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On July 1, 1916, nearly 20,000 British soldiers died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in northern France. The battle went on for months, and more than a million men were killed or injured.
July 1, 2016
Virtually all major car and tech companies are pursuing self-driving technology as the future of transportation. But Tesla and Google are the earliest innovators, taking very different approaches.
July 1, 2016
Record numbers of Americans are expected to be traveling over the long holiday weekend. Both gasoline prices and air fares are down from 2015, making holiday trips more affordable for millions.
July 1, 2016
The gunmen reportedly took hostages at the eatery in an upscale neighborhood with many foreign embassies. It's not clear whether there are any casualties or how many attackers might be involved.
July 1, 2016
Between Jan. 20, 2009, and the end of 2015, the White House says, the U.S. carried out 473 airstrikes in places that weren't in "areas of active hostilities" — such as Iraq or Afghanistan.
July 1, 2016
This comes after Monday's landmark Supreme Court decision on abortion. Since then, new restrictions on the procedure have also been rejected in Alabama, Mississippi and Wisconsin.
July 1, 2016
Where does the decision fit in the court's long history of actions on abortion rights and restrictions? And what effect might the case involving a Texas law have on other states?
July 1, 2016
Talese had told The Washington Post he wouldn't promote his new nonfiction book, The Voyeur's Motel, after the paper found flaws in its story. But now he says the book will go ahead as planned.
July 1, 2016
Today's generation of schoolchildren looks much different than it did just a few decades ago.
July 1, 2016
A video of a Lithuanian goat beauty contest is going viral. But ... what makes a goat beautiful?
July 1, 2016
Fueled by customers' unquenchable thirst for the next great flavor note, the craft beer industry has exploded like a poorly fermented bottle of home brew.
July 1, 2016
The Constitutional Court cited vote-counting irregularities in overturning the result, which is unprecedented in Austria's post-war history.
July 1, 2016
After bipartisan outcry over the attorney general's meeting with Bill Clinton, she says she'll leave the conclusion in Hillary Clinton's email investigation to career lawyers and FBI agents.
July 1, 2016
President Obama answers critics among people of color who say that, despite their overwhelming support at the ballot box, he hasn't done enough to deliver results for their communities.
July 1, 2016
After furor over an impromptu meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton, a Justice official says career lawyers and FBI agents will make judgments on Hillary Clinton's case.
July 1, 2016
Late Thursday night, shortly before the controversial law was set to take effect, a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional. He called it an "attempt to put LGBT citizens back in their place."
July 1, 2016
President Obama answers critics among people of color who say that, despite their overwhelming support at the ballot box, he hasn't done enough to deliver results for their communities.
July 1, 2016
Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on NPR's radio special, the "Obama Years," about how Americans have fared since 2008. He also discusses the Brexit vote and parallels in the U.S. election.
July 1, 2016
William Kitt was living on the streets, abusing drugs and very sick when Broadway Housing Communities in New York offered him a room. Thirteen years later, he's thriving. His art tells the tale.
July 1, 2016
Suki Kim wrote Without You, There Is No Us after working undercover as a teacher in North Korea. She says the response to her book is also a response to her identity as Korean and a woman.
July 1, 2016

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