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NPR Photographer, Interpreter Killed In Afghanistan

David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna were killed while traveling on a convoy with an Afghan army unit.

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Novak Djokovic Wins French Open, Completes Career Grand Slam

After dropping the first set to Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic the world's no. 1 player took control over the match to win the next three sets.

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Garbine Muguruza Wins French Open By Defeating Serena Williams

Spain's Garbine Muguruza on Saturday won the women's singles final 7-5, 6-4 at the French Open. On Sunday, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will face off for the men's singles title.

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A Beer, A Plan, A Pipeline: Belgian Brewer Will Funnel Beer 2 Miles Away

When he launched his plan last spring, brewery CEO Xavier Vanneste said it was "no longer sustainable" to rely on trucks to cope with its growing production levels.

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#NPRreads: 3 Stories That Go Behind The Headlines

From a check-in on the fallout of a devastating scandal to a look at safety efforts at zoos, these stories give us more detail on the news we thought we knew.

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'A World Without Muhammad Ali': Reactions To A Champion's Death

Muhammad Ali was an international superstar, loved as much for his humanity and wit as for his boxing skills. Now he's being mourned by everyone from former foes to the president.

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Muhammad Ali, The Boxing Poet Who Inspired Liquid Prose

A life that transected America's defining issues — race and religion; war and sports — also inspired writing that was nearly as captivating as the man himself.

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How Should You Look At The Jobs Report? Try These Different Angles

The latest monthly jobs report showed a sharp slowdown in hiring. Economists, who didn't see the drop coming, suggest reasons ranging from a workers' strike to presidential politics.

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Muhammad Ali Is Reportedly In Serious Condition At Arizona Hospital

The boxing legend's treatment could be complicated by symptoms of Parkinson's, the debilitating disease from which he's suffered for more than 30 years.

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3 In Minnesota Found Guilty Of Conspiring To Commit Murder Overseas

All of the men are Somali-Americans who are in their early 20s; they now face maximum sentences of life in prison.

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Chicago Releases Videos Of Police In Alleged Excessive Force Cases

The move comes as the city is struggling to regain public trust in its police force in the wake of the fatal shooting of a 17 year old.

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Cannot Go On Strike, Court Rules

The federal ruling removes the possibility that the American women might refuse to play in this summer's Rio Olympics as part of the maneuvering over their union contract.

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Ex-FIFA Head Blatter, 2 Others Allegedly Paid Themselves $80 Million

Investigators say a series of contract amendments resulted in payouts of tens of millions of dollars in salary and bonuses to the three executives from 2011 to 2015.

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Tea, Pride, Mystery: For One Family That Fled The Nazis, A Tin Canister Held It All

Last month, we reported on a mug that hid jewelry from Nazi eyes. Now a family shares their own story of a tea canister carried from Poland to Russia to America — with the possibility of gold inside.

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Top Stories: Startling Jobless Report; U.S. Soldiers Killed In Texas Flooding

Also: Fights erupt at a California rally between supporters and opponents of Donald Trump; Chicago will release data on the use of force by city police; and it's National Donut Day!

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U.S. Economy Adds Just 38,000 Jobs In May, Far Short Of Expectations

Economists had anticipated 160,000 new jobs, even factoring in a large strike by Verizon employees. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate declined because of people dropping out of the workforce.

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At Least 5 Soldiers Dead In Fort Hood After Truck Overturned In Swollen Creek

Teams are searching for four soldiers still missing after the tactical vehicle was swept away. Torrential rains have caused flooding in much of central Texas, and caused streams and rivers to rise.

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Japanese Boy, 7, Is Reportedly Found Alive After 6 Days Lost In Forest

Hundreds of people had taken up the search for the seven-year-old who was lost in bear-inhabited woods in Hokkaido, a large island in northern Japan.

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New U.S. Ban On Ivory Sales To Protect Elephants

New regulation will ban almost all sales of African elephant ivory in the U.S. The changes will allow sale and transport of musical instruments, guns and other items made with small amounts of ivory.

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Blue Angels Pilot Dies After Crash During Training Near Nashville

The jet went down in an open field not far from an apartment complex, local officials said during a news conference Thursday afternoon.

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