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Mexico Soccer Coach Loses Job After Allegedly Punching Reporter

July 28
Lucy Perkins / NPR
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The altercation came just two days after Mexico's soccer team won the Gold Cup over Jamaica.

Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

July 28
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The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservationists. A conservationist in Zimbabwe says a ban should be imposed on the hunting of endangered animals.

Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT and ACT?

July 28
Claudio Sanchez / NPR
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George Washington University is the latest and one of the largest private universities to drop its admissions testing requirement.

Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

July 28
Bill Chappell / NPR

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of two miles – and can very accurately kill that person."

After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

July 28
Carrie Johnson / NPR
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The Obama administration offered help to non-violent offenders like Dana Bowerman, but more than half the applications sent to the Clemency Project 2014 have not been processed.

During Pool Season, Even Lifeguard Numbers Are Taking A Dive

July 28
Leoneda Inge / NPR
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This summer, even the most crowded pools are struggling to hire enough lifeguards, and are cutting hours as a result. In a rebounding economy, teens are opting for higher-paying jobs or no job at all.

Imprisoned Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released In November

July 28
Sam Sanders / NPR
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Pollard, a former Navy analyst, received a life sentence for trying to sell classified information to Israel. He has served nearly 30 years.

Human Error Caused Virgin Galactic Crash, Investigators Say

July 28
Lucy Perkins / NPR
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SpaceShipTwo broke apart during an October test flight because the co-pilot unlocked a section of the spaceship's tail too early, the National Transportation and Safety Board announced.

NFL's Goodell Confirms Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension

July 28
Bill Chappell / NPR

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady supported "the actions of other team employees to deflate game footballs" below required levels, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says.

Political Campaigns Go Social, But Email Is Still King

July 28
James Doubek / NPR
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Campaigns are Periscoping, Tweeting, Facebooking, Snapchatting and Instagramming. But campaigns and strategists say the biggest bang comes from new ways of using the ol' email list.

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