U.S. Olympic boxer Claressa Shields, the teenager whose dream of being in the first crop of Olympic women boxers led her to tell her story to NPR back in February, will fight for a medal in London. A native of Flint, Mich., Shields, 17, won her first fight and reached Thursday's semifinal round.
The weekend shooting at a Wisconsin temple is just the latest incident members of the Sikh religion have faced in the U.S., especially since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In many of those incidents, Sikhs have been mistakenly identified – and occasionally targeted – as Muslims.
The brutal killing of Catherine Fuller was one of the most notorious crimes of the mid-80s in the nation's capital. The seven men who were convicted claim they were railroaded. A judge, though, says the evidence of their guilt is "overwhelming."
NPR's counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston shares emerging details about the shooting Sunday at the Sikh place of worship in Oak Creek, Wis. Navdeep Singh, of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, explains the history, practices and misconceptions surrounding Sikhism.
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