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Michael Phelps' victories in Rio have prompted some observers to call him the greatest Olympian of all time. Mike Pesca of Slate tells Rachel Martin why we should take that claim with a grain of salt.

Torrential rains in Louisiana and Southern Mississippi have flooded homes and caused hundreds of evacuations. Much of the rest of the country is experiencing extreme heat.

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with economics professor Alan Krueger of Princeton University about how people participate in the gig economy — particularly as Uber drivers — to supplement their incomes.

Hours after an officer shot and killed an armed suspect who ran from police during a traffic stop, protests turned violent. Mayor Tom Barrett plans to meet with community and religious leaders today.

Last weekend we offered some bad advice about using your car battery to cook cake in a tin. That's dangerous. The Sporkful host Dan Pashman tells Rachel Martin about safer ways to eat on the road.

Zeinab al-Ashry founded the popular Facebook group, "Confessions of a Married Woman." University of California Riverside professor Sherine Hafez talks to Rachel Martin about an online trend in Egypt.

It's hard to really know what life is like for prisoners in the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. NPR's Arun Rath got a rare tour of the prison, and tells Rachel Martin what he saw.

At the Olympics, some countries have athlete rosters that are hundreds strong. And then there's the south Pacific island nation of Nauru, with a population of 10,000 and two athletes at the games.

A look back on the week of politics. Donald Trump made some controversial statements and Hillary Clinton released her tax returns.

As activists gather in Richmond, Va. for a rally in support of a $15 minimum wage, stakeholders on both sides of the debate speak about how best to raise wages across the country.




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