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Police Officer Shot And Killed, Another Injured Following San Diego Traffic Stop

July 29, 2016 - 5:11am

The officers were assigned to an elite anti-gang unit. The police department said the injured officer is out of surgery and is expected to survive. A suspect is in custody, the police chief says.

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Malawi's 'Hyena' Men: Paid By Parents To Have Sex With Their Daughters

July 29, 2016 - 5:10am

This week, a "hyena" man was arrested in Malawi for having sex with more than 100 women and girls, some as young as 12. We ask the experts to tell us more about this practice.

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2 Police Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, In San Diego

July 29, 2016 - 4:23am

The shooting occurred late Thursday in the southeastern part of the city. Police said one suspect was in custody.

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Trump Says Democrats Aren't Focusing On Terrorism

July 29, 2016 - 3:37am

The Republican nominee campaigned in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he criticized his opponent, Hillary Clinton, and said he would use torture tactics like waterboarding in the fight against ISIS.

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Clinton And The DNC: A Crisis Not Merely Survived, But Transcended

July 29, 2016 - 3:05am

Whatever the judgment of polls in the days ahead, the Democratic Party's gathering was an achievement in careful and effective political management.

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Invisibilia: No One Thought This All-Woman's Debate Team Could Crush It

July 28, 2016 - 11:00pm

Because women in Rwanda are supposed to be humble and speak softly. And the team's debating debut was a disaster. Could the teammates harness their inner power?

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FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton's Speech To The Democratic Convention, Annotated

July 28, 2016 - 6:48pm

NPR's politics team has annotated Clinton's speech, providing analysis and context and fact-checking key portions.

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WATCH: Muslim Father Of Fallen Soldier Tells Trump 'You Have Sacrificed Nothing'

July 28, 2016 - 5:54pm

Khizr Khan told Democrats to honor his son's sacrifice by voting for Hillary Clinton.

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Under Pressure: This Could Be The Most Important Speech Of Hillary Clinton's Life

July 28, 2016 - 1:42pm

Clinton has addressed Democratic conventions four times, but nothing will compare to tonight as she accepts the party's nomination for president. What do her past speeches tell us?

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At The Democratic Convention, Choreographing A Sea Of Signs

July 28, 2016 - 1:40pm

Watch even a few minutes and you're bound to see some synchronized sign-holding — brightly colored placards with slogans like "Stronger Together" waving in the crowd.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown On The Power Of Outsider Politics

July 28, 2016 - 1:29pm

Discontent and skepticism are central to this presidential campaign, says Gov. Jerry Brown, who ran an idealistic, outsider presidential campaign in 1992 but has governed California as a pragmatist.

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Ameera, A 6-Year-Old Afghan, Prepares To Walk Out Of U.S. Military Hospital

July 28, 2016 - 1:20pm

Lt. Col. Chance Henderson, an orthopedic surgeon serving in Afghanistan, was able to save the leg of a 6-year-old Afghan girl caught in a firefight. She is about to be discharged.

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Sea Slug? Disco Ball? Beautiful Deep-Sea Purple Blob Puzzles Scientists

July 28, 2016 - 1:18pm

"I have no idea. I can't even hazard a guess to phylum," one scientist says. The curious orb was found and captured during a recent Nautilus expedition near California's Channel Islands.

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Fearing Zika, FDA Asks 2 Florida Counties To Halt Blood Donations

July 28, 2016 - 12:18pm

Health officials put blood donations in South Florida on pause until it's known whether four cases of Zika virus were caused by mosquitoes in the U.S., or until blood donations can be screened.

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Prosecutors Move To Drop Murder Charges Against Man Accused Of Killing Chandra Levy

July 28, 2016 - 12:08pm

Prosecutors say information received this week means Ingmar Guandique, who was convicted in 2010, should not face a new trial. Levy was a 24-year-old intern in D.C. when she was murdered in 2001.

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Transgender Student Files Suit Against School District, Alleging Discrimination

July 28, 2016 - 11:59am

Ash Whitaker has filed a federal Title IX lawsuit against his school district. The transgender teen says the Kenosha School District has essentially created a surveillance program to monitor his bathroom usage, with plans to issue green wristbands to help identify transgender students.

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How Is The Democratic Convention Playing In Deep-Blue Massachusetts?

July 28, 2016 - 11:59am

Not every liberal voter had been eyeing the upcoming Democratic National Convention with uniform eagerness. NPR's Tovia Smith looks at how Democrats far from the convention floor are viewing the week.

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The Mystery Of The Fireball That Lit Up The Western Sky

July 28, 2016 - 11:59am

A mysterious fireball seen in the sky over the American West on Wednesday night turned out to be Chinese rocket falling through the atmosphere.

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A Blustery El Niño Departs The Stage, Making Way For La Niña

July 28, 2016 - 11:59am

The El Niño weather phenomenon brought weather disasters to people across the globe — hitting those in southern Africa particularly hard — before it waned this spring. Now, that region is bracing for the possible start of El Niño's counterpart: La Niña.

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Political Daughters Step Into The Limelight This Election Season

July 28, 2016 - 11:59am

Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention. And when she does, there will be some obvious parallels to the Republican convention last week, when Ivanka Trump introduced her dad.

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