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On President Joe Biden’s first day in office, he sent a comprehensive immigration bill to Congress that would put the U.S.’

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jamal Khashoggi was a well-known Saudi journalist and activist whose criticism of the kingdom’s royal family, specifically Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, marked him for death.

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A new documentary, “Assassins,” delves into the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

‘The most diabolical masterminds’: Documentary director on how 2 women killed Kim Jong-un’s half brother

A new documentary, “Assassins,” delves into the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

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Gina Rae La Cerva self-identifies as a feral child, wandering around alone in the arroyos outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

From Borneo to Sweden, searching for the world’s last untamed foods

Gina Rae La Cerva self-identifies as a feral child, wandering around alone in the arroyos outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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When you’re a stand-up comedian and the children of immigrants, you harvest your Hindu heritage for material for the stage.

In ‘Missed Translations,’ Sopan Deb reconnects with his estranged immigrant parents

When you’re a stand-up comedian and the children of immigrants, you harvest your Hindu heritage for material for the stage.

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The Met’s New Year’s Eve Gala will be a live show from Germany’s Parktheater, featuring performers such as soprano Angel Blue and tenor Matthew Polenzani.

Met Opera records singers performing in historic places worldwide. Their New Year’s Eve Gala will be from Germany

The Met’s New Year’s Eve Gala will be a live show from Germany’s Parktheater, featuring performers such as soprano Angel Blue and tenor Matthew Polenzani.

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About half a million Americans went to Mexico in October — one-third less than a typical year. But Mexico is the only country where Americans are still vacationing.

Americans are unwelcome in most countries. But they’re traveling to Mexico and spreading COVID there

About half a million Americans went to Mexico in October — one-third less than a typical year. But Mexico is the only country where Americans are still vacationing.

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The holidays bring as many traditions as there are families worldwide. Even within cultures, each family might make a treat differently from their neighbors.

Want to celebrate Christmas for 4 months? Move to the Philippines

The holidays bring as many traditions as there are families worldwide. Even within cultures, each family might make a treat differently from their neighbors.

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Train travel is commonplace in India, where local vendors sell regional snacks at depots. Chaat is the Hindi word meaning “to lick.”

Taking the train to the next Indian snack

Train travel is commonplace in India, where local vendors sell regional snacks at depots. Chaat is the Hindi word meaning “to lick.”

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It sounds like a Cold War spy novel: A beautiful Chinese espionage agent uses her charm, money, and sex to gain access to American lawmakers, spending years cultivating assets as they…

Suspected Chinese spy infiltrates US political circles for years, targets Californians like Rep. Eric Swalwell

It sounds like a Cold War spy novel: A beautiful Chinese espionage agent uses her charm, money, and sex to gain access to American lawmakers, spending years cultivating assets as they…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than 1.5 million people around the world have died from COVID-19 so far. The pandemic has been so devastating for nearly everyone that life before it feels like ages ago.

‘76 Days’ documentary goes inside Wuhan’s COVID lockdown from February to April

More than 1.5 million people around the world have died from COVID-19 so far. The pandemic has been so devastating for nearly everyone that life before it feels like ages ago.

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Red Sands is the third in a series of books on Central Asia by travel writer and journalist, Caroline Eden.

Using food as a passport to travel to Central Asia

Red Sands is the third in a series of books on Central Asia by travel writer and journalist, Caroline Eden.

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Tortilla Tournament judge Gustavo Arellano sits down with Jorge Gaviria of Masienda , who imports heirloom corn varieties from Mexico.

Modern masa: the foundation of every good corn tortilla

Tortilla Tournament judge Gustavo Arellano sits down with Jorge Gaviria of Masienda , who imports heirloom corn varieties from Mexico.

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Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

Passengers arriving in LA could be bringing COVID with them. How airport officials are handling risks

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

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“ Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller ” is a new documentary series coming to National Geographic next month. It gives viewers an inside look at how organized criminal rings work.

‘Trafficked’ looks at the underground economy of scammers, con artists and grifters

“ Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller ” is a new documentary series coming to National Geographic next month. It gives viewers an inside look at how organized criminal rings work.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In London there’s a glorious contemporary take on a Victorian kitchen tucked into the Holborn Dining Room. The pies coming out of that exquisite room are savory showstoppers.

Savory pie: turkey, stuffing, cranberries all in a flakey pie shell

In London there’s a glorious contemporary take on a Victorian kitchen tucked into the Holborn Dining Room. The pies coming out of that exquisite room are savory showstoppers.

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Foreign leaders worldwide are expecting a return to a more stable, less personality-driven American foreign policy. But that’s in two months.

Joe Biden's foreign policy record, and why he may be more popular abroad than in US

Foreign leaders worldwide are expecting a return to a more stable, less personality-driven American foreign policy. But that’s in two months.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Scientists are turning to anything they can to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Scientists are training dogs to sniff out COVID-19 at airports and other public places

Scientists are turning to anything they can to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

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For her cookbook “ In Bibi’s Kitchen ,” Somali chef Hawa Hassan asked eight older women to share their stories and recipes of their home countries.

Female, older, Black: grandma’s cooking at the center of a new cookbook

For her cookbook “ In Bibi’s Kitchen ,” Somali chef Hawa Hassan asked eight older women to share their stories and recipes of their home countries.

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue described the Trump administration’s efforts as “fighting for our farmers, ranchers, and rural America.”

Tariffs, federal assistance, immigration: farming under Trump

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue described the Trump administration’s efforts as “fighting for our farmers, ranchers, and rural America.”

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