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Chicago Bears Release Ray McDonald After Arrest For Domestic Violence

May 25
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

It is the defensive end's second arrest in the past nine months. Police in Santa Clara, Calif., say McDonald assaulted a woman while she was holding a baby.

In California, Technology Makes "Droughtshaming" Easier Than Ever

May 25
Sam Sanders / NPR
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As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.

'Remember The Maine' — In Indiana!

May 25
Steve Walsh / NPR
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How did a monument to the USS Maine, which sank in Havana Harbor in 1898, come to rest in Indiana? The answer tells a lot about the power and influence of veterans, years after war.

Through Performance, Mississippi Students Honor Long-Forgotten Locals

May 25
Elissa Nadworny / NPR
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Every year, a history teacher in Columbus, Miss., takes high schoolers to the local cemetery. There, they tell the stories of those who are buried, and learn more about their own place in the world.

For Women's World Cup, U.S. Soccer Fans Kick It Up A Notch

May 25
Shereen Marisol Meraji / NPR
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They've been supporting the men for years. But for the first time, the American Outlaws — a growing and influential U.S. soccer fan group — will cheer for the women's national team at a World Cup.

Reports: Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55B

May 25
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

The deal would make the combined company a major rival to Comcast Corp. Comcast last month abandoned its own bid for Time Warner following concerns raised by the Justice Department.

On Memorial Day, Obama Honors Sacrifices Of Service Members

May 25
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The president called Arlington National Cemetery "more than a final resting place for fallen heroes." It is, he said, "a reflection of America itself."

Iraq, Iran Push Back Against Defense Secretary's Comments On Iraqi Forces

May 25
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

In an interview Sunday with CNN, Ash Carter said Iraqi forces lacked the "will to fight" ISIS in Anbar Province and its capital, Ramadi.

Police: Malaysia Uncovers 139 Mass Graves Believed To Hold Migrants

May 25
Martha Ann Overland / NPR
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Most of the victims are believed to be Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. They are held until their families pay more money, which few can afford to do.

Ex-Israeli Leader Ehud Olmert Sentenced To 8 Months In Corruption Trial

May 25
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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Olmert, who led Israel until 2009, unlawfully accepted money from a U.S. supporter. He is appealing the decision to the Supreme Court.

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