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Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.

Anthony D'Amato: Tiny Desk Concert

D'Amato's new album The Shipwreck From The Shore can feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, and all that production serves his songs well. But here the Tiny Desk, his music is sparer.

The Artificial Boundary That Divides Iraq

A checkpoint near Kirkuk marks the line between Kurdish-controlled territory and the world of Islamic State extremists. Some 5,000 civilians stream across daily, lives and families divided.

Comet Narrowly Passes Mars, NASA Orbiters

The comet Siding Spring came closer to Mars than any comet has come to a planet in recorded history.

Alternate Routes: Lasting Impressions From The Road

Our digital and social media producer Rachel Rohr is back from a month-long trip cross-country, talking with young Americans.

HGTV Is A Hit With Affluent Women Viewers

Meredith Blake of the Los Angeles Times explains the channel's recipe for success, and why it's so popular among affluent women.

Holiday Retail Sales Projected To Be High

A new report finds people are as ready and willing to go shopping as they were before the financial crisis.

Heroin Use On The Rise In North Carolina

More and more Americans are dying from heroin overdoses. We take a look at North Carolina, where 183 people died from the drug last year.

Week In Politics: Midterm Elections Approach, Texas Voter ID Law Stands

NPR's Charlie Mahtesian discusses key upcoming races and the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision to let Texas's voter ID law stand.

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

The chef and restaurateur discusses the "farm to table" trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.