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Could President Obama Win A Third Term?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Four U.S. presidents have completed a second term since that became the limit, and three of them might well have had a shot at winning again: Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
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Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservationists. A conservationist in Zimbabwe says a ban should be imposed on the hunting of endangered animals.
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Oceans Called A 'Wild West' Where Lawlessness And Impunity Rule

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish spoke with Ian Urbina, investigative reporter for The New York Times, about his four-part series, The Outlaw Ocean. He says the lack of rules contributes to the ocean's dire state.
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Remembering The Flair Of #45: Boston Red Sox To Honor Pedro Martinez

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Longtime Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez will have his number retired Tuesday night at Fenway Park. For one public radio reporter and a Boston fan, the ceremony holds special significance.
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New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Long Overdue Redesign

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Janet R. Daly Bednarek, an aviation expert and professor at the University of Dayton, about the airport that was once thought of as a model for all U.S. airports.
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Remains Of 36 World War II Marines Returned To U.S.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Clay Bonnyman Evans, whose grandfather, 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, was one of 36 Marines killed in the Battle of Tarawa in 1943.
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During Pool Season, Even Lifeguard Numbers Are Taking A Dive

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

This summer, even the most crowded pools are struggling to hire enough lifeguards, and are cutting hours as a result. In a rebounding economy, teens are opting for higher-paying jobs or no job at all.
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Saxophonist Ben Wendel Reimagines Tchaikovsky's, 'The Seasons'

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Almost 140 years ago, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote a solo piano piece for every month of the year called The Seasons. Now saxophonist Ben Wendel has taken this famous body of work and reinterpreted each piece by bringing along a different artist every month. Reviewer Michelle Mercer says through these collaborations, Wendel is giving the listener insight into some of today's sharpest musicians.
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Former New York Prison Worker Pleads Guilty To Aiding Inmates' Escape

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Joyce Mitchell, a former employee of the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that she helped two inmates escape from the maximum security prison in June.
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Tech Experts Warn Of Artificial Intelligence Arms Race In Open Letter

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Stuart Russell, an artificial intelligence researcher, and the force behind the open letter that warns about the dangers of autonomous weapons.
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University Of Lisbon Scientists Solve Pendulum Clock Mystery

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Two professors at the University of Lisbon say they have discovered why the pendulums of clocks set on the same surface will eventually swing together in opposing directions.
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President Obama Addresses African Union In Ethiopia

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

President Obama addressed the African Union in Ethiopia on Tuesday, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to do so. He encouraged African leaders to end political corruption.
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Saudi-Led Coalition Pushes Houthi Rebels Out Of Aden, Yemen

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Aid corridors into Yemen are opening up in Yemen as Houthi rebels were recently forced out of the port city of Aden. That could allow for badly needed reconstruction even as the fighting continues.
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Crews Scramble To Contain 3,000-Acre Fire In Glacier National Park

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The more than 3,000-acre fire in Glacier National Park in Montana is forcing evacuations and road closures. The fire comes at peak tourist season for park area businesses.
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NFL Upholds Tom Brady Suspension For 'Deflategate' Scandal

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday upheld the four-game suspension of Tom Brady in the "deflategate" scandal.
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Bill Cosby Removed From Documentary On Black Stuntmen

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bill Cosby was instrumental in opening the door for black stuntmen in Hollywood early in his career. He was to be a central figure in a new documentary about black stuntmen, but that has now changed. He will be mentioned, but his interviews have been pulled, following the latest revelations about the comedian, who admitted in court documents that he drugged women for sex.
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Waller County, Texas, Releases Sandra Bland Booking Video

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Waller County, Texas, released new jailhouse surveillance videos Tuesday, in part to counter online rumors that the 28-year-old African-American woman was already dead when she arrived at the jail.
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Once An African-American Refuge, Economic Plight Threatens Future Of Florida Town

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

At the height of segregation, Eatonville โ€” home of Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston โ€” was a place of refuge for blacks across Florida. Now the town is struggling for its survival.
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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is expected to be released from prison in November, after serving 30 years of a life sentence.
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After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Obama administration offered help to nonviolent offenders like Dana Bowerman, but more than half the applications sent to the Clemency Project 2014 have not been processed.
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