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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 1:34pm

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

Kids On Bikes: The Sci-Fi Nostalgia Of 'Stranger Things', 'Paper Girls' & 'Super 8'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 1:01pm

Three recent properties - a Netflix series, a comic book and a 2011 Hollywood film - borrow key elements from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King to comment on adolescence in very different ways.

Philadelphia Gun Range Owner And Activist Say 'Black Guns Matter'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:58pm

"No one can deny, with the things that have happened over the last few weeks, we're being murdered by law enforcement — and in our own community — at alarming rates," said Maj Toure.

After 35 Years, A Court Orders Ronald Reagan's Would-Be Assassin Freed

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:52pm

In 1981, John Hinckley Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan in an effort to demonstrate his devotion to the actress Jodie Foster.

Trump Calls On Russia To Hack Into Clinton's Emails

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:51pm

A presidential candidate urging such a foreign breach is an unprecedented move. Clinton's campaign said it was a call for "espionage against his political opponent."

Tortoise Wins Again: Slow And Steady Pace Outruns L.A. Fire

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:50pm

An animal control agency got a call from the sheriff's department about "a tortoise that was running down the street, and away from the fire zone."

WATCH: Marilyn Mosby: 'The System Is In Need Of Reform'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:38pm

The Baltimore state's attorney has dropped all remaining charges related to the death of Freddie Gray, but she says she stands by the legitimacy of the criminal charges.

The Madness Of Humanity Part 3: Tribalism

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:35pm

Tribalism is deeply ingrained in our value system — but we can commit to goals without radicalizing them, to support groups without demonizing others, says Marcelo Gleiser.

How Dolly The Sheep's Cloned Sisters Are Thriving, 20 Years Later

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:33pm

Twenty years ago, scientists successfully cloned the first mammal, a sheep named Dolly. 13 other sheep have been cloned from the same group of cells.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Race And Law Enforcement: 'We Ask Too Much' Of Police

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:24pm

Abdul-Jabbar, a retired NBA legend and author, is one of many celebrities attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Bonnie Raitt On World Cafe

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:16pm

Watch the blues singer and guitarist play "Angel From Montgomery" live in Philadelphia with Amos Lee, and hear an intimate conversation.

Remaining Charges Dropped Against Baltimore Cops In Freddie Gray Case

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:13pm

The decision comes after three other officers were not convicted.

Wednesday Night's DNC Speeches To Feature Party's Present, Future

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:06pm

Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons joins Here & Now's Robin Young in Philadelphia to look ahead to tonight's speeches.

How Jupiter's Red Spot Makes Things High Above It Hot, Hot, Hot

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:03pm

Think summer's hot on Earth? Space physicists tracking weather on Jupiter say the roar of the raging storm we call the Great Red Spot heats the outer atmosphere above it by more than 1,000 degrees F.

6-Year-Old Boy's Wish To Be A 'Garbage Man' Granted

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:01pm

Ethan Dean spent a day riding in a garbage truck and wearing a hard-hat at an event in Sacramento, Calif., organized by the Make-a-Wish Foundation and local groups. Ethan has cystic fibrosis.

Songs We Love: Yohuna, 'The Moon Hangs In The Sky Like Nothing Hangs In The Sky'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:00pm

Songwriter Johanne Swanson splits the difference between dreamy and dirge in a track rich with moments of intimacy.

Americans Are Shrinking, While Chinese And Koreans Sprout Up

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:56am

A massive study looks at how heights around the world have changed over the past century.

For Olympic Boxer Claressa Shields, Round 2 Brings New Expectations

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:58am

At 17, boxer Claressa Shields won gold in the 2012 London Olympics. But it didn't change her life as much as she thought it would. After she returned home to Flint, Michigan, she thought: Now what?

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:43am

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.

In Pakistan's Heartland, A 'Perfect Storm Of Obstacles' To Protecting Women

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:20am

A high-profile honor killing has led to calls for stronger laws. But a gang-rape victim who's spent 14 years fighting for justice says laws are undercut by ages-old feudal traditions against women.

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