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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 6:56am

"This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.

19 Die In Knife Attack At Care Facility West Of Tokyo

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 6:03am

The accused former employee of the mental health facility told police, "It's better that the disabled disappear," Japanese media report.

Netflix, HBO, PBS And More Bring Their Upcoming Shows To Critics

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 6:00am

It's about time again for the Television Critics Association to meet in California, and we have a preview of the week to come.

Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 6:00am

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."

'Sunlight Pilgrims' Is More Than Just A Chilling Tale Of Climate Change

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 6:00am

Jenni Fagan's latest follows a transgender girl and her mother in a near-future world that's slowly freezing to death. Fagan makes potent but subtle links between climate change and personal change.

Different Breeds Of Convention Democrats Ask: 'Whose Party Is This, Anyway?'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 5:17am

DNC officials, congressional leaders and even the icons of the party's progressive wing were subjected to jeers, catcalls and chants from an element of the audience on the convention's first day.

Good News On Student Loans ... For Some

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 5:00am

More students are getting affordable payments, a new report says. But they might not be the ones who really need it.

Michigan Sen. Stabenow On Hillary Clinton's Long Political Journey

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Hillary Clinton is set to officially be nominated Tuesday as the Democratic presidential candidate. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat from Michigan, says Clinton has been an inspiring figure.

Got To Catch Peter The Great And Ivan The Terrible

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Think of it as an intellectual version of Pokémon Go. Moscow's City Hall will launch an app next month that allows players to catch long-dead historical figures on the streets of the capital.

A Look Inside The Protests Around The Democratic Convention

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Outside the convention arena in Philadelphia, protesters unwilling to give up on Bernie Sanders' candidacy weathered a heat index that local officials say reached 109 degrees.

First Night Speeches At The Democratic Convention

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren had the headline speaking roles. But for many, Michelle Obama stole the show. A look at highlights from the opening night at the Democratic National Convention.

Like The Olympics, The Music World Is Full Of The Competitive Spirit

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Who needs the Olympics? Renee Montagne talks with music commentator Miles Hoffman about the intense world of classical music competitions.

The Democratic Convention May Be Too Funny For Comedy Writers

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

The writers of the HBO comedy Veep say truth can be stranger than fiction when it comes to politics. NPR's Don Gonyea and Democratic pollster Margie Omero also join the conversation.

Larry Is One Lucky Lobster

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

A lobster was saved from being someone's dinner at a Florida restaurant after news of his nearly 15-pound size blew up on social media. Now, Larry the Lobster is headed to the Maine State Aquarium.

In Philadelphia, Democrats Look For Unity Amid The Boos

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

As the convention started, Bernie Sanders supporters were in an uproar over leaked emails. Their protests spilled onto the convention floor. But Sanders gave a strong endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

Tesla's Ambitions Run Into The Realities Of Making Cars

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Tesla Motors faces scrutiny after a motorist died using its Autopilot feature. It has ambitions to be a tech company and an energy company, but first it must become a successful car company.

Are Russians Behind The DNC Email Leaks?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

As leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee rock that party's convention this week, federal law enforcement officials are investigating the hack and whether it was orchestrated by Russia.

Children Exposed To Hepatitis C May Be Missing Out On Treatment

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:00am

Now that there are better treatments for hepatitis C in adults, doctors hope the drugs soon will be approved for use in children who were infected at birth. But many at-risk infants don't get tested.

Was That A Russian Spy, Or Am I Getting Paranoid?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 3:44am

Journalists, dissidents, human rights workers all tell stories of being followed and harassed by Russia's security services. They range from the comical to the frightening.

To Protect History, A National Park Preps For Climate Change

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 3:43am

Climate change is affecting what's in Mesa Verde National Park that visitors see. Over the last decade, scorching wildfires have destroyed archaeological artifacts — and have also revealed new ones.

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