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Monday, August 26, 2013

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National Public Radio Stories

  • Fire Near Yosemite Grows To Nearly 150,000 Acres
    Thousands of firefighters are battling the massive Rim Fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park in California. The fire has already burned more than 149,000 acres.
  • Tourism Business Evaporates As Yosemite Fire Burns On
    Melissa Block speaks with Steve Anker, owner of Priest Station Cafe in Groveland, Calif., about how the Yosemite Fire is devastating his business.
  • Clint Dempsey Leaves Behind Stellar Resume To Join MLS
    Clint Dempsey has returned to Major League Soccer, playing his first game for his new home team the Seattle Sounders over the weekend. Dempsey was very successful playing in the English Premier League — and is not worried that his skill will fall off playing in the U.S.
  • Wingsuit Flying: Incredible Thrill, But 'No Second Chance'
    The recent deaths of two more extreme sports enthusiasts who were trying to "fly" past mountains has brought new attention to a very dangerous sport.
  • Book Review: 'Archangel'
    National Book Award winner Andrea Barrett's new book is a collection of short stories called Archangel.
  • Embattled LA Sheriff Still Plans To Give Fifth Term A Shot
    Lee Baca, 71, is facing calls to step down and not seek another term. His department is at the center of a federal probe into widespread allegations of prisoner abuse.
  • March On Washington, Coinciding Murders Redefined Liberties
    On the same day as the March on Washington, two young white women were murdered in their apartment in Manhattan. The Career Girl Murders, as they became known, led to horrific injustice against a 19-year-old black man. His story had in impact on the law, and on the country.
  • Muriel Siebert Was One Of the First Women Of Wall Street
    Muriel "Mickie" Siebert died on Saturday at the age of 80. Siebert, a well-known figure on Wall Street, was the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1969, she founded her own brokerage firm, Muriel Siebert & Company.
  • 'Braai Day' Aims To Bring S. Africans Together Over Barbecue
    Jan Scannell is a 32-year-old former accountant with a dream: to establish a national holiday in South Africa like July 4 called Braai Day. Braai is a South African barbecue of meat or vegetables over wood embers.
  • Kerry: Syria Has To Be Held Accountable For Chemical Weapons
    Even as United Nations inspectors try to determine whether and what kind of chemical weapons were used in Syria last week, international diplomats are trying to determine how to respond. Russia has made clear it wants no part of any intervention. It is a veto holder on the UN Security Council, so there's no chance the UN will authorize military force. If the U.S. and its partners want to act, they will have to do so without UN legal cover.

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