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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
When the risk and mistrust outweigh the financial gain, who becomes a police officer? William Noel in Annapolis, Md., tells Rachel Martin about joining the force.
Aug. 21, 2016
The state now sees wildfires that are on average bigger than ever and that burn through more of the year. Cal Fire's Southern Region information officer Michael Mohler speaks to Rachel Martin.
Aug. 21, 2016
Social media feeds have been peppered with the hashtag #firstsevenjobs for the past few weeks. NPR's Rachel Martin shares her list, from store window mannequin to English teacher in Japan.
Aug. 21, 2016
The International Space Station conducted a spacewalk this week to mark 15 years in space. Three people who've walked in space share their miraculous — and miserable — experiences.
Aug. 21, 2016
Tens of thousands in Louisiana were surprised by floods last week. In a changing climate, what more can be done to warn communities that the weather can do things they aren't used to?
Aug. 21, 2016
Trump is hoping to woo black voters back to the "Party of Lincoln." While African Americans are a reliable voting bloc for Democrats, his poll numbers are especially low even for a Republican nominee.
Aug. 21, 2016
More than 100 Russian athletes were banned from the Rio Olympics. Rachel Martin speaks to German TV journalist Hajo Seppelt, who helped break the story of the program in Russia in a documentary.
Aug. 21, 2016

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