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Investigating the Root Of The U.K. Riots

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Nearly 2,000 people have been funneled through British courts, under charges that they participated in the riots that inflamed London and other U.K. cities this August. As judges try to get to the bottom of who did what, The Guardian newspaper and London School of Economics are partnering up to find out why the riots happened in the first place. They are launching a new project that will dispatch researchers into communities where rioting took place, to investigate the root causes. The Guardian's Paul Lewis, who's leading the project, speaks with Michele Norris.
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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
NPR

Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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