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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.

A Fiasco At The Burial Ground, A Prank At The Shop: Covering Ebola

Jason Beaubien reports on his body temperature (you won't believe it), a burial fiasco (you won't believe that either) and a prank that made his driver laugh.

New Scrabble Champ: Oregon Man, 24, Wins Title

In the final, Conrad BassettBouchard of Portland used words including "florigen." Of the runner-up, the tournament head says, "He's going to be kicking himself for missing 'gramarye.' "

Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital

The reporter asks the nurse what the hospital needs. The nurse says, "If you don't help me, why do you ask me?" Welcome to Black Lion, said to be the country's best hospital.

North Korea Fires Missiles Off Coast As Pope Lands In Seoul

Upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises, which the north frequently protests, may also have inspired the show of belligerence, reports NPR's Jason Strother.

Wanted At Barneys New York: An 'Anti-Profiling Consultant'

The high-end retailer settled a nine-month investigation by the New York state attorney general's office by agreeing to hire an independent expert on preventing racial profiling.

Beneath These Masks Is An Artist Conflicted By Junk Food

James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.

Hagel: Rescue Mission On Iraq's Mount Sinjar Less Likely

A U.S. assessment team sent to the mountain concluded there were far fewer Yazidi refugees stranded there than previously thought, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

Pakistan's Mixed Message: Celebrations Amid A Security Lockdown

The country's Independence Day was a study in contradictions. The effort to mark the occasion in the capital Islamabad kept bumping up against anxiety over protest marches against the government.

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