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Was Kunduz Attack A War Crime? Legal Analysts Say It's Difficult To Prove

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) is calling for an international investigation into what it calls a war crime in Afghanistan — Saturday's U.S. airstrikes that killed 22 people, including medical staff and patients at the organization's hospital in Kunduz."We're under the clear presumption that a war crime has been committed," Jason Cone, Doctors Without Borders' executive director, told NPR's Michel Martin on Sunday. "And we're demanding that a...
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One of the more unattractive aspects of Washington life is the growth industry called line sitting. That is, rich lobbyists, lawyers, and contractors pay someone to hold a place in line so that the payer can get a much-in-demand seat at a Supreme Court argument or a congressional hearing. Now the Supreme Court has quietly struck one small blow for equality on that front. It has amended its rules to require that there are no sitters on the special line reserved for members of the Supreme Court bar.

Michael Solomonov has built a reputation for his unique take on the cuisine of Israel. He's won a James Beard Award for Best Chef for his restaurants in Philadelphia.

But he says awards aren't what inspire him to keep cooking.

"It's the pots of rice," he tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies. "It's the savory pastries that my grandmother made that if I can close my eyes right now I can still taste."

One of the newest trends on TV — and one of the most intriguing — is the season-long anthology drama series. In the Golden Age of TV, back in the 1950s, anthology series presented a brand-new story and cast every week. A lonely butcher named Marty looking for love. Jurors arguing over a verdict in 12 Angry Men. Mannequins coming to life in The Twilight Zone.

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The sun was shining in South Carolina today, but people are still trying to recover from heavy rains that caused 18 dams to breach or fail in the state. Since severe flooding began this weekend, at least 16 deaths have been reported, including two people who died in North Carolina.

Can You Really Roll Those Aches And Knots Away?

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When my husband has a particularly tough workout (or work day), he comes home and says, "I have to roll."

He's talking about using a foam roller on body parts including the hips, quads and calves, using his own body weight to supply the force. You've probably seen people rolling in your gym; some facilities even offer classes. The rollers are available in various sizes and can cost as little as $10 – more for fancier ones with grooves intended for more targeted pressure.

But do rollers actually work?

Can you fight terrorists the same way you battle ordinary criminals?

A prominent Kenyan crime fighter, Mahamud Saleh, is betting you can. He's testing his theory in Garissa, a city in northeastern Kenya thrust into the spotlight this April when Islamist militants attacked a campus dorm, killing 147 students.

Long before Garissa had a terrrorism problem, it had a problem with bandits, as Daud Yussuf, a Kenyan journalist, remembers.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls paid a swift visit to corporate offices of beleaguered airliner Air France on Tuesday, a day after two of the company's executives were mobbed by protesters and had their shirts and suit jackets ripped from their bodies.

The executives had been taking part in meetings Monday about how the company would cut 2,900 jobs when hundreds of workers stormed the Air France offices. Human resources manager Xavier Broseta and Pierre Plissonnier, head of long-haul flights, scaled a metal fence and escaped under police escort.

Saving For A Wedding When You Make 53 Cents A Day

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The thought of paying for her daughters' weddings has haunted Kamala Rani for years. When it came time for her older daughter to get married two years ago, she was up against the biggest cost of her life: $320.

This might seem like peanuts to an American audience used to hearing about weddings costing tens of thousands. But consider this: Rani and her family in Bangladesh each live on the equivalent of about $1.50 a day, treading a very thin line between deep and extreme poverty.

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing to fine a Chicago-based drone operator $1.9 million for repeatedly violating FAA regulations and flying in restricted airspace. The FAA charges that the company, SkyPan International, conducted 65 flights in the skies over Chicago and New York, some of the nation's most restricted and congested airspace. Forty-three of the flights took place over New York, without clearance from air traffic controllers.


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