Sikhs have a long history of fighting in wars. But in the US, their turbans and beards often prevent them from being able to join the military. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Major Kamaljit Kalsi who's hoping to change that.
Congress has gone home for its annual August recess, so Tell Me More takes a look at headlines in places across the country. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Mike Leary from the San Antonio Express-News and Dana Coffield of The Denver Post.
There's some sad news from NASA: The space agency says its Kepler space telescope is beyond repair.
The $600 million planet-hunting probe whose mission was to search other solar systems for Earth-like planets has lost its ability to keep its gaze on target.
Two of the four gyroscope-like reaction wheels that keep Kepler pointed in the right direction have broken down and can't be fixed, but NASA is still hoping it can find some less-stressful work for the orbiting observatory.
Bobby Cannavale (right) starred in <em>Glengarry Glen Ross</em> on Broadway. Cannavale has also starred in television shows such as HBO's <em>Boardwalk Empire</em> and in films such as <em>The Station Agent</em>.
Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 8:51 am
Cue The X-Files theme:
A newly declassified CIA report written in 1992 not only mentions Nevada's Area 51, it places it on a map. What's more, it acknowledges that the place where many sci-fi stories have said space aliens' bodies are being kept is a real-life government facility.
Good morning. I'm David Greene. When I go to the ballgame I expect to see a lot of bats, and usually a couple of bat boys and even those bat boys carrying bats. Well, at Atlanta's Turner Field this week there was a strange bat next to the pitcher's mound. It was moving and flapping its wings.
Zoos are great for teaching kids about the different sounds that animals make. Monkeys go ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-oh-ah, horses go nay, and lions go woof. Wait. What? A mother, taking her son around a zoo in China, thought her boy was mistaken when he pointed out the barking lion. He was right. The zoo had taken their African lion away for breeding, and subbed in an employee's large, hairy dog. The mom felt cheated.
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A man in Cairo who said he had been wounded by a rubber bullet Friday gets help.
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Soldiers take their positions on armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir Square in Cairo. Wednesday's crackdown left more than 600 people dead and nearly 4,000 injured.
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Morsi supporters march toward Old Cairo as they carry a coffin, covered with a national flag, of someone killed during Wednesday's clashes.
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Demonstrators carry a wounded man after clashes with police near Ramses Square in Cairo.
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A wounded man is evacuated during clashes between security forces and Morsi supporters in Cairo.
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Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi supporters flee from shooting in front of Azbkya police station during clashes at Ramses Square.
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Muslim Brotherhood supporters clash with police near Ramses square. The army deployed dozens of armored vehicles on major roads in Cairo, and the Interior Ministry has said police will use live ammunition against anyone threatening state installations.
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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi chant slogans during a protest in Ramses Square in Cairo on Friday. Today's estimated death toll ranges from 60 according to the Associated Press and 95 according to Al Jazeera.
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Egyptians supporting ousted president Morsi pause during clashes with security forces near the Four Seasons hotel in Garden City area of Cairo on Wednesday. Thousands of Morsi supporters took to the streets, urging a "Day of Rage" to denounce the deaths of hundreds of protesters this week.
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Smoke rises over Ramses Square after protests turned violent across Egypt. The government has imposed a night-time curfew set to last at least a month.
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An Egyptian civilian (left) offers water to policemen during clashes with protesters in Cairo.
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Supporters carry posters of Morsi and shout slogans during a march in Alexandria.
From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Peter Kenyon, in Cairo, talks with host David Greene
(We updated the top of this post at 4:50 p.m. ET. For other updates, click here.)
With the Muslim Brotherhood marching in Cairo and other Egyptian cities in a "day of rage" over the deadly crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, this week's alarming body count went higher on Friday.