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    • Who Was Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani and What Does His Death Mean for ISIS?

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    "Who Was Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani and What Does His Death Mean for ISIS?" is from the September 1, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • A Cyclone in Madagascar Could Mean You'll Pay More for Ice Cream This Summer

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
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    Back in March, a Category 4 cyclone hit the island of Madagascar. At least 81 people were killed and 6,000 others were displaced. The cyclone also washed away one of the island's main sources of income: vanilla.

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    • Yes, There Are People with Vitamin D Deficiency in This Sunny Country

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    For a long time, health experts have pointed out moderate sun exposure as a way to increase vitamin D levels in our bodies. So how could it be that a country with a lot of sunlight has a population with major vitamin D deficiency?

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    • Prince Went to Some Astounding Lengths to Protect His Music - and His Image

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    "Prince Went to Some Astounding Lengths to Protect His Music - and His Image" is from the April 22, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • This Woman Was Attacked for Speaking Swahili. In Court She Forgave Her Attacker.

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    One night in October 2015, Asma Jama was having dinner with her family at an Applebee's restaurant in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. They were speaking in their native language of Swahili, when another customer attacked them, saying they should speak English. The customer then smashed a beer mug in Jama's face.

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    • Most Police Officers in Scotland Don't Carry Guns. How Do They Do It?

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Most Police Officers in Scotland Don't Carry Guns. How Do They Do It?" is from the July 8th, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • Karachi's New Mayor Was Sworn In. Then He Went Back to Jail

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    "Karachi's New Mayor Was Sworn In. Then He Went Back to Jail" is from the August 30, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • Brazilians Are Incensed over an Alleged Gang Rape by 30 Men

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Brazilians Are Incensed over an Alleged Gang Rape by 30 Men" is from the June 1, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • People in the UK Have Been Recreating the American Wild West for More Than 30 Years

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "People in the UK Have Been Recreating the American Wild West for More Than 30 Years" is from the April 28, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • Could Dinner Parties Bring Hearts and Minds Together? This Muslim Woman Is Giving It a Try.

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Amanda Saab was the first Muslim woman in hijab to appear on a reality TV cooking show in the U.S. Now, she is inviting total strangers to her home and cooking them meals. She says it's one way that might help bring together people from different sides of the political spectrum.

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    • This Photojournalist Captured Women in Iran from the Hostage Crisis to the Nuclear Deal

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "This Photojournalist Captured Women in Iran from the Hostage Crisis to the Nuclear Deal" is from the August 11, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • What Does the Former US Ambassador to Russia Think of Trump's Hacking Request?

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "What Does the Former US Ambassador to Russia Think of Trump's Hacking Request?" is from the June 27, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • Leonardo DiCaprio as a 13th-Century Persian Poet? Why Not, Says Hollywood

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Leonardo DiCaprio as a 13th-Century Persian Poet? Why Not, Says Hollywood" is from the June 9, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • Afghan Women Say, Call Me by My Name

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    A group of Afghan women has started a campaign asking for their names to be used in public. According to Afghan tradition, using a woman's real name in public is considered taboo.

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    • Jordan Is Wasting a Lot of Talent. Like, Almost Half the Country.

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Jordan is home to some of the most educated women in the Middle East. It also has some of the lowest rates of female participation in the workforce.

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    • Texas Police May Soon Act More Like Federal Immigration Enforcers

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    After 16 hours of debate, the Texas House approved a bill that allows local police to ask individuals to prove their immigration status. The bill still faces several legislative hurdles before it becomes law.

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    • ISIS Has Detailed Instructions for Carrying Out Truck Attacks. They're Pretty Horrifying.

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    There have been attacks carried out using trucks or other heavy vehicles in the past. But lately ISIS has been promoting the tactic, in great detail, in its online magazine.

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    • The United Arab Emirates Is Jumping on the Mars Exploration Bandwagon

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    The United Arab Emirates doesn't have a space program to rival that of the US or Russia. But it plans to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021. It's to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding.

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    • The Challenges of Burying a Mass Murderer

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "The Challenges of Burying a Mass Murderer" is from the June 27, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • 'Serene' and 'Beautiful.' That's How One Afghan Describes Where the U.S. Dropped 'the Mother of All Bombs.'

    • By: Shirin Jaafari
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    Noorjahan Akbar recalls picnicking in the Nangarhar province, where the U.S. dropped its biggest non-nuclear bomb on Thursday. She says it's one of the most beautiful regions in the country.

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