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Document In Syria, Chlorine Attacks Continue To Take A Toll
Activists say the Syrian regime continues to attack its people with chlorine gas — with little reaction from an international community once focused on preventing Syria's use of chemical weapons.
Document From Canes To Closures, Designing With Style For People With Disabilities
Almost 60 million Americans have a permanent disability, but the fashion industry hasn't tapped into that market. Activists and designers are trying to change that, a signature and a stitch at a time.
Document Local Flavor: In N.Y., Packing The Produce Into Pleasing Paninis
Christine Miller owns Dahlia's Delights in White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. Locals and tourists alike line up for her paninis, hot off the press and filled with fresh produce from her garden out back.
Document Size Matters: The Vocabularies Of Pop Musicians
A new study looks at the lyrics of the 93 bestselling music artists in recording history. Turns out rappers tend to have a wider vocabulary than others. Famous wordsmith Bob Dylan came in fifth.
Document Iconic Literary Road Trips, Mapped In Time For Summer
The website Atlas Obscura has mapped out a dozen famous road trips in American literature, from Mark Twain's stagecoach journey to F. Scott Fitzgerald's drive from Connecticut to Montgomery, Ala.
Document Tell Us About Your Summer Love
Have you ever had a summer love? We want to hear the details. Who was the lucky guy or gal? Where did you meet? Did it last? NPR's Scott Simon invites listeners to share their stories.
Document First Chattanooga Shooting Victim Is Laid To Rest
Family and friends gathered to say goodbye to Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt at his church and along the streets of Chattanooga on Friday.
Document An Unlikely Pair Form A Wily Duo In 'Crooked Heart'
An orphan boy becomes friends with the scheming woman who takes him in in Lissa Evans' new novel, <em>Crooked Heart. NPR's </em>Scott Simon speaks with her about her WWII-era novel.
Document Obama Gets A Warm Welcome In His Father's Homeland
There's a festive air in Nairobi with the arrival of President Obama for his first visit since being elected. His focus is on promoting African entrepreneurs and getting electricity to rural areas.
Document The Week In Politics: Clinton's Emails, Trump's Dominance
Sixteen Republicans are running for president, but just one is getting attention. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton's emails are back in the spotlight. NPR's Scott Simon talks to politics editor Ron Elving.
Document 5 Airlines Investigated For Post-Derailment Price-Gouging
The Transportation Department is examining airline ticket prices before and after the Philadelphia Amtrak derailment in May. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the AP's Scott Mayerowitz.
Document Finding The Humor In Desparation In 'Samba'
In the new movie, <em>Samba,</em> Omar Sy plays a Senegalese immigrant living illegally in France. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Sy about his own background and his transition from comedy to drama.
Document Proposed Muslim Cemetery Rattles North Texas Town
A plan for a cemetery in Farmersville, north of Dallas, sparked a debate among residents. The mayor of the mostly white community says it will likely be approved, but some are pushing for a no vote.
Document Athletes Make News On Social Issues: The Week In Sports
The big question in sports this week has been: Will Zack Greinke pitch for the Dodgers on Saturday night? And the U.S. men's soccer team competes for third place in the Gold Cup.
Document Gov. John Kasich On Health Policy, Religion And Inclusiveness
The Ohio governor entered the crowded race for the GOP presidential nomination this week. Kasich tells NPR's Scott Simon why he feels he stands out among the candidates.

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