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Lucy the Elephant is the oldest roadside attraction in America. Saved from the wrecking ball, she's a survivor among the increasingly endangered species of American roadside oddities.

Thousands of fires are burning in the continent's northwest, sending smoke as far as Tennessee. Some blame a brewing El Niño for the unprecedented start to the season; others point to climate change.

New York City will soon offer alternatives to bail for low-level offenders. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with Karin Martin of John Jay College about how this will affect New York's prisons.

Imagine: salads without Kalamata olives and bread without Greek olive oil. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks with Costas Mastoras, owner of a Greek import store in New York, about how turmoil in Greece is affecting his business.

First-time investors were the hardest hit by China's stock market crash. Many who rushed to invest didn't have a high school education. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to economist Tom Orlitz of Bloomberg.

Independent investigation done for the American Psychological Association supports allegations that psychologists and APA officials enabled U.S. torture of prisoners in the wake of 9-11.

A split has sharpened in the Muslim Brotherhood. Some members are calling for violence against the state after Egyptian security forces killed nine people in the outlawed group.

The country's oldest civil rights organization begins its annual convention Saturday in Philadelphia. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with NAACP President Cornell William Brooks.

Executives at JBS, the world's largest meat producer, know consumers want to know more about how their food is sourced. But the very nature of their business is grisly and sometimes unpalatable.

Progress is being made toward bringing water to thousands of Central Valley residents in underserved communities where wells have run dry. The question is how long this solution will last.




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