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For Venezuela's 'Millionaire' Contestants, Winnings Amount To A Few Bucks

July 29
John Otis / NPR

Venezuela produces its own version of the hit game show franchise Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? In a country with runaway inflation, the top prize of 1 million bolivars is worth about $2,000.

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U.S. Navy To Name Ship Being Built In San Diego After Gay Rights Icon

July 29
Richard Gonzales / NPR

Gay righs activist Harvey Milk, a Navy vet, is the latest civil rights activist to have a vessel named for him.

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Maternity Hospital In Northern Syria Is Bombed, Charity Says

July 29
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Save the Children says the facility in rebel-held Idlib was hit by an apparent airstrike and that there were casualties. A spokesman says it is the only maternity hospital for more than 40 miles.

Investigators Dole Out New Charges To 6 State Employees In Flint Scandal

July 29
Rick Pluta / NPR

In Michigan, six state employees were charged Friday with covering up information that could have warned the public about lead contamination of the city of Flint's drinking water.

After Boko Haram Ambush, U.N. Suspends Aid Missions To Northeastern Nigeria

July 29
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton / NPR

The United Nations suspended food and relief aid to dangerous and hard-to-access areas in northeastern Nigeria, amid a catastrophic humanitarian crisis affecting half a million people.

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They 'Failed': 6 More Michigan Employees Charged In Flint Water Crisis

July 29
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

In announcing the charges, Michigan's attorney general said those accused attempted to "bury or cover up, downplay or hide information" about elevated lead levels in Flint's water supply.

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After Hacking Claims, Here's The View From Russia On The U.S. Campaign

July 29
Corey Flintoff / NPR

Russia denies that it was behind a hacking attack on the Democratic Party that led to embarrassing revelations ahead of this week's convention. "Total stupidity," says a Kremlin spokesman.

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Hackers Break Into Another Democratic Party Computer System

July 29
Brian Naylor / NPR

The DNC's congressional campaign arm is the latest hacking victim. Investigators say the breach is similar to other recent incidents and that they believe Russia is the likely culprit.

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Uber Hasn't Had An Effect On Drunken-Driving Deaths, Study Finds

July 29
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

A new study of data from 100 U.S. cities finds access to apps for ride-sharing services has not led to a decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities.

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Roundtable: Hillary's DNC; Suing Trump University; No Tipping?

July 29
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Hillary Clinton's Democratic National Convention was not like Donald Trump's Republican National Convention, for the most part. Class-action suits against Trump and his university will go to trial. A local restaurateur has had enough of tipping.

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Campaign For Universal Health Care In Colorado Seeks Bernie Sanders' Help

July 29
John Daley / NPR

An initiative on the state's November ballot would establish a single-payer health plan. Supporters hope to lure Sanders to help get out the vote.

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U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina's Voter ID Law

July 29
Camila Domonoske / NPR

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the state's law requiring voters to show photo identification. The court found that the Legislature had "discriminatory intent."

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San Diego Gun Owners Mobilize Against Proposition 63

July 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Proposition 63 would require background checks to buy ammunition and ban owning magazines with 11 or more bullets. But those provisions were already part of a series of bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month.

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Reactions To Shooting Of Two San Diego Police Officers

July 29
By KPBS News

A San Diego police gang unit officer was killed and a second was wounded late Thursday night in a shooting during a traffic stop in the southeastern San Diego. Here are reactions from local law enforcement organizations and government representatives.

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Outside Attorney Joining Prosecutors On Philando Castile Shooting Case

July 29
Camila Domonoske / NPR

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says he won't step aside but will incorporate a "special prosecutor" into his team. Castile was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop July 6.

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'Easy' Writer: Walter Mosley's Passion For Bringing Black LA Stories To Life

July 29
Karen Grigsby Bates / NPR

In Charcoal Joe, Mosley brings his iconic private eye Easy Rawlins into the haze of the late '60s, extending a literary odyssey through the transformation of black Los Angeles.

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'Forgive Us For So Much Cruelty': Pope Francis Visits Site Of Auschwitz Death Camp

July 29
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Pope Francis spent his time at the former Nazi concentration camp in near-total silence to honor the more than 1 million people who were systematically killed there.

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Florida Governor Says Local Mosquitoes Have Transmitted Zika Virus

July 29
Rae Ellen Bichell / NPR

Officials say they've found the first indication that mosquitoes are transmitting Zika virus in the U.S. Four people in South Florida are infected; travel or sexual transmission has been ruled out.

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U.S. Economy Grew By Just 1.2 Percent During 2nd Quarter

July 29
Jim Zarroli / NPR

While consumers continue to spend, business investment was down, suggesting that companies are growing nervous about the future.

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The Economy And Politics Of 1968: Now Playing In Reruns

July 29
Marilyn Geewax / NPR

Both 1968 and 2016 can be seen as good years for the economy. And yet both may be remembered for their extreme political discontent. Shouldn't good economic times make us less cranky? Apparently, not.