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Lochte's taxi was stopped by robbers who put a cocked gun to his head. "I was like 'Whatever.' He took our money, he took my wallet," the swimmer told NBC. No one was hurt.
Aug. 14, 2016
Most weddings go off without a hitch. But for Stella Grizont, Nikki Vargas and Jonathan Brill, calling it quits before walking down the aisle was the right decision.
Aug. 14, 2016
The federal state of emergency in Flint, Mich. expires today, as the city continues to navigate a public health crisis caused by lead-laced water.
Aug. 14, 2016
More than a thousand people have been rescued as the state is drenched and battered by what the Governor has called an "unprecedented and historic flooding event."
Aug. 14, 2016
Michael Phelps' victories in Rio have prompted some observers to call him the greatest Olympian of all time. Mike Pesca of Slate tells Rachel Martin why we should take that claim with a grain of salt.
Aug. 14, 2016
Torrential rains in Louisiana and Southern Mississippi have flooded homes and caused hundreds of evacuations. Much of the rest of the country is experiencing extreme heat.
Aug. 14, 2016
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with economics professor Alan Krueger of Princeton University about how people participate in the gig economy — particularly as Uber drivers — to supplement their incomes.
Aug. 14, 2016
Hours after an officer shot and killed an armed suspect who ran from police during a traffic stop, protests turned violent. Mayor Tom Barrett plans to meet with community and religious leaders today.
Aug. 14, 2016
Last weekend we offered some bad advice about using your car battery to cook cake in a tin. That's dangerous. The Sporkful host Dan Pashman tells Rachel Martin about safer ways to eat on the road.
Aug. 14, 2016
Zeinab al-Ashry founded the popular Facebook group, "Confessions of a Married Woman." University of California Riverside professor Sherine Hafez talks to Rachel Martin about an online trend in Egypt.
Aug. 14, 2016
It's hard to really know what life is like for prisoners in the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. NPR's Arun Rath got a rare tour of the prison, and tells Rachel Martin what he saw.
Aug. 14, 2016
At the Olympics, some countries have athlete rosters that are hundreds strong. And then there's the south Pacific island nation of Nauru, with a population of 10,000 and two athletes at the games.
Aug. 14, 2016
Commercial flights from the U.S. to Cuba begin this fall, and Cubans are preparing for a wave of American tourists. But some wonder how the surge in visitors might alter the island's slow pace.
Aug. 14, 2016
Rachel Martin speaks with journalist Tennessee Watson, who's reported on her own experience being molested. [Editor's note: this conversation includes discussion of child sexual abuse.]
Aug. 14, 2016
In Los Angeles, the number of homeless women has gone up 55 percent over the last three years. Many of those women patch together their days between the streets and shelters.
Aug. 14, 2016
Kenny Baker, the actor who played R2-D2 in Star Wars, has died after a long illness at the age of 81. We look back at the 3' 8" actor and the role that made him famous.
Aug. 14, 2016
The Roca brothers are taking on a huge logistical challenge this summer: They're recreating their cuisine in five cities, including London, San Francisco, Phoenix, Hong Kong and Santiago, Chile.
Aug. 14, 2016
It's as Philly as cheesesteak — cars and trucks parked right in the middle of the city's busiest streets. A newcomer trying to rid South Philadelphia of this defining tradition is upsetting locals.
Aug. 14, 2016
Protests turned violent, hours after an officer shot and killed an armed suspect who ran from police during a traffic stop. Cheryl Corley tells Rachel Martin about how local officials have responded.
Aug. 14, 2016
One athlete's "psych-up" ritual may psych out an opponent. And even treatments that lack hard evidence of benefit, scientists say, might provide a competitive edge if the athletes believe they work.
Aug. 14, 2016

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