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Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet

Dionna Fry spent last summer in Ethiopia, finding out how the locals liked a new kind of latrine that reduces the risk of disease and can turn waste into fertilizer for a fruit tree.

You'll Be Maaaaaaaad About Goat If You Follow This Chef's Recipe

Goat it's the other red meat! And it's easy to mess up. Kenyan-born Kevin Onyona reveals the secrets to a tender yet hearty stew: You've got to break down that meat, and you've got to give it love.

Lessons From Behind The Counter At A Comic Book Store

NPR's Lidia Jean Kott talked to Jason Aaron, the writer of the new female Thor. When she first talked to him she knew nothing about superhero comics, but after some research she became a fan.

Israel Cabinet Agrees To Extend Cease-Fire Until Sunday

Israel's Cabinet has agreed to an additional 24 hours of a humanitarian cease-fire. Hamas however has said any cease-fire that does not include withdrawal is unacceptable.

Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook

Nearly two decades ago, a massive wave struck a container ship and dumped nearly 5 million Legos pieces into the ocean. Today, they are still washing up on shores in England.

U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting

The State Department says personnel are being moved to an alternate location amid an escalation of fighting among rival militant factions in the capital, Tripoli.

Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families

Rights workers say civilians are being killed by government attacks with so-called barrel bombs the crude weapons made famous in Syria's current conflict.

'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band

For Eric Deggans, Prince's movie wasn't just a spectacle. Sitting in a theater packed with kids his age, he saw Purple Rain as "a validation of the musical world I was already seeking out."

The Long History Of The Gaza Tunnels

Alexander the Great complained about the tunnels under Gaza during his siege of the area in 332 BC. They are still an issue today as the Israelis and Palestinians slug it out.

Ukrainian Troops Said Poised To Retake Rebel-Held Donetsk

Kiev's forces have been advancing on key rebel stronghold in hopes of forcing a collapse of the separatist movement.