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Among the first-time voters this fall are new citizens. We caught up with three and asked how they view this election as newly-minted Americans.
Aug. 6, 2016
The 2016 Olympic Games opened in Rio de Janeiro last night after weeks of political unrest in Brazil and worries about Zika. We hear about the opening ceremony and preview the competition.
Aug. 6, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Colson Whitehead about his new book, The Underground Railroad, where slaves ride a real railroad through time to see racism in different eras.
Aug. 6, 2016
Not everyone outside staring into their phones is searching for Pokémon — some people are looking for actual wildlife. The app iNaturalist is bringing together urban biologists and curious citizens.
Aug. 6, 2016
The FDA has approved field trials of a genetically engineered mosquito designed to combat Zika and other diseases. But there's strong opposition in Florida where the GMO insects would be tested.
Aug. 6, 2016
A new video shows the moments before a fatal Chicago police shooting of an unarmed teenager suspected of car theft. Chicago Sun-Times reporter Carol Marin tells NPR's Scott Simon about the fallout.
Aug. 6, 2016
As Donald Trump's poll numbers slip, he's warning of a rigged elections. We get the latest from the candidate's appearances in swing states.
Aug. 6, 2016
Kori Schake, a foreign policy adviser to President George W. Bush, is one of the Republicans who's declared support for Hillary Clinton. Scott Simon talks with her about her choice.
Aug. 6, 2016
Turns out, cockroach milk is among the most nutritious substances on Earth. But it may still be a while before you can scurry to health stores for roach-milk protein shakes.
Aug. 6, 2016
A brief — and camisole — history behind the conflict over labeling products that are made in the West Bank.
Aug. 6, 2016
It's the 25th and last season at the Cabrillo Festival for Contemporary Music for Marin Alsop, and composer John Adams has written a piece in her honor. NPR's Scott Simon reminisces with the Maestra.
Aug. 6, 2016
Kareem Maddox was a familiar voice on Colorado Public Radio as local host of NPR's All Things Considered. NPR's Scott Simon talks with him about a career move to pro basketball in Poland.
Aug. 6, 2016
She was paralyzed by polio. So why did her school put her in a class for the intellectually disabled? Then one for the blind. Then one for the deaf.
Aug. 6, 2016
South Africa may lift a ban on the domestic trade of rhino horn. Rhino farmers say the moratorium hasn't stopped poaching, while critics say ending the ban amounts to an OK of illegal smuggling.
Aug. 6, 2016
A nonprofit called Ideas42 uses psychology to help more students maximize aid and finish their degrees. The approach seems to be working.
Aug. 6, 2016
Veterinarians have high rates of stress and suicide, so vet schools are trying to give them tools to deal with challenging tasks such as euthanasia — and with comforting with grieving pet owners.
Aug. 6, 2016
After refusing to back the House Speaker just days ago, Trump took a step towards healing the party rift by issuing words of support to GOP members who've sought to distance themselves from Trump.
Aug. 5, 2016
In 2009, legions of Lucy fans were horrified by a sculpture they dubbed "Scary Lucy." The new one reflects the glamorous TV comedy star of the 1950s. It's being unveiled Saturday, her 105th birthday.
Aug. 5, 2016
After months of negative news, Rio ushers in the Summer Olympics on Friday night. And the city finally gets to do what its famous for: putting on a grand spectacle.
Aug. 5, 2016
Scientists have answered a burning question central to the charm of sunflowers: Why do young flowers move their blooms to always face the sun over the course of a day?
Aug. 5, 2016

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