Russell Lewis

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The One American On The Field At Today's World Cup Semifinal

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The United States will have a presence at today's semifinal World Cup match between Brazil and Germany. It won't be the U.S. National Team on the field, but American referee Mark Geiger. FIFA selected Geiger to be on the officiating crew of the high-stakes match. It's the first time a ...

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Want To Eat Brazilian Food At The World Cup? Please Step Outside.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

The stadiums of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil are all different, constructed to reflect the region. Natal's arena has a wavy beach dune style, while the stadium in Manaus looks like a woven basket.

Inside those stadiums, however, you'd never know you're in Brazil. Budweiser is an official beer ...

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U.S.-Belgium Match Could Be A Game Of Goalkeepers

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Win or go home. Do or die. Lose and you're done. Choose your sports cliche, and for the United States team, it's true. The U.S. takes on Belgium at 4 p.m. EDT today in Salvador, Brazil. It's the Americans' first game in the knockout stage. The victor moves on to ...

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Weather, History Muddy The Field For U.S.-Germany Showdown

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The U.S. plays its final game in group play against Germany. NPR's Russell Lewis, in the Brazilian seaside city of Recife, explains what's at stake — and why the game is likely to be a great one.

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A World Cup Surprise: Arias In The Heart Of The Amazon

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The final World Cup game in the Brazilian city of Manaus is on Wednesday. For fans who made the trek to the jungle for games this tournament, many were rewarded by something else: see...

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U.S. Vs. Portugal: 'Now Is The Moment' To Show American Mettle

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The World Cup round of 16 in Brazil is taking shape.

Already in: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and the Netherlands. The big question: Will the United States join that distinguished list today?

The U.S. soccer team has a tough matchup against Portugal. Win, and the Americans are in. Lose ...

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In Brazil, Predictions Of Doom And Gloom Give Way To Minor Annoyances

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Brazil's World Cup preparation endured some heavy criticism leading up to the games. Stadiums were still under construction, Internet connections were sketchy and transportation faced...

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With Win Over Ghana, U.S. Is Off On The Right Foot In Brazil

Monday, June 16, 2014

On Monday night, the U.S. soccer team accomplished a feat it failed to achieve in the past two World Cups: beat Ghana. With a 2-1 victory, the Americans position themselves well for the games to come.

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Brazil's Opening Victory Gets A Raucous Reception

Monday, June 16, 2014

Brazil kicked off the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo with a convincing win over Croatia. NPR's Russell Lewis watched with fans at a samba school, and he tells Melissa Block about the celebrations.

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U.S. To Face Ghana As 'Group Of Death' Play Begins

Monday, June 16, 2014

It's day five of the World Cup in Brazil. But it's the most important day for the U.S. men's soccer team — it's game day.

Tonight at 6 p.m. ET, the U.S. opens World Cup play squaring off against Ghana in the seaside city of Natal. The tiny African country ...

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As Militants Advance, U.S. Considers Options In Iraq

Monday, June 16, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde into the Persian Gulf as concern grows over a militant group’s advancement toward Iraq’s capital. It’s joining the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush and other U.S. naval ships.

A Pentagon spokesman says the ships’ presence ...

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PHOTO: Shark Cruises Florida Beach

Monday, July 15, 2013

While on vacation Monday at Florida's Seagrove Beach, east of Pensacola, NPR's Russell Lewis snapped a photo that's been picking up quite a few retweets. It wasn't "Sharknado II," but does seem to have caught folks' interest. He sent us this dispatch about his ...

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Minor Leaguer Takes Mature Strides To Become Better

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tyler Saladino is one of thousands of minor league baseball players hoping to make it to the major leagues. He plays in Alabama for the Birmingham Barons, the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Last year, NPR profiled Saladino. But since then, maybe things have changed for the ...

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Old Newspapers Shed New Light On Emmett Till Murder

Sunday, March 31, 2013

New details about one of Mississippi's most infamous murders are coming to light — more than a half-century later. The death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy who allegedly whistled at a white woman, helped spark the civil rights movement.

Till lived in Chicago, and was visiting his relatives ...

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In Alaska's Iditarod Sled Race, Vets Are A Dog's Best Friend

Saturday, March 02, 2013

In Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, the "Last Great Race on Earth" begins.

Sixty-seven sled dog teams will start the 998-mile Iditarod race across the barren, frigid and unforgiving land. In this year's competition, there are a handful of first-time racers — but those aren't the only rookies.

One is veterinarian ...

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