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The nuanced vibe of a city can't be captured by an aerial "spider camera" that crawls far above everyone's heads.
Aug. 22, 2016
The South was once a hub for sugar plantations. Now, small rum-makers are turning away from molasses, culling fresh sugar cane itself to create smooth liquors with grassy, woody or floral flavors.
Aug. 22, 2016
The former president, who was unseated in 2012, is pushing hard-line policies on immigration and security.
Aug. 22, 2016
Can a single photo make a difference? For one NPR audience member — who admits she knew little of the Syrian war before last week — the answer is yes.
Aug. 22, 2016
During his campaign, Rodrigo Duterte threatened drug dealers with death. Now the Senate is investigating a wave of killings by police and vigilantes during Duterte's first seven weeks in office.
Aug. 22, 2016
After her first Olympics gold medal in 2012, endorsements didn't follow. This time around, Shields isn't worried. "Everybody wants a tough, strong woman in their life!" she says.
Aug. 22, 2016
Pyongyang responded to the start of the 12-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills by threatening to turn the South into a "heap of ashes through a Korean-style pre-emptive nuclear strike."
Aug. 22, 2016
Saying it can't condone Ryan Lochte's behavior in Rio, swimwear company Speedo says it's donating part of Lochte's fee — $50,000 – to Save the Children, earmarked for children in Brazil.
Aug. 22, 2016
The Obama administration advised school districts that trans students should be given access to bathrooms based on gender identity. A judge in Texas says the guidance can't be enforced for now.
Aug. 22, 2016
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least 54 people, but Turkish officials say the device used suggests the Islamic State. The bomber was reportedly between 12 and 14.
Aug. 22, 2016
The GOP nominee's considering walking back a key campaign promise central to his support — whether 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally would be deported under a President Trump.
Aug. 22, 2016
Deborah Phillips at Georgetown University has spent more than a decade studying preschool programs in Oklahoma. Her latest research found strong gains in some areas, but slow progress in others.
Aug. 22, 2016
Results are mixed 20 years after welfare reform was enacted. The new program did work for millions of families, but many are worse off. And assistance is very different depending on where you live.
Aug. 22, 2016
The traditional dish is so essential to the nation's culture and identity that the government promotes it globally in an effort to foster understanding and peace among countries.
Aug. 22, 2016
Prescott, Ariz., has become a destination of choice for people trying to get sober, with growing numbers of group homes for recovering addicts. Some residents are calling for regulation of the homes.
Aug. 22, 2016
Rio 2016 organizers are dropping the curtain on the Summer Games, Sunday after hosting the world's elite athletes who've competed for 306 medals over the past 19 days.
Aug. 21, 2016
As in London four years ago, American women are taking home more medals than their male counterparts. It's a trend that's likely to continue.
Aug. 21, 2016
In a tiny shop from a bygone era, Jacques Guillaume gets calls about more than razors because there's nobody to fix things anymore. "Today, manual work like this is passé and obsolete," he says.
Aug. 21, 2016
Evan Mawarire posted a YouTube video in April that sparked the anti-government #ThisFlag movement. "We are the heroes we've been waiting for," he says.
Aug. 21, 2016
The Olympics offered two weeks of sports, filled with joy and pain for athletes and their friends and families. We look back on the competitions and the culture inside the Olympic Village.
Aug. 21, 2016

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