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At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming

The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with a record-sized video display and luxury cabanas with swimming pools. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.


Giant Toad Resembling Former President Attracts China's Censors

The 72-foot-tall inflatable is installed on a Beijing Lake. A photo of it — wearing large square glasses just like those worn by a former president — went viral online.


Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic

In the wake of Arizona's botched execution, Steve Inskeep talks with Amherst professor Austin Sarat, author of the recent book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty.


Oregon Proposes Ban On Smoking Along Its Coastline

Authorities want to cut down on cigarette butts in the sand, so they're moving to ban smoking on all 362 miles of the state's Pacific Coast. Repeat offenders could face a $110 fine.


It's Time For Comic-Con!

The annual pop culture convention underway in San Diego is not just for comic books — it brings the biggest stars from film, television and books together with their fans to talk about upcoming, and vintage, work.


What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram?

Renee Montagne talks with former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell for an update on the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April by the extremist group Boko Haram.


Fighting In Ukraine A Hurdle As Investigators Try To Access MH17 Site

International observers and air-crash experts visited previously unexamined pieces of the Malaysia Airlines wreckage Thursday and made some disturbing discoveries, including unrecovered human remains and what may be shrapnel holes in the plane's fuselage.


Kerry Awaits Response From Israel, Hamas On Proposed Cease-Fire

The holy month of Ramadan comes to an end early next week with a celebratory feast, and Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping for a holiday cease-fire in Gaza. He proposed a seven-day truce.


All Of The Major U.S. Airlines Report Strong 2nd-Quarter Earnings

For the first time in years, all of the major U.S. airlines are doing well. American Airlines Group said its second-quarter profits were the highest in the company's history. American only recently exited bankruptcy protection, so the results represent an impressive turnaround.


What A Common Core Lesson Sounds Like In A 10th-Grade English Class

The Common Core State Standards in literacy and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom? The NPR Ed team continues its summer series on the Core standards with a report from a 10th-grade English class.



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