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Hillary Clinton has already turned over 30,000 emails.
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:53

Hillary Clinton, who is a Democratic presidential candidate, will also turn over a USB drive holding copies of the 30,000 emails she has turned over to the State Department.

Officers with the Louisiana State Police patrol in New Orleans' French Quarter. Ordinary residents feel their neighborhoods need more protection, and they are frustrated by stepped-up efforts in key tourist areas such as the French Quarter.
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:08

Despite other gains, New Orleans' murder rate, which hit a 40-year low last year, is on the rise again and remains nearly quadruple that of other cities its size. Residents say police need to do more.

New Hampshire voters can take selfies, not only with their favorite candidates but with ballots marked for their favorite candidates. A federal judge has knocked down a ban on "ballot selfies."
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:03

A federal judge isn't swayed by concerns that voters could be pressured to cast ballots for certain candidates and post the proof on social media. He says the law violates guarantees of free speech.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 17:55

Donald Trump has created a "menstruation moment" with his apparent implication (later denied) that a Fox News anchor who asked tough questions was having her period.

In this photo, obtained from ABC7 News in Los Angeles, the shade balls are released into the reservoir.
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 17:41

In an effort to meet EPA regulations, conserve water and prevent algae growth in the Los Angeles Reservoir, officials are using 96 million plastic balls to cover the water's surface.

In a speech on Monday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said his compatriots  failed to protect Cecil the lion.
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 17:38

President Robert Mugabe made his first public statement about the lion, saying his compatriots must protect their country's natural resources from foreign "vandals."

Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law professor, speaks in New York City earlier this year.
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 17:02

Larry Lessig wants to crowdsource $1 million for his White House bid, which he says he would use to bring attention to political money and "fix this rigged system."

President Obama says Iran's "nuclear breakout" time will be extended from the current two or three months to at least a year under the nuclear agreement. But he acknowledges that some restrictions will fall away after 15 years and the breakout time would again shrink.
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 17:01

Iran will need at least a year to produce the material needed for a bomb, up from the current two or three months, the president says. But he acknowledges that those limitations will fall away.

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith will have surgery after a teammate broke his jaw in a locker room altercation Tuesday.
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:54

Smith, who is the process of trying to resurrect his career with the Jets, will miss six to 10 weeks with the injury.

You may not pay in Chinese yuan notes, but a drop in their value affects your spending power.
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:46

China lowered the value of the yuan, and that sent all sorts of prices lower. So you may soon be paying less for gas, food and lumber. But there are downsides too: U.S. stocks fell hard.

The yacht Adix, owned by Spanish billionaire Jaime Botin, sails off the coast of Corsica on Aug. 4, four days after French customs officials seized a Picasso painting on board.   The painting has been valued at around $28 million.
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:44

A Spanish billionaire had the painting on his yacht, but wanted to sell it in Europe. Spanish authorities intervened, calling the Picasso a "national treasure" that can't be sold abroad.

This microalgae powder is designed for use in cooking, baking and smoothies. Marketed under the name AlgaVia, the powder is starting to show up as an ingredient in grocery store items.
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:27

Some companies think microalgae could be the alternative protein of the future, but can it top plant proteins?

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:06

The parent company of Columbia House, the music-subscription king of the '80s and '90s, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Two NPR music editors remember the good and the bad.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:06

University of Virginia student Martese Johnson was left with blood covering his face after his arrest. His injuries required 10 stitches.

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama at the White House on Thursday.
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 15:54

"Frankly, we've done a pretty good job on some big pieces of business, which then allows me also to focus on some issues that we might have been working on quietly," Obama told NPR.


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