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Brazilian Women Look To Change Soccer Narrative With Olympic Success

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:32pm

Men's soccer in Brazil has always reigned supreme. Women were actually banned from playing in the country for decades. But the success of the women's team at the Rio Olympics is changing the narrative.

Federal Court Blocks Challenge To Social Cost Of Carbon

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:32pm

Economists call it the social cost of carbon. A single number that is supposed to reflect all of the costs society incurs when people burn fossil fuels. That number is now part of federal regulations, and some industries aren't happy.

Trump Proposes 'Extreme Vetting' For Immigrants, But How Would It Work?

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:32pm

Donald Trump proposed "extreme vetting" for potential immigrants, saying the U.S. should only accept newcomers who share the country's values and respect its people. NPR looks at how that would work.

Comedian Larry Wilmore Reflects On End Of 'The Nightly Show'

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:32pm

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore comes to an end this week. Host and comedian Larry Wilmore reflects on the show's failures and successes.

NSA Spying Tools Revealed Online Amid Hacking Fears

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:32pm

Software code associated with the kind of cyber-surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency has appeared online. This is raising questions about whether the NSA has been hacked. It would be the latest act in this summer's cyber-drama involving compromises to the Democratic National Committee, U.S. leaders and others.

Southern California Wildfire Forces Some 80,000 People To Evacuate

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:32pm

A wildfire in Southern California has forced the closure of a stretch of freeway and prompted officials to declare mandatory evacuation areas affecting an estimated 80,000 people.

Indian Accent Chef Breaks Culinary Boundaries With New York Location

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:32pm

Indian Accent is a Delhi restaurant that does creative fusion twists on Indian classics. Think blue cheese naan or a traditional Indian stuffed crepe filled with hoisin duck. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to the executive chef and creative mastermind Manish Mehrotra about opening his new location in New York.

Wind Blowing Over Bridges Produces Eerie Music

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:32pm

The wind passing over bridges creates an eerie music, which is captured by The World According to Sound podcast.

Paralympics Beset With Funding Problems, Poor Ticket Sales

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:32pm

The upcoming Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are beset with problems, including funding issues and poor ticket sales. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Stephanie Nolen, Latin America bureau chief for The Globe and Mail.

Radical Cleric Anjem Choudary Convicted Of Inciting Support For ISIS

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:32pm

A United Kingdom court convicted radical preacher Anjem Choudary, accused of inviting support for ISIS. His followers reportedly included one of the men who beheaded a British soldier.

Manhattan Beach: The Spiritual Home Of American Beach Volleyball

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:32pm

Manhattan Beach in California is the home court of several Olympic beach volleyball players, including Kerri Walsh-Jennings who is playing for a bronze medal Wednesday night.

Donald Trump To Finally Go Live With Television Ads

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:32pm

Donald Trump's presidential campaign hasn't spent a single dollar on television advertising in the general election. Experts say this is an unprecedented decision to disregard the most effective way to communicate with voters.

Republican Nominee Donald Trump Shakes Up Top Campaign Staff

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:32pm

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes up his top campaign staff with less than three months to Election Day.

Ashton Eaton Begins Quest To Repeat As 'World's Greatest Athlete'

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:13pm

Eaton may be the best American athlete most Americans don't know. He's only in the spotlight during the Olympics, and he's trying to defend his decathlon title in Rio on Wednesday and Thursday.

Study: The Growing, Disproportionate Number Of Women Of Color In U.S. Jails

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:08pm

A new study from Pew takes a wide-ranging and historical look at how jail systems in the U.S. affect women, a topic that has seen very limited research.




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