenge not only of this election but our time."

The author (second from left) with her uncle Thanassis Kakissis (far left), sister, Amalia, and father, Giorgos, during a family visit to Athens in 1979.

Covering Greece: When It's Not Just A Story, It's Personal

Editor's Note: Reporter Joanna Kakissis was born in Greece but grew up in the U.S. She returned to Greece in 2010 just as the economic meltdown was beginning. She describes what it's like to cover a story that often feels very personal.

I live in a central Athens neighborhood that some describe as run-down, a term I still think is inaccurate and incomplete, applied by drive-by visitors from well-to-do suburbs and fellow journalists looking for a neighborhood to set the stage for a story about Greece's post-austerity impoverishment.

Smoked fish — an age-old preservation that uses the smoke of an indirect fire to lightly cook, flavor, and preserve the meat — is too often left to the professionals. But there are ways to do it indoors, at home, without much effort.

Put That Wok To Work: A Trick For Smoking Fish Indoors

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.

This week: We learn how to smoke fish without any specialized, pricey equipment.

At Sandra Bland's Funeral, Mourners Say 'It's All About Social Justice'


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