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Dozens of additional police officers were deployed in Toronto over the weekend in response to a spike in gun violence across the city in the Canadian province of Ottawa. Despite the increased police presence, a woman is dead and 13 people are injured after a shooting Sunday night at a restaurant in the city's Greektown neighborhood. Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters that the alleged shooter was also dead. A young girl was among the injured, and Saunders says she is in critical condition. The condition of the other victims was not immediately known. The... [Read More]
A decade ago, full-time mom Alli Webb noticed a gap in the beauty market: there was no place that just focused on blow-drying hair. Now with more than 100 locations, Drybar is testament to Webb's motto: Focus on one thing and be the best at it. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," we check back in with Chris Healy, a long-haired Southern Californian who co-founded The Longhairs and created special hair ties for guys. [Read More]
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San Diego Comic-Con wrapped up on Sunday. NPR comic buffs Mallory Yu and Petra Mayer discuss highlights of the convention's last day, in which women, writers of color — and monsters — took front and center. Petra: Mallory, oh, my God, we made it. We made it. We almost got sidetracked just trying to find a place to sit down and eat some crummy convention concession pizza (although by Grabthar's hammer, crummy convention concession pizza was what my soul desired) but we made it through the week. Mallory: Petra, we ran and walked and crawled and complained... [Read More]
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Reveal reporter Aura Bogado about her investigation of two office buildings in Phoenix, Ariz., where migrant children were being held in secret. [Read More]
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Ruth Marcus and Fred Hiatt of The Washington Post about a debate playing out on their editorial page over whether Trump staffers are enabling the president or preventing catastrophe. [Read More]
Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold died Saturday at age 57. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano about Gold's legacy in Southern California. [Read More]
The Trump administration is facing a Thursday deadline to reunify migrant children separated from their families. There are more than 2,000 kids still awaiting reunification. [Read More]
The Department of Justice has released previously top-secret documents about the monitoring of former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. [Read More]
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Actors and spoken-word artists Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal wrote and star in a buddy comedy finely attuned to race and class politics. Of course, they set it in their hometown. [Read More]
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The Atlanta rapper wants to tackle big issues affecting his native city, from affordable housing and employment opportunities to better education. [Read More]
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Only about half the people with Alzheimer's symptoms get a diagnosis, partly out of fear of an incurable decline, doctors suspect. But Jose Bolardo says facing the future allows him to plan for it. [Read More]
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A GOP Congressman and former FBI agent says he thinks President Trump was manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Brian Fitzpatrick told NPR's Michel Martin on All Things Considered that he drew that conclusion after the two leaders appeared in Helsinki. "The president was manipulated by Vladimir Putin," Fitzpatrick said. "Vladimir Putin is a master manipulator." The Helsinki summit came days after Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued an indictment for 12 Russian intelligence agents accused of hacking Democratic emails and sowing confusion around the 2016 elections. Fitzpatrick sits on the House committees on Foreign Affairs and... [Read More]
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In 1998, 25 weeks into her pregnancy, Sara Arey's cervix dilated and her amniotic sac started to descend into the birth canal. She was rushed to a hospital an hour and a half away from her home near Hickory, N.C., where she stayed for more than a week before her baby was born via emergency C-section. The baby, a girl, died 12 hours later in the hospital. Arey had already had two prior miscarriages and one preterm birth in 1994. Had she been able to take a test for her risk of preterm birth, she says that she would... [Read More]
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A group called Translators Without Borders is developing a glossary to help humanitarian workers in Bangladesh communicate with Rohingya refugees. [Read More]
The New York Times' Charlie Savage explains to NPR's Korva Coleman the implications of newly declassified FBI documents about Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. [Read More]
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It's been four years since the attack on a flight in Ukraine killed several AIDS prevention advocates. Ahead of a conference, one advocate says they would have wanted to keep attention on the fight. [Read More]
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Trump meets Putin, Democratic candidates for governor debate again, and a school boundary meeting for southeastern Hillsborough County. [Read More]
Most of those migrating to the U.S. from Central America are fleeing violence and joblessness. Many come from Guatemala where returnees deported from the U.S. may only intensify those conditions. [Read More]
Seanan McGuire has published dozens of books in the past few years that take place across multiple fictional universes. We meet up with her at San Diego Comic-Con, where she meets with fans. [Read More]
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On-air challenge: Every answer today is part of the human body. I'm going to give you some words. Drop the first letter and rearrange those that remain to name the body part. Example: MARE --> EAR 1. CRAM 2. OGLE 3. POET 4. PINCH 5. CLAMP 6. ZONES 7. SHADE 8. KNISH 9. PITSAW 10. BATHER 11. DRIVEL 12. ETCHES 13. OUTGONE 14. RESCRIPT Last week's challenge: Name a famous person from Chicago — first and last names. The last name... [Read More]
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