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The International Olympic Committee is adding five sports to the Tokyo 2020 games. Olympic historian David Wallechinksy tells us which sports used to be in the Games and which he'd want to bring back.
Aug. 7, 2016
Olympic runner Brenda Martinez had an unlikely path to the 2016 games. She grew up running in basketball shoes and nearly missed qualifying. She tells NPR's Ailsa Chang how she persevered.
Aug. 7, 2016
The Russian Paralympic team faces a ban from the Rio games next month, due to allegations of widespread doping. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to journalist Rebecca Ruiz about the charges.
Aug. 7, 2016
More than ever before, U.S. elections are a business opportunity. Social media companies are capitalizing on attention spent on the candidates.
Aug. 7, 2016
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore about the effect of money in the presidential campaigns.
Aug. 7, 2016
It's been a terrible couple of days for Donald Trump's campaign — but his opponent, Hillary Clinton has had her stumbles as well. Ailsa Chang gets a rundown from NPR's Ron Elving.
Aug. 7, 2016
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Sameer Gadhia of the southern California band "Young The Giant" about the band's immigrant history and what they wanted to say about American identity in their new album.
Aug. 7, 2016
The Tricolored blackbird population in California has declined to a point that it's candidate for the California Endangered Species List. But efforts are underway to keep the bird from disappearing.
Aug. 7, 2016
The French city of Lille has cancelled its annual flea market — an event that usually attracts millions of visitors and which dates from medieval times — because of security concerns.
Aug. 7, 2016
The candidates have discussed in-depth what they would do to combat terrorism, fix stagnated wages and reform our immigration system. But what about sexual assault?
Aug. 7, 2016
A Boston health clinic that treats transgender kids and teens finds that the percentage of its young patients who are adopted is higher than expected. These kids might need extra support, doctors say.
Aug. 7, 2016
Tapeworms, hookworms, leeches. Millions of specimens. This collection has it all — except legs.
Aug. 7, 2016
The stage appears to be set for many Americans to question the legitimacy of this year's election results. The consequences of that are unknowable and potentially dangerous.
Aug. 7, 2016
A tense tone dominated with both offenses repeatedly getting the ball into the penalty area. All shots were turned away but one, by American Carli Lloyd.
Aug. 6, 2016
In his new book Utopia Drive, author Erik Reece takes readers on a literary road trip through the history of Utopian communities in the United States.
Aug. 6, 2016
Dalia Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, gives an overview of American Muslims' political positions both historically and during this election cycle.
Aug. 6, 2016
The presidential race enters the sprint to the general election in November, but already Donald Trump's fortunes seem to be changing rapidly.
Aug. 6, 2016
The Green Party is holding its convention in Houston Saturday, the biggest in its history. Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is hoping to attract disaffected supporters of Bernie Sanders.
Aug. 6, 2016
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden visited Miami, where several people have been infected with Zika. He says the CDC is trying to control the mosquito responsible.
Aug. 6, 2016
The first day of the Olympics gave fans in Brazil a smorgasbord of sporting events to take in. American Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of this year's games, in women's air rifle competition.
Aug. 6, 2016

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