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#NPRreads: Middle East Air Quality, Lead Poisoning, And Jell-O

Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.

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Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Reunite For War's 50th Anniversary

Pilots and their families planted a tree at Arlington National Cemetery, and honored comrades who were killed in the war.

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Doctors Without Borders To Take Legal Action Against Bollywood Film

The aid organization also known as Médecins Sans Frontières says that Phantom portrays a worker for a "confusingly similar" group who helps track down a terrorist.

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Dartmouth Football's Brilliant Dummies

Two then-students at Dartmouth College built a game-changing mobile robotic football dummy that they say will decrease head injuries sustained from repeated tackling collisions.

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University Of Illinois Fires Football Coach Over Handling Of Player Injuries

Illini Director of Athletics Mike Thomas fired Tim Beckman on Friday; a school statement says the decision was made "in the best interests of student-athletes."

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Can You Use That In A Sentence? NPR Readers Can

We solicited sentences from our readers using Oxford Dictionaries' new words and were impressed by the responses.

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Polish Officials Say They May Have Found Secret Nazi Treasure Train

Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski says images from ground-penetrating radar have him "99 percent convinced" of the location of the hidden train, which may containing gold, gems and other loot.

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Virginia Governor: 'Clearly Too Many Guns In the Wrong Hands'

Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to introduce gun-control legislation. McAuliffe spoke two days after a gunman killed two journalists during a live broadcast.

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U.S. Appeals Court Overturns Decision That NSA Metadata Collection Was Illegal

The three-judge panel threw out a lower court ruling that found the practice unconstitutional. Congress has passed a law that will change the collection process in a few months.

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George W. Bush Returns To New Orleans To Remember Katrina

A decade after the storm that irreparably damaged his presidency, Bush visits with one of the schools that was nearly wiped out in the tragedy.

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It's A Boy! National Zoo Reveals Surviving Panda Cub's Gender

Genetic testing also showed that he was sired by Tian Tian, the zoo announced.

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CEO Of Cheating Website Ashley Madison, Noel Biderman, Has Stepped Down

The parent company, Avid Life Media, has been reeling since hackers released information on 33 million of its customers. The company did not immediately appoint a new CEO.

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Usain Bolt Jokes That American Justin Gaitlin Paid Cameraman To Take Him Down

Bolt was accidentally knocked down by a cameraman on a Segway. Bolt took the accident in stride, saying he suffered a few cuts but nothing serious.

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Defrocked Archbishop Dies Awaiting Trial On Sex Abuse Charges

Former Polish Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski was accused of paying for sex with children and possessing child pornography while he served as the Holy See's ambassador to Dominican Republic.

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Tropical Storm Erika Heads For Hispaniola, With Florida Still In Its Sight

Erika unleashed heavy rains in Dominica, leaving at least four people dead. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Erika could threaten South Florida by Monday morning.

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Top Stories: Austria Migrant Deaths; Justice Department Sued Over Fake News

Also: A student is shot and killed at Savannah State University; Colombia and Venezuela recall ambassadors over a border dispute; and today's the final of World Air Guitar Championships in Finland.

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Number Of Refugees Found Dead In Austrian Truck Rises To 71

Meanwhile, hundreds of other refugees were feared drowned off the coast of Libya. At least 100 bodies have been brought back to Libya.

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Department Of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for a government sting operation in 2007 in which the FBI created a fake news story and impersonated a journalist.

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New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock

"It kind of broke the system," says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine's auto test division. Tesla's stock rose 8 percent Thursday.

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North Dakota Legalizes Armed Police Drones

Law enforcement agencies in North Dakota are now allowed to operate drones armed with "less than lethal" weapons.

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  • Dope. So dope! /s : amiantos