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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Mike Birbiglia; 'Zero Day'; 'Veep' Showrunner David Mandel

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 8:00am

Birbiglia discusses his new film, Don't Think Twice. John Powers reviews Zero Days, a documentary about computer malware. Veep's David Mandel talks about the current season of the show.

#NPRreads: Four Great Reads Worth Going Out Of Your Way For

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:47am

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

Munich Police: Suspect Was A High School Student Fixated On Shooting Rampages

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:45am

The suspect in the attack on a shopping mall in Munich on Friday is an 18-year-old German-Iranian high school student who lived in Munich and had a history of depression, Munich police say.

Robert Irwin Brings 'Big' To Texas With Permanent Art Installation

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

The 87-year-old conceptual artist unveils a large-scale installation of his work in Marfa, Texas, this week. He's spent his career creating site-specific art that often treats light as its subject.

U.S. Army Is Sending Soldiers To Compete In Rio Summer 2016 Olympics

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

The group of soldiers are headed to Brazil, but they're not going there to guard the athletes. The Army has a detachment to groom Olympic athletes, a number of whom only recently became U.S. citizens.

Russia Awaits Potential Rio Olympics Ban Decision, After Widespread Doping Practices

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether or not to ban Russia from competing due to state-sponsored doping. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the decision with NPR's Tom Goldman.

Baltimore Prosecutors Face Pressure After No Officer Convictions In Freddie Gray Case

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

So far, prosecutors failed to convict four of the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray last year. Scott Simon talks to Jennifer Ludden about the challenges of the case.

Hillary Clinton Picks Her VP Nominee: Who Is Tim Kaine?

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

Hillary Clinton has tapped Virginia SenatorTim Kaine to be her running mate, completing the democratic presidential ticket.

MPAA Argues Ban On Smoking In Movies Defies First Amendment

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

Should a child going to a G-rated movie be exposed to characters smoking on screen? The MPAA is defending itself from a lawsuit about that. NPR' Scott Simon speaks with film historian David Thomson.

The Latest On Baton Rouge: A City In Healing

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

As Baton Rouge prepares to bury the second of two officers killed in a targeted attack, the city gathers to reflect on the violence.

Casting Doubt On U.S. Commitment To Mutual Defense, Donald Trump Unsettles NATO Allies

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told the New York Times that a Trump administration wouldn't defend NATO allies unless they had "fulfilled their obligations" to the U.S.

Post Republican Convention Wrap-Up: Did The Party Make Progress On Unity?

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

The Republican National Convention wrapped up on Thursday. Ron Elving was there, and tells NPR's Scott Simon about the ups and downs of the four day meeting.

'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

NPR's Scott Simon looks back at the history of the slogan, "America First," which goes back to the 1940s, and has both bipartisan and anti-Semitic roots.

Nearly 40 Years Later, It's Still Exciting To Watch Descendents Live

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

Milo Aukerman and Bill Stevenson are still making punk music as Descendents. NPR's Scott Simon spoke to the band about growing up, getting old, and making music about each other.

Helping Transgender People Find Their Voice

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

Speech therapist Wendy Chase helps transgender people make their voices sound like their gender identity. She says how people communicate affects how they are perceived.

In Dave Eggers' Latest, A Mother Moves Her Kids To The Alaskan 'Frontier'

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

Alaska's a state that's "not too precious about itself," Eggers says. In Heroes of the Frontier, he follows an out-of-work dentist as she moves her small family to an unfamiliar home.

The U.N.'s Rundown Of Some Of The World's Biggest Problems

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 5:06am

A new report reveals where the world stands in the fight against extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.

After Failed Coup, How Will Turkey's Military Cope With All Its Challenges?

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 4:46am

The Turkish armed forces have long been a point of national pride. Turks are glad last week's coup attempt failed, but are now left with a demoralized, weakened force at a time of critical challenges.

The HIV Trap: A Woman's Lack Of Control

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 4:41am

AIDS is the biggest killer of young women in southern Africa, where many are sexually abused. The CEO of a nonprofit is trying to tip the balance to women with an unlikely tool: a vaginal ring.

4 Reasons Why Progressives Aren't Thrilled With Clinton's Pick Of Kaine

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 4:33am

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine's positions on Wall Street reforms and trade deals are already drawing the ire of groups who had backed Clinton's primary rival Bernie Sanders.

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