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Learning to swim as a child can be hard — but it's even harder as an adult. Guardian U.S. writer-at-large Dave Schilling tells NPR's Rachel Martin that he is only now, at age 31, getting into a pool.
July 3, 2016
More than 80 people were killed in a car bomb explosion in a central market in Baghdad. Reporting from Beirut, Alice Fordham tells NPR's Rachel Martin about one of the country's deadliest bombings.
July 3, 2016
Britain's political establishment is in chaos and protestors are taking to the streets. NPR's Rachel Martin asks correspondent Frank Langfitt about who might be in position to right Britain's ship.
July 3, 2016
Helen Aguirre Ferre is the RNC's new director of Hispanic communications. NPR's Rachel Martin asks her about Donald Trump's controversial comments about Latinos and other minorities.
July 3, 2016
It's not too soon to talk about the NBA teams trying to bid for next year's players. Mike Pesca from The Gist podcast talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the free agents that are up for grabs.
July 3, 2016
Author of famed memoir "Night," Elie Wiesel's has died. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to author and former editor of The New Republic, Ruth Franklin on the lasting legacy of his Holocaust remembrance.
July 3, 2016
As this country becomes more diverse, some widely-shared traditions are starting to fade, including the singing of patriotic songs. Kids used to learn them in school, but that's becoming less common.
July 3, 2016
The craft is designed to glean data from Jupiter that could also help us learn how Earth formed. But first, Juno has to get into orbit — determined by a crucial half-hour of firing by its main engine.
July 3, 2016
The flavorful fruits originated in Central Asia; the wheat, in the Mideast. The lard? Courtesy of the Spanish. Spices came via the Banda Islands. Put them altogether for an all-American treat.
July 3, 2016
The director, a young man from Tajikistan, says he wanted to show a day in the life of an ant. But there may be more to it than that.
July 3, 2016
How weird has the 2016 election been? Let us count the ways...
July 3, 2016
Whether the 2016 campaign email strategies are old or new or just a product of the times, they've certainly got the people of the Internet talking.
July 3, 2016
Islamic militants are claiming responsibility for an attack that left 20 people dead in Dhaka. The International Crisis Group's Shehryar Fazli talks about the rise of extremist groups in the country.
July 2, 2016
The Pentagon has lifted its ban on transgender people serving in the military. The news has been a long time coming for transgender Army Drill Sergeant Kennedy Ochoa.
July 2, 2016
Markets reacted quickly and negatively to the U.K. referendum results. But Lord Mervyn King, who spent 10 years as the governor of the Bank of England, says some of the dire warnings are overblown.
July 2, 2016
Many film and television productions in the U.K. rely on tax breaks and funding from the EU. They say they're nervous for what the "Brexit" results could mean for their business.
July 2, 2016
Despite the Supreme Court's striking down of a controversial Texas law, the battle over abortion rights is far from over. Advocates are planning new laws and challenges around the country.
July 2, 2016
President Obama signed into law the implementation of a financial oversight board for Puerto Rico, which has been trapped in a fiscal crisis. But it's not a permanent solution.
July 2, 2016
Tribes in Utah have proposed a new Bears Ears National Monument spanning nearly 2 million acres. But some locals and Utah political leaders are fighting the idea.
July 2, 2016
A massive bloom of blue-green algae caused by discharge from a polluted lake is covering beaches in foul-smelling muck and raising health and environmental concerns.
July 2, 2016

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