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On Nov. 13, 2012, a narrow corridor in the Southern Hemisphere experienced a total solar eclipse. The phenomenon will happen on Aug. 21, 2017, across the U.S.

NPR

Live Coverage: Follow The Solar Eclipse

Follow the phenomenon's journey along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.
August 21, 2017
Game of Thrones

Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

Zombie Home Companion: News From Frozen Lake Whoopsie

Greta, Tricia, and Peter recap the bonding moments beyond the Wall and more.
August 21, 2017
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WBEZ News

Prosecutors: Slaying By Professor, Oxford Staffer Was Part Of Sexual Fantasy

"The heinous facts speak for themselves," said Judge Adam Bourgeois.
August 20, 2017

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Every Other Hour

WBEZ’s project takes on the question: In Chicago, who picks up a gun and why?
May 1, 2017
Harold Davis, left, talks with students who completed renovations on the auditorium at Harold Washington Elementary School in Chicago's Burnside neighborhood.

Every Other Hour

CPS Gets Renovated Auditoriums, Students Get Summer Safety

In Chicago, more than 2,300 people have been shot so far this year. Teens fixing school auditoriums say the work helps keep them safe.
August 21, 2017
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Curious City

City Of Big Ag: The Crops Chicago Was Famous For

The city deserves cred as an industrial giant, but it was also the first city of flowers, a pickle powerhouse and the heart of American celery.
August 20, 2017
Jim Blair walks Saluki dogs past a solar eclipse exhibit on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. With approximately 2 minutes 40 seconds of totality the area in Southern Illinois will experience the longest duration of totality during the eclipse on August 21.

NPR

In Illinois, This College Town Won't Be Eclipsed By August's Celestial Event

A town of 26,000 will more than double in size as the Great American Eclipse takes place in August. From the local state university to lo...
August 21, 2017
A Russian policeman stands in front of an entrance to the U.S. Embassy in downtown Moscow in 2013.

NPR

U.S. Temporarily Halts Nonimmigrant Visas For Russians

The move is the latest in a tit-for-tat between Washington and Moscow triggered by U.S. sanctions on Russia for its interference in the 2...
August 21, 2017
Dick Gregory, known for his sharp commentary on race relations during the 1960s civil rights movement, was considered a pioneer in using satire to address social issues.

NPR

Comedian And Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies At 84

Gregory was known for his sharp satire, political activism and health advocacy. He went on multiple hunger strikes to protest issues like...
August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis, pictured here in 2016, told Fresh Air that comics need a place where they can fail.

Fresh Air

Jerry Lewis On His Borscht Belt Childhood And The Lonely Work Of Comedy

In 2005, Lewis told Fresh Air about his partnership with singer Dean Martin and how he honed his comic skills while working as a busboy.
August 21, 2017
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Curious City

What Happened To Chicago’s Japanese Neighborhood?

Lake View once had a thriving Japanese community, but it fell victim to a push for assimilation.
August 13, 2017
A Black Hawk helicopter flies over the site of a Taliban suicide attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Aug. 2.

NPR

Behind The Scenes, A Major Choice Looms On Afghanistan

Will the President double down on America's longest-running — but forgotten — war? He'll provide an update to troops on Monday night.
August 21, 2017
Damage to the port side is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steers toward Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC on Monday.

NPR

Search For 10 Missing Launched Off Singapore After U.S. Destroyer, Tanker Collide

The Navy says the guided missile destroyer sustained "significant damage" in the collision east of the Strait of Malacca, one of the busi...
August 21, 2017

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