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Since its debut in 1971, All Things Considered has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hosts Melissa Block, Michele Norris, and Robert Siegel present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special -- sometimes quirky -- features. Guy Raz hosts a one-hour edition of the program on Saturday and Sunday.

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4:48pm

Fri July 17, 2015
Around the Nation

The Flap Over 'Banana Derby': Some Don't See Monkey Jockeys' Appeal

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 8:36 am

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A moment now to explore the line between cute and cruel.

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4:11pm

Fri July 17, 2015
Movie Interviews

In Portrait Of A Boxer, Fuqua Takes The Action Outside The Ring

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 7:39 pm

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Director Antoine Fuqua's films - blockbusters like "Training Day," "Olympus Has Fallen" and last year's hit, "The Equalizer" - feature heroes who are handy with a weapon and not squeamish about revenge.

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4:08pm

Fri July 17, 2015
U.S.

Professor Delivers A Crash Course In Real Estate Investing To Detroiters

Originally published on Sun July 19, 2015 1:20 pm

University of Michigan professor Peter Allen lectures to students during his real estate investing course.
Jason Margolis NPR

You can snap up a home for just a few thousand dollars in Detroit these days. But just because a property is cheap, that doesn't necessarily make it a good investment.

Peter Allen with the University of Michigan is equipping local residents with housing investment know-how with the hope that they can go on to revitalize their neighborhoods.

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4:03pm

Fri July 17, 2015
Around the Nation

Drought Drives Demand For Groundwater, As Well-Wishers Pile Up

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 7:39 pm

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7:17pm

Thu July 16, 2015
Law

Aurora, Colo., Theater Shooter Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 8:34 pm

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In Colorado, a jury has returned its verdict on James Holmes, the man on trial for killing 12 people and wounding more than 70 others in a movie theater three years ago.

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5:38pm

Thu July 16, 2015
Latin America

A Look Inside El Chapo's Prison Escape Through A Tunnel

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 7:55 pm

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5:38pm

Thu July 16, 2015
Law

'I Always Believed' Justice System Would Change, Says Prisoner Granted Clemency

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 7:55 pm

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5:22pm

Thu July 16, 2015
Business

Employee Or Contractor? New U.S. Guidelines Could Reclassify Workers

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 10:45 pm

Until this spring, California port truck driver Alex Paz was considered an independent contractor. He had paid for fuel and registration of a truck, but the truck itself was owned by the trucking company. Some months, after the company deducted his costs, he ended up owing the company money.

"I didn't feel like I was working for myself," he says.

Under pressure from Paz and the Teamsters Union, the company reclassified him as an employee.

"It's a lot better because now you get paid. You know you're an employee," Paz says.

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5:22pm

Thu July 16, 2015
U.S.

Tennessee Community Pushes To Reopen 'Civil Rights Hero' Cold Case

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 8:10 pm

Williams is believed to be buried in the Taylor Cemetery in Brownsville, Tenn.
Debbie Elliott NPR

A rural West Tennessee community is pushing the Justice Department to reopen a 75-year-old civil rights murder case.

Elbert Williams is believed to be the first NAACP official killed for seeking to register black voters. Yet the mysterious story of his 1940 murder is not widely known.

Clues about Williams' murder are thought to be buried with him, here in the Taylor Cemetery just outside Brownsville, Tenn.

Local attorney Jim Emison walks to a corner of the cemetery, set off by two towering oaks.

"This is the area where we believe he lies," Emison says.

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5:22pm

Thu July 16, 2015
Law

Verdict Reached In Aurora, Colo., Theater Shooting

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 8:04 pm

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8:01pm

Wed July 15, 2015
Politics

Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Measures To Move Forward With Bailout

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 9:25 pm

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6:59pm

Wed July 15, 2015
It's All Politics

Logo Or No Go? When Campaign Logos Look A Little Too Familiar

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:01 pm

@CNNPolitics tweeted a combination of Scott Walker's campaign logo with America's Best Eyeglasses logo to show the design similarities.
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The "E" in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's newly unveiled presidential logo is a stylized American flag — as it turns out, one that looks remarkably similar to the logo for America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses.

The company's CEO, Reade Fahs, said he doesn't mind but also that it's unlikely the governor hasn't seen the 18-year-old logo. "It's on hundreds of stores across the country. So assuming he's got good vision, he probably would have spotted it in his campaign travels. And we have lots of stores in Wisconsin too."

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6:52pm

Wed July 15, 2015
Race

In The Age Of #BlackLivesMatter, The NAACP Tries To Reach A Younger Generation

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 11:14 am

(From left to right) Student members of the NAACP Ekow Nana-Kweson, Trinity Towns and Anscia Brown.
Walter Ray Watson Walter ray Watson

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is holding its annual convention in Philadelphia this week. For much of its 106-year history, it has been the nation's preeminent voice for civil rights and social justice. Among the topics of discussion this week: recent events in Baltimore and Ferguson.

But NAACP leaders have also addressed claims that their organization is losing relevance, especially for young people who are coming of age in an era of online activism and new protest movements like Black Lives Matter.

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5:47pm

Wed July 15, 2015
Parallels

Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 5:03 pm

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a session of Parliament in Athens on Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on reforms demanded by eurozone creditors in exchange for a new bailout.
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Whatever comes of the latest bailout plan for Greece, it may not be enough to save the country's economy, a new report from the International Monetary Fund says.

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5:01pm

Wed July 15, 2015
U.S.

Wildfire Worries Rage In Typically 'Wet' Washington State

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:01 pm

A wildfire raced through the neighborhood of Broadview in Wenatchee, Wash., destroying numerous homes and apple-processing facilities. Fire managers are worried that parts of Washington state are years behind other places in the West when it comes to fire mitigation and prevention.
David Gilkey NPR

The iconic forests of the Pacific Northwest — with their towering, moss-covered fir and pine trees — have never been this dry. The grass underneath the ferns has already turned gold.

Of the five large wildfires burning in Washington alone right now, one has scorched more than 1,500 acres of a rainforest on the typically misty Olympic Peninsula.

The wildfire threat in the drought-stricken Pacific Northwest right now is extraordinary, and there are concerns that the region may not be prepared for a long summer.

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5:01pm

Wed July 15, 2015
National Security

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Nuclear Deal With Iran 'Has To Include Their Behavior'

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 11:01 pm

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5:01pm

Wed July 15, 2015
Energy

Nuclear Deal Includes Surveillance Of Iran's Nuclear Facilities

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:01 pm

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The Iran nuclear deal includes more surveillance at the country's nuclear facilities, something President Obama says will ensure that Iran does not build a bomb.

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5:32pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Around the Nation

Residents Of Harper Lee's Hometown Celebrate 'Go Set A Watchman'

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 7:18 pm

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5:32pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Politics

Sen. Ben Cardin: Iran Nuclear Deal Still Raises 'A Lot Of Questions'

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 7:18 pm

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Now reaction from a key Democratic senator. Ben Cardin of Maryland is the ranking minority member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In a statement today, he spoke of Congress's solemn obligation to review this deal.

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5:32pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Politics

Congress To Begin 60-Day Review Period Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 7:19 pm

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4:31pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Sports

Ultramarathoner Hikes Appalachian Trail In Record Time

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 12:40 pm

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We are about to hear from a record-breaker. Scott Jurek's record time was 46 days, eight hours and seven minutes. That's how long it took the ultra-marathoner to hike the 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail, which passes through 14 states.

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4:31pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Around the Nation

New York City Reaches $5.9 Million Settlement With Eric Garner Family

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 7:18 pm

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4:31pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Middle East

Smuggled Photos Document Thousands Of Detainee Deaths In Syria

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 3:04 pm

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8:33pm

Mon July 13, 2015
All Tech Considered

On College Campuses, Suicide Intervention Via Anonymous App

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 12:54 pm

Screen shot of a Yik Yak exchange where one person expresses thoughts about possibly hurting him/herself, and others respond.
Samantha Braver

We've heard a lot about how people get ugly online — abuse others and bully because they don't have to stand behind their words. But there's an upside to anonymity on the Internet, too: Good things can happen when you don't have to say your name.

On the app Yik Yak, for example, college students are asking for help when they're feeling desperate or even suicidal — and the anonymous crowds are responding with kindness.

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6:58pm

Mon July 13, 2015
Goats and Soda

Sold Into Sex Slavery: The Plight Of African Women Migrating To Europe

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:30 pm

Katherine Streeter for NPR

While reporting on the drama of African migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, I've been startled by how many of them are pregnant or are traveling with a very young child.

When I'd ask why, they'd say they wanted to give birth in the safety of Europe.

But as I investigated, I learned there could be another, more ominous reason: Some of these pregnant women may be victims of sexual violence on the long route northward to Europe from sub-Saharan Africa — journeys that can take years.

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6:17pm

Mon July 13, 2015
Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Enters Republican Presidential Race

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:30 pm

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4:43pm

Mon July 13, 2015
Remembrances

Nintendo CEO Iwata: 'In My Heart I Am A Gamer'

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 11:42 am

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The chief executive officer of Nintendo has died. As NPR's Laura Sydell reports, Satoru Iwata was known for his accessibility to fans, and he's being remembered for a playfulness unusual among big company CEOs.

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4:43pm

Mon July 13, 2015
World

Shark Attacks Still Haunt Residents Of Reunion

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:33 pm

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4:43pm

Mon July 13, 2015
Animals

Florida Sea Turtles Stage Amazing Comeback

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 11:21 pm

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4:43pm

Mon July 13, 2015
U.S.

Wisconsin's Rebound: Less Impressive Than It Seems?

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:30 pm

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And more now on Scott Walker's tenure as governor of Wisconsin. Since he took office, unemployment in his state has fallen and growth has resumed. But critics say Wisconsin's rebound is less impressive than it might seem. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

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