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Law
3:10 pm
Sun July 26, 2015

What Does California Ruling Mean For Migrants Held At Detention Centers?

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 3:46 am

A federal judge in California has ruled that immigration authorities improperly detained women and children who tried to enter the U.S. illegally. Immigrant rights activists are praising the ruling. Julia Preston, who covers immigration for The New York Times, explains the case.

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The Two-Way
12:57 pm
Sun July 26, 2015

British Cyclist Chris Froome Wins Tour De France

Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain, with the race leader's yellow jersey, celebrates his overall victory on the podium after the 109.5-km (68 mile) final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France.
Stefano Rellandini Reuters/Landov

British cyclist Chris Froome rode to his second Tour de France win in just three years on Sunday, edging out his toughest rival, Colombian Nairo Quintana.

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The Two-Way
12:25 pm
Sun July 26, 2015

Syria's Assad Admits Setbacks In Civil War, But Vows To Win

Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during his meeting with the heads and members of public organizations and professional associations in Damascus, on Sunday. Assad acknowledged that the fight against rebels had suffered setbacks, but vowed to win against insurgents.
SANA Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 12:48 pm

Syrian President Bashar Assad, in his first public address in a year, acknowledged that government forces had lost territory to rebels and needed more troops, but he vowed to crush the insurgency that has threatened to topple him.

Assad admitted that his generals have had to shift forces from one front to another to defend key territory and that the loss of some areas have caused "frustration" among ordinary Syrians.

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The Two-Way
10:03 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Judge In Mexico Orders Prison Officials Detained In 'El Chapo' Escape

A hole in the floor of cell number 20, from which drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman escaped on July 11 from the Altiplano maximum security prison in Almoloya, Mexico.
Mario Guzman EPA/Landov

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 1:02 pm

Weeks after drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman allegedly got inside help in a daring escape from a maximum-security prison in Mexico, a Mexican federal judge has ordered three officials who worked in the facility's monitoring center at the time of the jailbreak to be formally taken into custody.

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The Two-Way
8:42 am
Sun July 26, 2015

While Obama Talks Security In Kenya, Al-Shabab Carries Out Attack In Somalia

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 12:48 pm

Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET

As President Obama was in Kenya to discuss the threat from Islamist extremists, in neighboring Somalia at least 10 people were killed in a suicide car bomb by militants of al-Shabab – the extremist group considered the region's biggest danger.

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All Tech Considered
7:21 am
Sun July 26, 2015

More Than A Pipeline Problem: In Search Of Diversity In Silicon Valley

Wall graffiti at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The company released a diversity report last month showing that 70 percent of employees are male; African-Americans comprise 2 percent of it workforce.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 8:27 am

Silicon Valley is a place that operates on data — hard facts and numbers.

Last month, the tech giant Facebook released a report on diversity among its workers — and the numbers weren't good.

The company reported that nearly 70 percent of its employees are men; 57 percent are white; Hispanics represent just 4 percent. Black employees comprised just 2 percent of their workforce.

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The Two-Way
6:18 am
Sun July 26, 2015

President Obama Urges Kenyans To 'Choose Path Of Progress'

President Obama delivers a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.
Ben Curtis AP

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 12:42 pm

President Obama, wrapping up his three-day visit to Kenya, urged the east African country to "choose the path to progress" by tackling corruption, eliminating income inequality and promoting gender equality.

"I'm here as president of a country that sees Kenya as an important partner. I'm here as a friend who wants Kenya to succeed," he said in a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi.

"You can choose the path to progress, but it requires making some important choices," he said in the 40-minute speech that was broadcast on Kenyan television.

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History
6:07 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Cost Of War: Veterans Remember USS Indianapolis, Shark Attacks

Survivors of the sinking of the Indianapolis are taken to a hospital on Guam after their rescue in August, 1945.
U.S. Navy National Archives via Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 4:59 am

Next week marks the 70th anniversary of one of the worst disasters in U.S. Naval history — and one of the worst shark attacks on record. But it's a story that many people don't know.

In the summer of 1945, World War II was almost over, but in the shadows of that moment comes a story of survival that changed lives forever.

If you're a movie fan, you may recognize this line from the 1975 blockbuster, Jaws: "Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was coming back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. Just delivered the bomb."

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Africa
5:45 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Obama Wraps Up Trip To Kenya

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 3:41 am

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Race
5:45 am
Sun July 26, 2015

On The Streets Of Baltimore, 'It's Definitely Not A Safe Feeling'

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 9:29 pm

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Code Switch
5:41 am
Sun July 26, 2015

On A 'Tour De Tacos' With Los Angeles' Eastside Bike Club

The Eastside Bicycle Club on a 35 mile Saturday evening ride with stops for tacos.
Carlos Morales

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 5:05 pm

Decked out in spandex and a yellow and orange racing jersey with Eastside Bicycle Club: Ride To Live on the front, Gabriela Bilich was hanging out at club founder Carlos Morales' bike shop before a Saturday evening group-ride last weekend, joking with the other cyclists in spanglish.

Bilich says a couple of years ago, she would never have imagined herself riding a bike through the streets of LA. She says the cycling world just didn't feel welcoming to a 40-something Latina from Southeast LA who struggled with her weight.

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Sports
5:41 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Pro Gaming Joins Other Sports As It Begins Drug Testing

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 8:38 am

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Law
5:41 am
Sun July 26, 2015

On ADA Anniversary, Some Blame The Law For Low Employment

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 9:13 pm

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Twenty-five years ago today, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act on the White House lawn with this promise.

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Europe
5:41 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Analyst: Angry French Farmers Will Have To Adapt To Globalization

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 8:38 am

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Politics
5:41 am
Sun July 26, 2015

For Candidates, Winning Iowa Means Courting Business, Evangelicals

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 8:47 am

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Author Interviews
5:41 am
Sun July 26, 2015

'Jane Eyre' Retelling Swaps English Countryside For Bustling City Streets

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 8:38 am

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Goats and Soda
5:03 am
Sun July 26, 2015

What's In A Namaste? Depends If You Live In India Or The U.S.

Hanna Barczyk for NPR

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:26 am

If you take a yoga class in the U.S., the teacher will most likely say namaste at the end of the practice. It's a Sanskrit phrase that means "I bow to you." You place hands together at the heart, close your eyes and bow.

That's not the namaste I know.

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It's All Politics
5:03 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Brace Yourself: The Presidential Election Is Going To Be All About Anger

Clinton knows you're mad as hell, and she's appealing to that sense.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 12:02 pm

Hillary Clinton laid out some lofty goals for her presidency in a speech on Friday.

"My mission from my first day as president to the last will be to raise the incomes of hardworking Americans so they can once again afford a middle-class life," she said. "This is the defining economic challenge not only of this election but our time."

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Book News & Features
5:03 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Women's Comics Are Surfing The Crowd

If you're in any doubt whether women are having a Moment in the comics world, take a look at the new incarnation of superhero Black Canary. DC Comics' Annie Wu has taken the character's platinum hair and fishnets from kittenish to riot grrrl by way of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Glowering from the cover of the first issue, she seems to be saying, "Put your eyeballs back in your head and let me save you."

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Author Interviews
3:50 am
Sun July 26, 2015

In This Twist On Tricky Dick's History, A President's Secrets Can Save Us

Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 8:38 am

"I promise you I will show the same contempt for the historical record that it has shown for me."

So intone the opening pages of Austin Grossman's Crooked, in what are supposed to be the thoughts of our 37th president, Richard Nixon — or, at least, those thoughts as Grossman imagines them.

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Parallels
3:43 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Covering Greece: When It's Not Just A Story, It's Personal

The author (second from left) with her uncle Thanassis Kakissis (far left), sister, Amalia, and father, Giorgos, during a family visit to Athens in 1979.
Courtesy of Joanna Kakissis

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 9:28 pm

Editor's Note: Reporter Joanna Kakissis was born in Greece but grew up in the U.S. She returned to Greece in 2010 just as the economic meltdown was beginning. She describes what it's like to cover a story that often feels very personal.

I live in a central Athens neighborhood that some describe as run-down, a term I still think is inaccurate and incomplete, applied by drive-by visitors from well-to-do suburbs and fellow journalists looking for a neighborhood to set the stage for a story about Greece's post-austerity impoverishment.

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The Salt
3:42 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Put That Wok To Work: A Trick For Smoking Fish Indoors

Smoked fish — a cooking method that uses the smoke of an indirect fire to lightly cook, flavor, and preserve the meat — is too often left to the professionals. But there are ways to do it indoors, at home and without much effort.
Photo Illustration by Ryan Kellman and Emily Bogle NPR

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 12:09 pm

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.

This week: We learn how to smoke fish without any specialized, pricey equipment.

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Shots - Health News
3:59 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

When Alzheimer's Steals Your Appetite, Remember To Laugh

Despite losing his sense of taste and smell to Alzheimer's disease, Greg O'Brien says grilling supper on the back deck with his son on a summer evening is still fun.
Sam Broun Courtesy of Greg O'Brien

In this installment of NPR's series Inside Alzheimer's, we hear from Greg O'Brien about losing his sense of taste and smell, and how he's learning there's much more to a good meal than food. O'Brien, a longtime journalist in Cape Cod, Mass., was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2009.

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Around the Nation
3:28 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

As Lightning Strikes Spike, Myth-Busting Often Means Safety

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 7:42 pm

Deaths from lightning strikes are up sharply this year, according to the National Weather Service. Here are some myths about lightning, or avoiding it, and tips on how to actually stay safe.

This story initially aired on July 17, 2015 on Morning Edition.

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Africa
3:28 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

On A Visit To Kenya, Obama Addresses Fight Against Extremists

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 8:31 am

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Around the Nation
3:28 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Despite Spotlight On Police Shootings, Incidents With Latinos Often Forgotten

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 2:30 pm

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Movie Interviews
3:28 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Back To Walley World: The Griswolds Go On 'Vacation' Again

Skyler Gisondo (from left), Steele Stebbins, Christina Applegate and Ed Helms are the new Griswold family — en route to Walley World — in the 2015 follow-up to the 1983 movie Vacation.
Hopper Stone Warner Brothers Pictures

National Lampoon's Vacation has been resurrected: more than 30 years later, the Griswolds are back on another reckless, wild road trip.

In the new movie Vacation, Rusty Griswold, the son from the original series, is all grown up and taking his family on a cross-country trip to the theme park Walley World. It goes about as smoothly as you'd expect.

Co-writers and co-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein say the R-rated movie is not a reboot or a remake, but very much a sequel.

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Newport Folk Festival
3:28 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

50 Years Ago, Bob Dylan Electrified A Decade With One Concert

Diana Davies Courtesy of the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

In the early 1960s, burgeoning folk music scenes were burbling up all over the country, and the Newport Folk Festival was their confluence.

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Arts & Life
3:28 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Want To Get Inside Your Favorite Show? Go To Comic-Con

This two-story ship is just one of many enormous marketing displays both inside and outside at San Diego Comic-Con.
Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 8:23 am

The swarms of fans are gone from San Diego, and the elaborate displays that spilled out of the city's convention center during Comic-Con have been dismantled. Nonetheless, the studios and networks are already planning next year's show, because Comic-Con is the sweet spot for a peculiar kind of advertising that's at its peak here.

It's called immersive — or experiential — marketing, and it has taken off in the past few years. I ventured onto the convention floor to check out some of the displays, like the the giant installation for the TNT network show The Last Ship.

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News
3:14 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Amid Lingering Skepticism, A Primer On What Bland's Autopsy Can Tell Us

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 5:42 pm

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