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The old U.S. Embassy in Havana has a storied past. The Cubans long described it as a nest of spies. Today the building again becomes an embassy as the U.S. and Cuba formally restore relations.

Basketball is the most popular sport among both boys and girls, but many women end up dropping the game in adulthood, even though they still love it. Injuries, work and family are three reasons why.

Even as other channels tried to adapt to a new TV landscape, many considered ESPN impervious for one reason: People want to watch sports live. But ESPN has shed 3.2 million subscribers since May 2014.

By targeting the process that creates toxic clumps of protein in brain cells, scientists hope to help not just Alzheimer's patients, but perhaps also people with Lewy Body dementia and Parkinson's.

Outside one of the crime scenes in Chattanooga, the community has created a memorial for the military men who died in Thursday's shooting. Nearby is another tribute, in an unexpected place.

The U.S. will reopen its embassy in Havana Monday. Wayne S. Smith was there when it closed in 1961. He was later in charge of the U.S. Interests Section. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Smith.

Following the Iran nuclear deal, the defense secretary visits Israel, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former diplomat Dennis Ross about U.S. allies' objections to the pact.

California's drought and mandatory conservation measures are taking a toll on Los Angeles' green spaces. First to go were lawns, and now people are not watering their trees.

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Mona Chalabi of about the "right to be forgotten" — requests to Google to remove evidence of one's digital footprint from the search engine.

The groups held dueling rallies in Columbia on Saturday a week after the furling of the Confederate battle flag. One side says white culture is under attack; the other says it's promoting black unity.




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