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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.

Rapping Norwegian Reporter Acknowledges He's A Big Usain Bolt Fan

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 5:56am

At a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, the journalist admitted he didn't have a question for Bolt, the fastest man on earth, but said, I really love you man." Then he broke into a rap song for Bolt.

Trump Adviser Says One Of The GOP Nominee's Signature Plans Is 'Not Workable'

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:00am

On a key Trump priority — banning travel to the U.S. from areas affected by terrorism — retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn says "a blanket [ban] is not workable."

Controversy Grows In Rio Over Political Protests During Olympics

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:00am

Brazil is in the midst of a political crisis, but protests at Olympic venues have been shut down. The government is expected to appeal a judge's ruling that it is illegal to remove protesters.

A Day In The Life Of A Homeless Woman At A Skid Row Shelter

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:00am

In Los Angeles, the number of homeless women has gone up 55 percent over the last three years. Many of those women patch together their days between the streets and shelters.

Crowd Boos Russian Swimmer Caught Up In Doping Scandal

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:00am

The Russian athletes competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics have made strong showings in men's gymnastics and women's swimming. But fallout from an earlier doping scandal taints any accomplishments.

Researchers Study Effects Of Social Media On Young Minds

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:00am

Teens showed an image that was deemed to have lots of "likes" tended to also like the image. Seeing popular pictures also produced greater activation in the reward centers of the brain.

Trump Unveils His Proposal To Reshape America's Tax System

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to economist and syndicated columnist Peter Morici and Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities about Donald Trump's economic vision.

Controversy Grows In Rio Over How Political Protesters Are Dealt With

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:00am

Brazil is in the midst of a political crisis. Inside Olympic arenas, security is removing people wearing political slogans. Outside the game venues, police have forcefully repressed demonstrators.




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