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He may have lost, but Napoleon still holds a fascination for thousands of re-enacters, who came to Belgium this week to eat, sleep and wage mock war in the manner of the 1815 battle of Waterloo.
The website has begun the release of 500,000 documents it says related to Saudi Arabian diplomatic communications. Among them was the request from Abdullah bin Laden.
The number of cases in South Korea has remained steady at 166 for more than two weeks, but the death of a 63-year-old man brought to 25 the number of deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
The popularity of antlers as rustic décor is threatening deer and elk in the Pacific Northwest. The animals can naturally shed antlers, but some people harass or kill animals to get at prized racks.
Off the beaten tourist paths, neighborhood tapas bars are part of Spain's charm, but many are being forced out by rising rents. A tour group hopes to save them by helping travelers find them.
Putting up with the squawks and squeaks of elementary school band takes patience. A Michigan music store is helping kids stick it out by making sure they choose the right instrument.
After an emotional day in Charleston, the city remembers victims of a mass shooting with an evening prayer vigil. It comes after a dramatic hearing where the suspect made a first court appearance.
The deadline has passed for illegal immigrants in the Dominican Republic to begin the process to get regularized or to get out of the country. Authorities say most illegal immigrants will be deported.
More details are emerging about Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old suspect in the shooting deaths of nine people in Charleston. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Northeastern University professor James Fox.
Kurdish fighters have recaptured a strategic Syrian city from the so-called Islamic State. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Joshua Landis at the University of Oklahoma about the Kurds' strategy.
Hisham Al-Omeisy, a Yemeni activist and analyst, talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the failed peace talks in Geneva, and what life is like in Yemen's capital.
Sen. Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, shares his thoughts on the shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.