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Block The Vote: A Journalist Discusses Voting Rights And Restrictions

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed racial discrimination in voting. But author Ari Berman says a 2013 Supreme Court ruling blocks the enforcement. Originally broadcast Aug. 10, 2015.
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Invisibilia: The Unbearable Lightness Of Footwear

When we invented shoes, we slipped a surface between ourselves and the world. Ever wonder if this is the moment mankind fell from grace? No? Well, for better or worse, NPR's Colin Dwyer has.
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'Heat Dome' Causing Excessive Temperatures In Much Of U.S.

It's over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in much of the Midwest, South and East, and the culprit is hot air trapped under an atmospheric pressure lid that heats it up even further.

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Study: The Digital Divide Between Latinos And Whites Is Shrinking

After years of lagging behind other ethnic groups when it comes to accessing the Internet, the "digital divide" between Latinos and whites is now at its narrowest point since 2009.
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WATCH: Facebook Tests Internet-Beaming Plane

The social media company's high-altitude, unmanned, solar-powered drone is designed to provide wireless Internet coverage to the ground below.
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$1 Billion Health Care Fraud Took Advantage Of Medicare In Florida, Agents Say

Investigators say Philip Esformes, 47, used his access to thousands of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to perpetrate a massive and profitable fraud.
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North Miami Officer Was Aiming At Man With Autism, Union Chief Says

"This is not a case of a rogue cop; this is not a case of police abuse," the head of the Dade County police union says, adding that the officer who shot Charles Kinsey is praying for his recovery.
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Quick Thoughts On The Ups And Downs Of Google Searches For 'White People'

More people have been Googling the term "white people" recently, perhaps prompted by this election cycle's racial issues. But we're trying to figure out a couple of other spikes over time.
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From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain

A test that can flag struggling readers before they're old enough to read and the power of music to help a child hear language. A literacy two-fer from the NPR Ed Team.
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Roger Ailes' Unparalleled Impact On The Public Sphere

No contemporary figure has done more to shape the intersection of American media and politics than Roger Ailes. He was forced out of Fox News this week following allegations of sexual harassment.

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