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Got To Catch Peter The Great And Ivan The Terrible

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Think of it as an intellectual version of Pokémon Go. Moscow's City Hall will launch an app next month that allows players to catch long-dead historical figures on the streets of the capital.

A Look Inside The Protests Around The Democratic Convention

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Outside the convention arena in Philadelphia, protesters unwilling to give up on Bernie Sanders' candidacy weathered a heat index that local officials say reached 109 degrees.

First Night Speeches At The Democratic Convention

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren had the headline speaking roles. But for many, Michelle Obama stole the show. A look at highlights from the opening night at the Democratic National Convention.

Like The Olympics, The Music World Is Full Of The Competitive Spirit

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Who needs the Olympics? Renee Montagne talks with music commentator Miles Hoffman about the intense world of classical music competitions.

The Democratic Convention May Be Too Funny For Comedy Writers

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

The writers of the HBO comedy Veep say truth can be stranger than fiction when it comes to politics. NPR's Don Gonyea and Democratic pollster Margie Omero also join the conversation.

Larry Is One Lucky Lobster

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

A lobster was saved from being someone's dinner at a Florida restaurant after news of his nearly 15-pound size blew up on social media. Now, Larry the Lobster is headed to the Maine State Aquarium.

In Philadelphia, Democrats Look For Unity Amid The Boos

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

As the convention started, Bernie Sanders supporters were in an uproar over leaked emails. Their protests spilled onto the convention floor. But Sanders gave a strong endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

Tesla's Ambitions Run Into The Realities Of Making Cars

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Tesla, which has roots in the tech world, is facing the challenge of becoming a successful car company amid scrutiny over its Autopilot technology.

Tesla's Ambitions Run Into The Realities Of Making Cars

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Tesla Motors faces scrutiny after a motorist died using its Autopilot feature. It has ambitions to be a tech company and an energy company, but first it must become a successful car company.

Are Russians Behind The DNC Email Leaks?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

As leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee rock that party's convention this week, federal law enforcement officials are investigating the hack and whether it was orchestrated by Russia.

Was That A Russian Spy, Or Am I Getting Paranoid?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 3:44am

Journalists, dissidents, human rights workers all tell stories of being followed and harassed by Russia's security services. They range from the comical to the frightening.

To Protect History, A National Park Preps For Climate Change

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 3:43am

Climate change is affecting what's in Mesa Verde National Park that visitors see. Over the last decade, scorching wildfires have destroyed archaeological artifacts — and have also revealed new ones.

After His Assassination, A Pakistani Artist's Family Keeps His Song Alive

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 3:42am

The famed qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was shot down last month in Karachi, Pakistan, apparently by the Taliban. The vocalist's family is pledging to keep his home a refuge of, and for, music.

A 'Messy, Messy Beginning' At Democrats' Breakfast In Philadelphia

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 12:54pm

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz, who is stepping down amid an email scandal, was booed Monday. Is that a hint of what's to come as Bernie Sanders speaks tonight?

At Democratic Convention Kickoff Breakfast, Outgoing Chairwoman Booed

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 12:43pm

It's not a good opening for the Democratic National Convention: At a breakfast hosted by the delegation from Debbie Wasserman Shultz's home state of Florida, she was booed before she started talking.

Politics In The News: The Democratic Convention

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

Cokie Roberts and the Washington Post's Robert Costa talk politics ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Pokémon Go Is Everywhere, Even At Foggy Bottom

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

State Department briefings can be long, so it wasn't surprising that a reporter seemed a little distracted the other day. Department spokesman John Kirby caught the reporter playing Pokémon Go.

Sanders Supporters On The March Against Clinton

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

There's been a lot of talk about party unity at the Democratic National Convention, but many progressives who backed Bernie Sanders continue to have misgivings about Hillary Clinton.

In Which We Learn Michael Caine's Other Name

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

Airport security personnel often recognize Sir Michael Caine, just not the name on his passport — Maurice Micklewhite, his birth name. Tired of the confusion, he has legally adopted his stage name.

Russian Team Escapes Ban At The Olympics

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

The International Olympic Committee announced it will not impose a blanket ban on the entire Russian team from the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite evidence of state-sponsored doping.




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