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The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin

Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes

In Germany, A Case Against Another Alleged American Spy

On Monday, Hussein Abu Khdeir, father of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, held a photo of his son as he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. On Tuesday, the Abu Khdeir family received Israeli guests who wanted to apologize for their loss.

What Happens When Israeli Mourners Visit A Palestinian Family

The family of slain Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir received condolences from an unlikely source Tuesday: Israelis who had asked to come and mourn with them.

The scene was predictably awkward, even painfully so. But as NPR's Ari Shapiro reported for today's Morning Edition, the visit also brought a moment of grace for many of those involved.

Julian Castro was confirmed Wednesday to be the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Senate Confirms Julian Castro As Housing Secretary

The Senate voted 71-26 on Wednesday to confirm San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

All 26 no votes came from Republicans.

"Julian has lived the American dream in his own life, and I'm confident he will help Americans across our country seize their own piece of that dream for themselves and their children," President Obama said in a statement after the vote.

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo claimed victory on Wednesday.

Rivals Claim Victory In Indonesian Presidential Election

Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who entered national politics just two years ago, has claimed victory citing early results in the presidential election in Indonesia, the world's most-populous Muslim nation. But his main rival, former Gen. Prabowo Subianto, is refusing to concede.

"This is the victory of the whole Indonesian population!" Widodo said.

Germany Widens Spy Investigation Reportedly Involving U.S.

Germany is reportedly investigating a second spy case involving the U.S., just days after the arrest of a man who news reports say passed intelligence to the United States.

NFL Players Association Still Not Satisfied By Concussion Settlement

What Gets You Stressed? Tell Our Expert Panel

Editor's note: The webcast is over. We'll update this post with an archived video of the event when it becomes available.

For many Americans, stress is a constant and frequently overwhelming fact of daily life.

What are the biggest sources of stress? How does stress affect us? And what do we do in response?

In a new video, people casually bump into one another in cafes and groceries, sparking histrionics like those seen in the World Cup.

Flop Life: What If We All Acted Like We Were In The World Cup?

The flailing about, the protests, the sheer agony — what if everyone behaved like international soccer stars who can evidently be slammed to the ground by a fingertip?

That's the question answered by a fun video from Fourgrounds Film of Canada. it's a send-up of the histrionics seen in World Cup matches, where many players ham it up to play to the referees' sympathies or just to earn a ride on a plastic stretcher with restorative effects that can only be called magical.

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