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Texas Attorney General Indicted On Felony Charges, 'New York Times' Reports

Aug. 1
Camila Domonoske / NPR

State attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted on three counts of securities fraud, according to the Times, and is expected to turn himself in to authorities on Monday.

Jericho Isn't Cecil's Brother And Is Probably Still Alive, Lion Researcher Says

Aug. 1
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Citing "huge disgust and sadness," a conservation group said the lion nicknamed Jericho had been killed Saturday. But a researcher in Zimbabwe says he doesn't believe it.

Wildfires In California Spur Emergency Declaration; 1 Firefighter Dead

Aug. 1
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Nine of the largest fires cover areas of at least 1,000 acres each; a firefighter from Rapid City, S.D., was killed while battling one large blaze in Northern California.

After Devastating Injury, Austrian Pole Vaulter Is Breathing On Her Own

Aug. 1
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Doctors say the fall has left Kira Grunberg, 21, a paraplegic — a development that shocked the sports world in Europe and brought offers of emotional and financial support.

Sailing Federation Will Test Waters For Viruses In Brazil's Olympics Venues

Aug. 1
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The International Sailing Federation says the move is prompted by concerns over athletes' health and safety, after reports of raw sewage and trash in the water around Rio.

Some Kazakhs Celebrate The Loss Of the 2022 Winter Olympics

Aug. 1
Corey Flintoff / NPR
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Kazakhstan lost its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing, but a number of Kazakhs see this as an opportunity, not a loss.

MH370 Update: Recovered Jet Section Arrives At French Lab For Testing

Aug. 1
Bill Chappell / NPR
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After the large piece of debris was discovered on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week, Malaysia Airlines said it "is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777."

In Germany, Asylum-Seekers Could Fill A Chronic Workforce Need

Aug. 1
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson / NPR
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Germany has struggled with a record number of refugees, prompting calls for increased deportations. But German businesses see an opportunity in these newcomers to ease a shortage of skilled workers.

Empire Strikes PAC And Other Punny SuperPAC Names

Aug. 1
Lauren Leatherby / NPR
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My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.

Black Lives Matter: Coming To A Museum Near You?

Aug. 1
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How do you curate a museum exhibit about the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open next fall.

Winds Of Change? Rhode Island Hopes For First Offshore Wind Farm

Aug. 1
Ambar Espinoza / NPR
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Rhode Island is trying to have more success than a similar project off the coast of Massachusetts. However some residents worry the farm will disrupt the ocean view.

How Sierra Leone's Most Famous Journalist Helped NPR Get The Ebola Story

Aug. 1
Nurith Aizenman / NPR
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At the height of the epidemic, Umaru Fofana was our guide — and a one-man solution system. This summer, he stopped by NPR's headquarters for a reunion with our Ebola reporting team.

No Shame, No Euphemism: Suicide Isn't A Natural Cause Of Death

Aug. 1
John Henning Schumann / NPR
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A doctor's mother loved medicines and their potential for miracles, but she always sought to ditch them the moment she felt better. Her mental health problems eventually overwhelmed her.

Coding Camp to Baltimore Schools: Bring Us Your Bored!

Aug. 1
Elissa Nadworny / NPR
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A summer program in Baltimore has black middle-schoolers coding, designing apps and altogether hooked on engineering.

Israeli Officials Promise To Find Arsonists Who Killed Palestinian Child

Aug. 1
Daniel Estrin / NPR
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The Israeli prime minister says he's shocked and outraged at the attack. An analyst says public concern could make this a defining moment for Israelis.

Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

July 31
Jim Zarroli / NPR

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.

Watch: 164 Skydivers Fall Into Formation, Breaking World Record

July 31
Lucy Perkins / NPR
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One of the dangers was that parachutes or people could collide. The previous skydiving record was set by 138 people in 2012.

Chimps In Habeas Corpus Case Will No Longer Be Used For Research

July 31
Lucy Perkins / NPR

Hercules and Leo were used for researched at Stony Brook University will be retired. They were at the center of a court case that tested whether chimps had the same legal "personhood" as humans.

Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

July 31
Christopher Dean Hopkins / NPR
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The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.

San Diego Teachers Trade Tips, Tricks At California Teachers Summit

July 31
By Matthew Bowler
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Teachers share education techniques at the statewide California Teachers Summit.

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