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The Week In Sports: #LochteGate; Usain Bolt Does It Again

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

The Rio Olympics come to a close on Sunday. The Games were peppered with highs like Usain Bolt's performances and lows like Ryan Lochte's international incident.

As Campaign Management Shakes Up Again, Donald Trump Softens His Tone

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

After major upheaval in his staff, presidential candidate Donald Trump has rallied voters in North Carolina and Michigan. His supporters describe how they now feel about their candidate's chances.

Rule 40: How The Brands Blackout Impacts Olympic Athletes

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

An International Olympic Committee rule stipulates that only official sponsors can market around the Games. Oiselle CEO Sally Bergesen tells NPR's Scott Simon why she feels the rule hurts athletes.

Major Budget Cuts, Porr Ticket Sales Will Force Downsizing For Paralympics

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

The International Paralympic Committee says there's not enough money to fund the games, which start next month. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with IPC spokesman Craig Spence about the financial crisis.

Trump Brings In New Campaign Manager; Clinton Foundation Sets New Donor Rules

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

This week in politics, Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff again and the Clintons signaled they'd make changes to their foundation if Hillary Clinton were elected president.

Charlene Kaye: 'It's Hard To Be What You Don't See'

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

The San Fermin singer, who has a new solo EP, says she wants to be a model for Asian-American girls who don't see themselves represented in rock music.

Amid Industry Downturn, Global Shipping Sees Record-Low Growth

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

The global shipping industry is suffering a huge downturn, thanks in part to China's sagging economy. "This is likely to be one of the worst years ever in terms of losses," says an industry expert.

After DNC Hack, Cybersecurity Experts Worry About Old Machines, Vote Tampering

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

Experts have long warned that America's patchwork of old and unsecured voting systems leaves votes vulnerable to tampering — and in ways that wouldn't have to involve a foreign attack.

In The Midst Of Future Calamity, A Different Kind Of Ark: The London Zoo

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

In Bill Broun's dystopian Night of the Animals, zoo-bound creatures ask the main character to let them out. "It's a kind of fulcrum between the old world and a kind of liberating cataclysm," he says.

In The Face Of A Bloodied Boy, A Call To Look More Deeply At Syria

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

Prompted by the image of a little boy in Aleppo whose face is caked with rubble and blood, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the costs and effects of the war in Syria.

A Short Dive Through Summer History In The Adirondacks

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

There's a mountain lake with a wild shore and a log mansion built way back in the gilded age tucked away in New York's Adirondack Mountains.

Glen Miller Hit, 'Chattanooga Choo Choo,' Marks Its 75th Anniversary

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

On 8/21/41, the movie "Sun Valley Serenade" had its world premiere and featured the song, "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Playwright Murray Horwitz tells NPR's Scott Simon why the song became a monster hit.

London Opens Up Long-Awaited 'Night Tube' Trains

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

London begins all-night service on its underground railway system Fridays and Saturdays. The city hopes to draw creative talent who want to work in a city that never sleeps.

Wisdom From YA Authors On Leaving Home: Veronica Roth

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

Veronica Roth is the best-selling author of "Divergent." For our "Next Chapter" series, she talks about a relationship that consumed her life and how she finally left it behind.

#NeverTrump Candidate McMullin Envisions A Country Of Understanding And Respect

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 4:00am

Many consider Evan McMullin, an independent candidate for president, to be an alternative to Donald Trump for conservative voters.

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