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Kushner To Meet Senators Over Russia Probe; Louisville Clinic Protests

Congressional investigators probing Russia's meddling in the U.S. election will meet with White House adviser Jared Kushner, who is married to President Trump's daughter Ivanka. And, protests erupt outside Kentucky's last clinic that performs abortions.

Monday, July 24th, 2017

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Analysis

Americans Prefer Democratic House Candidates In 2018...For Now

Democrats have led in the generic ballot since Trump took office. That may be encouraging, but the 2018 midterm outlook isn't entirely rosy for them. Here's why.

When it comes to convincing climate change deniers, Al Gore says, "Mother Nature is more persuasive than the scientific community." Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Environment

Despite Climate Change Setbacks, Al Gore 'Comes Down On The Side Of Hope'

Even though President Donald Trump promised to pull the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, Al Gore still sees an "excellent chance" of meeting the accord's commitments to reduce global warming.

Despite Climate Change Setbacks, Al Gore 'Comes Down On The Side Of Hope'

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Around the Nation

Scars Still Run Deep In Motor City 50 Years After Detroit Riots

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Detroit police raided an illegal after-hours club when a brick was thrown and the city ignited into five days of rioting. Many African-Americans see it as rebellion against decades of harassment.

Scars Still Run Deep In Motor City 50 Years After Detroit Riots

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Anthony Rowe, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, wants bikes to feed information to nearby cars to avoid collisions. His back is fitted with an array of precise instruments and a battery hidden in the water bottle. Margaret J. Krauss/WESA hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety's Sake

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Autonomous vehicles have gotten pretty good at detecting other cars and pedestrians. But "seeing" bikes and predicting what they'll do is still a challenge. The answer may lie in bikes themselves.

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety's Sake

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Fiona, a premature hippo calf born six weeks early, on Jan. 24, now weighs at least a whopping 375 pounds. Courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo hide caption

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Animals

While Fighting The Odds, Fiona The Hippo Became A Social Media Star

Born six weeks premature, Fiona's odds didn't look good. Now the baby hippo is celebrating her six-month birthday alongside all of her followers, who cheer her on through social media.

While Fighting The Odds, Fiona The Hippo Became A Social Media Star

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Interviews

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

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.

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

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San Antonio police officers are seen in a parking lot where eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer that contained at least 30 others outside a Walmart store. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

At Least 9 Dead, Dozens More Found In Tractor-Trailer In San Antonio

A 60-year-old Florida man is in federal custody over a case of apparent human trafficking in Texas. San Antonio emergency personnel found 39 people in the back of a truck in a Walmart parking lot.

Anthony Scaramucci, incoming White House communications director, takes a question from the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Friday, July 21, 2017. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Politics

Trump's New Message Man Is A Harvard-Educated Former Wall Streeter With Humble Roots

In a surprise move Friday that set off a chain reaction of other personnel changes, President Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci to be the new White House communications director.

Trump's New Message Man Is A Harvard-Educated Former Wall Streeter With Humble Roots

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Parallels - World News

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

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.

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

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A fisherman holds out a fish for a seal off of a boat owned by Carlos Rafael in New Bedford, Mass. Rafael was the biggest 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. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Sentencing Approaches for New England's 'Codfather'

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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.

Sentencing Approaches for New England's 'Codfather'

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Author Interviews

A Veteran TV News Anchor Pens A Prescient Novel In 'Amanda Wakes Up'

Alisyn Camerota's book is about a political newcomer fresh from Hollywood facing off against a female senator. But 2016 similarities aside, the CNN anchor says she wrote it long before the election.

A Veteran TV News Anchor Pens A Prescient Novel In 'Amanda Wakes Up'

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Jessica Hernandez describes her music as "Latin-punk-Motown-soul — it's a little bit of everything." Taylor Bonin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Jessica Hernandez On Her New Motor City Sound

For her latest project, the Detroit native wrote a double album in both English and Spanish. It's a nod to the sounds of her city and to the cultures of her Cuban dad and Mexican-American mom.

Jessica Hernandez On Her New Motor City Sound

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All Songs Considered

The Songs Of Sylvan Esso, Like You've Never Heard Them Before

For one day only, members of Wye Oak, The Mountain Goats, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mountain Man and Megafaun joined Sylvan Esso to reimagine and record the electronic duo's music as a full band.

The Songs Of Sylvan Esso, Like You've Never Heard Them Before

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