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Mexico's Soccer Coach Loses Job After Allegedly Punching Reporter

37 min 19 sec ago

The altercation came just two days after Mexico's national team won the Gold Cup over Jamaica.

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Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

2 hours 22 min ago

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservationists. A conservationist in Zimbabwe says a ban should be imposed on the hunting of endangered animals.

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Oceans Are A 'Wild West' Where Lawlessness And Impunity Rule

3 hours 6 min ago

NPR's Audie Cornish spoke with Ian Urbina, investigative reporter for The New York Times, about his four-part series, The Outlaw Ocean. Urbina says the lack of rules contributes to ocean's dire state.

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Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT and ACT?

3 hours 7 min ago

George Washington University is the latest and one of the largest private universities to drop its admissions testing requirement.

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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

3 hours 12 min ago

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of two miles – and can very accurately kill that person."

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Remembering The Flair Of #45: Boston Red Sox To Honor Pedro Martinez

3 hours 45 min ago

Longtime Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez will have his number retired Tuesday night at Fenway Park. For one public radio reporter and a Boston fan, the ceremony holds special significance.

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New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Long Overdue Redesign

3 hours 45 min ago

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Janet R. Daly Bednarek, an aviation expert and professor at the University of Dayton, about the airport that was once thought of as a model for all U.S. airports.

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During Pool Season, Even Lifeguard Numbers Are Taking A Dive

3 hours 45 min ago

This summer, even the most crowded pools are struggling to hire enough lifeguards, and are cutting hours as a result. In a rebounding economy, teens are opting for higher-paying jobs or no job at all.

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Remains Of 36 World War II Marines Returned To U.S.

3 hours 45 min ago

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Clay Bonnyman Evans, whose grandfather, 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, was one of 36 Marines killed in the Battle of Tarawa in 1943.

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Saxophonist Ben Wendel Reimagines Tchaikovsky's, 'The Seasons'

4 hours 5 min ago

Almost 140 years ago, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote a solo piano piece for every month of the year called The Seasons. Now saxophonist Ben Wendel has taken this famous body of work and reinterpreted each piece by bringing along a different artist every month. Reviewer Michelle Mercer says through these collaborations, Wendel is giving the listener insight into some of today's sharpest musicians.

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Bill Cosby Removed From Documentary On Black Stuntmen

4 hours 5 min ago

Bill Cosby was instrumental in opening the door for black stuntmen in Hollywood early in his career. He was to be a central figure in a new documentary about black stuntmen, but that has now changed. He will be mentioned, but his interviews have been pulled, following the latest revelations about the comedian, who admitted in court documents that he drugged women for sex.

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Waller County, Texas, Releases Sandra Bland Booking Video

4 hours 5 min ago

Waller County, Texas, released new jailhouse surveillance videos Tuesday, in part to counter online rumors that the 28-year-old African-American woman was already dead when she arrived at the jail.

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Once An African-American Refuge, Economic Plight Threatens Future Of Florida Town

4 hours 5 min ago

The town of Eatonville, Fla., is perhaps best known as the place where Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston grew up. At the height of segregation, it was a place of refuge for blacks across Florida. Now the town is struggling for its survival.

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Former New York Prison Worker Pleads Guilty To Aiding Inmates' Escape

4 hours 5 min ago

Joyce Mitchell, a former employee of the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that she helped two inmates escape from the maximum security prison in June.

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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

4 hours 5 min ago

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is expected to be released from prison in November, after serving 30 years of a life sentence.

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Saudi-Led Coalition Pushes Houthi Rebels Out Of Aden, Yemen

4 hours 6 min ago

Aid corridors into Yemen are opening up in Yemen as Houthi rebels were recently forced out of the port city of Aden. That could allow for badly needed reconstruction even as the fighting continues.

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NFL Upholds Tom Brady Suspension For 'Deflategate' Scandal

4 hours 6 min ago

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday upheld the four-game suspension of Tom Brady in the "deflategate" scandal. The league says the Patriots quarterback had the cell phone he was using at the time destroyed, despite a request from investigators for the information on that phone.

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Human Error Caused Virgin Galactic Crash, Investigators Say

5 hours 6 min ago

SpaceShipTwo broke apart during an October test flight because the co-pilot unlocked a section of the spaceship's tail too early, the National Transportation and Safety Board announced.

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Me-Tea-Morphosis: Tea Bags Get Second Life As Works Of Art

5 hours 56 min ago

Artists are reinventing the humble tea bag, letting its contents and simple shape and color shine in beautiful, fragile art. Some are even farming out the tea drinking to get to the used bags.

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NFL's Goodell Confirms Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension

6 hours 1 min ago

Until June, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not acknowledge to investigators that he had destroyed his cellphone, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says.

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