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Pro-government demonstrators attend a rally condemning recent anti-government protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, who had been detained by the nation's morality police, in Tehran on Sept. 16, 2022. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Protests in Iran reach 10th night as Iranians summon U.K. ambassador over coverage

Iran's Foreign Ministry said Sunday it summoned Britain's ambassador to protest what it described as a hostile atmosphere created by London-based Farsi language media outlets.

A downed tree from Post-Tropical Storm Fiona sits in the front yard of a home on Sept. 24 in Irish Cove, Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island in Canada. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Canada's Atlantic provinces begin to recover from historic damage caused by Fiona

Fiona made landfall as a hurricane-strength post-tropical cyclone, causing widespread damage in five provinces and leaving more than 250,000 people without power.

Canada's Atlantic provinces begin to recover from historic damage caused by Fiona

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Residents pass by a flooded road from Typhoon Noru in San Miguel town, Bulacan province, Philippines. Typhoon Noru blew out of the northern Philippines on Monday, leaving some people dead, causing floods and power outages and forcing officials to suspend classes and government work in the capital and outlying provinces. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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Typhoon Noru leaves 6 rescuers dead in the northern Philippines

Typhoon Noru blew out of the northern Philippines on Monday, leaving five rescuers dead, causing floods and power outages and forcing officials to suspend classes and government work.

Sir Elton John speaks after being presented with the National Humanities Medal by President Biden as first lady Jill Biden looks on during an event at the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Elton John was moved to tears by a surprise award from President Biden

"I'm never flabbergasted," the legendary songwriter said after being presented with the National Humanities Medal, "but I'm flabbergasted and humbled and honored by this incredible award."

Mark Bittman's spinach carbonara is a vegetarian twist on a classic Italian dish. He says spinach adds "a variety of different nutrients and just mixes things up a bit." Jim Henkens hide caption

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Fast cooking is about strategy. Use these 3 tips to make the most of your kitchen

Mark Bittman shares key guidelines — and recipe ideas — from his revised edition of How to Cook Everything Fast.

Fast cooking is about strategy. Use these 3 tips to make the most of your kitchen

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At their most recent General Convention, the Episcopal church passed resolutions supporting gender-affirming care and developing resources to welcome and support transgender and nonbinary people. Celeste Noche for NPR hide caption

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Trans religious leaders say scripture should inspire inclusive congregations

As some evangelicals push to restrict civil rights for trans people, other Christians use similar sacred texts and traditions to build a theology that embraces trans lives as part of God's creation.

Trans religious leaders say scripture should inspire inclusive congregations

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Simply improving our breathing can significantly lower high blood pressure at any age. Recent research finds that just five to 10 minutes daily of exercises that strengthen the diaphragm and certain other muscles does the trick. SciePro/Getty Images/Max Posner/NPR hide caption

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Daily 'breath training' can work as well as medicine to reduce high blood pressure

Research finds five to 10 minutes daily of a type of strength training for muscles used in breathing can help anyone reduce or prevent high blood pressure. The training can also help elite athletes.

Daily 'breath training' can work as well as medicine to reduce high blood pressure

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Football fans watch the Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins at the Hamilton Sports Bar and Grill in Baltimore on Sept. 18. Justin T. Gellerson for NPR hide caption

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Scandals? What scandals? Why fans are still watching the NFL

No matter the scandal, fans cannot quit the NFL. NPR's Juana Summers talks with Kevin Draper, sports reporter for The New York Times about why.

Scandals? What scandals? Here's why fans are still watching the NFL

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"Honey cake is considered the fruitcake of the kosher kitchen," jokes cookbook author Marcy Goldman. "The same resistance people may have to fruitcake, a lot of people have about honey cake." With her recipe — now the go-to recipe for thousands of families — Goldman modernizes this sweet taste of the past. Deena Prichep for NPR hide caption

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The Jewish fruitcake: Honey cake is a sweet and stodgy tradition

In symbolic hope for a sweet new year, many Jews will mark the start of Rosh Hashanah with honey cake. The cake is sentimental, but not always beloved. Here, a delectable update to the ancient recipe.

The Jewish fruitcake: Honey cake is a sweet and stodgy tradition

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Boxes of dates are auctioned off by the tens of kilos at the Buraydah Date Festival in Buraydah, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 3, 2022. Tasneem Alsultan hide caption

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Get a peek inside this Saudi Arabian date festival

Saudi Arabia is one of the world's top producers and exporters of dates, and dozens of varieties are sold every year at the Buraydah Date Festival.

Get a peek inside this Saudi Arabian date festival

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