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Defending BMX Olympic Gold Medalist Connor Fields Is Hospitalized After A Bad Crash
Fields, who took gold in BMX racing at the 2016 Olympic Games, came down wrong from a jump and suffered a horrific crash. A Team USA doctor says Fields is stable and awaiting further evaluation.
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A Justice Department Ruling Paves The Way For A House Panel To Get Trump's Taxes
The Justice Department said the Treasury Department "must furnish" the Trump tax materials to House lawmakers. But it's far from clear that the information will become public.
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How The Concert For Bangladesh Changed The Celebrity Fundraiser
Considered the first real act of great benevolence by the rock community, the Concert for Bangladesh was held 50 years ago, on August 1st, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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Unvaccinated U.S. Swimmer Goes Maskless During Olympic Interviews. Officials Allow It
American Michael Andrew isn't wearing a mask while speaking to journalists. He says it's hard to breathe after a race. U.S. Olympic officials initially said he broke protocol, but then said it's OK.
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U.S. Women's Basketball Continues Olympic Dominance Against Japan
The U.S. defeated Japan 86-69 in group play. It's a record 51st straight win for the top-ranked U.S. dating to the 1992 Games. The Americans are going for their 7th straight Olympic gold medal.
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A U.S. Relay Team Was Disqualified, But An Appeal Puts Them Back On Track For Gold
The penalty was for a baton pass outside the exchange zone during the 4x400-meter mixed relay race. Now, a record-setting gold medal is still within reach for Team USA sprinters.
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NBA Ceremonially Drafts Terrence Clarke, A Rising Star Who Died In An April Car Crash
Earlier this year, the basketball guard was preparing for the NBA draft after completing his freshman year at the University of Kentucky. He had signed to an agency associated with LeBron James.
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A Once-Forgotten Port Of Italy Is Alive With A Diverse Cultural And Literary Legacy
Overshadowed by nearby Venice, the lesser-known city of Trieste is one of Italy's great destinations and once the stomping ground of great writers like James Joyce.
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Saleem Reshamwala Takes Us To Far Flung Places
This hour, journalist Saleem Reshamwala gives us a tour of surprising people and places — Lima, Nairobi, and prehistoric New Jersey — to inspire new perspectives on travel and cultures.
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What's Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading
Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's Schmigadoon!, Sean Bankhead's choreography, and the name change for the Cleveland baseball team.
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A Judo Legend Just Took Bronze After What Might Be The Biggest Upset In Judo History
French judo athlete Teddy Riner, a 6 foot 8 two-time gold medalist known as "Big Ted," has dominated his sport for a decade. It was a shock when he lost in a quarterfinal fight.
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Raven Saunders Goes Into 'Joker' Mode At Tokyo Olympics
"That's so Raven," USA Track & Field tweeted as it shared an image of the U.S. shot put star.
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Australian Troops Will Help Enforce A Coronavirus Lockdown In Sydney
About 300 unarmed soldiers are joining local police in the city of 6 million to enforce coronavirus restrictions as authorities try to quell a new outbreak linked to the delta variant.
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Given The Choice Between Prison Life And Fighting Wildfires, These Women Chose Fire
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with writer Jaime Lowe about her new book, Breathing Fire, which tells the stories of the incarcerated women who comprise about a third of California's wildfire crews.
NPR1 min lettiWorld
An Outbreak Of The Coronavirus Delta Variant Has Spread To 15 Chinese Cities
China is battling to stem the spread of new cases tied to the more infectious variant. Nearly 200 people have been infected since last week, when a case was detected at an international airport.
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How To Run A Ghost Kitchen: The Pandemic Trend Helping Restaurants Cut Out Sit-Down Dining
When the pandemic hit, restaurants faced a spooky future full of uncertainty. That’s where ghost kitchens came in. Without a seating area for customers to dine in, ghost kitchens produce food that’s almost immediately whisked away to be eaten elsewhe
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Faces of NPR: Noel King
Faces Of NPR showcases the people behind NPR--from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week, we feature No
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Vaccinated People Can Spread Delta Variant, Based On Data Behind The CDC Mask Advice
In an outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., three-quarters of cases occurred in fully vaccinated people. The study's findings suggest that vaccinated people infected with Delta can transmit the virus.
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Record-Breaking COVID-19 Cases Lead Olympic Host Japan To Expand A State Of Emergency
The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients has doubled over the past month, and experts estimate that the current fifth wave of infections still has a week or two to go before reaching its peak.
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Author Helen Hoang Talks Sex, Autism And Freedom
This summer, Code Switch is laser-focused on books that teach us about freedom. Today, we're in conversation with a romance novelist whose own identity helped inform a rich cast of characters.
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Celebrate Life On Earth With 4 Films That Look Into The Great Beyond
The new film Nine Days — at its essence, a reminder to celebrate every moment you're given — is both deep and fun. Here are three other movies that ponder the meaning of life.
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U.S., U.K. Swimmers Bemoan Doping After Russian Takes Gold In Men's Backstroke Event
Neither swimmers Ryan Murphy nor Luke Greenbank directly accused Evgeny Rylov of doping. But both said it was frustrating not to know if any of their competitors had a drug-induced advantage.
NPR2 min lettiWorld
The Philippine President Says Long-Standing Security Pact With The U.S. Can Continue
The decision was announced Friday in Manila by Philippines Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana and U.S. counterpart Lloyd Austin. U.S. military presence in the region is seen as a counterbalance to China.
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Los Lobos Sends A Love Letter To Los Angeles
On a new album out Friday, Los Lobos performs songs by LA-based artists that were influential to the band.
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Dev Patel Conquers 'The Green Knight' And Embraces Every Role As A Journey
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dev Patel, who plays aspiring knight Gaiwan in the new movie, The Green Knight, based on one of the most famous Arthurian legends.
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Ted Lasso Recap, Season 2: The Prodigal Beefcake
Jamie Tartt has fallen on hard times and asks to return to AFC Richmond in "Lavender," the second episode of the second season. Meanwhile, Ted continues to struggle to trust Dr. Sharon.
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Back To The Office? Not Yet. Companies Scramble To Adjust To The Delta Variant
September was expected to be the month of mass returns to the office. Now the surging extra-contagious coronavirus variant has employers wondering what to do.
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Get $100 For A Vaccine? Cash Incentives Work For Some, Others Not So Much
President Biden has called on states and localities to offer $100 to people who get vaccinated. Many states have already offered cash incentives, with varying results.
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Why Sweat Is A Human Superpower
Sweat is an "evolutionary marvel," says Sarah Everts, the author of The Joy of Sweat. In her new book, Everts delves into the science of perspiration and how this trait has enabled humans to thrive.
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A Cuban Refugee's Optimism Inspires His Grandson's Acting Career
A turbulent Cuba halted Mario García's childhood acting career when he fled to a foreign U.S. Still, he hasn't lost hope. At StoryCorps, he and his grandson, Max, dream up their ideal movie roles.
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