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U.S.
3:59 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk?

On Wednesday, Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced murder and manslaughter charges against University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing for the traffic stop shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose. During the press conference, Deters said that "being police officers shouldn't be the role of this university."
John Minchillo AP

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 4:46 pm

American college campuses are increasingly patrolled by armed police officers — and it's a trend that burst into public view Wednesday, when a University of Cincinnati officer was charged with murder in the shooting death of a black motorist during a traffic stop. But this arming of college cops is causing some worries.

When prosecutor Joe Deters announced the indictment of University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing on Wednesday, he had harsh words about the officer's competence, saying he should never have been a cop.

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Parallels
3:59 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

Amid Political Dysfunction, Beirut Residents Suffer The Stench Of Garbage

A Lebanese woman covers her nose as she walks past piles of garbage on a Beirut street.
Hassan Ammar AP

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 6:04 pm

Beirut is usually one of the pleasanter places in the Middle East — a bright, cosmopolitan city squeezed between the Mediterranean Sea and a green ridge of mountains. But for the past two weeks or so, the stench from mounds of festering garbage has filled its gaudy streets.

"The trash is climbing up, the mountain is getting higher and higher," says one immaculately dressed, middle-aged woman with a perfect bouffant, wrinkling her nose. She wouldn't give her name because she criticizes powerful people — Lebanon's politicians, whom she holds responsible for the garbage crisis.

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World
3:59 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

U.N. Envoy: Solution To Syrian Conflict Must Be A 'Political One'

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 4:24 pm

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Music Interviews
2:58 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

Jason Isbell Has Conquered Fear, But He's Still Learning About Himself

Jason Isbell's new album, Something More Than Free, comes as he's preparing to be a father.
David McClister Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 4:24 pm

Jason Isbell is riding high this week: His new album Something More Than Free is number one on Billboard's country, rock and folk charts. The musician from rural Alabama got his start with the Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, and then went solo. For the past few years, he's been sober, after drinking brought him "close to the point of no return."

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World
2:58 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

U.S. Couple Held In Egyptian Prison For 1 Year Over Unfounded Child Abuse

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 4:49 pm

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Energy
2:58 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

Shell Announces Plans To Eliminate 6,500 Jobs

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 4:42 pm

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Sports
4:40 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Mexico's Soccer Coach Fired After Punching TV Reporter

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 5:56 pm

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The Salt
3:12 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Lake herring roe at the Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais, Minn. Some workers at the market call it "Lake Superior Gold."
Derek Montgomery for NPR

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 5:56 pm

Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world, by surface area, and it has something the other Great Lakes do not: stable populations of mostly native fish species.

But scientists say a key fish in Superior's food web is now in trouble because of mild winters and an appetite for caviar in Europe.

There wasn't much demand for lake herring 10 years ago. It used to be fed to mink and used as fertilizer, according to Craig Hoopman, a commercial fisherman in Wisconsin who fishes around Lake Superior's Apostle Islands.

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Sports
3:12 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

After Boston Drops Olympic Bid, U.S. Committee Scrambles To Find New Choice

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 5:56 pm

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NPR Story
3:12 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Obama Administration Officials Take The 'Malign' Line On Iran

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 5:56 pm

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Parallels
4:42 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

Cecil the lion is shown walking in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park in a YouTube video from July 9, 2015. Credit: Bryan Orford
Bryan Orford YouTube

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 1:12 pm

Conservationists are lamenting the hunting and killing of a well-known lion from western Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.

The black-maned lion, named Cecil, was 13 years old and had become popular among tourists from around the world.

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The Salt
3:40 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Oceans Called A 'Wild West' Where Lawlessness And Impunity Rule

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 10:19 pm

There are about 140 million square miles of open ocean, and according to New York Times reporter Ian Urbina, much of it is essentially lawless. As Mark Young, a retired U.S. Coast Guard commander and former chief of enforcement for the Pacific Ocean, told Urbina, the maritime realm is "like the Wild West. Weak rules, few sheriffs, lots of outlaws."

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Business
3:00 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Long Overdue Redesign

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 4:31 pm

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Sports
3:00 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Remembering The Flair Of #45: Boston Red Sox To Honor Pedro Martinez

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 4:31 pm

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Pop Culture
2:39 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Bill Cosby Removed From Documentary On Black Stuntmen

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 4:34 pm

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Music Reviews
2:39 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Saxophonist Ben Wendel Reimagines Tchaikovsky's, 'The Seasons'

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 4:37 pm

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Law
2:39 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Waller County, Texas, Releases Sandra Bland Booking Video

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 4:31 pm

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All Tech Considered
5:24 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Narcissistic, Maybe. But Is There More To The Art Of The Selfie?

To selfie, or not to selfie?
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Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 9:09 am

The smartphone has given us a whole new genre of cultural expression: the selfie.

If you're into selfies, it's safe to say you've probably taken one, and maybe wished you didn't have those dark circles under your eyes.

Now there are plenty of apps out there to fix that.

But whether you think your selfies can be elevated to art may depend on how much effort you are willing to put into them.

A Personal Brand Boost

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Around the Nation
4:06 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Boy Scouts To Announce End Of Ban On Gay Leaders

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 5:24 pm

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The executive board of the Boy Scouts of America has ended its outright ban on gay scout leaders today, but there's a caveat. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reports that the resolution allows each scout unit to decide for itself whether to accept gay adult leaders.

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U.S.
4:06 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

Detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., gather for a Sikh prayer service.
Liz Jones KUOW

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 5:24 pm

When undocumented immigrants move through government-run detention centers in the U.S., it can take months before they find out if they'll be deported or allowed to stay in the country.

During this long wait, many become frustrated. And some turn to religion.

It's the job of the in-house chaplain to help connect detainees to religious services.

Keith Henderson, chaplain at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., says, "I love it. I love the job," partly, he says, because he likes challenges.

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Around the Nation
4:06 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

The 'Shock Of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail

A cell at New York's Rikers Island jail. About 1,000 people die in American jails every year, and about a third of those are suicides.
Seth Wenig AP

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 12:01 pm

The case of Sandra Bland has raised anger and suspicions nationwide since she was found dead in a jail cell in Hempstead, Texas, two weeks ago. Bland's family and supporters have rejected the medical examiner's finding of suicide, and the criminal district attorney for Waller County, Texas, says he's recruited two outside lawyers to assist in the investigation of her death. The local investigation has been reviewed by the FBI, and local prosecutors have pledged to bring the case to a grand jury next month.

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Business
2:21 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Fined $105 Million For Failing To Complete Recalls

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 5:24 pm

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Economy
2:21 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

As Brazil's Economy Goes In Reverse, Illusion Of Prosperity Fades With It

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 5:24 pm

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Sports
2:21 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

U.S. Olympic Committee Ends Bid To Bring 2024 Summer Games To Boston

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 3:57 am

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Latin America
4:11 pm
Sun July 26, 2015

A Day Of Triumph In A Time Of Change: Cuba's High Holiday Explained

Cubans gather in Santiago de Cuba to celebrate this year's Revolution Day, the 62nd anniversary of Fidel Castro's first open assault on the forces of President Fulgencio Batista, who would eventually be overthrown by the rebels.
Yamil Lage AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 9:23 pm

On this day 62 years ago, Fidel Castro launched the attack that marked the start of the Cuban revolution. In the years since, the day has taken on emotional significance for the Cuban people — and for the communist government that celebrates it annually.

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Middle East
4:11 pm
Sun July 26, 2015

Lebanon Evicted Syrians From A Refugee Camp; They Refused To Go

Syrian refugees live in makeshift shelters in the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon, just a few miles west of the Syrian border.
Jason Beaubien NPR

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 2:04 pm

The Syrian refugee crisis is getting worse by the day.

Not only are more refugees fleeing into Lebanon, but aid to those who have already arrived is being cut dramatically.

The United Nations World Food Program earlier this month slashed the monthly food subsidy for Syrian refugees in Lebanon to just $13.50 per person. Less than a year ago the figure was $30 per person per month. The reason for the decision was reportedly a budget shortfall.

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Author Interviews
4:03 pm
Sun July 26, 2015

A Rage For The Ages: The Unforgettable 'Pine Tar Game'

George Brett wipes a new bat down with a pine tar rag before a game with the Cleveland Indians on July 25, 1983. The day before, Brett had been called out for using a bat with pine tar too far down the bat; the league president decided that Brett's bat was OK.
Doug Atkins AP

A game-winning home run becomes a game loser — and 25 days later, it's turned back into the game-winner.

That alone would warrant an entry in baseball's history books.

But cast it with David and Goliath, include a temper tantrum of epic proportion, and hinge it all on an obscure old rule — and you've got the infamous Pine Tar Game.

That 1983 game between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals is recounted in a new book by New York Daily News sports columnist Filip Bondy.

The Context: Rivalries And Rules

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Global Health
3:13 pm
Sun July 26, 2015

Transgender Women Face Inadequate Health Care, 'Shocking' HIV Rates

Transgender performers walk backstage during an event to mark World AIDS Day in 2013. A new WHO report demonstrates extremely rates of HIV infection among transgender women in 15 countries.
Prakash Mathema AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 9:27 pm

Transgender people are not getting adequate health care, and widespread discrimination is largely to blame, according to a recent World Health Organization report. And the story is told most starkly in the high rates of HIV among transgender women worldwide.

JoAnne Keatley, one of the authors of that study, puts it plainly.

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Television
3:12 pm
Sun July 26, 2015

'I Am Cait' Review: Brave, Tasteful — And Kind Of Boring

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 3:55 pm

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Caitlyn Jenner's new reality show, ”I Am Cait,” premieres on E! tonight.

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CAITLYN JENNER: Isn't it great that maybe someday you'll be normal? Just blend into society.

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Movies
3:11 pm
Sun July 26, 2015

Getting The Ants In 'Ant-Man' Right Was No Tiny Challenge

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 3:48 pm

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Superheroes, by definition, are extraordinary individuals - not exactly the type to blend in with a crowd - but what about Ant-Man?

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