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In Rio, Olympics Preparations Come Down To The Wire

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

The Summer Games in Brazil are days away, but at least half of the Olympic village — the luxury accommodation where the athletes are staying — has had to undergo last-minute repairs, officials say.

Julian Castro On Obama's Legacy, Latino Voter Turnout

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

HUD Secretary Julian Castro discusses President Obama's legacy on the economy and immigration and how Donald Trump is likely to influence Latino turnout in the November election.

Why The First Name On The Ballot Often Wins

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

Presidential elections draw lots of attention, but voters also have to make lots of less familiar choices. The order in which their names are listed on the ballot can help candidates, a study shows.

In Turkey, Government Citics Say Crackdown Is No Surprise

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

Most critics of Turkey's president are silent these days, but the few who are talking say the ongoing crackdown is just an acceleration of the ruling party's policy for at least the past year.

Obama Has Much Riding On Clinton's Candidacy

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

When President Obama takes the stage tonight at the Democratic convention, he looks to give Hillary Clinton's candidacy a boost. But for Obama, his legacy is also at stake in the 2016 campaign.

After Brexit, Uncertainty Over Status Of EU Workers Living In U.K.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

Much of the United Kingdom's economy relies on European labor. After the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union, what will happen to millions of EU residents who now work in the U.K.?

Priest Killed In Attack On Church In Northern France; ISIS Blamed

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:06am

A pair of knife-wielding attackers stormed a church, killing a priest and taking hostages before police intervened. Renee Montagne talks with the Wall Street Journal's Noemie Bisserbe in Paris.

Michigan Sen. Stabenow On Hillary Clinton's Long Political Journey

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

Hillary Clinton is set to officially be nominated Tuesday as the Democratic presidential candidate. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat from Michigan, says Clinton has been an inspiring figure.

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.

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