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Puerto Rico has been sending athletes to the Olympics since 1948; before today, it had amassed eight Olympic medals. Tennis star Monica Puig changed that on Saturday.
Aug. 13, 2016
If all goes according to Michael Phelps' plan, it will take less than three-and-a-half minutes for the curtain to drop on his Rio Games. American Simone Manuel will also race in two finals.
Aug. 13, 2016
Cary Fowler, senior adviser to the Global Crop Diversity Trust, talks about a giant vault of millions of seeds stored away in an icy mountain in Norway. Fowler is the author of Seeds on Ice.
Aug. 13, 2016
A look back on the week of politics. Donald Trump made some controversial statements and Hillary Clinton released her tax returns.
Aug. 13, 2016
As activists gather in Richmond, Va. for a rally in support of a $15 minimum wage, stakeholders on both sides of the debate speak about how best to raise wages across the country.
Aug. 13, 2016
The American Bar Association wants to create a Spanish translation of the Miranda warning. Alex Acosta of the ABA's Special Committee on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities explains why.
Aug. 13, 2016
Vanita Gupta, the head of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division talks about the federal government's findings that Baltimore policing techniques have showed racial bias.
Aug. 13, 2016
Khaled Omar Harrah, a volunteer rescuer who spent more than two years rushing to the scenes of airstrikes and barrel bombs to save lives, has been killed by an airstrike in the embattled city.
Aug. 13, 2016
Best known for playing R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, a role where he was unseen, the actor was found Saturday morning by his nephew.
Aug. 13, 2016
At a campaign rally on Friday night, Donald Trump told Pennsylvania voters to monitor polling locations. Critics say his call to action is a form of voter intimidation.
Aug. 13, 2016
Conjoined twin boys Moaz and Nawras have been evacuated out of one of Syria's most embattled areas for urgent medical treatment, following an international appeal to save their lives.
Aug. 13, 2016
The neighboring African nations have the world's best distance running teams. In both the men's and women's marathons, they are expected to be in the thick of it.
Aug. 13, 2016
The U.S. swimming team competing in Rio is the most diverse yet. But there is still a long way to go before the ranks of swimmers reflect the diversity of the country.
Aug. 13, 2016
Virginia State Police say at least six people were killed when a private airplane caught fire as it was attempting to land at an airport in Fredericksburg on Friday afternoon.
Aug. 13, 2016
A federal judge in Wisconsin has overturned Dassey's homicide conviction. The story rose to national prominence when it was chronicled on the Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer."
Aug. 13, 2016
Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
Aug. 13, 2016
Elaine Fantham, who joined NPR's Scott Simon to talk classics for many years, has died. Her student, John Allemang, remembers the woman fondly known as "the rock-star of classics."
Aug. 13, 2016
The city of Berlin just banned Airbnb because it was swallowing up long-term rentals and driving up prices. Paris is now struggling to temper the explosion of the rental site for the same reasons.
Aug. 13, 2016
The U.S. swimming team has been exceptional in the summer Olympic games. Last night, Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps swam their signature events.
Aug. 13, 2016
After acquiring Yahoo, Verizon ranks third in digital advertising and is a major player in media and tech. It wants to play in the Silicon Valley sandbox — but don't expect a full transformation yet.
Aug. 13, 2016

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