Ashley Westerman

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Martial Law Extended For Another Year In Southern Philippines

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The move to keep martial law in the Muslim-dominated south was requested by President Rodrigo Duterte. The decree is worrisome to many Filipinos who remember a deadly era of martial law in the 1970s.

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Rohingya Activist: 'Rohingya Are Not Safe Anywhere'

Sunday, December 10, 2017

More than half of Myanmar's Rohingya have fled the country since 1978 because of periodic military crackdowns. Activist Abdul Rasheed is working for the safe repatriation of his people.

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Is Life Better Now Than 50 Years Ago? The Answer May Depend On The Economy

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

A new Pew Research Center survey finds people worldwide are divided on whether life is better today than it was 50 years ago. Economic strength tends to predict greater satisfaction, but not always.

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This New Zealand Band Is Trying To Save Maori Culture One Head Banger At A Time

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The members of Alien Weaponry aim to preserve their indigenous language through a unique medium: thrash metal music. The New Zealand trio is billed as the first Maori metal band.

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'Stranger Things 2' Creators: 'We Wanted To Raise The Stakes'

Friday, October 27, 2017

In the next chapter of the sci-fi Netflix series, out Friday, the show's central children begin to grow up. Brothers Matt and Ross Duffer discuss their instant cult classic.

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#MeToo Campaign Encourages More Abused Women To Say 'Me Too'

Friday, October 20, 2017

Women from across the country are identifying with the #MeToo campaign. Julie Martin, of western Kentucky, was encouraged to speak up about a topic not usually discussed in her rural community.

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'Fear Is Something Constant,' Says Daughter Of Jailed Cambodian Opposition Leader

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Dictators see free, fair election as a threat," Monovithya Kem tells NPR. Her father, opposition leader Kem Sokha, is in jail on charges — which he denies — of trying to overthrow the government.

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No Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Here: Behold A U.S. Vs. Japan Giant Robot Duel

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Engineers Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein have brought science fiction to life. Their giant robot Eagle Prime fights a giant Japanese robot in an epic battle airing on Twitch on Tuesday.

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The LSU Tigers' New Tiger Makes His Debut

Friday, September 01, 2017

Louisiana State University's live tiger mascot is an institution. Recently, the school got a new tiger — just in time for football season.

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Philippines' Duterte Is A Divisive Figure, Even Abroad

Friday, June 30, 2017

The first year of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has come to a close. But Filipinos at home and in the U.S. are still deeply divided over his leadership.

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How Big A Threat Is Extremism In Southeast Asia?

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Philippines has been a recent flashpoint, but violent episodes have taken place elsewhere, too. Islamist groups in the region are diverse and the threat of terrorism is not confined to ISIS.

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4 Years After Rana Plaza Tragedy, What's Changed For Bangladeshi Garment Workers?

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Four years after the deadliest garment factory disaster, a new report by Human Rights Watch finds that many global apparel companies have not signed a transparency pledge regarding its supply chains.

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Can You Still Have Hope When Life Seems Hopeless?

Sunday, April 23, 2017

We interviewed Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and asked about their hopes for the future. We were shaken by their answers.

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Long-Persecuted Rohingya Find Refuge, But Not Acceptance, In Bangladesh

Friday, April 14, 2017

Rohingya Muslims fleeing a recent crackdown in Myanmar are just the latest wave of refugees to arrive in Bangladesh. But patience is wearing thin in the impoverished country with scarce resources.

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Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Describe Military Tactic Of Systematic Rape

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Witnesses say Myanmar forces waged a six-month campaign of murder, arson and mass rape after Rohingya militants attacked border guards. The Muslim minority has long faced persecution in Myanmar.

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Rohingya Families Flee Persecution And Suffering In Myanmar For Bangladesh

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The United Nations calls the Rohingya the most persecuted people in the world. The Muslim minority group has faced abuse from the Buddhist-majority army in their own homeland of Myanmar.

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Judge Sides With University In Legal Fight With Student Newspaper

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A judge has sided with the University of Kentucky in a lawsuit against its own student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, over the release of a Title IX sexual assault investigation.

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Title IX Protects Identities But Can Complicate Justice

Monday, January 02, 2017

A court case involving the University of Kentucky and its independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, highlights how confidentiality can sometimes get in the way of justice.

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'It's (Sexy) Asian Men!' Hallelujah!

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The new short web film "It's Asian Men!" aims to tackle a big issue: Why Asian-American men are rarely cast on TV or in movies as the romantic or sexy lead. No Long Duk Dong here.

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Where Coal Was King, Pa. Voters Hope Trump Rejuvenates Their Economy

Friday, November 18, 2016

Donald Trump swept many traditionally Democratic Rust Belt states. NPR's David Greene revisits Fayette County, Pa., where thousands of Democrats crossed the aisle to vote for the real estate mogul.

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