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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
Curry was the longtime editor of the magazine Emerge, a syndicated columnist and winner of numerous awards for his reporting and commentary. He died Saturday of sudden heart failure.
Aug. 21, 2016
Caster Semenya spoke after her win at the women's 800-meter Olympics race. She wouldn't address a direct question about intersex athletes, but she did talk about the need to be free to be who you are.
Aug. 21, 2016
Florida, with its lush grasslands, ranks tenth in the nation for its beef cattle herds — nearly 2 million head. And the Seminole Tribe of Florida is a major player in the cattle industry.
Aug. 21, 2016
The state is entering recovery mode after the flooding killed 13 people and damaged at least 60,000 homes across 20 parishes. It's expected to take months and the governor says the state needs help.
Aug. 21, 2016
After several close games in the tournament, including one with Serbia, the Americans trounced the Serbs, 96-66, for the gold medal on Sunday.
Aug. 21, 2016
Claressa Shields, 21, set the tone early, coming out swinging with a wicked hook aimed at the Netherlands' Nouchka Fontijn, 29.
Aug. 21, 2016
Lou Pearlman, the impresario behind boy band giants such as the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, has died in prison where he is serving a 25-year sentence tied to a $300 million Ponzi scheme.
Aug. 21, 2016
They were accused of carrying out the 2014 ISIS massacre of over a thousand Iraqi troops. The U.N. discouraged fast-tracking the executions, saying torture may have been used to extract confessions.
Aug. 21, 2016
"I'm afraid the flag is going to be too heavy for me because Michael Phelps is so much taller and he seemed to carry it so easily," Simone Biles says, in a light moment at the end of the games.
Aug. 21, 2016
Paul Chelimo ran the race of his life in the 5,000 meters and finished second. Then he was disqualified. Then he was reinstated. It was a strange race for a runner with an unusual backstory.
Aug. 21, 2016
Eliud Kipchoge pulled away from a crowded field with about nine miles to go and finished more than a minute ahead of his nearest competitor on the streets of Rio.
Aug. 21, 2016
Speaking for "the party of Lincoln" before mostly white crowds, Trump's focus on crime and poverty may have another benefit if it doesn't boost support from African-American voters.
Aug. 21, 2016
The tennis player won first Olympic gold medal in Puerto Rico's history — and underlined the political tensions in its nebulous status as neither a sovereign nation or an American state.
Aug. 21, 2016
NPR's Mara Liasson looks back on a week of political upheaval: new leadership in Donald Trump's campaign, and changes to the Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Foundation.
Aug. 21, 2016
NPR's Mara Liasson looks back on a week of political upheaval: new leadership in Donald Trump's campaign, and changes to the Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Foundation.
Aug. 21, 2016
There's been another bloody attack in Turkey. Officials say a suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding near the Syrian border. NPR's Peter Kenyon joins Rachel Martin with the latest.
Aug. 21, 2016
Nearly 27 percent of the people in the country are 65 or older. NPR's Ina Jaffe visited Japan and tells Rachel Martin what she learned about why the population is aging.
Aug. 21, 2016
Images of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, stunned after he was pulled from the rubble in Aleppo, have resonated worldwide. Activists say his brother was injured in the same airstrike and later died.
Aug. 21, 2016

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