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Friday, July 5, 2013

From Phoenix to Pretty Lights.

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Friday, July 5, 2013
Serena Williams lost in the early rounds of Wimbledon. (AP)

At Wimbledon, some of the biggest names in tennis won’t be participating in this weekend’s finals, because of a number of upsets — a word that caught the ear of linguist Ben Zimmer.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

A scientist at the University of Texas in Austin is trying to see how the human brain changes overtime — by getting frequent MRI’s of his brain.

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Friday, July 5, 2013
Andrew Driscoll Pochter, who died while photographing clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi in Alexandria, Egypt. (AP/Pochter Family)

“Andrew saw the best in everyone and he wanted people to understand what was so wonderful about that part of the world,” a friend of student Andrew Pochter said.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, testified this morning in the ongoing trial of George Zimmerman.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

The July issue of Runner’s World features a minute-by-minute account from runners of what happened at the April 15 Boston Marathon Bombings.

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Friday, July 5, 2013
This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN,  shows anti-Syrian regime protesters holding a banner and Syrian revolution flags during a demonstration at Kafr Nabil town in Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday. (AP/Edlib News Network ENN)

The overthrow of Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi has reverberated throughout the Middle East. To some it represent an attack on political Islam and for others it’s a triumph for secularism. NPR’s Peter Kenyon describes the regional reaction from his perch in Istanbul.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Phllipp Meyer’s epic new novel tells the story of the family who first settled Texas in the early 1800s.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

The Labor Department reported this morning that employers added 195,000 jobs in June, more than estimated, but because more people are looking for work in an improving economy, the unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent.

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Friday, July 5, 2013
Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi pray during the Friday prayer before a protest near the University of Cairo, Giza, Egypt, Friday. (AP)

Tens of thousands of Islamists streamed across a Nile River bridge toward Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, threatening a showdown moments after the top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood defiantly spoke before a cheering crowd of supporters, vowing to reinstate ousted President Mohammed Morsi and end military rule.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

From Miles Davis to Jeff Beck.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
(Copyright © 2011 DC Comics)

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the birth of Superman and there’s a lot to celebrate.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Private First Class Daniel Andrew Benedett went missing on May 15, 1975.

Private First Class Daniel Andrew Benedett was on a helicopter shot down off a Cambodian island in 1975. His remains were identified earlier this year and he was buried at Arlington National Cemetery today.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Watertown Police Sgt. John MacLellan and his “tree of life.” (Jonathan Peck/WBUR)

We hear from a police officers who, days after the Boston Marathon bombing, was on the scene of a wild shootout in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A hybrid bee. (Larsinio)

Swarms of a type of hybrid bee have been attacking hikers and walkers in Arizona, killing at least one and injuring half a dozen others.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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The discovery of three kidnapped Cleveland women has parents thinking about how to protect their kids.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Just a week after three women missing for a decade in Cleveland reappeared, police say they have solved a 1984 murder case.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Capt. Sara Rodriguez of the 101st Airborne Division walks through the woods during the expert field medical badge testing at Fort Campbell, Ky. (AP)

National security expert Juliette Kayyem says the problem of sexual assaults in the military won’t change until women are fully integrated into the services, including combat roles.

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Friday, May 10, 2013
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To mark the coming arrival of the cicadas, we speak with David Rothenberg, who makes music out of the cicada buzz.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

The BBC’s Owen Bennett Jones joins us from Lahore, Pakistan to discuss Saturday’s election. He reports on the role of money in the campaign.

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April 21 Comment

Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

April 21 2 Comments

‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" is running with a legally blind athlete.

April 18 12 Comments

When Your Life Is On Fire, What Would You Save?

Erik Kolbell's new book asks what's most important to us in life -- loved ones, possessions, personal beliefs and more.

April 18 3 Comments

Adrianne Haslet-Davis Becomes Advocate For Amputees

The professional ballroom dancer reflects on the struggles and triumphs of the year since the marathon bombing.