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A Near Miss For A Surfer In South Africa

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 01:16

A shark attacks a surfer, but he survives unscathed.

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Women Want To Stay In The Game, But Life Intervenes

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 00:29

Basketball is the most popular sport among both boys and girls, but many women end up dropping the game in adulthood, even though they still love it. Injuries, work and family are three reasons why.

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Once Immune To Cord-Cutting, 'King Of Live Sports' Finds Throne Shaken

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 13:36

Even as other channels tried to adapt to a new TV landscape, many considered ESPN impervious for one reason: People want to watch sports live. But ESPN has shed 3.2 million subscribers since May 2014.

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Japan's Mitsubishi To Apologize For Using U.S. POWs As Forced Labor In WWII

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 11:02

A senior executive will personally say sorry to James Murphy, 94, who was forced to work in one of the company's copper mines, something he described as "slavery in every way."

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Trump Doubles Down On McCain Criticism, Refusing To Apologize

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 08:43

The GOP front runner has touched a raw nerve with his remarks about the Arizona senator's war record, prompting the national commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars to describe them as "despicable."

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Siren Song Of Tech Lures New Doctors Away From Medicine

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 08:03

Medical school graduates around San Francisco Bay are far less likely to pursue medical residencies than those in other parts of the country. Instead, many are heading to health technology ventures.

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WATCH: Surfer In South Africa Narrowly Escapes Shark

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 07:10

During a World Surf League competition in Jeffreys Bay that was broadcast live on television, Australian surfer Mick Fanning has a heart-stopping moment.

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Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Help Other Diseases, Too

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 05:38

By targeting the process that creates toxic clumps of protein in brain cells, scientists hope to help not just Alzheimer's patients, but perhaps also people with Lewy Body dementia and Parkinson's.

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Cosby, In Sworn Deposition, Says He Paid Women To Keep Affairs Secret

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 05:17

In a New York Times exclusive based on new documents related to a 2005 case, the comedian presents himself "as an unapologetic, cavalier playboy."

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Family Of Chattanooga Shooter Says He Suffered From Depression

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 03:54

The statement from Mohammod Abdulazeez's family expresses "shock, horror, and grief" at the "heinous act of violence" that caused the deaths of five military service members

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Restaurant Sets An Empty Table For Chattanooga Shooting Victims

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 03:44

Outside one of the crime scenes in Chattanooga, the community has created a memorial for the military men who died in Thursday's shooting. Nearby is another tribute, in an unexpected place.

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Former Cuba Diplomat Feels Joy, Relief As Havana Embassy Reopens

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 03:43

The U.S. will reopen its embassy in Havana Monday. Wayne S. Smith was there when it closed in 1961. He was later in charge of the U.S. Interests Section. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Smith.

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Carter Travels To Middle East To Pitch Iran Agreement

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 03:43

Following the Iran nuclear deal, the defense secretary visits Israel, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former diplomat Dennis Ross about U.S. allies' objections to the pact.

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Hacking Iconic New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp Far From The Gulf

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 03:43

Barbecue shrimp from Pascal's Manale is one of New Orleans' most beloved and copied dishes. Since it's hard to find head-on shrimp far from the Gulf, chef Mark DeFelice says use more spice.

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As California Drought Wears On, LA Starts To Lose Its Trees

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 03:43

California's drought and mandatory conservation measures are taking a toll on Los Angeles' green spaces. First to go were lawns, and now people are not watering their trees.

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More Than A Quarter-Million Ask Google To Be Forgotten

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 03:43

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com about the "right to be forgotten" — requests to Google to remove evidence of one's digital footprint from the search engine.

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KKK, Black Panthers Clash At South Carolina Statehouse Rallies

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 03:43

he groups held dueling rallies in Columbia on Saturday a week after the furling of the Confederate battle flag. One side says white culture is under attack; the other says it's promoting black unity.

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What Trump's Candidacy Means For The GOP

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 03:43

The Huffington Post announced it won't cover Donald Trump as a political story, despite his surge in the polls. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with New York Times' Jeremy Peters about Trump's popularity.

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Why My Mom Didn't Say 'I Love You' For 11 Years

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 03:03

When the author came out on Nigerian television, his parents were silent. But now he sees changes in their attitude — and in the anti-LGBT attitudes in his homeland as well.

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Big News: Tiny Parks Coming Soon To A Parking Spot Near You

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-19 01:15

The District of Columbia opened its first semipermanent tiny park. The parklet's creators hope the new space will encourage pedestrians to hang out, while others worry about losing parking spaces.

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