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After a shooter walked into a prayer meeting and killed nine people this week, faith leaders struggle to balance security and community. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rev. Charles Watkins in Charleston.
On this week's Wingin' It, music journalist Anthony DeCurtis tells us about his favorite road-trip song. DeCurtis is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine.
The murders of parishioners at an AME church in Charleston are the most recent example of violence visited upon an African-American church — but it's not the only instance.
The U.S. Women's soccer team made it to the knockout round of the Women's World Cup. Mike Pesca of The Gist podcast tells NPR's Rachel Martin what to watch for in Monday's game against Colombia.
Seen here in an undated photograph, Macer Gifford — an alias he uses to pr...
Macer Gifford — an alias he uses to protect his family — left his job as a financial trader in London to fight ISIS in Syria. He lost much of what he had, but says he never regretted his decision.
Jon Kalish with his daughter Meleia, at around 6 months old, in Oakland, Cal...
Jon Kalish loved his daughter from afar, with calls and visits from New York to California. And he lost her from afar too — first when they became estranged, and then in a more final way.