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Jul 19, 2024

Longtime 'NYT' food critic reflects on 12 years at the table
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to the New York Times' food critic Pete Wells about his retirement after 12 years at the critic's table.

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Jul 19, 2024

Trump has promised deportations on an unprecedented scale
The idea of deporting millions of undocumented immigrants gained traction during the RNC. Speakers talked about how a second Trump administration will carry out the "largest deportation in history."

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Jul 19, 2024

Secretary of State Blinken on Hamas-Israel ceasefire deal and Russia's war in Ukraine
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the Aspen Security Forum on a wide range of the most pressing diplomatic questions.

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Jul 19, 2024

Angry Houston residents still want answers after Hurricane Beryl power failure
Devastating power outages and destruction in Houston left by Hurricane Beryl again underscored the city's inability to sufficiently fortify itself against extreme weather events worsened by climate change. This was the lowest level hurricane, a Category One, and yet it knocked out power to millions and left the nation's fourth largest city reeling. Past horrific hurricanes, including Ike in 2008 and Harvey in 2017, made crystal clear that the city needed to bolster its infrastructure including expanding flood-plain protections, burying more power lines underground, and hardening its power grid. But those city, state and corporate efforts have repeatedly fallen short.

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Jul 19, 2024

This week's new albums, including the 'Twisters' soundtrack
NPR's Music team breaks down this week's new music, plus how the impact of movie soundtracks has changed.

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Jul 19, 2024

Director Lee Isaac Chung shares the inspirations behind 'Twisters'
Director Lee Isaac Chung talks to NPR's Scott Detrow about his latest film, Twisters. He shot it on location in Oklahoma, using local extras on set who know what it's like to face a tornado.

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Jul 19, 2024

Russian court sentences ‘Wall Street Journal' reporter to 16 years in prison colony
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich has been sentenced to 16 years for alleged espionage in a trial that his newspaper and the U.S. government calls a sham.

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Jul 19, 2024

250 workers have died in preventable trench cave-ins over a decade, probe finds
A joint investigation by NPR, Texas Public Radio and the program 1A finds that more than 250 workers have died in trench cave-ins over the last decade. Deaths that were preventable, experts say.

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Jul 19, 2024

A deadly explosion hit Tel Aviv's oceanfront before dawn
Much of Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv has returned to business-as-usual. But this sense of normality was shattered in a deadly predawn explosion Friday that rocked the city's oceanfront.

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Jul 19, 2024

Trump talks about national unity in RNC speech
Trump showed some vulnerability while recounting what happened during the assassination attempt on his life. But he quickly moved on from any message of unity to a litany of familiar grievances.

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Jul 19, 2024

A worldwide IT outage disrupted airlines, banks, hospitals and businesses today
One of the biggest IT outages ever caused mayhem around the world today, hobbling airlines, businesses and government agencies. A faulty update from the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike is to blame.

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Jul 19, 2024

Scientists may have discovered a rare spade-toothed whale
Scientists in New Zealand have discovered what they believe may be a rare spade-toothed whale - a creature that's never been spotted alive at sea.

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Jul 19, 2024

More Democrats ask Biden to drop out. His campaign says he'll be back next week
It's been a rough few weeks for President Biden. On Friday, more Democratic lawmakers said he should step aside — but BOLD PAC endorsed him. His campaign says he'll be back on the trail next week.

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Jul 18, 2024

A lawsuit alleges a U.S. company used forced labor in China
A lawsuit alleging a U.S. company used forced prison labor in China could have ripple effects across supply chains.

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Jul 18, 2024

Jesse Owens' high school is trying to revive its track team
The Olympic Games will soon begin. The high school where legendary track star Jesse Owens got his start is reviving the boys track and field team.

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Jul 18, 2024

What happened to the glamorous days of airline travel? You pay for what you get
Airline travel used to be glamorous, lavish even. How did the experience of flying coach become so widely disparaged? It's a five decade long story of deregulation. And in the end, we customers may just be getting exactly what we asked for.

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Jul 18, 2024

25 years ago today, NPR's Scott Detrow went to a perfect baseball game
In 1999, a 14-year-old Scott Detrow was one of 42,000 fans crowded into the old Yankee Stadium on a steamy Sunday afternoon. What followed was a perfect game.

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Jul 18, 2024

Comic Bob Newhart has died at age 94
Comic Bob Newhart has died at age 94. He was best known for an everyman persona that powered two classic TV sitcoms. Newhart could be the funniest guy in the room while playing unassuming characters.

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Jul 18, 2024

A newly-discovered dinosaur may have spent part of its life underground
A new dinosaur has been discovered in Utah by North Carolina researchers and paleontologists. They believe it was a burrowing species.

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Jul 18, 2024

More details emerge on the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump
The latest information about what went wrong in the Secret Service protection plan for President Trump last Saturday, with developments in Butler, Penn., and Washington, D.C.

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Jul 18, 2024

Donald Trump is set to accept his party's nomination for president at the RNC tonight
Thursday is the last night of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Trump is expected to deliver a "deeply personal message" shaped by the assassination attempt on his life on Saturday.

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Jul 18, 2024

Outdated HIV prevention rules are hindering cornea donations, advocates say
A Colorado doctor is co-leading a campaign to end restrictions on cornea donations from men who have sex with men. Advocates say an outdated HIV prevention policy bars hundreds of donations a year.

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Jul 18, 2024

Remembering Bernice Johnson Reagon of The Freedom Singers and Sweet Honey in the Rock
Bernice Johnson Reagon, a civil rights activist who co-founded The Freedom Singers and later started the African-American vocal ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, died Tuesday at the age of 81.

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Jul 18, 2024

Days are getting slightly longer — and it's due to climate change
So much ice is melting at the Earth's poles that it's affecting the rotation of the planet, scientists say. Its spin is slowing down slightly, causing days to get longer.

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Jul 18, 2024

How to help prevent more political violence this election cycle
NPR's Scott Detrow talks to Rachel Kleinfeld, an expert on democracies and political violence, about how to avert further violence this election season in light of the attempt on Donald Trump's life.

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Jul 18, 2024

Michigan Sen. Gary Peters talks bipartisan investigation into assassination attempt
NPR's Scott Detrow talks with Michigan Sen. Gary Peters, a Democrat, about the questions that Congress is launching about the Secret Service security that allowed a direct line of fire at Trump.

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Jul 18, 2024

As climate disasters go up, so do home insurance costs. HUD wants to break the cycle
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with HUD secretary Adrienne Todman about how climate change is making home insurance pricier or even impossible to get -- a problem being addressed with a summit this week.

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Jul 18, 2024

Grateful Dead, Francis Ford Coppola, Bonnie Raitt on 2024 Kennedy Center Honors list
The award for lifetime artistic achievements will also recognize jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer Arturo Sandoval. The Apollo Theater will receive a special Honors as "an iconic American institution."

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Jul 18, 2024

Too toxic for Fox News, Tucker Carlson snags a key role at GOP convention
Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch has been considered a kingmaker in Republican circles. Now two men he shunned — former President Donald Trump and former Fox star Tucker Carlson — are in the spotlight.

NPR Headline News
Jul 17, 2024

Biden tests positive for COVID. It comes at an awkward time in his campaign
This is the president's second bout with the virus. He was campaigning in Las Vegas when he found out his cold symptoms were COVID.

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Jul 17, 2024

U.S. Fish and Wildlife invokes federal water rights to protect huge swamp in Georgia
Parts of the massive Okefenokee Swamp are a wildlife refuge. Georgia is on the cusp of permitting a titanium dioxide mine next to it, prompting the federal government to invoke federal water rights.

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Jul 17, 2024

Black men exonerated after mutiny charges during WWII
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with producer Dan Collison about his documentary on the Port Chicago 50, a group of Black sailors who were charged with mutiny for refusing to work under unsafe conditions.

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Jul 17, 2024

Law enforcement that helped with Trump rally security is under international scrutiny
Four days after the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, investigators are still trying to uncover details about security lapses and the shooter's motive.

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Jul 17, 2024

A preview of Trump's message for tomorrow's big speech
On Thursday night, former President Donald Trump will formally accept the republican nomination for President. What will his message be? Has that message evolved since the assassination attempt?

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Jul 17, 2024

Former CIA analyst is arrested over ties with South Korea
A former CIA analyst and prominent expert on East Asia has been arrested on federal charges. She is accused of acting as an undeclared agent of the South Korean government, a U.S. ally.

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Jul 17, 2024

Another Israeli attack hits a UN school in Gaza that was sheltering families
Israeli airstrikes have hit several UNRWA schools where people are sheltering, The Gaza Health Ministry says at least 23 people, many of them women and children, were killed and more than 70 wounded.

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Jul 17, 2024

J.D. Vance will introduce himself to voters with a primetime speech at the RNC
J.D. Vance will make his first speech as former President Donald Trump's running mate at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.

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Jul 17, 2024

Angel City FC becomes the world's most valuable women's sports team
NPR's Scott Detrow talks with The Athletic's Meg Linehan about Angel City FC, the National Women's Soccer League team, becoming the world's most valuable women's sports franchise.

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Jul 17, 2024

FX miniseries 'Shogun' nominated for a whopping 25 Emmy awards
Unlike the 1980s miniseries version, the new adaptation of Shogun features fully-formed Japanese characters. NPR's Scott Detrow talks with the creators, Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks.

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Jul 17, 2024

Apex the Stegosaurus sells on auction for record $44.6 million
Apex the Stegosaurus was sold for $44.6 million at auction Wednesday, breaking the record for most expensive dinosaur fossil.

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Jul 17, 2024

A breakdown of the 2024 Emmy nominees
Abbott Elementary was nominated for best comedy series. But the more serious FX show The Bear set a record on the comedy side with 23 nominations. Shogun got even more nods.

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Jul 17, 2024

California Rep. Adam Schiff calls for Biden to step aside
California Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff released a statement saying it was time for Biden to pass the torch.

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Jul 17, 2024

Global Vaccine report:  We're "stalled"
Rates are not looking great around much of the globe, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. Progress for routine childhood vaccinations has "stalled."

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Jul 16, 2024

Central Valley, where 1/4 of U.S.'s food is grown, faces extreme heat for a 2nd week
The central valley of California produces a quarter of the nation's food. How are farmworkers dealing with an intense, long-lasting heatwave sweeping the interior of the state?

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Jul 16, 2024

Remembering prolific actress Shannen Doherty, dead at age 53
Actress Shannen Doherty, star of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed, died over the weekend. She was 53 and was battling cancer.

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Jul 16, 2024

Where does the U.S. Men's Soccer team go after Gregg Berhalter's firing?
Spain won the European Championship for soccer this year. NPR's Juana Summers talks with The Athletic senior writer Felipe Cardenas about the news and what it means.

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Jul 16, 2024

'Wild Card': Poet Nikki Giovanni says she doesn't dwell on accolades
Nikki Giovanni draws a card from the Wild Card deck. She tells Rachel Martin why she doesn't think about the legacy she will leave behind.

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Jul 16, 2024

Biden's approach to immigration is under fire at the RNC today
The RNC will adapt a platform that includes a chapter with two pillars: "Sealing the border and stopping the migrant invasion and Carrying out the largest deportation operation in America History."

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Jul 16, 2024

Hong Kong businesses are under threat for association with pro-democracy protests
In Hong Kong, long after the protest movement that kicked off five years ago fizzled out, a quiet tussle is playing out over the fate of businesses that once supported the ideals of the demonstrators.

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Jul 16, 2024

It's still unclear how politics factor into the Trump assassination attempt
There's still no clear motive in the attempted assassination of president Donald Trump. But experts say it will be a defining moment as America grapples with rising political violence.

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Jul 16, 2024

Charting J.D. Vance's journey from 'never Trump' to Trump's running mate
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with David Frum, a senior editor for The Atlantic, to dig a little deeper into J.D. Vance's political path. Frum knew the politician and wrote a piece about him in 2022.

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Jul 16, 2024

Despite appeals for peace, the U.S. has a long history of political violence
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with political historian Matthew Dallek on the link between rhetoric and political violence, and the history of political violence in the United States.

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Jul 16, 2024

A victory for opponents of female genital mutilation in The Gambia
On Monday, Gambian lawmakers rejected a bill that would have overturned its ban on female genital mutilation. The vote marks a victory for women's rights activists and comes after months of intense debate.

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Jul 16, 2024

Sen. Bob Menendez found guilty on all counts in bribery trial
A New York City jury convicted the New Jersey senator of accepting bribes to benefit businessmen in his home state and the governments of Egypt and Qatar.

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Jul 16, 2024

Trump's classified documents case heads to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Special Counsel Jack Smith says he will appeal a federal judge's decision to dismiss all the charges against former President Trump for mishandling classified documents.

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Jul 16, 2024

As discrimination complaints soar, parents of disabled students wait for help
The Education Department is handling record numbers of discrimination cases, including those involving disability. The backlog leaves some families waiting for help.

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Jul 15, 2024

Former President Trump has chosen Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance as his running mate
Now officially the Republican nominee for president in 2024, former President Trump has chosen Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance to be his running mate. Vance has been in the Senate just two years.

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Jul 15, 2024

Judge dismisses Trump classified docs case
A federal judge appointed by former President Trump has dismissed the classified documents case against him after finding the prosecutor was unconstitutionally appointed.

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Jul 15, 2024

Politically-motivated attacks are an issue for democracies around the world
Across the world, people are looking in horror at the rise of political violence in the U.S. But many international leaders have also fallen prey to political extremism.

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Jul 15, 2024

6 years after sexual abuse scandal, USA Gymnastics has a new generation of leaders
Six years ago, USA Gymnastics was on the brink of collapse after a sexual abuse scandal. Now, a new generation of leadership is trying to steer the organization in a new direction.

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Jul 15, 2024

There's an ongoing battle happening at the highest level of motor sports
Former race car driver and legendary team owner Michael Andretti wants to join the prestigious Formula 1 series. But F1 rejected his bid. And the U.S. Congress is questioning why.

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Jul 15, 2024

FBI focuses on alleged gunman's cell phone in Trump assassination attempt probe
Over the past 48 hours, federal agents have been racing to try to understand what led the 20-year-old alleged gunman to try to assassinate the former president.

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Jul 15, 2024

After chaos at the stadium, Argentina defeated Colombia at the Copa America final
NPR's Juana Summers talks with ESPN's Luis Miguel Echegaray about last night's face off between Argentina and Colombia in the Copa America final.

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Jul 15, 2024

Spain takes it all in soccer and tennis
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Miguel Macias about Spain winning the European soccer championship and what this means for the country and soccer.

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Jul 15, 2024

Heat pumps get a cool rebrand in this slow jam
Heat pumps are efficient and reduce emissions, but they have a publicity problem. Two California-based musicians are on a mission to show how cool heat pumps are by creating smooth jam.

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Jul 15, 2024

Autistic kids ride along at B&O Railroad Museum's sensory-friendly summer camp
A lot of camps aren't equipped to deal with the special care some kids need. Baltimore's B&O Railroad Museum is trying to help with its summer camp catered specifically to children on the spectrum.

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Jul 15, 2024

By giving him some gum, a grandmother opened a young boy's mind
On this week's "My Unsung Hero" from the team at Hidden Brain: When Shalom Auslander was seven years old, his grandmother offered him something small that made him rethink his entire religion.

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Jul 15, 2024

Donald Trump becomes nominee and makes VP pick at RNC
Republicans are gathered in Milwaukee for the party's convention this week. The GOP has nominated Donald Trump as its presidential standard bearer for a third straight time.

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Jul 15, 2024

11 tips for a smooth EV road trip — without the range anxiety
Considering taking an electric vehicle on a long drive? Plenty of people get range anxiety. But with more charging stations on the roads, things are getting easier. Still, you'll want to have a plan.

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Jul 15, 2024

Trump-appointed federal judge dismisses classified docs case
U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, says the entire classified documents case should be thrown out because the appointment of Special Counsel Jack Smith was unconstitutional.

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Jul 14, 2024

Here's what we know so far about Trump's assassination attempt
The latest on what we know about the shooting at yesterday's Trump rally and the investigation into it.

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Jul 14, 2024

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz beats Novak Djokovic for Wimbledon men's title
NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with Washington Post sports reporter Ava Wallace about the men's final that took place Sunday at Wimbledon.

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Jul 14, 2024

Photographing the assassination attempt of former President Trump
NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with photojournalist Doug Mills about the viral photograph he took of what appears to be a bullet passing by former President Donald Trump's head at yesterday's rally.

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Jul 14, 2024

Music duo Kiasmos release a new album, II


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Jul 14, 2024

Milwaukee prepares for Republican convention, despite tense political moment
Ahead of the RNC, which begins Monday, how will Trump's assassination attempt affect the Republican nominating convention?

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Jul 14, 2024

Spain and England face off in Euro Cup final
NPR's Scott Detrow discusses the match with Jeff Rueter of The Athletic.

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Jul 14, 2024

Can history help us understand political violence against elected officials?
NPR's Scott Detrow talks with presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin about how history can help us make sense of the attempted assassination against former President Donald Trump.

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Jul 14, 2024

Multiple law enforcement agencies investigate Trump assassination attempt
The FBI and Pennsylvania state authorities continue to investigate what they call an attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump and the shooting of other rallygoers.

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Jul 14, 2024

World leaders react to the assassination attempt against former President Trump
World readers have roundly condemned the assassination attempt on former President Trump.

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Jul 13, 2024

As Biden faces concerns over nomination, Republicans prep for their convention


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Jul 13, 2024

Barbora Krejcikova beats Jasmine Paolini in Wimbledon women's final
NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with Washington Post sports reporter Ava Wallace about highlights from the 2024 Wimbledon Championships.

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Jul 13, 2024

What do older swing state voters think about President Biden's age?


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Jul 13, 2024

How will the Supreme Court's immunity decision affect U.S. democracy?
NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with political scientists Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky about how the recent Supreme Court immunity ruling -- and a second Trump presidency -- could affect the U.S.

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Jul 13, 2024

'Colorado In Depth' podcast explores research into psychedelic drugs
A new podcast from Colorado Public Radio shares the story of a patient undergoing treatment using psychedelics.

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Jul 13, 2024

Pioneering sex expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer dies at 96
Westheimer's deep knowledge about human sexual behavior and advocacy of safe sex, along with her pragmatism and sense of humor, catapulted her to national fame in the 1980s.

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Jul 12, 2024

Judge dismisses actor Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter trial
A judge in New Mexico has dismissed the involuntary manslaughter trial of actor Alec Baldwin. He'd been charged for the 2021 shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie Rust.

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Jul 12, 2024

NPR Music talks about new albums from Sturgill Simpson and Cassandra Jenkins
It's been a busy week for new music. NPR's Music team discusses new albums by Sturgill Simpson, Cassandra Jenkins and more.

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Jul 12, 2024

Howard students help a rapper request a new trial after lyrics were used as evidence
California rap artist Ronnie Louvier will soon find out if his 2009 murder conviction will be overturned under the Racial Justice Act. He said his rap lyrics shouldn't have been used in the case.

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Jul 12, 2024

The music Industry is coming for AI
A new lawsuit filed by record labels Universal, Sony and Warner says their catalogs have been ripped off by two AI music generators. But there's a twist: It's not clear the courts are on their side.

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Jul 12, 2024

Colorado has approved licenses for outdoor preschools, making them more accessible
A new law opens up outdoor preschools to low income families in Colorado by allowing them to accept state child care subsidies. Advocates say learning outdoors has advantages over indoor classrooms.

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Jul 12, 2024

What NPR's poll says about the state of Biden's campaign
President Biden doubled down on his decision to stay in the presidential race at Thursday's press conference. It was a solid performance, but he made some notable gaffes.

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Jul 12, 2024

Why older leaders seem resistant to passing the torch
NPR's Juana Summers talks with journalist and writer Rebecca Traister about America's aging political leaders and gerontocracy in the U.S.

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Jul 12, 2024

How to invest like Congress
Traders are using publicly available data to track which lawmakers are reporting big stock market gains. We try to copy them.

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Jul 12, 2024

Democratic Rep. Scott Peters criticizes Biden for staying in race
NPR's Juana Summers talks with Democratic Congressman Scott Peters about being one of the Democratic lawmakers calling for President Biden to bow out of November's election.

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Jul 12, 2024

'Our Kind of Game': Mysterious page-turner looks at the cracks in suburban life
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to author Johanna Copeland about her new book, Our Kind of Game, which takes place among the moms of a fancy suburb in Virginia.

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Jul 12, 2024

Donald Trump's big get-out-the-vote strategy in Arizona and Georgia? Donald Trump
Georgia and Arizona, two Sunbelt states Donald Trump narrowly lost in 2020, are seen as crucial in 2024. Republicans there seek to turn MAGA enthusiasm into votes through unconventional campaigning.

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Jul 12, 2024

Research shows AI can boost creativity for some, but at a cost
Amateur writers using AI tools produced stories that were deemed more creative, but the research suggests the creativity of the group overall went down.

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Jul 11, 2024

Michigan voters share their views on Biden
Michigan Democrats are divided on how President Biden's recent debate performance will affect him. The unprecedented matchup between Biden and Donald Trump scramble any efforts to make forecasts.

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Jul 11, 2024

As Biden visits Detroit, Michigan Democrats try to figure out what's next
Michigan is a pivotal state in 2024 — and one that the Biden campaign sees as part of its path to victory. But Democrats are still weighing how to move forward after Biden's recent stumbles.

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Jul 11, 2024

Republicans are trying to lose by less in key blue areas in Wisconsin
A state won by razor thin margins in the last two elections, Republicans are hoping they can "lose by less" in key areas that will help them flip the state back to red.

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