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Jason Day Wins PGA Championship, Sets Major Record

Sun, 2015-08-16 15:46

Day beat Jordan Spieth by three shots, winning his first major title and becoming the first player to finish at 20 under par in a major. The previous record, 19 under, was set by Tiger Woods in 2000.

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A Decade After Katrina, Hopes Of Recovery Remain Unfulfilled In Waveland, Miss.

Sun, 2015-08-16 13:46

The hurricane virtually flattened the entire town, destroying or damaging nearly every home. Rebuilding efforts took another hit in 2010 with the BP oil spill.

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The Trademark Woes Of Michael Jordan (And Many Others) In China

Sun, 2015-08-16 13:07

The NBA superstar's brand is one of many mired in copyright trouble in China. An unrelated shoe company with an Air Jordan-esque name and logo is making millions — and under Chinese law, it's legal.

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Protesters Take To The Streets In Brazil, In A Nationwide Call For Change

Sun, 2015-08-16 13:07

Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated in protests across the country Sunday. Many called for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, who has become increasingly unpopular.

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U.S. Says It Will Remove Patriot Missile Defense From Turkey In October

Sun, 2015-08-16 10:59

The missile defense system deployed to Turkey in 2013 will be withdrawn so the batteries can be updated and modernized, according to a joint U.S.-Turkey statement.

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Scores Killed In Syrian Airstrikes On Rebel Neighborhood In Damascus

Sun, 2015-08-16 09:15

More than 80 people were killed and at least 200 wounded in four airstrikes on a crowded marketplace, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Migrants And Refugees Find Temporary Shelter On Greek Ferry

Sun, 2015-08-16 07:48

The ferry Eleftherios Venizelos will house 2,500 in its rooms and serve as an area where local authorities will be processing paperwork for the thousands of migrants and refugees on Kos in Greece.

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Toll At 112 In Aftermath Of China Blast; Nearly 100 Missing

Sun, 2015-08-16 06:38

Most of those still unaccounted for are firefighters who responded to last week's explosions, officials say.

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Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader And Longtime NAACP Chair, Dies At 75

Sun, 2015-08-16 04:42

The activist, who helped found the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, was a key figure in organizing sit-ins and freedom rides and the 1963 March on Washington.

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Is Afghanistan Backsliding?

Sun, 2015-08-16 04:33

U.S. combat forces left last year and there have been a number of troubling signs this year. They include a rise in deadly attacks and renewed friction between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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For Cancer-Detecting Canines, The Nose Knows

Sun, 2015-08-16 04:09

A British hospital will soon launch a clinical trial using dogs to detect prostate cancer. With their powerful noses, the dogs can sniff out cancer in as little as one-fifth of a teaspoon of urine.

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Indonesian Plane With 54 Aboard Missing In Remote Papua

Sun, 2015-08-16 04:03

The turboprop reportedly lost contact with the ground on approach to the central Papua city of Oksibil.

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In Iowa, Clinton Turns Email Controversy Into A Punchline

Sun, 2015-08-16 03:41

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign has stepped up its response to the investigation into the private email server she used while secretary of state.

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Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Dies At 75

Sun, 2015-08-16 03:41

One of the leading figures of the civil rights movement, Julian Bond, has died. NPR's Rachel Martin remembers him in a conversation with another giant of that era, Georgia Congressman John Lewis.

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The Former Monk Who Is A Father To 85 Children

Sun, 2015-08-16 03:41

In the foothills of the Himalayas, Lobsang Phuntsok built the Jhamtse Gatsal Children's Community for kids from troubled backgrounds. It's the subject of a documentary, Tashi and the Monk.

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When Rehab Might Help An Addict — But Insurance Won't Cover It

Sun, 2015-08-16 03:41

Federal law requires insurance firms to cover treatment for addiction as they do treatment for other diseases. But some families say many drug users aren't getting the inpatient care they need.

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Europe Spreads No Welcome Mats For Masses Of Migrants

Sun, 2015-08-16 03:41

Europe is dealing with its largest wave of displaced people since World War II — a quarter million migrants just this year. NPR's Rachel Martin gets the numbers from correspondent Ari Shapiro.

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In The Mediterranean, Dramatic Rescues Are 'Extremely Emotional'

Sun, 2015-08-16 03:41

With Europe-bound migrants dying in the sea crossing, NPR's Rachel Martin hears about rescue operations from Lindis Hurum, emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders on the ship Bourbon Argos.

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Two Women On The Final Stage Of Army Ranger Training

Sun, 2015-08-16 03:41

Two soldiers are poised to become the first women to pass Army Ranger training. NPR's Rachel Martin interviews Christian Science Monitor reporter Anna Mulrine, who witnessed their grueling tests.

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Russians Outraged At Destruction Of EU Food

Sun, 2015-08-16 03:41

New York Times correspondent Andrew Kramer tells NPR's Rachel Martin why Russian authorities are burning hundreds of tons of food and how a nation that suffered wartime starvation is reacting.

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