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Asia
5:12 am
Thu January 15, 2015

American Film On A Tibetan Migrant Finds Unlikely Success — In China

Zanta now lives on the outskirts of Beijing.
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Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 7:40 pm

An American filmmaker has made a documentary on Tibet. Those two elements alone might seem grounds for China's Communist Party to ban it, but instead the film — Nowhere to Call Home — quietly has been making the rounds in China and winning praise from local audiences.

The reason? The film is an even-handed, deeply personal story that steers clear of politics. Journalist Jocelyn Ford spent years documenting the life of Zanta, a Tibetan migrant who fled her poor, mountain village to build a life for herself and her son in Beijing.

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Asia
6:34 am
Wed January 14, 2015

A Photoshopped Response Sticks Up For China's Plunging Necklines

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 7:48 am

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Race
6:19 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Far From North Africa, Berbers In The U.S. Ring In A New Year

At this Yennayer celebration in Portland, Ore., several groups take to the stage, playing traditional songs, as well as the songs of more recent artists like Idir and Moh Alileche.
Mustapha Akebdan

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 3:29 pm

For most Americans, New Year's is fairly personal. It's a time to make resolutions and down some champagne — and it was also a couple of weeks ago. But for Berbers — the indigenous people of Northern Africa — the New Year starts this week, and it's an occasion to celebrate their heritage.

In Portland, Ore., some residents are celebrating Yennayer, the Berber New Year. It's a holiday that's not traditionally a big deal, but it's an opportunity to celebrate Berber culture, which hasn't always been easy to do.

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Politics
6:18 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Harris Opens Bid For Boxer's Senate Seat, But Others May Follow

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 6:53 pm

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Around the Nation
5:21 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Seattle Public Transportation Has Gone to The Dogs — Well, One Dog

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 7:48 am

For once, here's a positive commuting story: Jeff Young's dog, Eclipse, often rides the bus with him in Seattle. But if the bus pulls up to the stop and Jeff isn't quite done with his cigarette yet, Eclipse will hop on it without him.

The drivers let her on, and she leaps over the other passengers to grab a window seat. Young gets on the next bus, and they meet up a few stops later.

So, where does the canine commuter disembark? (Heh.) A dog park, of course.

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Race
5:05 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Why Our Feelings Toward Some African-Americans Change On MLK Day

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 7:48 am

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Europe
5:05 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Russian Media Condemn Paris Attacks — But Question Who Was Behind Them

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Animals
6:24 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Prosthetic Eye Helps Keep 1-Eyed Fish From Being Bullied

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 8:01 am

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Europe
6:00 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Fried Egg Found At Crime Scene

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 8:01 am

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Around the Nation
5:04 am
Tue January 13, 2015

In Louisiana, Cheaper Gas Can Pump People Full Of Anxiety

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 10:57 am

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Sports
5:04 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Ohio State Celebrates First Football Championship In Playoff Era

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 8:01 am

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Law
5:04 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Jury Selection To Begin For Accused Silk Road Mastermind

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 4:52 pm

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The Two-Way
7:41 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Big Wins For 'Transparent' Make It Clear: TV's Undergoing A Revolution

Tina Fey, Margaret Cho and Amy Poehler talk onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. Fey and Poehler hosted the awards for the third (and, they say, final) time.
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Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 11:25 am

Surrounded by his cast mates and the show's executive producer, Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor faced a crowd of journalists backstage at the Golden Globe awards Sunday, and made the case for why his win as best actor in a comedy meant more than a typical Hollywood honor.

"This is about changing people's lives," said Tambor, who won his award playing a 70-year-old coming out as transgender. Earlier, while accepting his award on national TV, he dedicated his award and performance to the transgender community.

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Animals
6:30 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Mittens Help Koalas Recover From Scorched Paws

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 7:45 am

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Around the Nation
6:11 am
Mon January 12, 2015

35 Years Later, Guy With Metal Detector Finds Lost Class Ring

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 7:45 am

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Europe
4:59 am
Mon January 12, 2015

World Leaders March In Solidarity With French Terror Attack Victims

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 7:45 am

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4:59 am
Mon January 12, 2015

72nd Annual Golden Globes Handed Out In Beverly Hills

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NPR Story
4:59 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Stealing Oil Is Easy, Selling It On The International Market Isn't

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News
12:48 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

In France, Simultaneous Standoffs Erupt In Violence

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News
12:47 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

A Review Of The Day's Violent Tumult In France

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 2:05 pm

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News
12:34 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

In The Midst Of A Violent Morning, Parisians Seek To Cope

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News
12:08 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

The Threats And Violence At A Kosher Market In Paris

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News
11:28 am
Fri January 9, 2015

What U.S. Officials Know Now About The Standoffs In France

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News
11:22 am
Fri January 9, 2015

The French Perspective On 2 Desperate Days Following 'Hebdo' Shooting

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News
11:12 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Negotiator On The Scene In Standoff Outside Paris

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World
10:17 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Mideast Conflict Could Bog Down International Criminal Court

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of committing war crimes against the Palestinians. The Palestinians have joined the International Criminal Court, a move that has angered Israel and is unlikely to lead to any prosecutions in the near term.
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Originally published on Sun January 11, 2015 11:26 am

The Palestinian decision to join the International Criminal Court this month comes at a challenging time for the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal.

The ICC is just over a decade old and has had to back off from some controversial cases, including one in Kenya, where an investigation collapsed into the country's president for election violence. The Hague-based court may have to walk an especially fine line in the Middle East.

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News
9:41 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Between 2 Police Standoffs, Tensions Flare In Paris

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 11:38 am

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News
9:31 am
Fri January 9, 2015

The Shifting Conditions Confronting The French Hostage Negotiator

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 10:14 am

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Around the Nation
6:57 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Ex-Miami Dolphins Player Swims To Safety

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 9:31 am

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Around the Nation
6:42 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Dog Gets His Mouth On A Remote; Trouble Ensues

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 9:31 am

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