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Teen Pilot Claims World Record In Round-The-Globe Solo Trip

Aug. 27
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

When 18-year-old Lachlan Smart touched down in eastern Australia on Saturday morning, he became youngest person to fly around the world solo in a single engine aircraft.

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49ers Quarterback Sits Out National Anthem To Protest Oppression Of Minorities

Aug. 27
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

As players rose to stand for the national anthem at the 49ers-Packers game on Friday night, quarterback Colin Kaepernick pointedly remained seated.

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Mississippi Man Charged With Murder Of Two Nuns

Aug. 27
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Nuns Paula Merrill and Margaret Held, both 68, worked as nurse practitioners providing medical care at a clinic in Holmes County, one of the poorest in the country. They were found dead on Thursday.

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After Losing Half A Beak, Grecia The Toucan Becomes A Symbol Against Abuse

Aug. 27
Carrie Kahn / NPR

After the famous toucan received a prosthetic replacement, it's story has helped spark a national movement against harming animals in Costa Rica, where a new anti-abuse bill is also gaining traction.

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Italy In Mourning: Funerals Underway For Earthquake Victims

Aug. 27
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Italy has started to bury its dead following a devastating earthquake that killed at least 290 people and left whole towns in ruins. The country has declared Saturday a national day of mourning

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Bangladeshi Police Kill Alleged 'Mastermind' Of Cafe Attack That Left 22 Dead

Aug. 27
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Police say two other suspected militants were killed in the standoff. They say Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, returned to the country in 2013 and supplied guns and arms to militants.

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#NPRreads: Take A Leisurely Trip Through These Four Stories This Weekend

Aug. 27
Elissa Nadworny / NPR

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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And The No. 1 Scrabble Nation In The World Is ...

Aug. 27
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton / NPR

Wellington Jighere of Nigeria was crowned world champ last year. He's one of many Nigerians who excel at the game. What's their secret?

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Enforcement of State Bathroom Law At UNC

Aug. 26
Richard Gonzales / NPR

Three transgender plaintiffs challenging North Carolina's law will be allowed to use the bathrooms that match their gender identities, at least until the case is tried in November.

'Don't Breathe' Serves Up Home Invasion Formula With A Twist

'Don't Breathe' Serves Up Home Invasion Formula With A Twist

Aug. 26
By Beth Accomando

A blind man turns the tables on three invaders in this new film by "Evil Dead" director Fede Alvarez.

Appeals Court Says Using Fake Social Security Number Doesn't Have To Mean Deportation

Aug. 26
Richard Gonzales / NPR

The judges say although an immigrant was convicted of using false documents to work, that doesn't make her guilty of moral turpitude. One judge calls the case a waste of taxpayers' money.

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Animal Rights Activist On Trial In Canada For Giving Water To Pigs

Aug. 26
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Anita Krajnc is facing charges of criminal mischief because she gave water to pigs bound for the slaughterhouse. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail or a $5,000 fine.

Poll: 39% Of Likely Voters Support Chargers' Stadium, Convention Plan

Poll: 39% Of Likely Voters Support Chargers' Stadium, Convention Plan

Aug. 26
By City News Service

A sampling of 678 likely voters found 36 percent in opposition of the team's plan to build a stadium and convention center annex in downtown San Diego, with 25 percent undecided.

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'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

Aug. 26
Leah Donnella / NPR

The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance.

Old Globe Turns 'October Sky' Into New Musical

Old Globe Turns 'October Sky' Into New Musical

Aug. 26
By Nina Garin

The beloved film about rocket science is adapted into a family-friendly, 'wholesome' musical.

San Diego Judge Won't Block California's Strict Child Vaccination Law

San Diego Judge Won't Block California's Strict Child Vaccination Law

Aug. 26
By Associated Press

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw comes as the law faces its first test with the end of summer break.

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'Mystery Shoppers' Help U.S. Regulators Fight Racial Discrimination At Banks

Aug. 26
Chris Arnold / NPR

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending undercover operatives to ferret out racial discrimination. They're called "testers" or "mystery shoppers" and pose as customers applying for loans.

Stadium Ballot Arguments Focus On Jobs, Future Events, Tourism And ...

Stadium Ballot Arguments Focus On Jobs, Future Events, Tourism And Priorities

Aug. 26
By City News Service

Arguments for and against the dozen measures that will be considered by city voters were turned in to city elections officials Thursday and made public Friday.

San Diego Blood Bank Working To Comply With FDA Mandate To Test For...

San Diego Blood Bank Working To Comply With FDA Mandate To Test For Zika

Aug. 26
By Kenny Goldberg, Brooke Ruth

The San Diego Blood Bank is working on a plan to comply with the FDA's requirement to test donations for the Zika virus.

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