Jennifer Welter, who played in a Texas Revolution game as a running back in 2014, will help coach the linebacker corps for the Arizona Cardinals this summer. Michael Prengler/CSM/Landov hide caption

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Arizona Cardinals Hire Female Coach For Training Camp And Preseason

"I am honored to be a part of this amazing team," says Jen Welter, an athlete and sports psychologist.

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Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

U.S. commodities — copper, corn, coal and more — are cheaper because of China's economic cooling. Producers got caught up in China's "teaser" demand for more of everything. It couldn't last.

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Tired Of The Big City? Consider Telecommuting From Montana MTPR

Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.

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The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

For 20 years, Conrad Cooper has been teaching children in Los Angeles to swim by earning his young students' unwavering trust.

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NATO country flags wave outside NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday. For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors met in emergency session to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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NATO Says It Stands With Turkey In Fight Against ISIS

After it began an air campaign against the so-called Islamic State, Turkey called a meeting of the 27 allies to raise the possibility of a need for NATO involvement.

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Let our panel of public radio hosts turn you on to new music by Raury, Dafnis Prieto, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Lianne La Havas and more.

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Giant Panda Jia Jia Celebrates 37th Birthday And 2 Guinness World Records

Jia Jia, who lives at an amusement park in Hong Kong, became the oldest panda ever living in captivity and the oldest panda currently living in captivity. In human terms, Jia Jia would be more than 100.

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The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby KCUR

Demo derby used to be a low-budget hobby for guys who bought jalopies for one last romp before the scrap heap. But the event has changed — and some fear it may be running out of gas.

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How Finns Make Sports Part Of Everyday Life

In Finland, 90 percent of adults take part in sports or exercise at least twice a week. The Nordic nation far outpaces the U.S. in adult sports participation. Free and easy access to facilities helps.

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The price of water in San Diego County has more than doubled lately. But vineyards require 25 percent less water than citrus. As a result, the number of wineries in the county has tripled in recent years. Lesley McClurg/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops KXJZ

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and toward planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.

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