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As First Presidential Debate Looms, A Look At The Landscape Of The Race

August 2, 2015 - 1:09pm

The first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign season is Thursday, Aug. 6. With so many Republican candidates trying to get on stage, what should voters be looking for?

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Review Of Leaked Test Results Shows Doping Is Widespread In Track And Field

August 2, 2015 - 11:37am

The reports are based on the results of more than 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. Experts said analysis shows the sport's governing body has failed to take sufficient action against dopers.

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A Hitchhiking Robot's Journey West Ends Early ... In Philadelphia

August 2, 2015 - 10:12am

The hitchBOT, as its creators named it, had already successfully traversed Canada and Germany. This summer, relying on the kindness of strangers, it wanted to travel from Massachusetts to California.

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Mexican Photojournalist Found Dead In Country's Capital

August 2, 2015 - 7:22am

After facing threats, Rubén Espinosa fled to Mexico City seeking refuge. He was found dead along with four other people at an apartment in the capital, which had in the past been seen as a safe-haven.

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President Obama To Unveil Tough Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

August 2, 2015 - 5:39am

In the final proposal, Obama will unveil measures that are tougher than those in the 2014 draft proposal. The rules seek to curb carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent by 2030.

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25 Years In Iraq, With No End In Sight

August 2, 2015 - 4:53am

Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990. The U.S. reversed Saddam Hussein's aggression, but it was just the start of the U.S. military role in Iraq that's spanned four presidents and a panoply of goals.

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More Plane Debris Washes Up On Réunion Island

August 2, 2015 - 4:39am

Authorities said one of the parts found earlier belonged to a Boeing 777, the same kind of plane as the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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Obama To Detail Tougher Plan To Fight Climate Change

August 2, 2015 - 4:25am

President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.

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Mormons Face A Painful Loss If The Church Severs Boy Scout Ties

August 2, 2015 - 3:49am

Scouting has been the official program for Mormon boys for more than 100 years, but that may change after a vote allowing openly gay leaders. A Brigham Young professor says a split would be wrenching.

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NFL's First Female Coach Raises The Perennial 'Distraction' Question

August 2, 2015 - 3:24am

Will the NFL's first female coach be a "distraction" for the Arizona Cardinals or merely a distraction for the media? NPR's Rachel Martin talks sensationalism in sports with Slate's Mike Pesca.

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Could Biden Catch Clinton In A White House Bid?

August 2, 2015 - 3:24am

Host Rachel Martin speaks with William Pierce, executive director of the the Draft Biden PAC, about reports that the vice president is mulling a 2016 run.

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Less-Addictive Opioids Could Boost Drug Firms' Image

August 2, 2015 - 3:24am

Drug users are testing opioids that are less prone to abuse than current drugs. David Crow of the Financial Times tells NPR's Rachel Martin the drugs could also boost profits for pharmaceutical firms.

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Nusra Front Attacks U.S.-Backed Syrian Fighters

August 2, 2015 - 3:24am

The Syrian insurgent group affiliated with al-Qaeda has attacked U.S.-backed Syrian fighters. NPR's Rachel Martin gets the details from Anne Barnard of the New York Times.

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Rivers Run Through This Exhibit Of Colombian Art

August 2, 2015 - 3:03am

With burbling videos and cascades of linen and plastic that seem to pour from the ceiling, 'Waterweavers' shows how rivers, fibers and recycled bottles are all part of the culture of the country.

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Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

August 2, 2015 - 1:23am

A classic French dish, confit de canard was originally a way to preserve meat, and traditional recipes can require dozens of steps to prepare. David Lebovitz's fake take cuts the steps down to five.

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Texas Attorney General Indicted On Felony Charges, 'New York Times' Reports

August 1, 2015 - 5:47pm

State attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted on three counts of securities fraud, according to the Times, and is expected to turn himself in to authorities on Monday.

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Jericho Isn't Cecil's Brother And Is Probably Still Alive, Lion Researcher Says

August 1, 2015 - 1:14pm

Citing "huge disgust and sadness," a conservation group said the lion nicknamed Jericho had been killed Saturday. But a researcher in Zimbabwe says he doesn't believe it.

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SuperPACs Report Their Funds — And The Numbers Are Staggering

August 1, 2015 - 1:10pm

SuperPACs released their latest funding numbers Friday, and already it's clear that the committees' roles in 2016 will be gargantuan.

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After A West Bank Home Goes Up In Flames, Tensions Flare In The Region

August 1, 2015 - 1:10pm

A Palestinian baby was killed Friday in an arson attack in the West Bank. Jewish settlers are suspected in the attack, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called "an act of terrorism."

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Wildfires In California Spur Emergency Declaration; 1 Firefighter Dead

August 1, 2015 - 10:32am

Nine of the largest fires cover areas of at least 1,000 acres each; a firefighter from Rapid City, S.D., was killed while battling one large blaze in Northern California.

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