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It's All Politics
4:13 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Logo Or No Go? When Campaign Logos Look A Little Too Familiar

@CNNPolitics tweeted a combination of Scott Walker's campaign logo with America's Best Eyeglasses logo to show the design similarities.
Via @CNNPolitics/Twitter

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 6:01 pm

The "E" in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's newly unveiled presidential logo is a stylized American flag — as it turns out, one that looks remarkably similar to the logo for America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses.

The company's CEO, Reade Fahs, said he doesn't mind but also that it's unlikely the governor hasn't seen the 18-year-old logo. "It's on hundreds of stores across the country. So assuming he's got good vision, he probably would have spotted it in his campaign travels. And we have lots of stores in Wisconsin too."

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Parallels
3:47 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a session of Parliament in Athens on Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on reforms demanded by eurozone creditors in exchange for a new bailout.
Aris Messinis AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 3:03 pm

Whatever comes of the latest bailout plan for Greece, it may not be enough to save the country's economy, a new report from the International Monetary Fund says.

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U.S.
3:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Wildfire Worries Rage In Typically 'Wet' Washington State

A wildfire raced through the neighborhood of Broadview in Wenatchee, Wash., destroying numerous homes and apple-processing facilities. Fire managers are worried that parts of Washington state are years behind other places in the West when it comes to fire mitigation and prevention.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 6:01 pm

The iconic forests of the Pacific Northwest — with their towering, moss-covered fir and pine trees — have never been this dry. The grass underneath the ferns has already turned gold.

Of the five large wildfires burning in Washington alone right now, one has scorched more than 1,500 acres of a rainforest on the typically misty Olympic Peninsula.

The wildfire threat in the drought-stricken Pacific Northwest right now is extraordinary, and there are concerns that the region may not be prepared for a long summer.

A Wake-Up Call

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Energy
3:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Nuclear Deal Includes Surveillance Of Iran's Nuclear Facilities

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 6:01 pm

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The Iran nuclear deal includes more surveillance at the country's nuclear facilities, something President Obama says will ensure that Iran does not build a bomb.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

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Business
2:32 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Iconic Toy Store FAO Schwarz Closes 5th Avenue Doors

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 6:01 pm

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Today for the last time, soldiers - toy soldiers - opened the doors of a New York City icon.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Are you ready to do it one more time?

(APPLAUSE)

MAN: Guys, come on in. Welcome to FAO.

(APPLAUSE)

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Remembrances
2:32 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Popular Russian Balladeer Sang About Ordinary Life In The USSR

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 8:13 am

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Health
2:32 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

John Boehner Calls For Probe Of Planned Parenthood After Sting Video

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 1:26 pm

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Around the Nation
3:32 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Residents Of Harper Lee's Hometown Celebrate 'Go Set A Watchman'

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 5:18 pm

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Politics
3:32 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Sen. Ben Cardin: Iran Nuclear Deal Still Raises 'A Lot Of Questions'

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 5:18 pm

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Now reaction from a key Democratic senator. Ben Cardin of Maryland is the ranking minority member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In a statement today, he spoke of Congress's solemn obligation to review this deal.

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Politics
3:32 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Congress To Begin 60-Day Review Period Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 5:19 pm

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Middle East
2:31 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Smuggled Photos Document Thousands Of Detainee Deaths In Syria

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 1:04 pm

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Sports
2:31 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Ultramarathoner Hikes Appalachian Trail In Record Time

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 10:40 am

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We are about to hear from a record-breaker. Scott Jurek's record time was 46 days, eight hours and seven minutes. That's how long it took the ultra-marathoner to hike the 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail, which passes through 14 states.

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Around the Nation
2:31 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

New York City Reaches $5.9 Million Settlement With Eric Garner Family

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 5:18 pm

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All Tech Considered
6:33 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

On College Campuses, Suicide Intervention Via Anonymous App

Screen shot of a Yik Yak exchange where one person expresses thoughts about possibly hurting him/herself, and others respond.
Samantha Braver

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 10:54 am

We've heard a lot about how people get ugly online — abuse others and bully because they don't have to stand behind their words. But there's an upside to anonymity on the Internet, too: Good things can happen when you don't have to say your name.

On the app Yik Yak, for example, college students are asking for help when they're feeling desperate or even suicidal — and the anonymous crowds are responding with kindness.

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Goats and Soda
4:58 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Sold Into Sex Slavery: The Plight Of African Women Migrating To Europe

Katherine Streeter for NPR

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 6:30 pm

While reporting on the drama of African migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, I've been startled by how many of them are pregnant or are traveling with a very young child.

When I'd ask why, they'd say they wanted to give birth in the safety of Europe.

But as I investigated, I learned there could be another, more ominous reason: Some of these pregnant women may be victims of sexual violence on the long route northward to Europe from sub-Saharan Africa — journeys that can take years.

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Politics
4:17 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Enters Republican Presidential Race

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 6:30 pm

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Remembrances
2:43 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Nintendo CEO Iwata: 'In My Heart I Am A Gamer'

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 9:42 am

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The chief executive officer of Nintendo has died. As NPR's Laura Sydell reports, Satoru Iwata was known for his accessibility to fans, and he's being remembered for a playfulness unusual among big company CEOs.

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World
2:43 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Shark Attacks Still Haunt Residents Of Reunion

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 6:33 pm

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Animals
2:43 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Florida Sea Turtles Stage Amazing Comeback

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 9:21 pm

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U.S.
2:43 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Wisconsin's Rebound: Less Impressive Than It Seems?

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 6:30 pm

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And more now on Scott Walker's tenure as governor of Wisconsin. Since he took office, unemployment in his state has fallen and growth has resumed. But critics say Wisconsin's rebound is less impressive than it might seem. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

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Pop Culture
3:54 pm
Sun July 12, 2015

The Furries Have Landed — And Pittsburgh Is Giving Them A Bear Hug

Anthrocon participants, as they gathered in Pittsburgh in 2013.
Keith Srakocic AP

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:06 am

It was a warm, humid day in downtown Pittsburgh — and it was even hotter for the more than 1,400 people who were wearing animal costumes. Adults and kids trekked the city's streets wearing ears and tails, paws and full-body animal suits, much like the ones you'd see at Disneyland.

Long the butt of jokes, the worldwide population of anthropomorphic animal enthusiasts known as "furries" continues to grow. And every summer, they gather in Pittsburgh for the world's largest furry convention, dubbed Anthrocon.

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My Big Break
3:38 pm
Sun July 12, 2015

Before 'I See Dead People,' Haley Joel Osment Saw Casting Agents At Ikea

Haley Joel Osment stars alongside Bruce Willis in the 1999 film The Sixth Sense.
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Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 7:53 am

As part of a series called My Big Break, All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

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Health
3:24 pm
Sun July 12, 2015

A Dream Home Can Turn Uninhabitable If It Once Was A Meth House

This story originally aired on Morning Edition on July 1, 2015.

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Sports
4:31 pm
Sat July 11, 2015

Wimbledon 1980: Wooden Racquets, Short Shorts And The Ultimate Showdown

Photographer Walter Iooss captured Björn Borg's celebration after winning the match at Wimbledon in 1980. "You see a match like that maybe once in your life," Iooss says. "I was lucky to be there."
Walter Iooss Jr. Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

Serena Williams won her 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon on Saturday, defeating Garbine Muguruza of Spain. Sunday promises the long-awaited rematch between defending champ Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who's won the tournament seven times already himself.

The rivalry between Djokovic and Federer is one of the greatest in modern tennis, but arguably, it's not the greatest all-time. Many would say that honor actually goes to a matchup 35 years ago — back in the era of wooden racquets, headbands, long socks and short shorts.

Wimbledon 1980 was the ultimate showdown.

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Around the Nation
3:33 pm
Sat July 11, 2015

For Families Of Heroin Addicts, Comfort Comes In Sharing Their Stories

Andrew Presta, 25, is currently in jail, but he has been in and out of court for years. His mother, Diana Presta-Selecky, attends the support group.
Courtesy of Diana Presta-Selecky

Originally published on Sat July 11, 2015 5:58 pm

In a community center just south of Los Angeles, upwards of 50 people pack into a room to offer each other words of comfort. Most of them are moms, and they've been through a lot.

At Solace, a support group for family members of those suffering from addiction, many of the attendees have watched a child under 30 die of a fatal drug overdose — heroin, or opioids like Oxycontin or Vicodin that are considered gateway drugs to heroin.

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World
3:11 pm
Sat July 11, 2015

Greek Parliament Approves Reforms As Eurozone Ministers Meet

Originally published on Sat July 11, 2015 4:31 pm

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Latin America
3:11 pm
Sat July 11, 2015

The Pope Visits Bolivia's Notorious Palmasola Prison

Originally published on Sat July 11, 2015 4:31 pm

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Book News & Features
3:59 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

How Harper Lee Went From Wannabe Writer To The Jane Austen Of Alabama

Harper Lee's friend Michael Brown took this picture of the author in October 1957, the same month she signed with publisher J.B. Lippincott.
Michael Brown Courtesy of Columbia University

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 6:22 pm

Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman is one of the most anticipated books of the year.

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U.S.
3:59 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

California's Driest Region Finds Short-Term Drought Aid

Five 2,500-gallon water tanks wait to be unloaded at the nonprofit Self-Help Enterprises near Visalia, Calif. So far about 140 tanks have been distributed to homes, but at least 1,000 more are needed in Tulare County alone.
Kirk Siegler NPR

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 6:22 pm

Rural Tulare County, Calif., is now being called the epicenter of this drought.

That's because at least 1,300 residential wells have run dry, affecting at least 7,000 people. When your taps start spitting out air here, Paul Boyer and his team are who you call.

Under a punishing midafternoon sun, Boyer helps muscle down five of these hefty 400-pound water tanks from a semi-truck flatbed. He helps run a local nonprofit that's in charge of distributing these 2,500-gallon water tanks to drought victims.

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Religion
3:59 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

Pope Francis Apologizes For 'Grave Sins' Against Native People Of America

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 6:22 pm

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