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Update On Oregon Train Stabbings

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It's time now for the Call-In. Today we're talking about home ownership. Who can afford to buy? Who can't and why?

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For the athletes, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio were full of triumph and defeat, victory laps and tears, all the usual themes. But the legacy of those games for the host city...

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NASA Spacecraft Finds Storms On Jupiter

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And this is Lulu's log - stardate May 28, 2017, where we consider matters of space, the stars, the universe and planets.

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What Are The Most Popular Baby Names?

May 14, 2017

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Saturn: Cassini's Final Chapter

Apr 30, 2017

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Voices From The March For Science

Apr 23, 2017

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UNIDENTIFIED CROWD: (Chanting) Hey, hey, ho, ho, science is the way to go.

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Easter Bells Ring Out At The Vatican

Apr 16, 2017

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Spider Scientists Find 50 New Species

Apr 16, 2017

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Workers come and go through a turnstile during a shift change at the Whirlpool factory in Amiens, a provincial town about a two hour drive north from Paris.

The U.S. appliance maker once employed more than 1,000 workers here. In 2002, it farmed out washing machines to Slovakia. And next year, the plant will close for good, moving operations to Poland. Longtime engineer Cecle Delpirou says most people have been working at this factory for 25 years.

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How Misinformation Spreads On The Internet

Apr 9, 2017

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NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., is back on the track after a long recovery period from having suffered yet another concussion.

Earnhardt Jr. was recently medically cleared to return to competition. We caught up with him right after practice at Texas Motor Speedway for this edition of "Out Of Bounds." He tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro how concussions have changed NASCAR and his own life.

"I'm excited about what I'm seeing out of NASCAR being more proactive to keep drivers safe and err on the side of safety," he says.

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