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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
After surviving the Nazi death camps, Wiesel advocated on behalf of victims of hate and persecution around the world. He died Saturday at the age of 87.
July 2, 2016
The victims include at least nine Italian and seven Japanese nationals. Now, Bangladeshis fear this attack, which happened in the posh neighborhood of Gulshan, is "just a sign of things to come."
July 2, 2016
For many countries, their independence is so recent that people still remember the day it happened. Here's how they celebrate.
July 2, 2016
The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton for the investigation into her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State on Saturday morning, according to a spokesman for Clinton.
July 2, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier, authors of The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the World's Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money.
July 2, 2016
One of the best college basketball coaches of all time — men or women — has died. Pat Summitt led the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers for almost four decades.
July 2, 2016
In the second installment of our summer series, Travel Nightmares, Efrain Villa of Albuquerque, N.M., explains how he was mistaken for Jesus while traveling in rural India.
July 2, 2016
A standoff at an upscale restaurant in a diplomatic neighborhood of Bangladesh has ended with 20 hostages dead. We reached Syed Zain Al-Mahmood in Dhaka.
July 2, 2016
The recent deadly attack at an airport in Istanbul underlines one of the biggest challenges for airport security: so-called, soft targets, the areas before you pass through security.
July 2, 2016
The first reported death involving a driverless car raises questions about their future. Not just over safety concerns, but our own attitudes to relinquishing control.
July 2, 2016
The Obama Foundation named Tod Williams and Billie Tsien as the architects of the presidential museum and library. Scott Simon talks to Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin.
July 2, 2016
Former counterterrorism coordinator for Homeland Security John Cohen tells NPR's Scott Simon why the federal government may ask Visa Waiver Program applicants to hand over social media account info.
July 2, 2016
American troops have new authorization to stay cool: Starting this week, they're allowed to roll up the sleeves on their fatigues.
July 2, 2016

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