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Coast Guard Reopens Section Of Mississippi After Collision, Spill
Two tow boats hit each other near Columbus, Ky., on Wednesday. One of them released an unknown quantity of potentially toxic clarified slurry oil.
Supporters Of Jailed Kentucky Clerk To Hold Prayer Rally
Kim Davis was put behind bars earlier this week for refusing to comply with a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Congress Faces A Crazy-Busy September
When Congress returns from summer recess Tuesday, it will tackle the Iran nuclear deal, but that won't be its only big issue. NPR's Scott Simon gets the details from correspondent Scott Horsley.
Why Are So Many People Running For President?
Only one person can win the presidency in 2016, and some of the 22 running have scant chance of victory. So why are they in the race? Many hope luck is on their side, but some might have other goals.
Teens Dig Into Black History As Urban Archeologists
The Urban Archeology Corps has teens in Virginia getting their hands dirty, in an initiative by the National Park Service to help increase diversity in its staff, visitors and the stories it tells.
In Texas, Complaints Of Too Many Troopers With Too Little To Do
Starr County, Texas, is enjoying a business boom because of hundreds of state troopers. But many citizens complain that the law enforcement surge has saturated the county with too many lawmen.
Murders On The Rise In Major U.S. Cities
Milwaukee is at the top of the list violent cities, with a 76 percent increase in homicides. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn.
With Clerk In Jail, Kentucky County Issues Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
People in Rowan County, Ky., got marriage licenses Friday for the first time in two months.The county clerk there was jailed after she defied the Supreme Court to issue licenses to same-sex couples.
#MemeOfTheWeek: 'Stand With Rand'
NPR's Politics team will be highlighting Internet trends making waves throughout the election. This week, we're highlighting a a Rand Paul app gone wild.
After Houston Officer Shooting, Political Leaders Dig Into Obama
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said police are "feeling the assault from the president." Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said "there doesn't seen to be the unqualified and universal support" for police officers.
Care To Buy An Island Off The Hamptons? Don't Mind The Foot-And-Mouth Disease
The federal government is preparing to auction off Plum Island, a mostly undeveloped spot near some exceptionally pricy real estate. The catch? It was once used as a disease research lab.
Deputy Goforth Is Mourned And Buried In Houston
Lt. Roland De Los Santos said that Ryan Goforth, 5, and his father had bought matching Captain America T-shirts — and that while Ryan has his on today, "underneath his uniform, so does Darren."
An Image Of A Child Can Change The Way We See The World
The photograph of the 3-year-old Syrian refugee who died is part of a long tradition: an iconic picture that shows a child at the mercy of tragedy.
British Prime Minister Announces U.K. Will Take In More Migrants
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Guardian political editor Patrick Wintour about British Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement to allow more Syrian refugees into the UK.
Lives Displaced By Central Park Take Center Stage In New Play
The land that became New York City's Central Park was once home to Manhattan's first-known community of African-American property owners. A new play explores how eminent domain forced them out.