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Dignitaries like President Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah are scheduled to speak at the memorial service at Wake Forest University.
June 7, 2014
California Chrome seems like just the horse to break the drought and win the Triple Crown on Saturday, because so many aspects of his story seem extraordinary.
June 7, 2014
Petro Poroshenko called on separatists to lay down their weapons. The chocolate magnate also offered amnesty to those without "blood on their hands."
June 7, 2014
Sunset and a strong storm happened at just the right time for a celestial treat. The resulting rainbows were so stunning, they were documented all over twitter.
June 7, 2014
We remember Lewis Katz, who once said, "Life is meant to have as much fun as you can conjure up." Katz made a fortune as a sports team owner and gave millions of it away.
June 7, 2014
In April, a California brown pelican's pouch was brutally slashed. Happily, the pelican, named Pink, was released this week after successful surgery. NPR's Scott Simon talks with veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Duerr.
June 7, 2014
President Bashar Assad's election victory is another sign that exiled Syrian activists may never safely go home. One activist compares it to the fate of the time-traveling, British TV cult hero.
June 7, 2014
President Obama has had an eventful visit to Europe, which included attending the 70th D-Day commemoration in Normandy.
June 7, 2014
A GM investigation revealed the company's failure to fix a deadly defect in its cars. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., about a law that would require more transparency.
June 7, 2014
The B-52 bomber has recently undergone an overhaul of its communications systems. The aircraft has remained in continuous service since 1955. We look at what makes it so remarkable and enduring.
June 7, 2014
The number of veterans in Congress is at its lowest since World War II. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Seth Lynn of the Veterans Campaign about how he's trying to get those numbers back up.
June 7, 2014
This week the VA scandal gave way to a new political storm over the release of Sgt. Bergdahl, which overshadowed sizable job gains and the anniversary of D-Day, as NPR's Ron Elving tells Scott Simon.
June 7, 2014
This week, bikers in the Northeast are flocking to Lake George, N.Y., for a rally called Americade. Some 50,000 visitors take to the streets in tattoos, leather jackets and revving engines.
June 7, 2014
Ukraine's new president, Petro Poroshenko was inaugurated Saturday. Analyst Olexiy Haran tells NPR's Scott Simon that the Chocolate King, as he's known, hopes to mend ties with Russia.
June 7, 2014
Dustin Jones is visually impaired, but after he got a bioptic telescope he started driving. About 40 states allow severely nearsighted drivers to use this technology on the road.
June 7, 2014
The actor was scheduled for a stand-up gig in a Delaware casino. A tractor trailer is thought to have crashed into a bus limo carrying six passengers, including Morgan.
June 7, 2014
Police and army officials say the attack took place Saturday morning when gunmen stormed Anbar University near the provincial capital Ramadi,
June 7, 2014
Dustin Jones is visually impaired, but after he got a bioptic telescope he started driving. About 40 states allow severely nearsighted drivers to use this technology on the road.
June 7, 2014
The Class of 2014 is coming into a labor market that now offers a record number of jobs. But May's employment report also shows 9.8 million people remain out of work, and the jobless rate is stuck.
June 7, 2014
The man, who was scheduled later to plead guilty to drug-related charges, was armed with an assault rifle, grenades, smoke bombs and tear gas.
June 6, 2014

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