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Texas Sheriff's Deputy Gunned Down At Gas Station

A man walked up behind Darren Goforth as he was gassing up his patrol car and fired several shots into the deputy. A manhunt has been launched for the killer.

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The Sounds Of A Murder: News Or Not?

Here's how NPR thought through whether the gunshots that killed two TV journalists should be replayed on the radio and online.

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Tropical Storm Erika May Fall Apart Over Hispaniola; Dominica Deaths At 20

The storm caused devastating flooding and landslides on the tiny island early this week, but may pose less of a threat to Florida, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

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Scientist Who Wrote Protest Song About Canada's PM Is Put On Leave

Tony Turner wrote and sang "Harperman," leading a (barefooted) choir through lyrics that ask questions such as "Who squashes all dissent?" and "Who muzzles all the scientists?"

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NHL Hall-Of-Fame Coach Al Arbour Dies At Age 82

The long-time coach of the New York Islanders won four Stanley Cup championships with the team — after winning four as a player.

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On Wall Street: Not Much Fun, But It Sure Was Interesting

Markets have been seeing some of the biggest stock-price swings in years. And economists say the extreme volatility is starting to weigh down consumer confidence.

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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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