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As First Presidential Debate Looms, A Look At The Landscape Of The Race
The first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign season is Thursday, Aug. 6. With so many Republican candidates trying to get on stage, what should voters be looking for?
Review Of Leaked Test Results Shows Doping Is Widespread In Track And Field
The reports are based on the results of more than 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. Experts said analysis shows the sport's governing body has failed to take sufficient action against dopers.
A Hitchhiking Robot's Journey West Ends Early ... In Philadelphia
The hitchBOT, as its creators named it, had already successfully traversed Canada and Germany. This summer, relying on the kindness of strangers, it wanted to travel from Massachusetts to California.
Mexican Photojournalist Found Dead In Country's Capital
After facing threats, Rubén Espinosa fled to Mexico City seeking refuge. He was found dead along with four other people at an apartment in the capital, which had in the past been seen as a safe-haven.
President Obama To Unveil Tough Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases
In the final proposal, Obama will unveil measures that are tougher than those in the 2014 draft proposal. The rules seek to curb carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent by 2030.
25 Years In Iraq, With No End In Sight
Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990. The U.S. reversed Saddam Hussein's aggression, but it was just the start of the U.S. military role in Iraq that's spanned four presidents and a panoply of goals.
More Plane Debris Washes Up On Réunion Island
Authorities said one of the parts found earlier belonged to a Boeing 777, the same kind of plane as the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Obama To Detail Tougher Plan To Fight Climate Change
President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.
Mormons Face A Painful Loss If The Church Severs Boy Scout Ties
Scouting has been the official program for Mormon boys for more than 100 years, but that may change after a vote allowing openly gay leaders. A Brigham Young professor says a split would be wrenching.
NFL's First Female Coach Raises The Perennial 'Distraction' Question
Will the NFL's first female coach be a "distraction" for the Arizona Cardinals or merely a distraction for the media? NPR's Rachel Martin talks sensationalism in sports with Slate's Mike Pesca.
Could Biden Catch Clinton In A White House Bid?
Host Rachel Martin speaks with William Pierce, executive director of the the Draft Biden PAC, about reports that the vice president is mulling a 2016 run.
Less-Addictive Opioids Could Boost Drug Firms' Image
Drug users are testing opioids that are less prone to abuse than current drugs. David Crow of the Financial Times tells NPR's Rachel Martin the drugs could also boost profits for pharmaceutical firms.
Nusra Front Attacks U.S.-Backed Syrian Fighters
The Syrian insurgent group affiliated with al-Qaeda has attacked U.S.-backed Syrian fighters. NPR's Rachel Martin gets the details from Anne Barnard of the New York Times.
Rivers Run Through This Exhibit Of Colombian Art
With burbling videos and cascades of linen and plastic that seem to pour from the ceiling, 'Waterweavers' shows how rivers, fibers and recycled bottles are all part of the culture of the country.
Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor
A classic French dish, confit de canard was originally a way to preserve meat, and traditional recipes can require dozens of steps to prepare. David Lebovitz's fake take cuts the steps down to five.