The Marvel Universe is filled with people who can crawl along walls and shoot beams from their eyes. But comic book writer G. Willow Wilson saw one thing that was missing: Muslims. So she created Kamala Kahn, the first Muslim superhero to star in her own mainstream series. Wilson talks to host Michel Martin about expanding the religious horizons of the Marvel Universe.
The late pope often rested in the mountains of Italy's Abruzzo region, and worshiped at a small church there. A small relic containing a piece of gauze that had been soaked in his blood is now missing.
For decades, American companies have sent their manufacturing work overseas. Extremely low wages in Asia and elsewhere reduced costs. But as costs overseas go up, a growing number of American companies are rethinking that business model.
Now there are anti-government demonstrations in cities where the citizens have in the past shown support for the president. Meanwhile, the nation's justice minister has warned she may declare a "state of emergency" unless protesters leave her headquarters.
Three years ago, the popular uprising in Egypt was considered a democracy movement. But now the military is in control of the government and the freely-elected president is in jail. To discuss the state of Egypt, Steve Inskeep talks to Issandr El Amrani of the International Crisis Group.
The third anniversary of Egypt's revolution was marked with violent clashes across the country between pro and anti-government demonstrators. By Sunday morning at least 49 people had been killed and more than 1,000 arrested.
The protests began last fall in the capital when the country's president refused to sign a trade deal with the European Union because of pressure from Russia. Demonstrations are now occurring in cities normally supportive to the governing party.
In the past year, London police have managed to mention clowns 117 times in their reports. There were suspects dressed as clowns, one with "clown like shoes" and another with hair like "Krusty the Clown."
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