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NASCAR is trying to diversify its workforce. The race teams want more minorities in their pit crews, and they're recruiting former college athletes.

Howard Bryant of ESPN.com is at the Wimbledon tennis championships and tells NPR's Scott Simon about what he's seen so far.

Someone bid $61 million for an uncut diamond this week. NPR's Scott Simon asks Rachelle Bergstein, author of "Brilliance and Fire: the Biography of Diamonds," what makes a rock worth so much money?

Entomologist Sara Lewis talks about Photuris, a species of firefly that lures males of other species in and eats them.

American troops have new authorization to stay cool: Starting this week, they're allowed to roll up the sleeves on their fatigues.

Former counterterrorism coordinator for Homeland Security John Cohen tells NPR's Scott Simon why the federal government may ask Visa Waiver Program applicants to hand over social media account info.

The Obama Foundation named Tod Williams and Billie Tsien as the architects of the presidential museum and library. Scott Simon talks to Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin.

The first reported death involving a driverless car raises questions about their future. Not just over safety concerns, but our own attitudes to relinquishing control.

The state this week became the 31st in the nation to expand Medicaid to the working poor. It's also the first state in the Deep South to embrace the Obamacare program.

Every week seems to bring unwelcome news in the run-up to the Olympics. This week, dismembered body parts washed up on a Rio beach. But how bad are things, really?

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