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Some Kazakhs Celebrate The Loss Of the 2022 Winter Olympics

NPR Top Stories - August 1, 2015 - 3:42am

Kazakhstan lost its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing, but a number of Kazakhs who see this as an opportunity, not a loss.

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Edison's 'Little Monsters' Restored To Their Original Freakishness

NPR Top Stories - August 1, 2015 - 3:42am

Visitors at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park can hear newly-restored Edison talking dolls. They are the stuff of nightmares. This story originally aired May 5 on All Things Considered.

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Winds Of Change? Rhode Island Hopes For First Offshore Wind Farm

NPR Top Stories - August 1, 2015 - 3:42am

Rhode Island is trying to have more success than a similar project off the coast of Massachusetts. However some residents worry the farm will disrupt the ocean view.

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Kerry Aims To Repair Relations With Egypt

NPR Top Stories - August 1, 2015 - 3:42am

Secretary of State John Kerry visits Egypt on Sunday as the two countries intensify ties, despite the concerns of human rights advocates.

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Kurdish Militias Appear To Be Sidelined By U.S.-Turkey Military Deal

NPR Top Stories - August 1, 2015 - 3:42am

The military deal reached by the United States and Turkey is an attempt to refocus the fight against ISIS. NPR's Scott Simon talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Frank Ricciardone.

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Candidates Discuss Race And Cities At Urban League

NPR Top Stories - August 1, 2015 - 3:42am

Five presidential candidates spoke at the National Urban League's annual conference on Friday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Urban League President Marc Morial about what the candidates had to say.

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Black Lives Matter: Coming To A Museum Near You?

NPR Top Stories - August 1, 2015 - 3:42am

How do you curate a museum exhibit about the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open next fall.

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No Shame, No Euphemism: Suicide Isn't A Natural Cause Of Death

NPR Top Stories - August 1, 2015 - 3:03am

A doctor's mother loved medicines and their potential for miracles, but she always sought to ditch them the moment she felt better. Her mental health problems eventually overwhelmed her.

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Federal Court Places A Stay On Order Compelling NCAA To Pay Athletes

NPR Top Stories - July 31, 2015 - 10:20am

The ruling comes nearly a year after a district court judge ruled that the NCAA violated antitrust laws and should let schools pay athletes $5,000.

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Dylann Roof Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Hate Crime Charges

NPR Top Stories - July 31, 2015 - 9:58am

The 21-year-old is accused of carrying out the ruthless attack that killed nine worshippers in a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., last month.

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#NPRReads: Considering The Language Of Wine And What's In A Toddler's Mouth

NPR Top Stories - July 31, 2015 - 9:16am

Also, we explore a piece that argues that you should want robots to take your job. No. Seriously.

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Marine Version Of F-35 Deemed 'Combat Ready'

NPR Top Stories - July 31, 2015 - 9:10am

With a total program cost estimated at $400 billion and a per-plane price tag of $135 million, the Joint Strike Fighter program is considered the most expensive in U.S. history.

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She Owes Her Activism To A Brave Mom, The ADA And Chocolate Cake

NPR Top Stories - July 31, 2015 - 8:54am

Born deaf and blind to a refugee mother, Haben Girma has had opportunities in the U.S. she'd never have had in Eritrea. But it was an urge for dessert that led her to advocate for the disabled.

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