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Several Killed In Damascus Car Bombings Despite Authorities 'Foiling' Part Of Plot

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 10:56am

Police were able to intercept two suicide car bombers just outside Damascus's city center, while a third car was able to make it through before blowing up.

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Elusive 'Drug Baron' Of Brazil Nabbed

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 10:00am

Luiz Carlos da Rocha earned the nickname White Head because he lived like a "ghost," say police, evading capture for close to three decades, thanks in part to facial plastic surgeries.

Drought Threatens Crops, Wildlife Along Spain's Guadalquivir River Delta

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:30am

As they drill more wells to water crops, drought-stricken farmers in southwest Spain confront environmentalists in Doñana National Park, a migratory bird refuge that's lost 80 percent of its aquifer.

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In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable Gray Area

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:26am

Their work on politics, music and local issues is tolerated by the state, but can still be censored or shut down. "They are committed to expressing themselves through this format," says a Cuba expert.

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How Party and Place Shape Americans' Views On Discrimination

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:10am

A massive new public opinion poll illustrates just how difficult it is to untangle people's views about hot-button racial issues from the shifting positions of the two major political parties.

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When She's Told Girls Can't Be Superheroes, 'Lucia La Luchadora' Grabs Her Mask

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

After she realized there weren't enough girl superheroes in the world, Cynthia Leonor Garza created one. She talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her new book, Lucia the Luchadora.

Binge-Worthy Summer TV Guide

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

Our summer series on TV shows takes a look at under-the-radar and that you might want to binge — Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul and more.

Rocky Mountains Treasure Hunt Turns Fatal

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

A poem holds the clues to buried treasure in the Rockies. Millionaire Forrest Fenn is the guy who says he hid the box of gold and gems. Now the hunt may be off after two treasure hunters died.

Qatar-Gulf Conflict Puts U.S. In A Bind

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

The dispute has the potential to affect a key U.S. military asset, its 11,000-strong airbase in Qatar. Despite the president's "America First" policy, the U.S. now has stake in its fight against ISIS.

Travel Ban Puts Travel Industry On Edge

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

To better understand how the Trump administration's travel ban is affecting the American tourism industry, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Claudia Menezes, a tour operator based in Orlando, Fla.

'Thunder Thighs': The Summer Anthem That Celebrates Every Woman

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

The song and its irrepressible video are the handiwork of Brooklyn multimedia artist Miss Eaves, who says she wanted to show women of all body types, races, sexualities and ages.

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Health Care Questions Enter Virginia Governor's Race

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie is getting questions about health care on the campaign trail. His Democratic rival, Ralph Northam, is also making it a campaign issue.

Democratic Voters Roundtable: Finding A Cohesive Message Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with three Democratic voters about their opinions of their party, their suggestions for party leaders in Washington, and how they think Democrats can win upcoming elections.

Award-Winning Poet Aims To Push Boundaries Of Conversations On Motherhood

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

Hollie McNish talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her new memoir and why "the wrong things are taboo in our society." (LANGUAGE WARNING: "God damn" is bleeped five times throughout the segment.)

Los Angeles Moves Closer To Legalizing Sidewalk Food Vendors

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

A campaign to legalize street vending is gaining strength from local resistance to President Trump's immigration policies — and fears that infractions could lead to deportation.

Singer, Mom, Wife Of Baseball Star: Julianna Zobrist Balances Family Life With A 6-Day Rule

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

Julianna Zobrist is married to an award-winning player for the Chicago Cubs. She talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how she balances her own busy singing career with her husband's.

Study: No One Issue Clearly Unites 5 Groups Of Trump Voters

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 7:05am

Emily Ekins pushes back against the idea of one type of Trump voter. Her research for the Voter Study Group reveals the coalition that delivered President Trump the White House.

Teacher Of The Year In Oklahoma Moves To Texas For The Money

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 5:30am

Oklahoma teachers are some of the lowest paid in the country. After it was clear they wouldn't be getting a raise in 2017, the former teacher of the year called it quits.

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