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Goats and Soda
2:57 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

Haters Gonna Hate. Teen Girl Activists Shake It Off And Try Again

Here's the group of "teen advisers" who spoke with Goats and Soda at the 2015 Girl Up conference in Washington, D.C. Top row: Amy Gong Liu, Janet Diaz, Janet Ho, Kennede Reese, Rebecca Ruvalcaba. Middle row: Ruhy Patel, Celia Buckman, Simone Cowan, Jessica Bishai. Bottom row: Sydney Baumgardt, Alexandra Intriago, Anna McGuire, Ishana Nigam
John W. Poole NPR

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 9:27 am

Ruhy Patel, 17, lives in Doylestown, Pa. When she was 15 she was planning to run for student council office. "All the other people running were boys," she says, "and people were like, 'Well, you're not going to win.' You feel intimidated because you're the only girl in the room. It makes you question if you'd be OK in the field of politics."

Did she drop out? No.

Did she win? "I did!"

"I feel like it kind of makes you want to try harder when people say no," says Patel.

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The Salt
2:53 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

We Didn't Build This City On Rock 'N' Roll. It Was Yogurt

A depiction of meal with cheese from Tacuinum Sanitatis, a medieval handbook on health and well-being based on the Taqwim al‑sihha, an 11th-century Arab medical treatise.
via Wikimedia

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 5:17 pm

Since The Salt is diving deep into yogurt this week, let's take a moment to rewind all the way back to 10,000 BC when it all began.

During the Paleolithic, or "Old Stone Age," humans relied on hunting and gathering for food and, as a result, lived a nomadic lifestyle. With the advent of the Neolithic, or "New Stone Age," around 10,000 BC, humans began the process of domesticating plants and animals in what is today the Middle East.

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The Two-Way
2:14 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

WATCH: Merkel's Awkward Interaction With Tearful Palestinian Girl

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 2:41 pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's attempt to explain her country's asylum policy to a young Palestinian whose family is close to deportation reduced the girl to tears.

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Parallels
8:41 am
Thu July 16, 2015

The View From Inside Syria

Saeed al-Batal, a Syrian photographer, posted this image from Douma, Syria, on his Facebook page on March 31.
Courtesy of Saeed al-Batal

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 3:46 pm

Syria's civil war has created the worst refugee crisis in the world, with more than 4 million people fleeing the country. Millions more have been displaced inside Syria, though we rarely hear from them.

Over the past year, NPR's Morning Edition has spoken three times with Saeed al-Batal, a photographer and filmmaker who doesn't use his real name for security reasons.

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Latin America
5:02 am
Thu July 16, 2015

A Visit To El Chapo's Prison Cell (Now That He's Gone)

This screen grab of video from a security camera, dated July 11 and released by Mexico's National Security Commission, shows the man Mexican authorities say is Guzman inside his cell at the Altiplano maximum security prison, looking at the shower floor shortly before escaping through a tunnel below.
AP

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 12:29 pm

Editor's Note: Since Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's dramatic prison break on Saturday night, Mexico has distributed 100,000 fliers and offered a $4 million reward for the nation's top fugitive. Officials also took reporters to visit the cell at the Altiplano prison from which Guzman escaped. NPR's Carrie Kahn was among them.

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Goats and Soda
5:02 am
Thu July 16, 2015

Chicken Owners Brood Over CDC Advice Not To Kiss, Cuddle Birds

Ioanna Mattke holds Raven, one of six hens that her family owns. The Mattkes have raised Raven since she was a day old.
Jason Beaubien NPR

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 7:18 pm

Don't kiss your chickens!

That's the message from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is blaming a salmonella outbreak on backyard chicken owners being overly affectionate with their flocks.

The CDC says more than 180 people have come down with salmonella across the U.S. this year from contact with backyard poultry. Thirty-three of them became so sick they required hospitalization.

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Middle East
5:02 am
Thu July 16, 2015

Sen. Feinstein On Iran Deal's Critics: 'What Is Their Alternative?'

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 3:09 pm

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World
5:02 am
Thu July 16, 2015

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Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 3:09 pm

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Middle East
5:02 am
Thu July 16, 2015

For Families Of Americans Held Or Missing In Iran, Nuclear Deal Is A Loss

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 11:03 am

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Politics
8:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Measures To Move Forward With Bailout

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 9:25 pm

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