A U.S. Army program allows elite athletes to join the military and train in their sport. Four Kenyan distance runners in the U.S. military quickly became citizens and will represent America in Rio.
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The suspect in the attack on a shopping mall in Munich on Friday is an 18-year-old German-Iranian high school student who lived in Munich and had a history of depression, Munich police say.
On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether or not to ban Russia from competing due to state-sponsored doping. NPR’s Scott Simon talks about the decision with NPR’s Tom Goldman.
So far, prosecutors failed to convict four of the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray last year. Scott Simon talks to Jennifer Ludden about the challenges of the case.
Hillary Clinton has tapped Virginia SenatorTim Kaine to be her running mate, completing the democratic presidential ticket.
Should a child going to a G-rated movie be exposed to characters smoking on screen? The MPAA is defending itself from a lawsuit about that. NPR’ Scott Simon speaks with film historian David Thomson.
As Baton Rouge prepares to bury the second of two officers killed in a targeted attack, the city gathers to reflect on the violence.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told the New York Times that a Trump administration wouldn’t defend NATO allies unless they had “fulfilled their obligations” to the U.S.
The Republican National Convention wrapped up on Thursday. Ron Elving was there, and tells NPR’s Scott Simon about the ups and downs of the four day meeting.
Residents of Kidlington awoke one morning to find hundreds of foreign tourists snapping photos on their front lawns. For six weeks, the visitors continued to come by the busload. Then they vanished.
When Houman Harouni’s students asked why they have to study math, he looked to ancient history for answers.
A new report reveals where the world stands in the fight against extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.
The Turkish armed forces have long been a point of national pride. Turks are glad last week’s coup attempt failed, but are now left with a demoralized, weakened force at a time of critical challenges.
AIDS is the biggest killer of young women in southern Africa, where many are sexually abused. The CEO of a nonprofit is trying to tip the balance to women with an unlikely tool: a vaginal ring.