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Yosemite Valley is scheduled to reopen next week while firefighters continue to fight the Ferguson fire. Still, climate scientists and forest managers say change is at hand for the iconic National Park.
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Today's common drum kit is just 100 years old, even though drums have been around for millenia. It fell out of favor with the advent of drum machines and sampling. For many, there's no substitute.
Clare, recently widowed, goes to a movie and sees her husband. Is he real? Or does she just think he's real? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Laura van den Berg about her latest novel, The Third Hotel.
The NFL's new helmet rules and controversy for football coach Urban Meyer at Ohio State in this week's sports roundup.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been violently spewing lava since early May. There is no way to know if or when the lava will stop and businesses are struggling with the uncertainty.
California hasn't had a month without a wildfire since 2012. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Mike Feyh of the Sacramento Fire Department about the strain on firefighters.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with William Hitchcock, a historian who resigned from a University of Virginia think tank to protest its hiring of a former Trump administration official.
Priya Konings is an attorney with KIND, Kids in Need of Defense, a New York based nonprofit that has been working to reunite migrant children and families in New York. She talks with Scott Simon.
With the 2018 midterms approaching, election security is a major concern for state governments. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Politico cybersecurity reporter Eric Geller.
The first week of Paul Manafort's trial is over. Manafort, a veteran lobbyist and Donald Trump's 2016 campaign chairman, is fighting charges of bank and tax fraud.
The Darkest Minds is a film adaptation of dystopian young adult novels with some similarities to current events. NPR's Scott Simon talks to director Jennifer Yuh Nelson about it.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with New York Times Magazine reporter Vanessa Grigoriadis about NXIVM. Several top members of the self-improvement company face sex trafficking charges.
From buses that catch fire to uncollected trash, Rome is facing a mess of problems with urban services. One group has responded by filling 5,000 potholes as the city tries to repair itself.
We remember two cyclists, Lauren Geoghegan and Jay Austin, killed in Tajikistan Sunday.
More than 100 people — candidates, future candidates and campaign staffers — gathered in Atlanta to learn about running for political office.
Facebook has been removing fake accounts linked to campaigns designed to influence the midterm elections. NPR's Scott Simon asks the ACLU's Ben Wizner to weigh in on free speech issues.
This month, Delhi students saw a new course added to their traditionally rigid curriculum. To confront academic pressures linked to India's high suicide rate, public schools are teaching mindfulness.
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President Trump focused on positive economic news this week while there were noteworthy developments in the story of Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.
CBS CEO Les Moonves has been accused of sexual misconduct in a new story published by The New Yorker.
In Major League Baseball, the perennial powerhouse teams are looking strong as the trade deadline approaches. Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant.