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Houston Texans players kneel during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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How The NFL's New Rule On Protesting Is Being Perceived By Players

NFL owners announced Wednesday that players must stand during the playing of the national anthem. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Howard Bryant of ESPN and author of the book The Heritage.

How The NFL's New Rule On Protesting Is Being Perceived By Players

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Janet Guthrie, 80, a retired professional race car driver, poses for a portrait during Legends Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sat. May 26, 2018 the day before the Indy 500 in Indianapolis. She is the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. Meg Vogel for NPR hide caption

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Indy 500 Pioneer Janet Guthrie Savors The Day She Made History

In 1977, the racing world was fascinated with driver Janet Guthrie's presence at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The day she sealed her spot in the race-day lineup, nothing seemed to be going right.

Listen: Janet Guthrie On Making Indianapolis 500 History

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President Donald Trump, center, pardons Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House on May 24. Trump is joined by, from left: Linda Haywood; Deontay Wilder; Keith Frankel; Sylvester Stallone; Lennox Lewis; Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Trump's Moves May Mark A New Era Of The Celebrity Pardon

Trump has issued four pardons in his first 16 months as president — including one this week of boxer Jack Johnson — outpacing his three most recent predecessors.

Trump's Moves May Mark A New Era Of The Celebrity Pardon

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In this image provided by the Holt family, Joshua Holt, his wife Thamara and her daughter Marian Leal, board a plane at the airport in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday. Holt family photo via AP hide caption

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Joshua Holt, American Held In Venezuela, Is Welcomed Home

President Trump greeted the 26-year-old Utah man Saturday. Holt, who traveled to Venezuela to marry his fiancée in 2016, was jailed for nearly two years on what the U.S. believes are bogus charges.

Rose McGowan appears at Loudoun County District Court for a preliminary hearing after cocaine was found in the wallet she left on an airplane at Dulles International Airport last year. She says she believes she was framed. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Rose McGowan: Put Me On The Stand Against Weinstein

The actress was one of the first women to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual assault. She says she had not believed the movie mogul would face charges, but now hopes he will be convicted.

Astronaut Alan Bean was photographed by Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., who is reflected in Bean's helmet visor, during the Apollo 12 moonwalk in 1969. Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr./NASA hide caption

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Alan Bean, Apollo 12 Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon, Dies At 86

Bean was the lunar module pilot of Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing, in 1969. Later in life, as a painter, he chronicled the people and experience of the Apollo program.

A sign is posted May 25 in the window of a Starbucks store, in Chicago. Starbucks will close more than 8,000 stores nationwide on Tuesday to conduct anti-bias training for employees. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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On 'White Fear Being Weaponized' And How To Respond

White people have called the police on black people in multiple incidents recently, despite no crimes being committed. Professor Khalil Muhammad thinks it's a problem with a complex history.

On 'White Fear Being Weaponized' And How To Respond

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Mezzo-soprano Aleks Romano performs in Carmen in Concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on April 21, 2018. Shannon Finney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'My Voice Should Be Heard': #MeToo And The Women Of Opera

Three women — a soprano, a mezzo-soprano, and a vice president of opera programming — join NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro for a conversation about harassment and inequity in the opera world.

'My Voice Should Be Heard': #MeToo And The Women Of Opera

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Newarker Josie Gonsalves says Newark Police's surveillance system will change how residents carry themselves in public. With the new technology, "everyone becomes a suspect," she says. Marco Jeurissen/Getty Images hide caption

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Newark Police Camera System Relies On Residents, Stirring Privacy Concerns

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To bolster safety, the high-crime New Jersey city is installing hundreds of cameras. But the new technology is raising civil liberties issues, as the footage is available to anyone with a cellphone.

Newark Police Camera System Relies On Residents, Stirring Privacy Concerns

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Left-wing Republican party leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates the "Yes" campaign in Dublin as the results from the referendum begin to come in on Saturday. They show overwhelming support to lift a ban on abortion. Peter Morrison/AP hide caption

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Ireland Resoundingly Votes To Legalize Abortion

The country has some of the strictest laws on abortion in the developed world. That changed Saturday, when 66.4 percent of voters chose to repeal a constitutional amendment.

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In Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Wars, A Peacemaker Takes On Her Toughest Case

In the Eastern Highlands, the accusation of sorcery is a vigilante's rallying cry. Such accusations often lead to violence and are believed to be responsible for dozens of deaths every year.

In Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Wars, A Peacemaker Takes On Her Toughest Case

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Cathy Sprigg (right) with her son, Army Spc. Robert Joseph Allen, at Tampa International Airport in 2010. Allen was headed back to Iraq after being on leave for the birth of his son. Courtesy of Cathy Sprigg hide caption

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'He Had A Very Sad Heart': This Memorial Day, Remembering The Overlooked Heroes

A mother's once "happy-go-lucky" son took his own life in after serving in Iraq. Because of this, she feels he's not seen as a "hero," like his fellow soldiers — which makes her loss more painful.

'He Had A Very Sad Heart': This Memorial Day, Remembering The Overlooked Heroes

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Widely perceived as fierce guardians of health care spending, insurers, in many cases, aren't. In fact, they often agree to pay high prices, then pass them along to patients. Justin Volz for ProPublica hide caption

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Why Your Health Insurer Doesn't Care About Your Big Bills

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Patients may think their insurers are fighting on their behalf for the best prices. But saving patients money is often not their top priority. Just ask Michael Frank about his hip surgery.

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19. Lars Borges/Kensington Palace/Getty hide caption

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No Nerves From 19-Year-Old Royal Wedding Cellist

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a rising star in the U.K. classical world, wants to serve as an inspiration for musicians even younger than he is.

No Nerves From 19-Year-Old Royal Wedding Cellist

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