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Native Americans Protest Planned Auction Of Sacred Objects In France

It's illegal to sell ceremonial such items in the U.S., but they're popular (and profitable) in France. The art and artifacts are due to hit the auction block Monday.

WHO Aims To Reform Itself But Health Experts Aren't Yet Impressed

The health agency is making changes so it can get boots on the ground if a pandemic strikes. But critics say it hasn't gone far enough.

Ryan Shoots Down Trump Endorsement, As He Readies House GOP Campaign Agenda

House Republicans will begin rolling out their policy agenda in June.

What Is The Meaning Behind The Moo?

Researchers are trying to figure out what cows are saying to each other — and us. Often, it seems that cows moo to communicate that something is wrong, or different.

Asking Mom: 'Did You Know I Was Depressed In High School?'

Telling your parents you have mental health issues can be tough, even if you are a trained psychotherapist. Add in another culture and there's even more room for apprehension and misunderstanding.

When The Cat's Away: Chechen Strongman Spars With John Oliver Over Lost Feline

The fur started to fly when Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov told his 1.8 million Instagram followers that his cat is missing. Then the HBO host got involved and turned the saga into Internet catnip.

As President Visits Japan, Okinawa Controversy Is Back In The Limelight

Following a gruesome killing, allegedly by a former Marine, controversy over the presence of American troops on Okinawa is adding another layer to Obama's historic trip this week.

Taliban Name New Leader, Confirm Death Of Mullah Mansour

The Afghan Taliban confirmed that a U.S. drone strike killed their leader last week, and they announced his successor: Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, an extremist scholar without military experience.

MacArthur 'Genius' Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit

The author of a new meta-analysis says the importance of grit — a concept that has gained wide traction in education circles — has been exaggerated.

My 'Oriental' Father: On The Words We Use To Describe Ourselves

President Obama recently signed a bill striking the term "Oriental" from federal law. It was a reminder for NPR's Kat Chow of the fact that her father still uses the word — to describe himself.