Our writer hated it as a child. Now she loves it: Fill pitcher, pour over head. It’s a great way to stay cool in a place where water isn’t always running. Maybe you should put it on your bucket list.
The destruction of the holy site has drawn criticism from the Sunni allies of the so-called Islamic State and may cause a rift between the Sunni groups.
The Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens in the shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, is also negotiating to send 40 unarmed police to the site in eastern Ukraine.
Secretary of State John Kerry wants fighting to stop temporarily as Ramadan ends this weekend. Both Israel and Hamas are considering the proposal.
The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with a record-sized video display and luxury cabanas with swimming pools. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.
President François Hollande said that all 116 people died and that one black box had been recovered. France’s interior minister said weather likely contributed to the crash.
In the wake of Arizona’s botched execution, Steve Inskeep talks with Amherst professor Austin Sarat, author of the recent book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America’s Death Penalty.
Roger Alvarez didn’t make it to graduation, but he still wants to thank his high school English teacher. (This StoryCorps interview first aired January 29, 2012 on Weekend Edition.)
The holy month of Ramadan comes to an end early next week with a celebratory feast, and Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping for a holiday cease-fire in Gaza. He proposed a seven-day truce.
Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who’s in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
One of the most conservative members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, is defending his seat against state Sen. Jim Tracy, who is making the most of the incumbent’s personal scandals.
Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he’s preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat’s bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.
The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.
So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
The deal follows a Justice Department report released in April that showed the city’s police used excessive force in dealing with many suspects.