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Sam Sanders

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Parkour May Run, Flip, Dive And Slide Its Way Into Olympics

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Some leaders of this extreme city sport where people run, jump and slide on streets and over buildings, hope to slip into the games by courting the International Olympic Committee.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Black Man In America Today?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NPR's Sam Sanders asked that question of black men in New York and Los Angeles, and he shares just a few of their answers here.

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Spiderman, Batman And Elmo Team Up To Fight Times Square Restrictions

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Times Square performers, who often don characters' costumes, have been a New York City staple for years, exchanging photos for tips. Lately, though, city officials have said tipping the performers is optional, and the city council is pushing for all performers to be licensed. The performers have responded with an announcement that they're organizing for collective action.

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In Liberia, An Ebola Quarantine Descends Into Riots

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

After the Liberian government ordered a quarantine of one of the poorest neighborhoods in its capital, Monrovia, residents there woke up to find themselves cut off from the rest of the city by security forces. By midday, the neighborhood was in riot.

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Why We've Been Seeing More 'Yellowface' In Recent Months

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

You might have heard a lot recently about non-Asian people donning makeup or clothing to appear Asian. But why is it that we're seeing so much of this phenomenon, widely referred to as "yellowface"?

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New Lego Play Kit Features Women In Roles Of 3 Scientists

Monday, August 04, 2014

Lego has made billions of dollars from a mostly male consumer base. But now, the Danish company is renewing its push to appeal to girls with a new kit that includes three female scientists.

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Met Opera's Union Lockout Postponed; Financial Analysis To Come

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The drama continues. For months now, unions have been negotiating with the Metropolitan Opera's leadership over compensation and benefits; employees also accuse the Met of financial mismanagement.

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Debunking Common Myths About The Common Core

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Many people don't realize it's a set of standards, not a curriculum. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with education reporter Cory Turner about other misconceptions about the Common Core standards.

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Calif. Officials Debate How To Get Residents To Cut Water Use

Friday, July 18, 2014

How do you make people conserve water? Officials in California are asking that question, as the state enacts unprecedented water-use restrictions during the severe drought.

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Relics Of The Patron Saint Of Immigrants Take A Pilgrimage

Monday, July 14, 2014

This month, Saint Toribio Romo's relics will be displayed in churches around California. His spirit is said to guide, feed and shelter immigrants as they journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park

Monday, July 14, 2014

To get his young patients moving, Dr. Robert Zarr whips out his pad and prescribes a park. And not just any park. One chosen for the child from a 380-park database.

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The 'Kony 2012' Effect: Recovering From A Viral Sensation

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The group Invisible Children shot to fame after its video "Kony 2012" went viral. The success led to a backlash, and now the organization must redefine its mission and its future.

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Mickelson Says He's Done Nothing Wrong In Trading Probe

Monday, June 02, 2014

Golf pro Phil Mickelson, investor Carl Icahn and William "Billy" Walters, a Las Vegas sports bettor, are being investigated over allegations of insider trading, according to published reports.

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With Beats, Apple Buys A Quick Start On Smart Headphones

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Apple purchased Beats By Dre this week, suggesting the company is looking at smart headphone technology โ€” headphones that can sense what the body is doing.

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A Remembrance Of UCSB Victims: 'This Shouldn't Happen To Any Family'

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In the wake of a killing rampage that left six students dead, the University of California, Santa Barbara, community continues to grieve. NPR's Sam Sanders has a remembrance of the victims.

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Santa Barbara Mourns Victims Of Deadly Rampage

Monday, May 26, 2014

Seven people, including the suspect, were killed and 13 wounded Friday night. Police say Elliot Rodger went on a stabbing and shooting rampage across the seaside California college town of Isla Vista.

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Top Suppliers Rate Dealing With Auto Producers

Monday, May 12, 2014

A survey by automotive consultant group Planned Perspectives asked suppliers to rank their relationships with the six biggest U.S. auto producers. Toyota finished on top. GM was rated poor.

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Japan Moves Closer To Legalizing Gambling

Monday, May 12, 2014

American casino businesses can't wait to get in on the action. If legalized, Japanese gambling resorts could be open by 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Fans Rally Outside Staples Center To Support Clippers

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

LA Clippers fans have always supported their team, if not its owner Donald Sterling. We check in with people outside the Staples Center, where the Clippers played Golden State in the NBA playoffs.

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Why Are Thousands Of Bees Dying In California?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Beekeepers in California have been urged to pull their hives from almond groves following huge die-offs โ€” likely from pesticides and fungicides from the groves and neighboring fields.

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