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Legendary theater director Peter Brook is working on a new play centered on people with unusual conditions — like synesthesia, extraordinary memory or the inability to sense their own bodies.
Bishops are meeting with Pope Francis these next two weeks for an extraordinary conference to debate family matters – including hot-button issues like artificial contraception and gay civil unions.
The students were last seen being forced into police vans. The mass graves gave rise to fears that the missing students may be dead.
The government had warned that it wanted streets opened by Monday, but police didn't confront most occupiers. The protesters made room for commuters to enter government offices and return to work.
Newly measured, the world's largest chamber is as tall as the Eiffel Tower. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to long-time caver, Andy Eavis, who has explored the ethereally beautiful underground cave.
The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial opens Sunday not far from the U.S. Capitol building. The granite and glass monument honors all those permanently wounded in war.
A new Supreme Court term starts Monday. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg about what to expect from the court this year.
The Number of the Week is: 80,000. That's how many are protesting in Hong Kong, according to organizers. But data journalist Mona Chalabi says estimating crowd size isn't an exact science.