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Bat Boy, 9, Dies After Being Struck In Baseball Game

NPR Top Stories - August 3, 2015 - 4:52am

During his team's game Saturday, Kaiser Carlile was hit in the head by a bat as he ran past the on-deck circle. The accident has left a Kansas community in mourning.

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Greek Stocks Drop Sharply As Market Reopens For First Time Since June

NPR Top Stories - August 3, 2015 - 3:27am

When it opened, the Athens Stock Exchange General Index plummeted from 797.52 down to a new 52-week low of 615 — a drop of nearly 23 percent.

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Get Ready For The Biggest Week Yet In The GOP Race For President

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

Republican presidential hopefuls are about to get their biggest test yet as they battle to make it onto the debate stage Thursday and woo voters who are just tuning into the contest.

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'Spies' Is A Cinematic Account Of Americans In War-Torn Paris

NPR Books - August 3, 2015 - 3:03am

Historian Alex Kershaw's latest book focuses on an American doctor and his family who worked with the French Resistance from their apartment just down Avenue Foch from the Paris SS headquarters.

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Allegations Of Corruption Dog Mexico's First Lady Angélica Rivera

NPR Top Stories - August 3, 2015 - 1:19am

Rivera promised she would sell a multimillion-dollar home bought under controversial circumstances. Many questions remain regarding the purchase, and she hasn't sold the house.

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Baltimore Launched Martin O'Malley, Then Weighed Him Down

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

The city was a political launchpad for the presidential candidate, but his "zero tolerance" policing has drawn criticism for affecting the community's relationship with law enforcement.

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Literary Landscapes: Patter and Patois

New York Times book reviews - August 3, 2015 - 1:00am
Walter Mosley writes about his relationship to the literature of Louisiana.









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How A Scientist's Slick Discovery Helped Save Preemies' Lives

NPR Top Stories - August 3, 2015 - 12:57am

Sometimes one person's insight transforms medicine. Dr. John Clements is one of those guys. In the 1950s he discovered a slippery lung substance key to breathing, and to the survival of tiny babies.

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Ghosts Of Katrina Still Haunt New Orleans' Shattered Lower Ninth Ward

NPR Top Stories - August 2, 2015 - 11:52pm

A decade after the hurricane, the city has mostly bounced back, but not the African-American neighborhood with some of the worst damage. Many people didn't return; life's a struggle for those who did.

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Burundi's Ex-Intelligence Chief Shot And Killed, Spokesman Says

NPR Top Stories - August 2, 2015 - 11:37pm

Gen. Adolphe Nshimirimana, the president's senior adviser on security matters, was killed when men in a car shot at him and his bodyguards, a presidential spokesman told The Associated Press Sunday.

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'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

NPR Books - August 2, 2015 - 1:57pm

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.

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ArtsBeat: Eric Schlosser to Publish Book on American Prison System

New York Times book reviews - August 2, 2015 - 1:38pm
Eric Schlosser, who wrote “Fast Food Nation,” will explore how rising incarceration rates are intertwined with social factors like growing inequality.









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

NPR Top Stories - 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

NPR Top Stories - 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

NPR Top Stories - 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

NPR Top Stories - 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

NPR Top Stories - 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

NPR Top Stories - 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

NPR Top Stories - 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

NPR Top Stories - 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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