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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
Entomologist Sara Lewis talks about Photuris, a species of firefly that lures males of other species in and eats them.
July 2, 2016
Someone bid $61 million for an uncut diamond this week. NPR's Scott Simon asks Rachelle Bergstein, author of "Brilliance and Fire: the Biography of Diamonds," what makes a rock worth so much money?
July 2, 2016
Howard Bryant of ESPN.com is at the Wimbledon tennis championships and tells NPR's Scott Simon about what he's seen so far.
July 2, 2016
NASCAR is trying to diversify its workforce. The race teams want more minorities in their pit crews, and they're recruiting former college athletes.
July 2, 2016
Star Swain did a spontaneous rendition of the national anthem at the Lincoln Memorial and a friend caught it on video. The clip has since gone viral, and changed the way Swain thinks about her future.
July 2, 2016
So far, investigators have not been able to determine what caused EgyptAir Flight 804 to go down over the Mediterranean. They're hoping the voice recordings could help clear up the mystery.
July 2, 2016

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