Across the Middle East and Europe, evangelical Christians are converting Muslim refugees eager to emigrate to the West. The refugees in Turkey escaped Iran, where conversion to anything but Islam is illegal.
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The massive disinterment of hundreds of U.S. dead from the Korean War gives thousands of aging family members hope that they may finally know what happened to missing fathers, brothers, husbands, and uncles.
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"Shade," a new book by Obama's White House photographer Pete Souza, juxtaposes his intimate photographs from the Obama years with headlines and tweets from the Trump administration.
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Police departments across the country are facing a shortage of officers. Recruiters blame the hot job market — and greater skepticism of law enforcement.
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A well-known voice on NPR in the 1990s, Tim Green is one of a growing number of former football players with Lou Gehrig's disease. And he's not hiding it.
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An earlier tweet said Manafort allegedly lied about wire transfers, amid other matters, according to a court filing. It was one wire transfer that prosecutors mentioned. The tweet has been deleted. Our thread on today's Manafort developments continues:

The damage to 1,800 tombs in the municipal cemetery of a Puerto Rican town was so extensive — and so horrifying — that health officials locked the cemetery gates after Hurricane Maria. They have yet to be reopened.
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Stephen DiRado was concerned his father, Gene, was becoming more forgetful –– so he started photographing him. "It kept me with him," Stephen says.

In 2009, after years battling Alzheimer's, Gene died. Now, Stephen plans to make a book of the photographs.
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Stephen DiRado was concerned his father, Gene, was becoming more forgetful –– so he started photographing him. "It kept me with him," Stephen says.

In 2009, after years battling Alzehimer's, Gene died. Now, Stephen plans to make a book of the photographs.
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Alan Rusbridger had a big impact during his tenure as editor of "The Guardian."

On @nprfreshair, he shares how they published stories drawn from secret government files, what he thinks of modern journalism and more.
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Visitors continue to stream through the U.S. Capitol Rotunda as former President George H.W. Bush lies in state today.

This year’s has stories of women who travel the world, take on presidents and — occasionally — commit murder.
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(An earlier version of this story and an earlier tweet mischaracterized an answer Donald Trump Jr. gave to Senate investigators in 2017. The story has been updated, and the tweet has been deleted.)

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You might think you're looking down at the world from an airplane, at dunes, skyscrapers or shorelines –– but you're actually looking at photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher's tears.
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Correction: In a previous tweet, we incorrectly represented the date of Michael Cohen's guilty plea. It happened today, Thursday, not Wednesday.
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