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The Green Party is holding its convention in Houston Saturday, the biggest in its history. Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is hoping to attract disaffected supporters of Bernie Sanders.
Aug. 6, 2016
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden visited Miami, where several people have been infected with Zika. He says the CDC is trying to control the mosquito responsible.
Aug. 6, 2016
The first day of the Olympics gave fans in Brazil a smorgasbord of sporting events to take in. American Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of this year's games, in women's air rifle competition.
Aug. 6, 2016
The International Paralympic Committee will announce its decision Sunday. Some media reports say that the entire Russian squad is likely to be barred.
Aug. 6, 2016
With the Zika epidemic raging around them, OB-GYNs in Puerto Rico have launched a plan to offer free contraception across the island. Doctors say the island has a high unplanned pregnancy rate.
Aug. 6, 2016
Omar Mateen did not have illegal drugs or alcohol in his system, according to an autopsy report released by the medical examiner in Orange County, Fla.
Aug. 6, 2016
Thrasher, 19, topped a field of 50 in the 10-meter air rifle competition on Saturday, winning the first of more than 300 medals that will be awarded at the Summer Olympics.
Aug. 6, 2016
A former al-Qaida affiliate and their allies are now poised to besiege the government-held side of the divided city, which could impact more than a million civilians.
Aug. 6, 2016
The changes to the GOP platform also highlight a rare instance where Trump agrees with President Obama's policy.
Aug. 6, 2016
The Republican nominee has 21 fundraisers planned in the next 31 days — but amid falling poll numbers and a series of stumbles, some big Republican donors may not contribute to Trump's campaign.
Aug. 6, 2016
The African National Congress has lost key races in municipal elections following a series of corruption scandals. It has governed South Africa since the country's first post-apartheid vote in 1994.
Aug. 6, 2016
The former Democratic candidate may have been mentioned more than the Green Party's own presumptive nominee, Jill Stein, at the third party's convention this weekend in Houston.
Aug. 6, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon reports on a moment of grace in this nasty campaign season.
Aug. 6, 2016
Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
Aug. 6, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon asks vice presidential candidate William Weld to lay out the positions of his Libertarian party on a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.
Aug. 6, 2016
Dennis Ross, a former Obama administration adviser on the Mideast, says it's time for the U.S. to bomb the forces of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. He explains his argument for NPR's Scott Simon.
Aug. 6, 2016
Among the first-time voters this fall are new citizens. We caught up with three and asked how they view this election as newly-minted Americans.
Aug. 6, 2016
The 2016 Olympic Games opened in Rio de Janeiro last night after weeks of political unrest in Brazil and worries about Zika. We hear about the opening ceremony and preview the competition.
Aug. 6, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Colson Whitehead about his new book, The Underground Railroad, where slaves ride a real railroad through time to see racism in different eras.
Aug. 6, 2016
Not everyone outside staring into their phones is searching for Pokémon — some people are looking for actual wildlife. The app iNaturalist is bringing together urban biologists and curious citizens.
Aug. 6, 2016

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