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Document 23 Killed In Historic West Virgina Flooding
Some of the worst flooding in the state in 100 years is being blamed for the deaths of more than 20 people. Reporter Ashton Marra tells Scott Simon that many died trapped in their cars and homes.
Document Fire-Walkers At Motivational Seminar Treated For Minor Burn Injuries
There are times that the power of the mind is not enough. About 40 people who walked on hot coals at a Tony Robbins seminar in Dallas ended up with burns, with several landing in the hospital.
Document Trump Lags Behind Clinton In 'Ground Game' Support
When running for office, you need a good "ground game." Some say Trump lacks what's needed to get out the vote. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rob Jesmer, formerly with the RNC, about what that means.
Document Why A Semi-Automatic Rifle Owner Supports Stricter Gun Laws
Not all gun-rights advocates support the NRA's opposition to gun control. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Mike Weisser, a semi-automatic rifle owner and seller, who wants much stricter controls.
Document What The 'Brexit' Means For The Pro Soccer World
NPR's Tom Goldman tells NPR's Scott Simon what the Brexit vote might mean for the world of professional soccer.
Document Pope Francis Denounces Armenian Genocide
To avoid angering Turkey, some are loathe to describe the killing of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide. Pope Francis, who's in Yerevan for the 100-year commemorations, is not shy about using the term.
Document U.K. Votes To Leave EU; U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Immigration Plan
From the Brexit vote to a congressional sit-in about gun control, NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving reviews the week in politics with NPR's Scott Simon.
Document Murderabilia: 'Whitey' Bulger Items Go Up For Auction
Hundreds of items that once belonged to convicted mobster James "Whitey" Bulger are being auctioned off by the government, and the proceeds will go to his victims.
Document 'The Hot Sardines' Album: French Fries & Champagne
"French Fries and Champagne" is The Hot Sardines' new album. Singer Elizabeth Bougerol and band leader Evan Palazzo tell NPR's Scott Simon Craigslist helped them turn their hobby into a music career.
Document 'Brexit': What U.K.'s Vote To Leave Could Mean For EU Countries
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with journalist Matt Frei, Europe Editor for Channel 4 News, about the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union and the impact on the continent's political future.
Document Chicago Energized By Naitonal Gun Control Reform Movement
Gun control advocates in Chicago, where gun violence has reached epidemic proportions, are energized by this week's sit-in by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Document 'Brexit': The Generational Divide
The Brexit vote was largely divided along generational lines, with older voters wanting to leave the European Union. A conversation overheard on the London Underground illustrates this beautifully.
Document A Grisly, Humorous Dissection Of Morality In 'Anatomy Theatre'
It was once thought that evil resided inside the body. So murderers were dissected to find it. That macabre practice is the subject of a dark but funny new opera, "Anatomy Theatre."
Document President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd
President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.
Document Colorado Not Hopeful About Gun Control Movement
Not everyone was impressed by the Democrat's sit-in and demand for a vote on gun control. Many in Colorado, where guns are popular, don't think stricter laws will reduce the violence.

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