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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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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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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.