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Last week, Iran's president vowed to protect Shiite holy sites in Iraq, but will that be possible in the midst of a civil war? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karim Hendili, an Arab specialist for UNESCO.
San Francisco officials approved $76 million to install suicide prevention nets around the Golden Gate Bridge. NPR's Scott Simon notes that last year a record 46 people jumped to their deaths.
The U.S. can't do much in Iraq without support from the Saudis, Emiratis and other regional players, as international correspondent Jackie Northam tells NPR's Scott Simon.
The U.S. men's soccer team is advancing to the round of 16 in the World Cup. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.com about the team's chance of getting through the knockout round.
Over the past century and a half, visitors have traveled through Yosemite on...
In 1864, Abraham Lincoln set aside the nation's first federally-protected wilderness areas. Visitors have enjoyed Yosemite's wonders ever since — sometimes to the point of endangering them.
The road to violent jihad has never been so smooth. Westerners hoping to join the fight in Syria, and now Iraq, can take a flight to Turkey and meet hundreds of rebel groups eager to train them.