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Sun August 16, 2015
Environment

A Week Since The EPA Spill, Coloradans Look Back On How It Happened

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 3:17 pm

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5:07pm

Sun August 16, 2015
News

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

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 3:17 pm

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Thousands of people took to the streets in Brazil today in a nationwide protest against the government.

(SOUNDBITE OF PROTEST)

UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTERS: (Chanting in Portuguese).

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5:07pm

Sun August 16, 2015
Business

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

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 3:17 pm

Air Jordan VIIs like these were originally released in 1992. In the years since, they've inspired retro releases from Nike — and unsanctioned imitators, like this pair of Qiaodan Sports' women's basketball shoes.
Christopher Robert Allah (killachris) Flickr

Copyright law is complicated to begin with.

But many American companies have run into extra trouble trying to do business in China, where trademark laws are completely different than they are here in the United States.

Take a chain of shoe and athletic wear stores in China, where things might look a little familiar. Looming above the columns of shoes and rows of clothes is the store's logo: a silhouette of a basketball player, midair, his outstretched arm holding a basketball.

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2:59pm

Sun August 16, 2015
The Two-Way

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

U.S. soldiers stand beside a Patriot missile system at a Turkish military base in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey, last October. In a joint statement, Washington and Ankara said the missiles would be withdrawn for updating and modernization.
Osman Orsal Reuters/Landov

Two years after the United States deployed the Patriot missile defense system to Turkey, a NATO ally, the system will be withdrawn, the countries announced today.

In a joint statement, Turkey and the U.S. said that the air-defense units would be withdrawn in October, when the original two-year mandate expires. The statement reads, in part:

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1:15pm

Sun August 16, 2015
The Two-Way

Scores Killed In Syrian Airstrikes On Rebel Neighborhood In Damascus

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 2:54 pm

People inspect a site hit by what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on a marketplace in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, on Sunday.
Bassam Khabieh Reuters/Landov

More than 80 people were killed in a series of Syrian government airstrikes on a marketplace in a rebel-held neighborhood in the capital, Damascus, according to a U.K.-based monitoring group.

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12:02pm

Sun August 16, 2015
The Two-Way

Migrants And Refugees Find Temporary Shelter On Greek Ferry

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 2:53 pm

Syrian refugees prepare to board the passenger ship Eleftherios Venizelos at Kos's main port on Sunday in Kos, Greece. The vessel will house more than 2,500 refugees and migrants who entered the country from the Turkish coast.
Milos Bicanski Getty Images

Hundreds of Syrian refugees stuck on the Greek island of Kos are now sheltering in a passenger ferry docked near the island.

Thousands — including many families from Syria and Afghanistan — are stranded on Kos, a resort island popular with tourists. There are not enough local police to register and fingerprint the migrants and refugees, who cross on inflatable rafts from the Turkish coast every day.

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10:47am

Sun August 16, 2015
The Two-Way

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

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 2:50 pm

Chinese firefighters collect lunch as they wait near the site of an explosion in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality on Saturday. Officials say that 85 firefighters are among the nearly 100 people still missing from the blasts.
Ng Han Guan AP

More bodies were pulled from the wreckage of last week's industrial explosion southeast of Beijing, raising the official death toll to 112, even as nearly 100 others were still missing, officials said.

Chinese authorities said that 85 of the 95 people unaccounted for were firefighters who responded to Wednesday's massive explosions at a warehouse housing hazardous chemicals.

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9:10am

Sun August 16, 2015
The Two-Way

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

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 9:17 am

Then NAACP Chairman Julian Bond addresses the civil rights organization's annual convention in Detroit in 2007. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75.
Paul Sancya AP

Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET

Julian Bond, a key civil rights activist and anti-war campaigner who helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and later served for years as the chairman of the NAACP, has died at age 75.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, where Bond served as president in the 1970s, announced his death in a statement on Sunday. The SPLC said Bond died Saturday evening in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

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8:33am

Sun August 16, 2015
Parallels

Is Afghanistan Backsliding?

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 1:54 pm

Afghan security forces inspect a suicide bombing attack on Aug. 10 near the main gate of Kabul's international airport. It was one of a series of recent attacks in the Afghan capital that have left at least 50 dead. Violence in Afghanistan has increased since U.S. combat troops pulled out last year.
Massoud Hossaini AP

Amid the horrors of war in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, it's become easy to overlook Afghanistan. Remember Afghanistan? Back in the mid-2000s, it was known as the "forgotten war," eclipsed by the bloodshed in Iraq. Now it's overshadowed all over again. But there's plenty of reason to pay attention.

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8:11am

Sun August 16, 2015
The Two-Way

Indonesian Plane With 54 Aboard Crashes In Remote Papua

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:38 pm

A Trigana Air ATR-42 similar to the one missing in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province.
Bagus Indahono EPA/Landov

Updated at 9:30 p.m. ET

An Indonesian twin-turboprop plane carrying 54 passengers and crew reportedly crashed in the country's mountainous and densely wooded Papua province, according to the Transportation Ministry.

There was no distress call from the Trigana Air Service ATR42-300. A search plane spotted the wreckage on Monday morning, the Associated Press reports; there is not yet any word on whether there were any survivors.

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8:09am

Sun August 16, 2015
Animals

For Cancer-Detecting Canines, The Nose Knows

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 2:12 pm

Dr. Claire Guest, co-founder of Medical Detection Dogs, says one of her dogs sniffed out her own breast cancer.
Janine Warwick

A new clinical trial is set to begin in the United Kingdom using the powerful noses of dogs to detect prostate cancer in humans.

While research has been done before, these are the first trials approved by Britain's National Health Service.

The trials, at the Milton Keynes University Hospital in Buckinghamshire, will use animals from a nonprofit organization called Medical Detection Dogs, co-founded in 2008 by behavioral psychologist Claire Guest.

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7:42am

Sun August 16, 2015
Europe

Russians Outraged At Destruction Of EU Food

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 11:35 pm

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7:42am

Sun August 16, 2015
National Security

Two Women On The Final Stage Of Army Ranger Training

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 3:35 pm

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7:42am

Sun August 16, 2015
Europe

In The Mediterranean, Dramatic Rescues Are 'Extremely Emotional'

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

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7:42am

Sun August 16, 2015
Europe

Europe Spreads No Welcome Mats For Masses Of Migrants

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

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7:42am

Sun August 16, 2015
Shots - Health News

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

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

Cris and Valerie Fiore hold one of their favorite pictures of their sons Anthony (with the dark hair) and Nick. Anthony died from a heroin overdose in May 2014 at the age of 24. Cris Fiore's eulogy described his son's death as a shock, but "not a surprise." Anthony had been addicted to heroin for years.
Ben Allen WITF

The latest numbers show that deaths from heroin-related overdose more than tripled nationally between 2002 and 2013. Opiate addiction touches every demographic: white, black, Hispanic, rural, suburban and urban.

Proposed solutions nationally include more government funding for treatment, tougher penalties for dealers, and proactive interventions to stop people before they start.

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7:42am

Sun August 16, 2015
Goats and Soda

The Former Monk Who Is A Father To 85 Children

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

Tashi, who's about 5, comes to the school full of anger and fear — and undergoes a transformation.
HBO/"Tashi and the Monk"

A man in his early 40s with a kind, weathered face is talking to a room full of children.

"In some ways, all of us are basically abandoned or not really a wanted person," he says. "Everybody kind of give up the hope on us. But in this place, you are welcome and you have opportunity to change, and we will be with you, no matter what. This is a community of love and compassion."

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7:42am

Sun August 16, 2015
Remembrances

Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Dies At 75

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

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7:42am

Sun August 16, 2015
Politics

In Iowa, Clinton Turns Email Controversy Into A Punchline

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

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5:36am

Sun August 16, 2015
Author Interviews

Equal Parts Memoir, Cookbook And Lit-Crit, 'Voracious' Tells Delicious Stories

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

Emily Bogle NPR

Cara Nicoletti loves food almost as much as she loves books. Over the years she has found herself thinking about the delicious dishes woven into the stories she loved as a child. In fact, she tells NPR's Rachel Martin that when she re-read her old books, she found underlines that she didn't remember making in the sections about food.

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5:32am

Sun August 16, 2015
NPR Story

After Katrina, New Artists Found Inspiration In A Recovering City

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

Rontherin Ratliff's Things that Float sculpture contains photographs he rescued from his grandmother's drowned house.
Courtesy of Rontherin Ratliff

Skylar Fein had only lived in New Orleans for a week before Hurricane Katrina nearly tore it apart. He'd moved there to go to medical school, and found himself wandering around a wrecked city. "It's really hard to describe to someone who hadn't seen it what the streets looked like after the storm," he recalls.

Fein is among other New Orleans artists exhibiting work in shows commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 2005 storm. One thing he has in common with some of the other artists: They weren't artists before the hurricane hit.

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5:17pm

Sat August 15, 2015
Asia

Hirohito's Speech: The Surrender Of Japan's 'Living God'

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 6:56 pm

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Before the end of the second World War, Emperor Hirohito was considered by the Japanese to be a living God. And the first time most of his people heard him speak, it was to surrender.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

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5:17pm

Sat August 15, 2015
Around the Nation

In New Orleans, A Plan To Disperse The Poor Doesn't Go As Expected

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 6:56 pm

Many of the families that were forced out of public housing by Hurricane Katrina now use government vouchers to subsidize their rents elsewhere. That shift was supposed to help de-concentrate poverty in the New Orleans area, but it hasn't worked as planned.

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5:17pm

Sat August 15, 2015
Author Interviews

The Transformation Of The LAPD — And The Work That Remains

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 6:56 pm

Emily Bogle NPR

High-profile, officer-involved fatalities across the country have put police departments everywhere under more scrutiny than ever.

For a lesson in how to move forward, they could look at the history of the Los Angeles police.

In the '80s and '90s, Los Angeles was trapped in a cycle of crime, crack and gang warfare. Investigative journalist Joe Domanick says back then, the Los Angeles police just made things worse with its crime-fighting strategy — which involved using military-style tactics to subdue and arrest suspects, who were mostly from minority neighborhoods.

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5:17pm

Sat August 15, 2015
Around the Nation

Adopting A Buddhist Ritual To Mourn Miscarriage, Abortion

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 7:54 pm

A Jizo figure at the Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Ore.
Deena Prichep for NPR

When parents lose a child, there are rituals to mark their grief — holding funerals, sitting shiva, bringing casseroles. But when that loss happens before birth, it often isn't marked. Sometimes, it's barely even mentioned. It's different in Japan, which has a traditional Buddhist ceremony that some Americans are adopting as their own.

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5:17pm

Sat August 15, 2015
Around the Nation

At Sandra Bland Vigils, Activists Say Seeds Of Change Must Be Sown In Person

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 6:56 pm

A memorial sits outside the Waller County Jail last month in Hempstead, Texas. Activists have taken to demonstrating outside the jail, where Sandra Bland died of an apparent suicide in her cell.
Pat Sullivan AP

It has been another 100-degree day in Hempstead, Texas. But no matter: dozens of activists have still come to demonstrate outside the Waller County Jail, setting up improvised camps and playing songs, as they've been doing for the past month.

In July, Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman, apparently commited suicide inside the jail, just days after she was arrested by a white state trooper during a traffic stop. Bland's family has filed a federal lawsuit against Waller County and state officials, and there have been calls for a Justice Department investigation.

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5:17pm

Sat August 15, 2015
Politics

It's A Party In Iowa — And Just About All The Candidates Are Invited

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 6:56 pm

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5:17pm

Sat August 15, 2015
Economy

What The Roiling Markets Mean For The U.S. And The World

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 6:56 pm

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4:43pm

Sat August 15, 2015
The Two-Way

Report: AT&T Had Long, 'Highly Collaborative' Partnership With NSA

A man using a mobile phone walks past an AT&T store, in June. The New York Times and ProPublica report that the telecom giant helped the NSA spy for decades.
Mark Lennihan AP

The New York Times and ProPublica report that the National Security Agency's ability to spy on Internet traffic "has relied on its extraordinary, decades long partnership" with AT&T, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

According to the reporting, the NSA documents do not identify AT&T by name, but by the codename "Fairview."

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2:59pm

Sat August 15, 2015
The Two-Way

East Coast Flights Returning To Normal After Glitch Causes Delays

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 11:05 am

Alisha Lalani, 10, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., looks at her phone as her mother and brother check in for their flight to Miami at Washington's Reagan National Airport. Their flight was one of thousands delayed as a result of a technical glitch with an FAA automated system.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET

After thousands of flights were delayed as a result of technical problems with FAA automation at one of its centers in Virginia, the agency says the problem has been resolved and that flights are returning to normal.

Here's our original post:

Thousands of flights in and out of New York and Washington, D.C., have been delayed due to technical problems at a Federal Aviation Administration center in Virginia, authorities said.

Some delays were as long as 2 hours, 45 minutes, officials said.

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