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In Ramadan, Saudi Families Break Bread And Watch TV Dramas

Across the Arab world, Ramadan is prime time for soap operas. This year a Saudi program takes a look at young people and the tensions and issues they face in the kingdom.

Charleston, S.C., Residents Gather Outside Church To Mourn Victims

Charleston, S.C., is reeling in the aftermath of Wednesday night's mass shooting at a historic black church. At the church Friday, residents are coming to pay their respects.

Confederate Flag 'Has To Come Down' In S.C., NAACP Leader Says

Calling Wednesday's killing of nine black church members in Charleston, S.C., a hate crime, the head of the NAACP says it's not appropriate for South Carolina to keep flying the Confederate flag.

Family Knew Slain Charleston Pastor Would Lead A Consequential Life

Rev. Clementa Pinckney was devoted to public service. He was a state senator and champion of civil rights. Those who knew him say he was a natural leader, whether in politics or in the church.

The Victims: 9 Were Slain At Charleston's Emanuel AME Church

Pastors, parishioners, a coach, a librarian, a graduate: Authorities identify the nine people who were shot and killed during a Bible study at a Charleston, S.C., church on Wednesday night.

Pope Francis Uses Encyclical To Deliver Moral Message On Climate Change

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to John Carr of Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Thought and Public Life about Pope Francis' call to moral action on climate change.

When Charleston, S.C., Pastor Spoke, 'People Listened'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers about the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston who was a victim of Wednesday's shooting.

Despite Attack, Charleston, S.C., Congregation Remains Strong

Charleston mourns the loss of nine residents after a gunman shot them to death at a historic church Wednesday.

Saudi Muslims Mix Tradition With Shopping In Ramadan Celebration

Saudi Muslims are turning the holy month of Ramadan into a display of consumerism and commerce. It is traditionally a month of fasting and prayer that began with the first Muslim community, Mecca.

Both Catholics, Non-Catholics Applaud Pope For Bold Remarks On Climate Change

Catholics across the nation are reacting to a sweeping encyclical issued by Pope Francis on the issue of climate change. The 184-page papal letter explains that it is a global problem with far reaching environmental and social ramifications.