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The Two-Way - News Blog

PHOTOS: Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End

For many Muslims around the world, Sunday marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, a time of prayer and celebration. Here's a peek at the festivities, which are often as different as the places they're held.

Diana McLean says coal would be good for the North Cheyenne Tribe. "We've been in the same situation for the last 50 years. And it hasn't changed. It hasn't improved." Shane Thomas McMillan for NPR hide caption

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Environment

People Of Coal-Rich Northern Cheyenne Torn Between Jobs And Sacred Culture

Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.

Imagine Dragons' new album, Evolve, is out now. Singer Dan Reynolds says it's more "minimalistic" and "colorful" than the band's first two records. Eliot Hazel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Imagine Dragons On Catching Up To Rock Stardom

Burnt out after years of hard touring, the "Radioactive" band hit the brakes. Now, it's bounced back with a new album, Evolve. Singer Dan Reynolds and guitarist Wayne Sermon tell Michel Martin more.

Imagine Dragons On Catching Up To Rock Stardom

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An officer stands at the Fresnes Prison in France in September 2016. Fresnes was the first French prison to separate radicalized inmates from the general prison population. Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Inside French Prisons, A Struggle To Combat Radicalization

Some of the home-grown terrorists who have struck France in recent years were petty criminals who were radicalized in prison.

Inside French Prisons, A Struggle To Combat Radicalization

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President Donald Trump, center, speaks as first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence listen at the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Politics

What Would Human Resources Do?: Some Advice For Trump As He Recruits And Staffs Up

Between President Trump being a newcomer to D.C. and a swirl of chaos, the White House is lagging behind other administrations in hiring. But experts NPR spoke to have some tips.

What Would Human Resources Do?: Some Advice For Trump As He Recruits And Staffs Up

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Sports

'But Seriously,' Tennis Great John McEnroe Says He's Seeking 'Inner Peace'

Known for his on-court outbursts, McEnroe famously yelled, "You cannot be serious!" at one official. Now, decades later, he says it's a "miracle" if he goes a full day without hearing that line. He also weighs in on why he thinks Serena Williams is the best female tennis player in the world, but not the best overall.

'But Seriously,' Tennis Great John McEnroe Says He's Seeking 'Inner Peace'

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An oil derrick stands out on the bitter, icebound terrain near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, in 1974. George Birch/AP hide caption

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History

Alaska's 40 Years Of Oil Riches Almost Never Was

Alaska Public Media

Oil began flowing down the trans-Alaska pipeline in 1977, transforming Alaska into a wealthy state. But if it wasn't for one man, the Prudhoe Bay oil field may not have never been found.

Alaska's 40 Years Of Oil Riches Almost Never Was

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Some lawmakers are raising concern that the Senate health care bill could aggravate the problem of healthy people going without insurance, driving up costs for everyone else. Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

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Law

Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

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Greg unwinds a hose while doing some yardwork. Along with his failing memory, Greg has been experiencing secondary symptoms including paranoia, depression and slow healing. Amanda Kowalski for NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

More Than Memory: Coping With The Other Ills Of Alzheimer's

Many people with Alzheimer's suffer medical and mental health issues that have nothing to do with memory loss, including slow healing, incontinence, paranoia and depression.

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Our Land

Meyers Chuck, AK, 99903

Meyers Chuck is off the grid, with no roads or cars; just a sprinkling of houses on the water, and a post office that's the social hub of town.

Meyers Chuck, AK, 99903

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Alvvays' "In Undertow" is one of the songs in this month's edition of Heavy Rotation. Arden Wray/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe

Heavy Rotation: The 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Hear new songs by Chicago hip-hop artist Rich Jones, Toronto garage-rockers Alvvays and French dance-pop duo Burning Peacocks in this month's list.

Heavy Rotation: The 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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Author Interviews

A New Delhi Family Learns To Navigate Wealth After A 'Windfall'

Diksha Basu's new novel was inspired by the explosion of wealth she saw in 1990s India. She says money is a complex thing, and it takes a while for her characters to see that.

A New Delhi Family Learns To Navigate Wealth After A 'Windfall'

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Movie Interviews

'Big Sick' Creators Nanjiani And Gordon On Turning Their Courtship Into A Movie

In Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon's new rom-com, girl meets boy, girl contracts a mysterious illness, and boy's Pakistani parents struggle to accept the relationship.

'Big Sick' Creators Nanjiani And Gordon On Turning Their Courtship Into A Movie

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