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5:09pm

Sun July 19, 2015
Environment

In Lake Mead, Lower Water Levels Make Exploring B-29 Wreckage Easier

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 4:29 pm

The reservoir outside Las Vegas is home to the wreck of a B-29 bomber that crashed in 1948. The region's drought has lowered water levels so much that scuba divers can now explore the wreck. (This story originally aired on Morning Edition on July 9, 2015.)

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5:09pm

Sun July 19, 2015
Business

Examining Hollywood's Pay Disparities

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 10:28 am

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Actress Amanda Syefried caused a stir in Hollywood this past week for telling an interviewer with Britain's Sunday Times she had been paid just 10 percent of what her male co-star received for a movie made a few years ago, but she didn't say which movie.

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5:48pm

Sat July 18, 2015
Environment

Birds, Bees And The Power Of Sex Appeal: The Ribald Lives Of Flowers

Originally published on Sat July 18, 2015 6:33 pm

Stephen Buchmann Scribner

Flowers, bugs and bees: Stephen Buchmann wanted to study them all when he was a kid.

"I never grew out of my bug-and-dinosaur phase," he tells NPR's Arun Rath. "You know, since about the third grade, I decided I wanted to chase insects, especially bees."

These days, he's living that dream. As a pollination ecologist, he's now taking a particular interest in how flowers attract insects. In his new book, The Reason for Flowers, he looks at more than just the biology of flowers — he dives into the ways they've laid down roots in human history and culture, too.

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5:10pm

Sat July 18, 2015
Music Interviews

Leaving Los Angeles: Rickie Lee Jones Turns A Decade Into An Album

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 2:51 pm

The new album The Other Side of Desire marks Jones' first original material in years, spurred on by a life-changing move to New Orleans.
David McClister Courtesy of the artist

If you turned on a radio in 1979, there was very good chance you'd hear the music of Rickie Lee Jones. At only 24, she leapt onto the world stage with her big single "Chuck E.'s in Love." Rolling Stone called her "the dutchess of coolsville."

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5:08pm

Sat July 18, 2015
Education

They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 1:26 pm

Head coach Po-Shen Loh (far left) and assistant coaches John Berman and Alex Zhai (far right) flank the members of the winning squad: Shyam Narayanan, David Stoner, Michael Kural, Ryan Alweiss, Yang Liu and Allen Liu.
Courtesy of Po-Shen Loh

In one of this year's most intense international competitions, the United States has come out as best in the world — and this time, we're not talking about soccer.

This week, the top-ranked math students from high schools around the country went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Chiang Mai, Thailand. And, for the first time in more than two decades, they won.

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5:08pm

Sat July 18, 2015
U.S.

Theodore Roosevelt's 'Summer White House' Reopens To The Public

Originally published on Sat July 18, 2015 6:33 pm

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5:08pm

Sat July 18, 2015
World

In Northern Ireland, 'Terror Gets Old,' But Divisions Linger

Originally published on Sat July 18, 2015 9:00 pm

Courtesy of Corinne Purtill and Mark Oltmanns

In Northern Ireland, "the Troubles" — the long and bloody conflict between Catholic Irish nationalists and pro-British Protestants — formally came to an end with a peace agreement in 1998.

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10:28am

Sat July 18, 2015
Community

As Chattanooga Mourns, Residents Struggle To Find Meaning In The Killings

Flags and balloons sit near the entrance to the Amincola Highway site where the second round of shootings happened.
Credit Michael Edward Miller

Shock continues to ripple through Chattanooga, Tenn., as residents try to cope with Thursday's attack. Rabbit Zielke of WUTC reports on the community's reaction.

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5:14pm

Fri July 17, 2015
Parallels

Nuclear Deal Opens Up Potential For Investors In Iran's Stock Market

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 7:39 pm

Iranian stockbrokers monitor share prices at the Tehran Stock Exchange in April. The historical Iran nuclear deal could open the country's market up to international investors.
Vahid Salemi AP

Iran may not be fond of Western-style capitalism, but it has a stock market where shares in Iranian companies are traded.

And if sanctions are lifted following the nuclear deal, it could be where international investors road-test Iran's economy.

Earlier this week, just after the landmark deal about the future of Iran's nuclear program had been announced, Radman Rabii in Teheran was excited about the future.

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4:48pm

Fri July 17, 2015
News

Military Recruitment Centers Have A History Of Being Targeted

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 7:39 pm

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4:48pm

Fri July 17, 2015
Around the Nation

The Flap Over 'Banana Derby': Some Don't See Monkey Jockeys' Appeal

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 8:36 am

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A moment now to explore the line between cute and cruel.

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4:22pm

Fri July 17, 2015
Europe

In Merkel's Uncomfortable Moment, A Glimpse Of Germany's Difficult Decisions

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 7:39 pm

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A moment now of reality colliding with politics.

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At an event called Good Living in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with some schoolchildren.

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4:11pm

Fri July 17, 2015
Movie Interviews

In Portrait Of A Boxer, Fuqua Takes The Action Outside The Ring

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 7:39 pm

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Director Antoine Fuqua's films - blockbusters like "Training Day," "Olympus Has Fallen" and last year's hit, "The Equalizer" - feature heroes who are handy with a weapon and not squeamish about revenge.

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4:08pm

Fri July 17, 2015
U.S.

Professor Delivers A Crash Course In Real Estate Investing To Detroiters

Originally published on Sun July 19, 2015 1:20 pm

University of Michigan professor Peter Allen lectures to students during his real estate investing course.
Jason Margolis NPR

You can snap up a home for just a few thousand dollars in Detroit these days. But just because a property is cheap, that doesn't necessarily make it a good investment.

Peter Allen with the University of Michigan is equipping local residents with housing investment know-how with the hope that they can go on to revitalize their neighborhoods.

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3:08am

Fri July 17, 2015

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