"Very beautiful," says Succariyeh. "Everything is nice."
Their wedding was special, not only as a personal milestone for the couple. It was a political milestone, as well.
Darwish says their union was a challenge to the state: It was Lebanon's first civil marriage.
No one ever said marriage was easy, but in Lebanon, it's even harder.
Since the leak was discovered earlier this week, more than 9,000 gallons of oil have been raked, skimmed or vacuumed from a 9-mile stretch of California shoreline near Santa Barbara, officials say.
"We have not even uncovered the pipe yet," said Patrick Hodgins, senior director of safety for Texas-based Plains All American, according to The Associated Press.
The AP reports:
Syrian government forces withdrew from al-Tanf, known as al-Waleed in Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Negotiations continue between the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson over extending his contract. Wilson has led the team to three playoffs and two Super Bowls during his first three years in Seattle.
But KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says giving Wilson what many fans feel he deserves is easier said than done.
The vote follows months of debate in the heavily Catholic country. Opinion polls suggest the referendum will pass and Ireland become the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in a national vote.
But, as NPR's Ari Shapiro points out, "polls in this part of the world have been totally wrong in the past.
"Just this month, they were way off on the UK elections," Ari says.
She's the executive who wanted her macadamia nuts served on a plate and not in a bag, and was so outraged about the service on the airline for which she was vice-president that she threw a tantrum when confronting the flight crew.
Microbes in the ocean!
There are (and scientists have done the math) trillions of microorganisms in the ocean: plankton, bacteria, krill (they're maybe bigger than "micro," but not by much), viruses, protists and archaea (they're like bacteria, but they aren't bacteria).
The Earth as we know it wouldn't exist without the trillions of microorganisms that live in the oceans.
Steve Cook, who heads the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association, tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that soldiers returning from World War II formed gangs with names like POBOB and the Market Street Commandos.
Travel brochures and websites can often paint a picture of an “authentic” experience in a foreign country. But KPLU travel expert Matthew Brumley says so often, what people consider an “authentic” is far from real.
Cultures are changing, especially in Europe. Travel advertisements often show you a romanticized version of what you’ll actually experience.
Maryland is joining the list of states that have stopped making new drivers prove that they can maneuver a car into a parallel parking spot.
Prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby said at a news conference that the officers will be arraigned July 2.
"When I clap, everybody's going to dribble to the circle, pull it back and go to the right.
Analysts said at the time it was just another symptom of the continued militarization of local police forces.
This week, the White House announced a series of steps intended to address the kind of policing issues brought to light by the violence in Ferguson and later in Baltimore.