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Judge Says A 'Well-Planned Conspiracy' In Kim Jong Nam's Death

Aug. 16
James Doubek / NPR

Two women who are accused of an attack on the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un using a nerve agent are to remain in custody after a judge said there was enough evidence of a "conspiracy."

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Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?

Aug. 16
Yuki Noguchi / NPR

Many employers use online ads to attract younger workers. Several pending lawsuits are testing whether employers using highly targeted recruitment ads can be sued for age discrimination.

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Colorado Baker Sues State Again, After Refusing To Make Cake For Transgender Woman

Aug. 16
James Doubek / NPR

Jack Phillips, who prevailed in a Supreme Court case about his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, is suing Colorado in a case involving a cake celebrating gender transition.

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Bills And Bulletproof Backpacks: Safety Measures For A New School Year

Aug. 16
Alexis Arnold / NPR

As summer draws to a close, schools are beefing up security, and some parents are buying bulletproof school supplies. In Washington, one agency wants students to learn about traumatic injuries.

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Till Victory Is Won: The Staying Power Of 'Lift Every Voice And Sing'

Aug. 16
Claudette Lindsay-Habermann / NPR

Beyonce sang it at Coachella. Kim Weston sang it at Wattstax. The song often called the "black national anthem" is still with us — in part because the struggle it describes never went away.

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Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer

Aug. 16
Rob Stein / NPR

To outwit cancer, researchers are working on better ways to teach patients' immune system to root out and kill malignant cells. A promising approach involves cells that attack cancer two ways at once.

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Heitkamp Stresses Independence As Path To Re-Election In Trump Country

Aug. 16
Kelsey Snell / NPR

Republicans say North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's emphasis on her points of agreement with Trump won't wash away the fact that she's a Democrat in a solidly red state.

In Matt Groening's Fantasy Series 'Disenchantment,' The Humor Is Elf-Referential

Aug. 16
Glen Weldon / NPR

The Netflix series features lush animation and strong voice work, but its three core characters are so reminiscent of Futurama's central trio they struggle to stand on their own.

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Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

Aug. 16
James Doubek / NPR

Staff members of the editorial page at The Boston Globe coordinated a campaign for hundreds of papers to simultaneously publish opinion pieces defending the role of the free press.

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Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

Aug. 16
Scott Neuman / NPR

More than 70 people fell ill in or around a historic park in New Haven, near the Yale University campus. Police believe the synthetic cannabinoid K2 laced with fentanyl caused the rash of overdoses.

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