Leonard Nimoy's advice to a biracial girl in 1968

When a young girl with a black mother and white father wrote to a teen magazine in 1968 about not fitting in, the "Star Trek" actor responded at length about how Spock navigated two cultures.

Funding Homeland Security: Where do we go from here?

Obama signed a stopgap measure to keep the department running for another week, but the tussle over his executive action on immigration, linked to the funding, isn't over.

West calls on Russia for independent probe of Nemtsov's murder

The opposition leader and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was gunned down in public on Friday.


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#MakeAlCare: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti tells Al why voting matters


We've been trying really hard to #MakeAlCare. Candidates have been getting in on it, and now Al's mayor, Eric Garcetti, is joining in the effort with a video.

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Iraq's national museum to open for first time since 2003 invasion

A man looks at ancient Assyrian human-headed winged bull statues at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad on Saturday.

The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.

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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock taught us acceptance is highly logical

Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in the Star Trek episode, "Plato's Stepchildren" in 1968.

The "Star Trek" actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.