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5:11 am
Mon August 3, 2015

In Brazil, Scientists Discover Unknown Carnivorous Plant

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 7:59 am

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NPR Story
5:11 am
Mon August 3, 2015

N.C. Trial To Begin For Ex-Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Motorist

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 7:02 am

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NPR Story
5:11 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Fahmy Waits To Hear If He Faces More Prison Time

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 7:59 am

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NPR Story
5:11 am
Mon August 3, 2015

After 9 Days, Special Olympics World Games Come To A Close

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 7:09 am

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U.S.
3:52 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Ghosts Of Katrina Still Haunt New Orleans' Shattered Lower Ninth Ward

Children walk down one of the many empty streets next to the vacant lots where houses once stood.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 3:39 pm

The flooded streets and destroyed homes of the New Orleans neighborhood known as the Lower Ninth Ward were among the most powerful and iconic images from Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath 10 years ago.

Now, much of New Orleans is back — more than half of the city's neighborhoods have recovered some 90 percent of their pre-storm population.

That's not the case for the Lower Ninth.

Today, there's a feeling of desolation on nearly every block of the predominantly African-American neighborhood.

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Music Interviews
2:03 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Buddy Guy: 'I Worry About The Future Of Blues Music'

Buddy Guy's latest album is titled Born to Play Guitar.
Josh Cheuse Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 1:09 pm

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It's All Politics
10:49 pm
Sun August 2, 2015

Meet Hillary Clinton — Again

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton steps onstage before speaking at Trident Technical College during a campaign stop on June 17 in North Charleston, S.C.
David Goldman AP

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 1:19 pm

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Author Interviews
6:04 pm
Sun August 2, 2015

'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

Lydia Thompson NPR

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 6:37 pm

Louis Sachar knows a few things about writing for kids. His first book, Sideways Stories From Wayside School, came out in 1978 — and the wacky collection is still in print.

His 1999 Newbery Medal winner, Holes, centers on a boy wrongly confined to a juvenile detention facility. It's mysterious and creepy, and it's still flying off the shelves.

So if he says kids will love a scary eco-bioterror-mystery-thriller-comedy, you just might trust him.

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Food
5:35 pm
Sun August 2, 2015

Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 6:37 pm

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well. (This story previously aired on All Things Considered on July 22, 2015.)

Remembrances
5:26 pm
Sun August 2, 2015

Remembering 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, The Wrestler So Tough, He Wore A Kilt

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 6:37 pm

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Now let's take moment to remember one of the icons of pro wrestling.

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Law
5:23 pm
Sun August 2, 2015

Acquitted Of Extreme Corruption, Former Officers Now Sue For Defamation

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 6:49 pm

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Animals
5:17 pm
Sun August 2, 2015

What's Behind The Heartbreak For Cecil The Lion

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 6:37 pm

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This week, a dead lion dominated the news.

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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1: Worldwide outrage tonight over the death of Cecil the lion.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #2: Officials say 55-year-old Walter Palmer shot Cecil.

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Politics
5:09 pm
Sun August 2, 2015

As First Presidential Debate Looms, A Look At The Landscape Of The Race

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 9:00 pm

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Politics
5:09 pm
Sun August 2, 2015

Jon Stewart's Private White House Meetings

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 6:37 pm

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Movie Interviews
5:09 pm
Sun August 2, 2015

'Who Am I Without My Sport?' Greg Louganis On Life After Olympics

The documentary Back On Board follows the career of four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis.
HBO

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 7:03 pm

Greg Louganis is the best diver of his generation — perhaps the best the world has ever seen. The four-time gold medalist is the only man to ever sweep the diving events in consecutive Olympics.

The new documentary Back on Board, by director Cheryl Furjanic and producer Will Sweeney, contrasts that success with the inner turmoil Louganis experienced rising to stardom at such a young age.

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Music Interviews
5:09 pm
Sun August 2, 2015

Terri Lyne Carrington Makes A Musical 'Mosaic,' With A Focus On Women

Terri Lyne Carrington won a Grammy for her all-female jazz album The Mosaic Project in 2011. Now, she's releasing the second installment, called Love and Soul.
Tracy Love Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 6:37 pm

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The Two-Way
4:03 pm
Sun August 2, 2015

Review Of Leaked Test Results Shows Doping Is Widespread In Track And Field

The track at Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Popperfoto Popperfoto/Getty Images

According to a review of the results of 12,000 blood tests, the world of track and field has a doping problem that is as big as the one cycling had at the height of Lance Armstrong's popularity.

That's according to the Sunday Times and Germany's public broadcaster ARD/WDR, which obtained a leak of documents with the bloodwork of 5,000 athletes.

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All Tech Considered
3:33 pm
Sun August 2, 2015

An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

An aerial view of Monticello shows Mulberry Row to the right of Thomas Jefferson's house.
Robert Llewellyn © Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 8:52 am

Thomas Jefferson's vision of democracy has endured in one of the defining documents of U.S. history. But the 607 slaves who toiled in his Monticello estate have left few traces to remember them by.

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The Two-Way
2:25 pm
Sun August 2, 2015

A Hitchhiking Robot's Journey West Ends Early ... In Philadelphia

HitchBOT, a hitchhiking robot, sits with German tourists Sarah Strempel and Eric Vogel in the back seat of a vehicle as they and their companions prepare to leave Marblehead, Mass., after picking up hitchBot for its first ride on July 17.
Stephan Savoia AP

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 12:26 pm

After a bunch of really nice humans helped a hitchhiking robot traverse the length of Canada and most of Germany, the robot was going to try to make it from Massachusetts all the way to California.

HitchBOT is the brainchild of two Canadian social scientists. As Frauke Zeller and David Harris Smith explained it in a piece for the Harvard Business Review, it was an experiment meant to spark a discussion "about trust, notions of safety, and about our attitude towards technology."

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The Two-Way
11:22 am
Sun August 2, 2015

Mexican Photojournalist Found Dead In Country's Capital

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 7:05 pm

A Mexican photojournalist, who worked for, among others, the investigative outfit Proceso, has been found dead along with four other people at an apartment in the country's capital.

According to Article 19, a group that advocates for press freedom, Rubén Espinosa is the 88th journalist killed in Mexico.

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