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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."

Oil Prices Tumble Again, Hurting Drillers But Helping Drivers

Oil prices are falling, down sharply since mid-June to just over $45 a barrel. That has affected gasoline prices, now down to an average of $2.65 a gallon, about 85 cents less than a year ago.

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Ultimate Frisbee Recognized By Olympic Committee

The official recognition by the International Olympic Committee means that disc sports are now eligible for future Olympic Games.

Basketball (And The NBA) Try To Find Fans In South Africa

Soccer is the national sport. But this was a big weekend for hoops in Johannesburg. Two top local teams faced off and the NBA played its first African exhibition game.

Second American Accused In Illegal Killing Of Lion In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean wildlife officials say the man killed the lion in April during a hunt that was illegal. This comes a week after the killing of a lion named Cecil sparked a worldwide outcry.

Greek Stocks Drop Sharply As Market Reopens For First Time Since June

When it opened, the Athens Stock Exchange General Index plummeted from 797.52 to a new 52-week low of 615 — a drop of nearly 23 percent.

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Allegations Of Corruption Dog Mexico's First Lady Angélica Rivera

Rivera promised she would sell a multimillion-dollar home bought under controversial circumstances. Many questions remain regarding the purchase, and she hasn't sold the house.

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Al Jazeera's Mohamed Fahmy Waits To Hear If He Faces More Prison Time

Journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who was arrested and sent to prison in Egypt in 2013, talks to Renee Montagne. After spending 14 months in prison and 5 months out on bail, he faces a retrial.

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Burundi's Former Intelligence Chief Assassinated

The killing was a surgical strike that many believe was carried out by members of the military. Many worry that if the army is pulled into political divisions, the country is headed toward civil war.

25 Years In Iraq, With No End In Sight

Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990. The U.S. reversed Saddam Hussein's aggression, but it was just the start of the U.S. military role in Iraq that's spanned four presidents and a panoply of goals.

Stocks Plunge After Athens Exchange Reopens

August 3, 2015
A European Union (EU) flag flutters outside the Athens' Stock Exchange in Athens, Greece, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Greece's main stock index plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since June to react to the country's latest economic crisis. (Yorgos Karahalis/AP Photo)

Today’s opening was an attempt to return to normalcy, but some are calling the drop a “bloodbath.”

Temperatures, And Tempers, Soar In Iraq

August 3, 2015
Protesters chant anti-government slogans as they wave national flags during a protest against corruption and the lack of government services and power outages in front of the provincial council building in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (Nabil al-Jurani/AP Photo)

Iraq’s heat wave is spiking protests in Baghdad, and the high temperatures may be surpassing the threat of ISIS.

The Next World War Will Be Digital

August 3, 2015
In this file photo, a South Korean student looks at a picture, which shows how the cyber warfare is going to be waged in the future in the Korean Peninsula if Korean War takes place, at Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP)

P.W. Singer and August Cole imagine World War III in a new novel where the battlefront goes deeply cyber.

European Migrant Crisis Strains All Borders

August 3, 2015
Police officers block migrants along a road to prevent their access to train tracks which lead to the Channel Tunnel, in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP)

The migrant crush at the Chunnel, linking France and England, puts a spotlight on Europe’s migration crisis. We’ll go there.

Dutee Chand Wins Gender Fight In Track And Field

August 1, 2015
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has hyperandrogenism, high levels of testerone. This made her ineligible to run, until she took the issue to court and won. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has naturally high levels of testerone. Last year, the IAAF banned her from competing against other women. This week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport allowed Chand to run again. Only A Game spoke with Juliet Macur from New York Times.

Athens 20-All, State-Sponsored Exercise, And Robotic Umps?

August 1, 2015
Finland's exercise craze, Athens as a permanent site for the summer Olympics, and robotic umpires? (Getty Images)

Greece as a permanent home for the Summer Olympics, a Finnish-style state-sponsored exercise program, and computers replacing baseball umpires are the topics in our weekly roundtable on the sports news you might have missed, “3 Stories You Should Know.”

Social Media Buzz: Killing Of Cecil The Lion Provokes Outrage Online

July 31, 2015
People protest against poaching after the death of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Here & Now’s Robin Young looks at how social media users targeted the dentist who killed Cecil with Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner.

Despite Diplomacy Advances, Athletes Continue To Flee Cuba

July 31, 2015
This past month alone, 18 Cuban athletes all left their teams for the U.S. during international competition. (tgraham/Flickr)

In July, 18 Cuban athletes left their teams for the U.S. during international competition.

What Is It About Cecil That Makes People Care?

July 31, 2015
Cecil the lion is pictured in Hwange National Park in July 2014. (Vince O'Sullivan/Flickr)

The lion’s death wasn’t the only shocking poaching incident this week, as five elephants were slaughtered in Kenya.

Jonathan Pollard, Spy For Israel, Granted Parole After 30 Years

July 31, 2015
Israelis protest against U.S. President Barack Obama as they call for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American who was jailed for life in 1987 on charges of spying on the United States, during a demonstration outside the Israeli President's residence on March 19, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Pollard’s case has been a divisive one: supporters say his sentence was overly harsh, while critics say he should never be released.

Exploring Unknowns: Mysteries Throughout History That Still Baffle

July 31, 2015
Workers for an association responsible for maintaining paths to the beaches from being overgrown by shrubs, search the beach for possible additional airplane debris near the shore where an airplane wing part was washed up on the north coast of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion on Friday. (Ben Curtis/AP)

As hope remains for clues as to what happened to MH370, we take a look at other mysterious disappearances throughout history.

Big Game, Bigger Controversy

July 31, 2015
In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP)

Canned lion hunts and the fate of big game in Africa, after the outrage over Cecil.

Week In The News: Cincinnati Police Indictment, Bye-Bye Boston 2024, RIP Cecil The Lion

July 31, 2015
Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, second from left, appears before Judge Megan Shanahan at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP)

A new police murder charge and a black man dead in Ohio. Iran Deal heat and Huckabee. Malaysia Air. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise To Stop Virus

July 31, 2015
The wrapped remains of a new born child suspected of contracting the Ebola virus, lays on a stretcher as health workers, dressed in Ebola protective gear, move the body for burial in Dubreka, Guinea on June 19. (Youssouf Bah/AP)

The experimental vaccine was tested in Guinea. World Health Organization officials are hopeful it works to stop the deadly virus.

Oxford Conservationist Talks About 7 Years Of Tracking Cecil

July 30, 2015
In this frame grab taken from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean police said Tuesday, July 28, 2015 they are searching for Walter James Palmer, an American who allegedly shot Cecil with a crossbow while on a big game hunt in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. (Paula French via AP)

The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.

Haiti Observes 100th Anniversary Of 19-Year U.S. Occupation

July 30, 2015
Haitian sugar cane workers march to the National Palace in Santo Domingo to protest about the deadline to enter the National Plan of Regularization of Foreigners in Dominican Republic, on June 17, 2015. (Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images)

The Dominican Republic’s treatment of Haitians has drawn criticism from American politicians, but the U.S.’ role in the problem is rarely discussed.

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