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 2021-07-23 14:38 

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Cleveland's MLB Team Changes Its Name To Guardians After Years Of Backlash...

Cleveland's Major League Baseball team has changed its name to the Guardians, ridding itself of a previous name that many found highly offensive....

 2021-07-23 13:52 

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Matthew Mazzotta: How Can We Redesign Overlooked Spaces To Better Serve The Public?...

Artist Matthew Mazzotta says every community needs public spaces to gather, discuss, and address issues. He works with towns to reimagine overlooked buildings and give them a new public purpose....

 2021-07-23 13:52 

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Jimmy Wales: How Can Wikipedia Ensure A Safe And Shared Online Space?...

Wikipedian Jake Orlowitz describes how volunteers update the world's largest encyclopedia. And co-founder Jimmy Wales says the site must not only be a neutral space, but one that encourages diversity....

 2021-07-23 13:52 

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Shari Davis: What If You Could Decide How The Government Spends Public Funds?...

Public places don't always fully meet the needs of a community. Shari Davis explains how participatory budgeting can give us all a voice in creating safer and more equitable public spaces....

 2021-07-23 13:39 

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Photos: Highlights Of The Tokyo Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony...

A standout moment came midway when Tonga's Pita Taufatofua vied to steal the show. This year's ceremony also brought a poignant moment of silence to remember loved ones lost to the pandemic....

 2021-07-23 13:29 

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The Downs And Ups Of Africa's Current COVID Surge...

The World Health Organization has reported a downturn after 8 weeks of increasing cases. But the good news comes with a large dose of caution....

 2021-07-23 13:10 

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2021 Olympics Officially Begins With Mostly Spectatorless Opening Ceremony...

Viewers who woke up early in America to watch NBC's first live morning telecast of an Olympics opening ceremony Friday were greeted with a subdued presentation, where the COVID pandemic loomed large....

 2021-07-23 13:00 

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The Sexualization Of Women In Sports Extends Even To What They Wear...

One women's team is in a dispute over having to wear bikini bottoms for their uniforms. An athlete was told her briefs were too short. A lot needs to change to even the playing field, experts say....

 2021-07-23 11:16 

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The Afghan Government Retains Significant Military Capabilities, CIA Chief Says...

In an exclusive NPR interview, CIA Director William Burns addresses Taliban advances in Afghanistan, and what U.S. intelligence can do once the U.S. military is gone....

 2021-07-23 11:00 

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Let The Games Begin: The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony...

The organizers are trying to celebrate the world's top athletes coming together to compete and send a message of hope at a time of isolation. It will be difficult to strike the right tone....

 2021-07-23 10:20 

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An Energy Company Behind A Major Bribery Scandal In Ohio Will Pay A $230 Million Fine...

FirstEnergy Corp. agreed to pay the $230 million fine as part of a deferred prosecution agreement. Acting U.S. Attorney Vipal Patel calls it the...

 2021-07-23 10:00 

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Fiona Apple's 'Tidal' Promised Me The Unknown...

When writer Lindsay Zoladz first heard 'Tidal' as a teen, it validated her pain in an uncertain time. Returning to the album decades later, it reminds her of how much our past selves can teach us....

 2021-07-23 09:53 

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Sulfur-Crested Cockatoos In Sydney Learn How To Pry Open Garbage Bins...

The journal Science explains how Cockatoos are getting good at opening trash can lids. The birds learn from each other how to open the lid, hold it and walk along the side before flipping it over....

 2021-07-23 09:38 

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Georgia County Tried To Help Everyone Facing Eviction. Now A Crisis Looms...

A federal moratorium on evictions ends next week. But $50 billion from Congress to help Americans behind on rent isn't reaching many who need it. One problem: local rules that deny people the help....

 2021-07-23 09:10 

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Their Nearly 50-Year Friendship Stays Strong Thanks To Simple Gestures...

Greg Klatkiewicz and Gary...

 2021-07-23 09:10 

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A New Season Begins For The Much-Loved Sitcom 'Ted Lasso'...

Emmy-nominated Ted Lasso begins its second season on Friday. Does it live up to Season One's hype?...

 2021-07-23 09:10 

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Defense Attorneys Representing Capitol Riot Defendants Are Receiving Threats...

The lawyers have been busy with court hearings, filings and talks with prosecutors. Some have had to deal with nasty emails, late-night phone calls and even death threats....

 2021-07-23 09:10 

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The Investigation Continues Into The Haitian President's Assassination...

Jovenel Mose will be mourned Friday in a funeral mass. The investigation into his killing has led to more than two dozen arrests, but no real answers as to who was responsible....

 2021-07-23 09:10 

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News Brief: CIA's Afghan Operations, Mose's Funeral, Tokyo Olympics...

As the security situation devolves, the CIA will remain in Afghanistan to gather intelligence. There's a funeral mass for Haiti's assassinated president. Also on Friday, the Olympics officially begin....

 2021-07-23 09:10 

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Atlanta Teenagers Make History At Harvard Debate Competition...

Two high school students from Atlanta made history at the prestigious Harvard International Debate Competition. Jayla Jackson and Emani Stanton are the first duo of Black females to win....

 2021-07-23 09:00 

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Democrats Crowd Cleveland For A Primary That Reflects Party Tensions...

In Ohio's 11th Congressional District, the two main candidates are Nina Turner and Shontel Brown. It's a local race, but it can also be seen as a microcosm of the national Democratic Party....

 2021-07-23 09:00 

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On July 23...

Kanye West's long-awaited (and much-hyped), DONDA tops our list of the best albums out this week, along with new ones from Leon Bridges, Christone...

 2021-07-23 08:07 

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Meet The U.S. Olympic Flag Bearer You've Probably Never Heard Of...

Eddy Alvarez, who plays baseball for the U.S. team, could become just the sixth person ever to medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympics. He took home a silver medal in Sochi for speed skating....

 2021-07-23 07:01 

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'Ted Lasso' Recap: Season 2 Returns With Dogs, Yips And Bad Dates...

In the season 2 premiere, Ted Lasso struggles to help a star player, Rebecca double dates with Keeley and Roy, and Jamie Tartt is a man on an island....

 2021-07-23 06:32 

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An Olympic Opening Ceremony For An Olympics Like None Other...

The Tokyo Summer Olympics were delayed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, a year later, the Games are set to officially begin with a subdued but celebratory opening ceremony....

 2021-07-23 04:17 

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As Tokyo Olympics Begin, What's The Same And Different Compared To Past Games...

As coronavirus cases continue to surge in Tokyo - both around the capital city and in the Olympic Village, public polls in Japan show overwhelming opposition to hosting the Games during the pandemic....

 2021-07-23 04:10 

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The Great California Groundwater Grab...

California is in the middle of a terrible drought. The rivers are running low, and most of its farmers are getting very little water this year from the state's reservoirs and canals. And yet, farming is going on as usual. NPR food and agriculture corr...

 2021-07-23 04:01 

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In 'Old,' M. Night Shyamalan Takes Us To The Beach...

The psychological horror thriller Old comes with the kind of twist we've come to expect from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan. That twist is right there in the title: A bunch of tourists find themselves trapped on a secluded beach where they all age...

 2021-07-22 22:24 

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Delta Variant Will Drive A Steep Rise In COVID Deaths, Model Shows...

New estimates show the U.S. is on track to see a big rise in cases and more than triple the number of deaths by October....

 2021-07-22 22:20 

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The NFL Warns Teams Will Forfeit Games And Players Won't Be Paid In COVID Outbreaks...

In a memo sent to all 32 teams, the league announced that if games are canceled due to COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated players, the season won't be extended for rescheduled games....

 2021-07-22 20:57 

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How Does Having A Disability Affect Your TSA Screening Experience?...

Does having a disability affect your experience with TSA screening at the airport? If so, NPR is doing stories about this and we'd like to hear from you....

 2021-07-22 20:56 

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When Students In Alaska Switched To At-Home Learning, Something Unexpected Happened...

When three students in the Yukon Delta region of Alaska were sent home from school last year something unexpected happened — they reconnected with their family tradition of subsistence hunting....

 2021-07-22 20:41 

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'Ailey' Doc Shows How Alvin Ailey Changed The Landscape Of Dance For Dancers Of Color...

Alvin Ailey, the most influential and celebrated Black choreographer of the 20th Century is the subject of the documentary Ailey....

 2021-07-22 20:41 

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Even With The Economy Down, The Pandemic Sparked A Small Business Boom In America...

During the COVID-19 crisis, almost 7 million Americans have started new businesses. Though an all time record, it's not unusual for such conditions to make people hungry to start their own thing....

 2021-07-22 20:41 

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All Eyes On Ohio: People, Money And Energy Are Flooding Into A Cleveland Area Primary...

Democrats around the United States are busily focusing on an upcoming race. From across the country, people and money and energy are flooding into one democratic primary in the Cleveland area....

 2021-07-22 20:36 

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Director For Human Rights Watch Weighs In On What's Next For Afghanistan...

Now that U.S. forces are set to leave for good, what is next for Afghanistan? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Patricia Gossman, Associate Asia Director for Human Rights Watch....

 2021-07-22 20:36 

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Los Angeles Considers Its Priorities As The Seat For Mayor Opens Ahead Of Schedule...

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been nominated to become the next U.S. ambassador to India. His departure leaves the city asking what he accomplished and what it wants in its next leader....

 2021-07-22 20:36 

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Cockatoos Seem To Be More Culturally Complex Than We Thought...

Cockatoos in Sydney have become expert trash bin burglars. Scientists say birds in different neighborhoods have taught each other different techniques to open the bins, a sign of cultural complexity....

 2021-07-22 20:33 

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The Book 'Glory Days' Describes The 90 Days In 1984 That Shaped How We Watch Sports...

Sports writer Jon Wertheim's new book, Glory Days, describes the story of the summer he says changed everything. 90 days in 1984 shaped how we watch sports today....

 2021-07-22 20:33 

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Former Adviser On Biden's Pandemic Response Team Discusses The Rise In COVID-19 Cases...

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Andy Slavitt, former advisor on President Biden's pandemic response team, about the recent rise in COVID-19 infections....

 2021-07-22 20:33 

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Small-Time Farmers Don't Have To Clear-Cut Forests To Grow These Certain Crops...

Forested land isn't usually good for farming unless it's clear-cut and plowed. Mini farms under the tree tops can grow crops like ginseng and mushrooms. It may be viable way to be a small time farmer....

 2021-07-22 20:22 

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The Final List Of Candidates Vying To Replace Gavin Newson Is Out...

The final list of candidates vying to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., is out. How likely is it that Newsom will be unseated in September's recall election?...

 2021-07-22 20:22 

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Summer's COVID-19 Surge Is On Track To Get Worse — Maybe Even As Bad As Last Winter...

The latest COVID-19 surge is on track to worsen this summer, causing a significant increase in the number of hospitalizations and deaths, according to new research from advisers to the CDC....

 2021-07-22 20:22 

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'Washington Post' Reporter On How The Pegasus Spyware Worked...

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell about the investigation into how spyware infected the devices of international government officials, activists and journalists....

 2021-07-22 20:22 

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Hey Investors: Plan Before The Crash...

Millions of Americans have started investing during the pandemic. For many it's been a great ride, with stocks hitting all-time highs. But now the market is wobbling, with wild swings up and down....

 2021-07-22 20:05 

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Transcript: NPR's Full Conversation With CIA Director William Burns...

William Burns gives his first sit-down interview since assuming the post as CIA head. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks him about his priorities as well as the origins of Havana Syndrome and COVID-19....

 2021-07-22 19:41 

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Czech Olympic Team Investigates Charter Flight After 4 Athletes Test Positive...

Much of the scrutiny is falling on a doctor who was on the flight who was reportedly not vaccinated and who has spouted outlandish theories about the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-07-22 19:35 

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 2021-07-22 19:09 

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The Lambda Variant: What You Should Know And Why Experts Say Not To Panic...

Cases of the variant have popped up in several states. But neither the WHO or CDC consider it a variant of concern, and the fast-spreading delta variant continues to dominate U.S. cases....

 2021-07-22 18:56 

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CIA Director Says He Is Escalating Efforts To Solve 'Havana Syndrome' Mystery...

In an NPR interview, William Burns says he has appointed a senior officer who led the hunt for Osama bin Laden to head the investigation into ailments that afflicted U.S. officials around the world....

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