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A Deadly Shooting In Tennessee And The Threat Of Domestic Terrorism

As investigators look into the motives and connections of the Kuwaiti-born U.S. citizen who attacked two military centers in Tennessee, we hear the latest on the deadly shooting and the threat of domestic terrorism.

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Pastor's Daughter Taps Into The 'Spicy Stuff' To Help Save Marriages

DiShan Washington, former wife of a pastor, is a writer of what she calls "Christian erotica." She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about trying to help Christians approach sex with a more open mind.
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In Northern Ireland, 'Terror Gets Old,' But Divisions Linger

A new documentary looks at the lives of some who took part in Northern Ireland's sectarian conflict, which lasted 30 years. Many are in their 60s now, grappling with their roles in a violent past.
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At Virginia Mosque, Time Of Celebration Marred By Vandalism

At the Manassas Muslim Association, the days leading up to Eid — marking the end of Ramadan — have been marked with concern.
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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Raises Questions Of Religious Rights, Tax Status

Religious colleges worry that if they stick to their convictions, they may lose tax-exempt status. That happened to Bob Jones University in 1983 because it continued to prohibit interracial dating.
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"The Orphan Sky"

Singer, composer, and- most recently- author Ella Leya was born in Communist Azerbaijan and received asylum in the United States in 1990. Leila, the main character of her new novel "The Orphan Sky" shares a similar story. We talk with the first-time novelist about the rarely-explored setting of Azerbaijan and how music influenced her life and writing.

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"The Orphan Sky"

Singer, composer, and- most recently- author Ella Leya was born in Communist Azerbaijan and received asylum in the United States in 1990. Leila, the main character of her new novel "The Orphan Sky" shares a similar story. We talk with the first-time novelist about the rarely-explored setting of Azerbaijan and how music influenced her life and writing.

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The 'Immortal' Homemade Yogurt That Traveled 'Round The World

An Indian immigrant in Oklahoma missed the yogurt she'd grown up with. So when she traveled to India, she brought some back to use to make it herself. Forty years later, that yogurt lives on.

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The Anti-Defamation League's Abe Foxman On The Fight Against Anti-Semitism, Hate Speech

Abe Foxman, one of the most influential voices in the American Jewish community, is stepping down this month as national director of the Anti-Defamation League. He talks about his life and lessons learned from 50 years of fighting anti-Semitism and hate speech.

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The U.S. And Five Other World Powers Reach A Nuclear Agreement With Iran

The U.S. and five other world powers reached an agreement with Iran to lift international oil and financial sanctions in exchange for limits on Iran’s nuclear production capability. A look at what's in the pact and how Congress will respond.

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