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The proposed overpass would allow mountain lions to cross this section of fr...
The 101 Freeway slices right through the wilderness in and around Los Angeles, separating local mountain lion populations. To mate and avoid inbreeding, the animals must risk the dangerous crossing.
The Lives of Muhammad book cover...
In her new book The Lives of Muhammad, Boston University professor Kecia Ali discusses the different ways that Muslim and non-Muslim biographers have depicted the prophet over the centuries.
Protesters built a library in the parking lot of the Hong Kong leglislative ...
What began as a pro-democracy roadblock has grown into a combination street fair/art gallery, with an outdoor study hall, movie screenings, speeches — even a free library.
Many rural California residents rely on private wells for tap water — well...
Many rural residents rely on private wells for tap water. As the severe drought continues, many are wondering why farms seem to be getting water ahead of families.
After criticism of a poor response to the Ebola crisis, the United Nations is establishing a management hub in Ghana. The head of UNMEER says the agency is in a race against the disease.
A star is born! We learn how R2D2, the robot in Star Wars, got his name and why he's such a beloved character. This story originally aired May 25 on Weekend Edition Sunday.