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Comic-Con 2019, Day 1: Sleepless In San Diego
San Diego Comic-Con kicked off Thursday, with more than 130,000 attendees expected. Big draws of the day were Lin-Manuel Miranda and Arnold Schwarzenegger — and a surprise appearance from Tom Cruise.
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Trump Administration Repatriates, Charges Citizen Who Allegedly Fought For ISIS
A criminal complaint charging Ruslan Maratovich Asainov was unsealed in New York City; prosecutors say he was a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State in Syria.
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25 Years After Scoring 'The Lion King,' Hans Zimmer Returns To Pride Rock
Twenty five years after he scored the original The Lion King, which won an Oscar, Hans Zimmer returns to Pride Rock to revisit the classic musical themes for a re-imagined tale.
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Ex-NSA Contractor Who Stole Top Secret Documents Is Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison
Harold Martin committed the massive theft of government documents over decades, storing files in his car and Maryland home. "My methods were wrong, illegal and highly questionable," Martin said.
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Hollywood Shoots The Moon: 117 Years Of Lunar Landings At The Movies
Motion pictures went to the moon long before Apollo 11 did, and they keep going back. Critic Bob Mondello reflects on the many films, from 1902 to today, that have made the journey.
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What Facebook And Mercy Corps Can Gain (And Lose) From A Digital Currency Partnership
Mercy Corps believes that the Libra currency, set to launch in 2020, could help funnel aid to the poor. But critics wonder why the charitable group has partnered with a controversial company.
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Beyoncé Enlists Hip-Hop A-List And Global Artists For 'The Lion King: The Gift'
The musical superstar continues to challenge herself while elevating global artists for an album inspired by the new remake of The Lion King, in theaters now.
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Thousands Freed From Prison Custody As DOJ Implements Sentencing Reform Law
More than 3,100 are moving out of the Bureau of Prisons system on Friday and the Justice Department is making other changes to comply with a law passed by Congress last year.
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Music Trumps Moon Landing
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's defining teen moment came on the night of the first moonwalk. Instead of being glued to the TV, he went to a concert.
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Trump's 'Go Back' Rhetoric Is Sign Of A Racially Divisive And Turbulent Year To Come
President Trump has used white grievance to fuel his candidacy since he first came onto the political scene. So what he's doing now with four congresswomen of color is hardly a surprise.
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Dutch Troops Were 10% Liable In Srebrenica Massacre, Supreme Court Says
The case centers on the deadly days after the city of Srebrenica fell on July 11, 1995, when some 25,000 refugees sought safety with Dutch U.N. peacekeepers.
NPR4 min readPolitics
Hoping For Improved U.S. Ties, Pakistan's Prime Minister Set To Visit White House
Tensions have beset the U.S.-Pakistan relationship for years. The planned July 22 meeting between President Trump and Imran Khan comes as the U.S. tries to finalize Afghanistan peace negotiations.
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Listen: Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, Natalie Hemby Are The Highwomen
The country supergroup will release its self-titled debut on Sept. 6. Hear the first single, "Redesigning Women."
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Bowen Yang And Matt Rogers: I Don't Think So, Honey!
Comedians and co-hosts of Las Culturistas, Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers discuss their lives before comedy and how they became friends. Then they get competitive in two games about honey and pop divas.
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How A 10-Year-Old-Boy Helped Apollo 11 Return To Earth
Greg Force was just a boy when his father, the director of a NASA tracking station in Guam, called home with an important mission for him: to help the crew of Apollo 11 return safely to Earth.
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Rogue Weedkiller Vapors Are Threatening Soybean Science
Scientists at four leading universities have seen their soybean experiments injured by a stealthy vandal: drifting fumes from a weedkiller called dicamba, now popular among farmers.
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Do You Need That Surgery? How To Decide, And How To Pick A Surgeon If You Do
When you have a serious health problem that calls for surgery, the last thing you need is the stress of navigating the health care system to find a skilled surgeon. We have tips to make it easier.
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U.S. Has Evidence That Iranian Drone Was Destroyed, Senior Official Says
President Trump said a U.S. Navy warship took down the drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday. But Iranian has denied that it lost a drone.
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Refinery Explosions Raise New Warnings About Deadly Chemical
Chemical experts say recent refinery explosions could have been far more devastating if deadly hydrogen fluoride was released. Some are calling for a ban on the chemical.
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A Young Jeffrey Epstein Made An Impression On His High School Students
Former students at the Dalton School in Manhattan remember Epstein as a young, charismatic teacher. More than four decades later, Epstein stands accused of sexually abusing dozens of underaged girls.
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Committee Democrats Prepare For Highly Anticipated Robert Mueller Hearings
Members of Congress and their staffs are studying old film, reviewing the special counsel report and preparing for a lot of terse responses, they told reporters.
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King Princess Shows What's To Come With 'Prophet' And Announces Her Debut Album
The 20-year-old singer-songwriter announces her upcoming debut album, Cheap Queen, and drops its second official single, "Prophet."
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Meet John Houbolt: He Figured Out How To Go To The Moon, But Few Were Listening
In the early 1960s, NASA was considering three different ideas for landing a man on the lunar surface. Houbolt's plan ultimately won out despite concerns within NASA that it was too risky.
NPR4 min readPolitics
Rep. Seth Moulton Focuses 2020 Campaign On Veterans, Foreign Policy And Voting Rights
Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Seth Moulton, one of the candidates vying for the party's presidential nomination in 2020.
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Suspected Arson At Anime Studio In Japan Kills At Least 33 People
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the apparently deliberate act in Kyoto is "too appalling for words." A suspect has been taken into custody.
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Acting Head Of Customs and Border Protection Says New Asylum Rule In 'Pilot' Phase
"Although the new federal regulation allows us to apply that all 2,000 miles along the Southwest border, we're not going to do that," Mark Morgan told NPR.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Iran Says Its Revolutionary Guard Seized Foreign Oil Tanker In Strait Of Hormuz
Iran says that its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy has seized a foreign-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, alleging that the ship was smuggling 1 million liters (264,000 gallons) of fuel. Iranian state news outlets report that the ship h
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Wasted On The Way: A Musician Looks Back In 'David Crosby: Remember My Name'
In A.J. Eaton's documentary, Crosby proves a "passionate, wry, often bellicose" storyteller who "often seems to be writing his own self-lacerating obituary."
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