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The Salt
6:57 am
Sun July 5, 2015

Do Try This At Home: Three Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

Dan Gray is a restaurateur and food blogger in Seoul, South Korea.
Elise Hu NPR

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, top chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.

This week: We go to Seoul, South Korea, to make banchan — those endless small plates of pickles and veggies that traditionally accompany rice or soup.

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Parallels
6:57 am
Sun July 5, 2015

Tunisia Seeks Its Way On A Winding, Bumpy Path

Muslims visit the Great Mosque in Kairouan, Tunisia, one of the oldest and most important mosques in North Africa. Tunisia has made more political progress than other Arab Spring countries, but it has suffered two major terror attacks in recent months.
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Editor's Note: An attacker opened fire on a beach in Tunisia and killed 38 people on June 26. NPR's Alice Fordham went to cover the story. She used to live in Tunisia and reflects on how the country's changed in recent years.

Two years ago, I first went to the town of Kairouan, one of the holiest sites in Islam. Tear gas drifted around the beautiful old stones of the Great Mosque and nervous police sheltered in small patches of shade. They were there preventing a rally by an Islamic extremist group who wanted to wave black flags and chant intolerant slogans.

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Europe
6:57 am
Sun July 5, 2015

Greeks Begin Voting In Historic Resolution

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Around the Nation
6:57 am
Sun July 5, 2015

Sharks Might Not Be To Blame In North Carolina Attacks

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Goats and Soda
6:03 am
Sun July 5, 2015

You Haven't Left The Building But Your Brain's On A Virtual Reality Trip

Cardboard Google goggles whisk viewers into a virtual reality world.
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For just a few minutes, I'm standing in the streets of Kathmandu. Families pick through the rubble left behind by April's devastating earthquake. I take in the sounds of metal clanking, of footsteps and chattering. A few people walk by, staring straight at me.

I want to help — but can't.

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