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'Going There': 3 Prominent Detroit Natives Reflect On The 1967 Riot

July 23
Matthew S. Schwartz / NPR

In 1967, more than 150 riots erupted across the country. But one in particular seemed to consume the national conversation: Detroit. Three prominent Detroit figures share their stories from that time.

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Defense Attorney For Police In 'Algiers Motel Shooting': 'Am I A Soulless Person?'

July 23
Matthew S. Schwartz / NPR

Norman Lippitt defended Detroit police officers after the 1967 death of three black men, in what's known as the Algiers Motel shooting. NPR's Michel Martin discusses the case with Lippitt.

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Snooty The Manatee Dies, And A Florida Community Mourns

July 23
Bill Chappell / NPR

Snooty was the oldest manatee in captivity — and he was believed to be the oldest on record, according to the South Florida Museum in Bradenton.

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Father Of Girl Ticketed For Selling Lemonade Responds To Supporters: 'Make A Stand'

July 23
Bill Chappell / NPR

A 5-year-old girl whose sidewalk lemonade stand brought a $195 fine in London has been invited to set up shop elsewhere. Her dad says, "Now she feels less sour about the experience."

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American Jordan Spieth Wins Golf's British Open

July 23
Ravenna Koenig / NPR

The 23-year-old Texan won his third major golf tournament.

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Chris Froome Wins His Fourth Tour De France Title In Paris

July 23
Bill Chappell / NPR

It's the third straight Tour de France victory for Froome, in a race that saw him lose the yellow jersey midway through the tour's 21 stages.

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As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find Centuries-Old Way Of Life In Danger

July 23
Eyder Peralta / NPR

Nomadic herders in Kenya's northwest are having to move farther afield as sustained drought fundamentally changes the landscape. The result: no grasses for their herds.

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For New U.S. Mideast Peace Envoy, It Will Be A Long Road To 'Ultimate Deal'

July 23
Daniel Estrin / NPR

For years, Jason Greenblatt was chief legal officer at the Trump Organization. Now his job is to help bring peace to the Middle East. His closeness to Trump may help, but it's no guarantee of success.

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Sentencing Approaches for New England's 'Codfather'

July 23
Simon Rios / NPR

Carlos Rafael was a fishing magnate in America's most lucrative port. As he faces sentencing for a scheme to cheat fishing quotas, many worry about the fate of local jobs if his empire is dismantled.

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The Next 'Game of Thrones' Could Be Set In Post-Apocalyptic Africa

July 23
Mako Muzenda / NPR

HBO has optioned the novel Who Fears Death by sci-fi writer Nnedi Okorafor. And the man behind GoT — George R.R. Martin — is at the helm.

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