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Outside one of the crime scenes in Chattanooga, the community has created a memorial for the military men who died in Thursday's shooting. Nearby is another tribute, in an unexpected place.
Jul. 19, 2015
The U.S. will reopen its embassy in Havana Monday. Wayne S. Smith was there when it closed in 1961. He was later in charge of the U.S. Interests Section. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Smith.
Jul. 19, 2015
Following the Iran nuclear deal, the defense secretary visits Israel, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former diplomat Dennis Ross about U.S. allies' objections to the pact.
Jul. 19, 2015
California's drought and mandatory conservation measures are taking a toll on Los Angeles' green spaces. First to go were lawns, and now people are not watering their trees.
Jul. 19, 2015
NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com about the "right to be forgotten" — requests to Google to remove evidence of one's digital footprint from the search engine.
Jul. 19, 2015
The groups held dueling rallies in Columbia on Saturday a week after the furling of the Confederate battle flag. One side says white culture is under attack; the other says it's promoting black unity.
Jul. 19, 2015
The Huffington Post says it won't cover Donald Trump as a political story, despite his surge in the polls. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with The New York Times' Jeremy Peters about Trump's popularity.
Jul. 19, 2015
Barbecue shrimp from Pascal's Manale is one of New Orleans' most beloved and copied dishes. Since it's hard to find head-on shrimp far from the Gulf, chef Mark DeFelice says use more spice.
Jul. 19, 2015
When the author came out on Nigerian television, his parents were silent. But now he sees changes in their attitude — and in the anti-LGBT attitudes in his homeland as well.
Jul. 19, 2015
A viral video by the Australian trick basketball team How Ridiculous demonstrates a property of physics can make the ball appear to momentarily defy gravity.
Jul. 17, 2015
At a recent event, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met a Palestinian girl, who said she hoped to stay in Germany. When Merkel explained why she couldn't, the consolation proved less than effective.
Jul. 17, 2015
In Detroit, housing prices have dropped, opening up investment opportunities — but only if you know how to invest. One professor is teaching inner-city residents how to get in on the market.
Jul. 17, 2015
One day after the shootings in Chattanooga, Tenn., authorities have announced the identities of the four Marines killed in the attack: Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson Holmquist and Lance Cpl. Squire Wells.
Jul. 17, 2015
Shock continues to ripple through Chattanooga, Tenn., as residents try to cope with Thursday's attack. Rabbit Zielke of WUTC reports on the community's reaction.
Jul. 17, 2015
Law enforcement officials are still trying to piece together clues a day after a 24-year-old gunman killed four Marines during an attack on a recruitment office and a military training center in Chattanooga, Tenn. Investigators, who now have his computer and his phone, are trying to determine if he's had any contact with extremist groups.
Jul. 17, 2015
Over 1,600 acres of old-growth rainforest have burned in Washington's Olympic National Park. As Ashley Ahearn of KUOW reports, the wildfire is expected to persist through the rest of the summer.
Jul. 17, 2015
After Sandra Bland was discovered dead in her Texas jail cell this week, the county medical examiner ruled it a suicide. But her family is questioning that finding — and the FBI is investigating.
Jul. 17, 2015
The loudest objections to the recent Iran nuclear deal have been coming from Israel. U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is traveling there this weekend, in a bid to reassure the riled American ally.
Jul. 17, 2015
Their homes ranged from Georgia to Wisconsin, but their lives converged in Thursday's deadly attack on a military facility in Tennessee.
Jul. 17, 2015
Attackers accessed parts of the computer network that contain personal and medical information, but there is no evidence they accessed or acquired any personal or medical information, UCLA said.
Jul. 17, 2015

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