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Head Of Yosemite Park Steps Down In Wake Of Hostile Work Environment Claims

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The National Park Service "acted to move Don Neubacher from his role" as it carries out an investigation, a spokesman says.

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'All Cubans Are Saddened By This Loss'; Fans React To Death Of Marlins Ace

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José Fernández defected from Cuba as a teenager, and there has been an outpouring from baseball fans in the Cuban community who felt proud of his success and devastation upon word of his death.

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Walking Fends Off Loss Of Mobility, And It's Not Too Late To Start

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People in their 70s and 80s recovered more quickly from physical setbacks if they remained active, a study finds. Walking a total of 150 minutes a week with some strength training did the trick.

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Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

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NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.

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Giant Sinkhole At Florida Plant Leaks Polluted Water Into State Aquifer

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A fertilizer company says third-party tests show the water contaminated with low-level radiation has not leaked off the site into nearby wells. Residents are upset they were not informed for weeks.

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The Supreme Court: A Winning Issue In The Presidential Campaign?

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It's been eight months since Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, leaving the Supreme Court short-handed and its future up for grabs in the presidential race.

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NPR's Earbud.fm Newsletter Archive

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Earbud.fm is NPR's friendly guide to great podcasts. Join the our mailing list, and get podcast recommendations in your inbox every Saturday morning.

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CBS Prepares To Sell Historic Radio Division

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NPR's Robert Siegel talks to radio historian Frank Absher about the heyday of CBS Radio, which is now up for sale. CBS was one of the first networks to truly realize the power of news and develop its use.

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Commuter Train Crash Injures More Than 100 In Hoboken, N.J.

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A commuter train crashed at the Hoboken station in New Jersey on Thursday just across the Hudson River from Manhattan.

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Countries Gather For Wildlife Convention On Animal Trafficking

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Ginette Hemley of the World Wildlife Fund about the CITES meeting and the challenges in trying to protect endangered species, particularly elephants.

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'Detroit News' Endorses Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ingrid Jacques of the Detroit News editorial board about the paper's endorsement of libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.

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Hoboken Mayor Responds To N.J. Transit Train Crash

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NPR's Robert Siegel talks to the mayor of Hoboken, N.J., Dawn Zimmer, about the commuter train crash on Thursday that killed one person and injured more than 100.

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How Fossil Fuels Helped A Chemist Launch The Plastic Industry

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A century ago, people relied on nature to make basic things: toothbrushes were made of silver, combs were made of ivory, and clothes were made of cotton. In a lot of ways, life as we know it today, is possible because of plastic. We can now afford phones, computers and medical devices in part because of one chemist's discovery a century ago. But his descendants have some regrets.

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Investigation Continues Into N.J. Commuter Train Crash

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A commuter train crashed into a rail station during morning rush hour in Hoboken, N.J., Thursday killing at least one person and injuring more than 100. Trains are among the safest modes of transportation in the world, and crashes in the U.S. are rare. Crash investigators explain what might have gone wrong.

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N.J. Train Crash Raises Questions About Rail Safety

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NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Steven Ditmeyer, former director of research and development at the Federal Railroad Administration, about the New Jersey Transit train crash.

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The Supreme Court: A Winning Issue In The Presidential Campaign?

It's been eight months since Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, leaving the Supreme Court short-handed and...

Reykjavik Turns Off Street Lights To Turn Up The Northern Lights

Wednesday night's aurora borealis forecast was particularly strong, so Icelandic officials tried to reduce light...

Giant Sinkhole At Florida Plant Leaks Polluted Water Into State Aquifer

A fertilizer company says third-party tests show the water contaminated with low-level radiation has not leaked off...

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