11-Year-Old Set Up Sidewalk Stand To Sell Beer. No, Not That Kind — Root Beer

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An 11-year-old in Brigham City, Utah, set up a sidewalk stand with a sign reading, "Ice Cold Beer." Several concerned people called the cops, but they found a small "root" printed above the word beer.

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Iowa Official Says His Love Of Tupac Isn't What Got Him Fired

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Iowa's Human Services Chief Jerry Foxhoven is a big Tupac Shakur fan. After he told 4,300 employees to mark Tupac's birthday, the governor ousted him. Foxhoven says he was fired for unrelated reasons.

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In Rome, Uncollected Trash Festers In Scorching Heat

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Doctors have warned of health risks from tons of garbage rotting in the Italian capital's streets during the summer's hot spells.

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WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak In Congo An International Health Emergency

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The current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,650 people, according to the World Health Organization. About 12 new cases are reported daily.

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A Look Back At 50 Years Of Comic-Con

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Comic-Con in San Diego is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It has grown into one of the biggest pop culture events in the world, and doors opened Wednesday night to this year's event.

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Betting Shops Are Thriving In Venezuela As Hyperinflation Roils The Economy

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Getting by in Venezuela gets harder by the day with deep shortages of food and medicine and a currency that's just about worthless. Perhaps it's no surprise that betting shops are thriving.

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California Is Divided Over Development Amid Severe Housing Shortage

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The governor of California wants cities in his state to build more housing, but some of them don't appear to be moving fast enough. The state has taken Huntington Beach to court.

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Families Impacted By Boeing 737 Max Crashes Give Emotional Testimony

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Families of some of the 346 people killed in two crashes of Boeing 737 Max airplanes on Wednesday gave emotional testimony to a congressional committee investigating the now grounded planes.

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In Democratic Republic Of Congo, Groups Try To Contain Spread Of Ebola

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NPR's Noel King talks to David Gressly, the U.N.'s Ebola Emergency Response Coordinator, about the World Health Organization declaring Ebola an international health emergency in the Congo.

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James Earl Jones Returns As Mufasa In 'Lion King' Remake

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Noel King talks with film reviewer Claudia Puig, president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, about Disney's latest live-action remake: "The Lion King."

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Mexican Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

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The notorious Mexican drug kingpin known as El Chapo has been sentenced to life in prison. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Keegan Hamilton of Vice News about the power vacuum he leaves behind.

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News Brief: Trump Rally, Puerto Rico Protests, Turkey Angers U.S. And NATO

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Trump continues his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color. Protests continue in Puerto Rico over the governor's texts. And, Turkey is being pushed out of the F-35 fighter jet program.

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Poll: Mexicans Favor Deporting Migrants Back To Their Home Countries

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More than 60 percent of Mexicans believe migrants are a burden and that they take away jobs and benefits, according to a recent poll. A majority supports deporting them.

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Streets Of San Juan A 'War Zone' As Protesters Call For Governor To Resign

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Some of Puerto Rico's biggest stars attended, and tensions ratcheted up later when protesters burst through a barricade at the governor's mansion and security forces fired tear gas at the crowd.

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Viral Russian-Created FaceApp Sparks Worry Over Privacy

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NPR's Noel King talks to Geoffrey Fowler of "The Washington Post" who has done analysis on the Russian-created FaceApp that's gone viral for its ability to use photos to transform people's faces.

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