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49ers Quarterback Sits Out National Anthem To Protest Oppression Of Minorities

As players rose to stand for the national anthem at the 49ers-Packers game on Friday night, quarterback Colin Kaepernick pointedly remained seated.
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Mississippi Man Charged With Murder Of Two Nuns

Nuns Paula Merrill and Margaret Held, both 68, worked as nurse practitioners providing medical care at a clinic in Holmes County, one of the poorest in the country. They were found dead on Thursday.
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The Week In Politics

Donald Trump softened his stance on deportations this week, or did he? And questions on the Clinton Foundation continue to fly in a week when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump called each other bigots.
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In A Change Of Tone, Trump Reaches Out To Black And Hispanic Voters

In an effort to reach out to minority voters, Trump met with a group of Black and Hispanic leaders on Thursday. Scott Simon speaks with Pastor Mark Burns, who's supported Trump since the primaries.
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Rising U.S. Mortality Rate For Mothers Is Highest In Texas

The maternal mortality rate in Texas doubled from 2010 to 2014. Dr. Lisa Hollier of Texas' Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force tells NPR's Scott Simon it's a complex problem.
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The Latest In Sports

The Olympics are over, but that doesn't mean we're out of sports to talk about. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com tells NPR's Scott Simon about what to look forward to next.
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Late Journalism Legend Daniel Schorr Would Be 100 Years Old This Week

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the late Daniel Schorr on the 100th anniversary of the newsman's birth.
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Revisiting The Syrian Playbook After Obama

The Obama administration has kept its distance from the crisis in Syria. Journalist Thanassis Cambanis tells NPR's Scott Simon that it would be in our own interests to escalate military involvement.
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A Mom's Life, Rebuilt After Katrina, Wrecked By Baton Rouge Floods

Myra Engrum works, cares for her son, has friends and is active in church. She's done things "right." But for the second time in 11 years, she's picking up the pieces of her storm-ravaged life.
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#NPRreads: Take A Leisurely Trip Through These Four Stories This Weekend

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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