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Live Tweets: Cavs-Warriors Are Back For NBA Game One

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 6:00pm

The wait for the finals is finally over. Follow along with with NPR reporters and fans before and during tonight's game here or on Twitter.

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Trump's Speech On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal, Annotated

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 5:45pm

NPR journalists have fact-checked and analyzed the president's announcement that the U.S. will pull out of the international accord, including Trump's comments on terrorism and the economy.

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Austin Mayor Responds To Man Angry About 'Wonder Woman' Screening

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:52pm

"I hope every man will boycott Austin," the man wrote. The mayor's response? "Your email account has been hacked. ... this person's uninformed and sexist rantings give you a bad name."

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Crude Oil Begins To Flow Through Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:23pm

"Just because the oil is flowing now doesn't mean that it can't be stopped," said Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II. Tribes and environmental groups have fought against the pipeline.

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Clarifies Remarks About Poverty

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:12pm

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson talks to NPR about his plans for the department. He also clarified his earlier remarks about poverty being a "state of mind."

Mars Incorporated Criticizes Trump's Decision To Leave Paris Climate Accord

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:12pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Andy Pharoah, vice president for corporate affairs at Mars Incorporated, about why the company is such an avid backer of the Paris Climate Agreement.

In Canada, Ex-Nurse Pleads Guilty To Murdering 8 Nursing Home Patients

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:10pm

Elizabeth Wettlaufer's guilty plea makes her one of the deadliest serial killers in the country's history, according to Canadian media reports. She says she injected her victims with insulin.

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Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04pm

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are studying how music and rhythm activities could help children who struggle with grammar and language development.

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Remember That Time When Wonder Woman Was A U.N. Ambassador?

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:51pm

It wasn't that long ago. Just last fall. Nearly 45,000 people signed a petition in protest. Then again, the Amazon warrior has always been a controversial figure.

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3.6 Percent Of Americans Found To Have Food Allergies Or Intolerances

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:51pm

A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that women and people of Asian descent are the most at risk and that shellfish is the most common allergen.

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Former Auschwitz Guard Dies Before Beginning Prison Sentence

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:47pm

Reinhold Hanning was sentenced last June to five years in prison in connection with the murder of 170,000 people at the Nazi concentration camp.

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Cleveland Man Serves As AAA For Broken Locomotives

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

When older locomotives break down, lots of folks call Jon Jaros. He's sort of AAA for old trains, operating out of a historic railway roundhouse in Cleveland. His company buys old locomotives, fixes them up and leases them out. He is also one of few people in the U.S. who travels to fix broken down older locomotives. A new locomotive can cost millions, making older ones worth the trouble to fix.

Cavaliers Face Warriors In Unprecedented Third Straight NBA Finals

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors play Thursday night in Game 1 of an unprecedented third straight NBA Finals. The Warriors will have to try to avenge last year's loss without their ailing coach.

Maduro Opponents Denounce Goldman Sachs' Purchase Of Venezuelan Bonds

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are accusing Goldman Sachs of propping up the Maduro government with its recent purchase of Venezuelan bonds. Goldman bought the bonds at a steep discount and stands to make a lot of money if the country stabilizes. But it's not clear the money Venezuela received will ease food and medicine shortages.

Montana Town Exemplifies Coal Country's Uncertain Future

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

The Trump administration has declared an end to the "war on coal," but Colstrip, Mont., is still feeling besieged. The town is a good example of how complicated the future is for coal country.

U.S. Intelligence Warns Against Security Implications Of Leaving Paris Accord

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

U.S. intelligence experts warn that climate change can produce political instability, as crop failures, drought and rising sea levels prompt population shifts.

Noose Finding At Smithsonian Marks Latest In String Of Hate Incidents

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

Museum visitors discovered nooses hanging on Smithsonian grounds in the same week that two men were killed by a white supremacist in Portland and LeBron James' Los Angeles home was vandalized. Carol Anderson, the chair of African-American studies at Emory University, shares how she is thinking about this moment in our country, and offers her thoughts on the most constructive path forward.

Cracking The Code That Lets The Brain ID Any Face, Fast

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:35pm

People and other primates have an amazing ability to instantly recognize faces. Scientists at Caltech found that we do that by having 205 specialized brain cells divvy up the task.

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'Sgt. Pepper's' At 50: Why The Beatles' Masterpiece Can't Be Replicated

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:16pm

In crafting Sgt. Pepper's, producer George Martin, engineer Geoff Emerick and the Fab Four pushed the recording-studio technology of the late '60s to its limits.

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Live From the Poundstone Institute Clip

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:04pm

A clip from Live From the Poundstone Institute

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