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Dolphin At SeaWorld Orlando Snatches iPad

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 6:41am

A woman in Orlando, Florida, had her iPad out trying to take a picture. The dolphin leaped out of the water, grabbed the iPad and pulled it into the water. Another tourist caught it all on video.

Freight Train Car Derails Into Bar Named, Wait For It, Derailed

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 6:37am

Police Chief Hugh Anderson of Charles City, Iowa, says you don't often get a chance to say a train car derailed into Derailed. No one was hurt, but it caused about $10,000 in damage.

40 Years Later, Anti-Doping Calls At The Olympics Grow Louder

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Sports commentator Christine Brennan is in Rio where she's noticed a big change in attitudes about doping among athletes and the media.

Ethiopia Grapples With The Aftermath Of A Deadly Weekend

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Amnesty International says 97 were killed when soldiers shot peaceful protesters in different parts of the country. Protesters have various grievances, but all share frustration with the government.

Puerto Rico's Efforts To Stop Zika Are Hampered By Mistrust

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Puerto Rico has more reported cases of Zika than many other places in the region, and the number of cases continues to rise. Unfortunately, Zika is just one of the island's many problems.

University Employees Sue Yale, MIT And NYU Over Retirement Plan Fees

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Three of the nation's most prestigious universities face class-action lawsuits alleging the schools allowed financial firms to prey on employees by charging high fees in retirement accounts.

OSHA Injury Reporting Rule Sheds Light On Meat Packing Accidents

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Slaughterhouse and meat processing plant workers have some of the most dangerous jobs. One of the most common injury is musculoskeletal disorders, brought on by thousands of daily repetitive motions.

In Syria, Residents Of War-Ravaged Aleppo Are Without Running Water

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Despite calls by the U.N. for a cease-fire, the Syrian government and rebel forces are escalating their battle for control of Aleppo, a city they see as critical in the five-year civil war.

Protesters Fear More Violence As Ethiopia Cracks Down On Demonstrations

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Ethiopia's government is using deadly force against protesters. Amnesty International says nearly 100 people were killed when soldiers fired on peaceful protesters in different areas of the country.

U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Dominates Olympic Competition

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

They were ranked the No. 1 team going into the summer Olympics, and the U.S. women's gymnastics team did not disappoint. Led by Simone Biles, they took the gold in Tuesday's team competition in Rio.

Politics With A Backbeat: Hip-Hop Lyrics Weave In Trump, Clinton

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Allison McCann of the data website FiveThirtyEight about the way in which rappers have referenced Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their songs over the years.

ISIS Names Leader For Nigeria's Boko Haram; Previous Chief Refuses To Go

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

The Islamic State apparently is having some management troubles. ISIS has announced a new leader for its West African affiliate Boko Haram. But the man being replaced isn't going quietly.

Puerto Rico's Efforts To Stop Zika Are Hampered By Mistrust, Disease Overload

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Puerto Rico has more reported cases of Zika than many other places in the region and the number of cases continues to rise. Unfortunately, Zika is just one of the island's many problems.

Presidential Campaign Strategies Shaped Early By Immigration

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

One issue that has really shaped this campaign is immigration. It was a cornerstone of Donald Trump's success in the primaries. But it's also alienating some voters.

Counterterror Chief Sees Gains On The Battlefield, Stubborn Threats At Home

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:44am

Nick Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, says progress against the Islamic State may be slow to affect the terror attacks plaguing the West.

Anita Hill: 'We've Come A Long Way Since Then'

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:43am

Nearly 25 years after Anita Hill accused her former boss of making lewd advances, America is again dealing with high-profile cases of sexual harassment. Hill tells NPR what's changed and what hasn't.

Olympic Athletes Still Use Some Rx Drugs As A Path To 'Legal Doping'

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:42am

Hundreds of elite endurance athletes were taking the prescription heart drug meldonium until it was banned in January. But a similar heart drug, telmisartan, is still allowed.

Justice Department Issues Scathing Report On Baltimore Police Department

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:12pm

The report finds that Baltimore police disproportionately targeted African-Americans for stops and arrests and police retaliated against citizens for exercising their right to free speech.

Trump Suggests 'Second Amendment People' Could Stop Clinton, But What Did He Mean?

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 3:46pm

Falsely charging that Hillary Clinton wanted to "abolish the Second Amendment," the GOP nominee then appeared to many observers to suggest taking up arms against his Democratic rival.

French Fencer's Phone Falls Out Of His Uniform During Olympic Match

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 6:16am

Enzo Lefort was being pushed around a bit by his German opponent when his phone popped out of his back pocket and fell on the floor. Lefort picked it up, handed it off and resumed fencing.




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