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Empire Strikes PAC And Other Punny SuperPAC Names

Aug. 1
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My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.

Black Lives Matter: Coming To A Museum Near You?

Aug. 1
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How do you curate a museum exhibit about the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open next fall.

Winds Of Change? Rhode Island Hopes For First Offshore Wind Farm

Aug. 1
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Rhode Island is trying to have more success than a similar project off the coast of Massachusetts. However some residents worry the farm will disrupt the ocean view.

How Sierra Leone's Most Famous Journalist Helped NPR Get The Ebola Story

Aug. 1
Nurith Aizenman / NPR
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At the height of the epidemic, Umaru Fofana was our guide — and a one-man solution system. This summer, he stopped by NPR's headquarters for a reunion with our Ebola reporting team.

No Shame, No Euphemism: Suicide Isn't A Natural Cause Of Death

Aug. 1
John Henning Schumann / NPR
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A doctor's mother loved medicines and their potential for miracles, but she always sought to ditch them the moment she felt better. Her mental health problems eventually overwhelmed her.

Coding Camp to Baltimore Schools: Bring Us Your Bored!

Aug. 1
Elissa Nadworny / NPR
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A summer program in Baltimore has black middle-schoolers coding, designing apps and altogether hooked on engineering.

Israeli Officials Promise To Find Arsonists Who Killed Palestinian Child

Aug. 1
Daniel Estrin / NPR
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The Israeli prime minister says he's shocked and outraged at the attack. An analyst says public concern could make this a defining moment for Israelis.

Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

July 31
Jim Zarroli / NPR

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.

Watch: 164 Skydivers Fall Into Formation, Breaking World Record

July 31
Lucy Perkins / NPR
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One of the dangers was that parachutes or people could collide. The previous skydiving record was set by 138 people in 2012.

Chimps In Habeas Corpus Case Will No Longer Be Used For Research

July 31
Lucy Perkins / NPR

Hercules and Leo were used for researched at Stony Brook University will be retired. They were at the center of a court case that tested whether chimps had the same legal "personhood" as humans.