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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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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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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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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."
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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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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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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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Movie Reviews
3:28 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

Be Your Own Self: The Lessons Of 'Do I Sound Gay?' And 'Tangerine'

Sean Baker's Tangerine offers up a gallery of the vivid, profane, utterly riotous characters who inhabit the fringes of LA's sex industry.
Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

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

Some movie titles tell you exactly what the movie's going to be about. Others, not so much.

The new documentary Do I Sound Gay? falls firmly into the first category. (The comedy Tangerine, which has nothing to do with citrus, falls just as firmly into the latter; more about it in a moment.)

But first, the obvious question: Do I sound gay? I mean, you hear me on the radio all the time. (Or, if you don't, you can also hear me in the audio link above.) So really, do I?

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Law
2:30 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

Special Visa For Immigrant Victims Of Crime Proves Controversial

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

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Europe
2:30 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

After Rejecting Referendum, Greeks Feel Betrayed By Latest Bailout Plan

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

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Books
2:30 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

Harper Lee's 'Go Set A Watchman' Surprises In 1st Chapter

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

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MELISSA GRAY, BYLINE: (Reading) Since Atlanta, she had looked out the dining car with a delight almost physical.

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Europe
4:26 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

Greece's Financial Crisis Related To Design Of Eurozone

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Race
4:26 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

Civil Rights Activist: Battle Flag Debate Distracts From Real Race Issues

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Long-time civil rights advocate Mary Frances Berry says while taking down this flag has symbolic power, much more needs to be done. And she joins us now from Washington, D.C. Welcome to the show.

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National Security
4:26 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

Russia Poses 'Greatest Threat' To U.S., Gen. Dunford Tells Senate Panel

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Parallels
2:58 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

Their Country In Turmoil, Some Greeks Now Lash Out At Each Other

The economic crisis in Greece has divided the country. Here, a pro-euro demonstrator shouts slogans as he holds a European Union flag in front of the Greek Parliament during a rally in Athens on Thursday.
Petros Karadjias AP

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 5:07 am

Konstantinos Koutsantonis is 22, a university student who works as a delivery boy to make some extra cash. He considers himself a conservative. He voted "yes" for a bailout deal in last Sunday's referendum because he believes Greece can only reform its economy within the eurozone.

"Some days ago," he says, "when the crisis really exploded and everyone was talking about the referendum and the political news, I had to express my opinion."

He complained on Facebook that the referendum was a bad move because it could be perceived as anti-European.

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The Salt
2:56 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

Buzz Kill For Bumblebees: Climate Change Is Shrinking Their Range

A bumblebee collects pollen from a flower. New evidence suggests climate change has left bumblebees with a shrinking range of places to live.
Yuri Kadobnovy AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 12:54 pm

There's new evidence that wild bees, some of nature's most industrious pollinators of wildflowers and crops, are getting squeezed by our planet's changing climate.

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