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Ballet Dancer Dies In London Motorbike Accident

38-year-old British dancer Jonathan Ollivier was killed on Sunday, hours before a scheduled performance.
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Europe's Growing Migrant And Refugee Crisis

More than 200,000 migrants and refugees have reached Europe this year. Many are fleeing conflict in the Middle East and North Africa. Diane and her guests discuss the latest on the cross-border crisis and proposals to address it.


Besides Being A Bard, Shakespeare May Have Been A Stoner

Scientists have found cannabis in fragments of several pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden. The clay pipes date to early 1600s, meaning he might have been smoking more than tobacco.

Mexicans Question Whether 'El Chapo' Really Escaped Through Prison Tunnel

Many Mexicans believe Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman walked out the prison's front door. David Greene talks to William Neuman, the Latin America correspondent for The New York Times.

El Paso-Juarez Race Reunites 2 Border Cities

After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, life changed along U.S.-Mexico border towns as border security became a top priority. There's been a thaw, and runners again ran a 10K between El Paso and Juarez.

'Ideological' Or 'Illogical': President Obama Responds To Iran Deal Critics

In an interview with NPR to be broadcast this week, the president spoke strongly of his critics, including some in his own party. He also talked about letting his passions show more in his sixth year.

Remembering The Fall Of One Of The World's Great Ebola Experts

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, Sierra Leone's foremost expert on Ebola, died of the disease one year ago. Dr. Ian Crozier was the next health care worker infected at the same hospital — but he survived.

Haitians Go To The Polls For The First Time In 4 Years

Haitians vote Sunday in parliamentary elections that are three years overdue. The parliament was dissolved after Haiti's government failed to hold a vote. Reporter Peter Granitz explains.

State Dept. Study On Human Trafficking Comes In For Criticism

Lawmakers and human rights groups have criticized a 2015 State Department report on human trafficking, saying politics may have interfered with the evaluation of countries' human rights records.

For One Couple, Grub Farm Cures Stress Of Modern Korean Life

Thousands of Koreans are giving up the urban grind for a more bucolic lifestyle, including a couple that started a larva farm. (This piece first aired on Aug. 3, 2015 on All Things Considered.)