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Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee

One of the most conservative members of Congress faces a tough challenge in Tennessee's Republican primary Aug. 7. U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is defending his seat against state Sen. Jim Tracy, who is making the most of the incumbent's personal scandals.


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.


Last Word

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have today's last word in business.


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.


Business News

Renee Montagne has this morning's business news.


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.


At Washington's Training Camp, Fierce Fans Are Split On Name Change

The Washington Redskins are kicking off their training camp more than a month after the football team's name was deemed offensive to Native Americans by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Despite pressures by activists to change the name, some fans continue to stand by the team.



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