Mexico's Soccer Coach Loses Job After Allegedly Punching Reporter

The altercation came just two days after Mexico's national team won the Gold Cup over Jamaica.

Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT and ACT?

George Washington University is the latest and one of the largest private universities to drop its admissions testing requirement.

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Remembering The Flair Of #45: Boston Red Sox To Honor Pedro Martinez

Longtime Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez will have his number retired Tuesday night at Fenway Park. For one public radio reporter and a Boston fan, the ceremony holds special significance.

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Remains Of 36 World War II Marines Returned To U.S.

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Clay Bonnyman Evans, whose grandfather, 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, was one of 36 Marines killed in the Battle of Tarawa in 1943.

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During Pool Season, Even Lifeguard Numbers Are Taking A Dive

This summer, even the most crowded pools are struggling to hire enough lifeguards, and are cutting hours as a result. In a rebounding economy, teens are opting for higher-paying jobs or no job at all.

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Bill Cosby Removed From Documentary On Black Stuntmen

Bill Cosby was instrumental in opening the door for black stuntmen in Hollywood early in his career. He was to be a central figure in a new documentary about black stuntmen, but that has now changed. He will be mentioned, but his interviews have been pulled, following the latest revelations about the comedian, who admitted in court documents that he drugged women for sex.

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Waller County, Texas, Releases Sandra Bland Booking Video

Waller County, Texas, released new jailhouse surveillance videos Tuesday, in part to counter online rumors that the 28-year-old African-American woman was already dead when she arrived at the jail.

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NFL Upholds Tom Brady Suspension For 'Deflategate' Scandal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday upheld the four-game suspension of Tom Brady in the "deflategate" scandal.

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Former New York Prison Worker Pleads Guilty To Aiding Inmates' Escape

Joyce Mitchell, a former employee of the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that she helped two inmates escape from the maximum security prison in June.

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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is expected to be released from prison in November, after serving 30 years of a life sentence.

The Good, The Bad And The LaGuardia: Modern Airport Design

July 29, 2015
The transit area at Terminal 3 in Singapore's Changi Airport, ranked as the world's best airport by SkyTrax, a UK-based travel consultancy. (WikiCommons / Jay8g)

New York City’s LaGuardia Airport to be torn down and rebuilt. We’ll consider what makes a great airport now, and how the US stacks up to the global competition.

Do Background Checks For Gun Sales Really Work?

July 29, 2015
Federal investigators respond to the scene of a shooting at the Grand Theatre on Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Lafayette, La. (AP)

Guns, background checks, and mass shootings. A new outcry over the system that decide who gets a gun and who doesn’t.

NFL Upholds Brady Suspension: The Ruling And Responses

July 28, 2015
The NFL upheld the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Tuesday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

The NFL upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate saga Tuesday. Only A Game has compiled a collection of links to the official report and the heated responses. We also look at how the ruling plays into the ongoing discussion of Brady’s legacy.

For Arizona Mining Towns, A Diverse Economy Is A Good Economy

July 28, 2015
Jerome, Arizona, is a mining town that has successfully become a tourist destination. (Carrie Jung/KJZZ)

Town officials are hoping to put an end to the boom and bust cycle that comes from relying on copper mines that open and close.

The Benefits Of State-Of-The-Art Airports

July 28, 2015
Passengers maneuver through one of the cramped hallways at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Often ranked in customer satisfaction surveys as the worst airports in America, New York. (Frank Eltman/AP Photo)

After New York’s governor unveiled a $4 billion plan to rebuild LaGuardia, we look at the role airports play in a region’s economy.

Ford Profits Jump 44 Percent Amid Strong North America Sales

July 28, 2015
New 2014 Ford F-150 trucks are prepared to come off the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant June 13, 2014 in Dearborn, Michigan. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Ford is crediting steady demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles for record-high profits in North America.

Religious Groups Upset Over Boy Scouts’ Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

July 28, 2015
A detail view of a Boy Scout uniform in Irving, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The chairman of Trail Life USA, a group that formed after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to gay youth, explains his position.

Drought Leads To Stressed Out Salmon In Northwest Rivers

July 28, 2015
Chris Burns, natural resources technician with Washington’s Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, stands in the Dungeness River. Flows are roughly one-third of normal, prompting fears that salmon won’t be able to make it upstream to spawn. (Ashley Ahearn/EarthFix-KUOW)

River levels are dropping as the drought continues – and the water’s getting warmer. That’s a problem for salmon and trout.

Boston 2024’s Demise Opens Door For Other North American Cities

July 28, 2015
A rendering of the proposed Olympic Stadium in Boston for the 2024 Summer Olympics. (Boston 2024)

Boston is out as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics. Now other North American cities are reviving their push to host the Games.

‘Lion-Like’ Animal Roaming The Streets Of Milwaukee

July 28, 2015
The mystery animal roaming Milwaukee can be seen in this screenshot from a grainy cell phone video. (Screenshot via WUWM)

The city has received more than a dozen calls to report sightings of what looks like lion strolling through Milwaukee neighborhoods.

Illinois Budget Impasse Puts Pressure On State-Funded Programs

July 28, 2015
Peace Ambassadors in Alternatives's Restorative Justice program at Uplift Community High School in Chicago. (Facebook)

The head of a Chicago youth development agency explains what the impasse means for programs and the children they serve.

Obama, America And Africa Today

July 28, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama, center left , and Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn review an honor guard at the National Palace in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia, Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP)

The United States and Africa. What we see in and beyond President Obama’s big visit.

Mayor Walsh Has ‘No Regrets’ About Boston’s Pursuit To Host 2024 Olympics Games

July 28, 2015
Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca, left, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, speak to reporters in June at TD Garden. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The decision to end the bid came shortly after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a news conference that he would not sign a host community contract that made the city responsible for cost overruns.

Olympics Business Reporter Offers Perspective On Boston’s Failed Bid

July 28, 2015

Ed Hula says he was not surprised by Boston’s failed bid to host the 2024 Summer Games.

Boston Out As U.S. Candidate For 2024 Olympics

July 27, 2015

A person familiar with the decision says the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston.

Boston’s Bid To Host 2024 Olympics Is Over

July 27, 2015
Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca, left, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, speak to reporters in June at TD Garden. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties on Monday, ending an effort that was troubled nearly from the moment it started.

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