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Middle East
5:12 am
Thu January 15, 2015

In Jordan, The Comic Book Superheroes Fight Extremism

Comic book creator Suleiman Bakhit says he found that many kids did not have heroes to look up to and sometimes gravitated to religious extremists. This frame is from his story about a Jordanian special forces hero.
Courtesy of Suleiman Bakhit

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 3:34 pm

We've been hearing a lot about cartoons for all the wrong reasons recently: the horrifying attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the divisive images, the threat of extremism. But one man in Jordan has been using comic book superheroes to try to bridge the divide and curb extremism.

His name is Suleiman Bakhit, and at a bar in Jordan's capital, Amman, he cracks open his laptop to show off some heroes. The artwork is sophisticated, vivid and influenced by Japanese comics.

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NPR Story
5:12 am
Thu January 15, 2015

In New Concert Hall, Paris Orchestra Honors Last Week's Terror Victims

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 8:07 am

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5:12 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Paris Neighborhood Becomes Breeding Ground For Militant Jihadists

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 3:14 pm

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5:12 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Were Paris Attacks Coordinated Between ISIS And Al-Qaida?

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 3:56 pm

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Asia
6:34 am
Wed January 14, 2015

A Photoshopped Response Sticks Up For China's Plunging Necklines

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 7:48 am

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Race
6:19 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Far From North Africa, Berbers In The U.S. Ring In A New Year

At this Yennayer celebration in Portland, Ore., several groups take to the stage, playing traditional songs, as well as the songs of more recent artists like Idir and Moh Alileche.
Mustapha Akebdan

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 3:29 pm

For most Americans, New Year's is fairly personal. It's a time to make resolutions and down some champagne — and it was also a couple of weeks ago. But for Berbers — the indigenous people of Northern Africa — the New Year starts this week, and it's an occasion to celebrate their heritage.

In Portland, Ore., some residents are celebrating Yennayer, the Berber New Year. It's a holiday that's not traditionally a big deal, but it's an opportunity to celebrate Berber culture, which hasn't always been easy to do.

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Politics
6:18 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Harris Opens Bid For Boxer's Senate Seat, But Others May Follow

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 6:53 pm

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Around the Nation
5:21 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Seattle Public Transportation Has Gone to The Dogs — Well, One Dog

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 7:48 am

For once, here's a positive commuting story: Jeff Young's dog, Eclipse, often rides the bus with him in Seattle. But if the bus pulls up to the stop and Jeff isn't quite done with his cigarette yet, Eclipse will hop on it without him.

The drivers let her on, and she leaps over the other passengers to grab a window seat. Young gets on the next bus, and they meet up a few stops later.

So, where does the canine commuter disembark? (Heh.) A dog park, of course.

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Race
5:05 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Why Our Feelings Toward Some African-Americans Change On MLK Day

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 7:48 am

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Europe
5:05 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Russian Media Condemn Paris Attacks — But Question Who Was Behind Them

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 7:48 am

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