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Boaty McBoatface Makes Its Triumphant Return, Hauling 'Unprecedented Data'

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:16:00 -0400

The curiously named submersible wrapped up its inaugural voyage last week. And, as the British Antarctic Survey noted Wednesday, Boaty acquitted itself well on the seven-week expedition.

After Abuse Scandal, USA Gymnastics Says It Will Take Steps To Protect Athletes

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:59:00 -0400

The organization's board unanimously adopted 70 recommendations of an independent report. But some say the governing body's pledge to do better isn't enough.

Federal Appeals Court Paves Way For Ohio To Resume Lethal Injections

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:44:00 -0400

It was a contentious decision that split the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges in an 8-6 vote. A lower court had halted executions. The judges focused on the effects of the sedative midazolam.

Chesapeake Bay Dead Zones Are Fading, But Proposed EPA Cuts Threaten Success

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:22:00 -0400

After years of failed attempts at cleaning up the dead zones, the Chesapeake Bay, once a national disgrace, is teeming with wildlife again. But success is fragile, and it might be even more so now.

Episode 286: Libertarian Summer Camp

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:17:50 -0400

We visited a libertarian summer paradise. What we found: People paying in gold. Exotic bacon dishes. A nine-year-old selling alcohol.

Smithsonian Exhibit Explores Religious Diversity's Role In U.S. History

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

The Smithsonian's new religion curator tells the story of belief's role in U.S. history. The first exhibit shows that America was founded on the basis of religious diversity.

Kazakhstan Builds Futuristic City For World Expo, But Forgets To Invite Guests

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter James Palmer about his experience at the World Expo in Kazakhstan earlier this month. The world fair has grandiose architecture, booths from more than 100 countries, music, food and even cameo appearances by world leaders, but it doesn't have a huge audience.

Venezuela's Supreme Court Attacked By Rogue Police Helicopter

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Brian Ellsworth, a senior correspondent for Reuters in Caracas, about the aftermath of the attack on Venezuela's Supreme Court by a rogue police helicopter.

South Dakota Meat Producer Settles 'Pink Slime' Suit Against ABC News

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

A South Dakota meat processor has settled its defamation and libel suit against ABC News after a disputed 2012 report on the company's "finely textured beef" that ABC called "pink slime."

Top U.S. Diplomat Resigns After Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

When President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate accord, David Rank decided to hand in his resignation. He was the senior U.S. diplomat in China and served in the U.S. Foreign Service for 27 years. He talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about the decision to leave.

Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Registers As A Foreign Agent

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

Paul Manafort's firm took in more than $17 million working for Ukraine's Party of Regions, which is widely considered to have had strong ties to the Kremlin.

Lawmakers Warn Senate Health Care Bill Could Worsen Opioid Crisis

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

Some senators are concerned about how the Senate Republicans health care bill would affect treatment for opioid addiction.

55 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Senate Health Care Bill

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

A new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll shows President Trump's approval ratings below 40 percent and approval of the GOP health care proposal in the teens. This toxic environment makes it even tougher for Republicans to forge a deal to meet their twin goals of repealing the Affordable Care Act and making affordable care more accessible.

Olympic Federations Fight For Ownership Of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

Two Olympic federations for surfing and canoeing are arguing over which of them gets to claim stand-up paddle boarding — the next Olympic candidate. The Court of Arbitration for Sport will decide who can adopt the popular water sport.

New Island Surfaces Along Coast Of North Carolina's Outer Banks

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

There's a new island off the coast of North Carolina. Dave Hallac, Superintendent of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, tells NPR's Robert Siegel about it.