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Legionnaires' Calif. Prison Outbreak Contained; New Cases In Illinois

Legionnaires' disease outbreaks reported across the country this summer are not related; it doesn't spread among people. Instead, it's spread in warm water, like that in building cooling towers.

Woolly Mammoth: Shearer Saves Hugely Overgrown Sheep

A sheep found in the wild in Australia had to undergo emergency shearing — 89 pounds, 3 ounces of wool was cut away. The sheep's weight reportedly dropped by half.

Will Donald Trump Really Back Down From A Third Party Threat?

The billionaire businessman is expected to sign the RNC's loyalty pledge today, promising he won't run as an independent. But there's still no guarantee he'll abide by it.

This Teacher Wants To Excite Your Inner Scientist

Ainissa Ramirez used to be an associate professor at Yale in Materials Science. Now she's taking her "science evangelism" out on the road.

Hungary's Premier Defends Handling Of Migrant Crisis

Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the refugees flooding a train station in Budapest are really Germany's problem, because that's where most of them want to go.

The 'Indian Cowboys' Of Florida

Though it may sound like an oxymoron, Native Americans have been riding horses and roping cattle for centuries in the Sunshine State.

Judge Throws Out Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Over 'Deflategate'

Brady appealed a suspension handed down by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in federal court. The judge sided with Brady.

Former Clinton Aide Who Built Private Email Server Pleads The 5th

The Select Committee on Benghazi had asked Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department employee, to field questions next week. His lawyer has declined.

China Flexes Muscles With Parade, But Announces Troop Cut

More than 12,000 precision-drilled soldiers, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft filed through Tiananmen Square.

Kentucky Clerk Found In Contempt For Refusing To Issue Marriage Licenses

Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk, has been defying court orders by refusing to hand out marriage licenses in protest of same-sex marriage. A judge ordered her taken into custody.

A Peek At New England’s Long History Of Ingenuity

September 3, 2015
In Boston, what started as a colony has become a hub of international innovation. (Emmanuel Huybrechts/Flickr)

The region is famous for more than just Sam Adams beer and the Patriots.

Nuclear Plant’s Safety Rating Downgraded After Shutdowns, Valve Problems

September 3, 2015
The Pilgrim Station nuclear power plant in Plymouth, Mass. opened in 1972. (Robert E. Klein/AP)

The 43-year old Pilgrim plant is now one of three plants in the country ranked in the second-lowest category.

Explore Yogurt’s Savory Side With These Recipes

September 3, 2015
Kathy Gunst's Roasted Carrots with Ras el Hanout and Honey with a Yogurt-Tahini-Lemon Dressing. (Kathy Gunst)

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst brings us ideas and recipes, including one for zucchini-yogurt-mint fritters.

Judge Lets Brady Play, Ruling Against NFL In ‘Deflategate’

September 3, 2015
Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots leaves federal court after contesting his four game suspension with the NFL on August 31, 2015 in New York City. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman had required NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Brady to be present in court when the NFL and NFL Players Association reconvened their dispute over Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension. The two sides failed to reach an agreement to their seven-month standoff. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team’s season opener after a judge erased his suspension.

Jonathan Edwards Reflects On Making Music And Rediscovering Family

September 3, 2015
Singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards is out with a new album, "Tomorrow's Child," that draws on his life lessons. (gerritdevynck/Flickr)

The singer-songwriter, who had his first big hit, “Sunshine,” in 1971, is still engaging audiences across the country.

Kentucky Clerk Faces Contempt Hearing Over Marriage Licenses

September 3, 2015
MOREHEAD, KY - SEPTEMBER 2: Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk of Courts, listens to Robbie Blankenship and Jesse Cruz as they speak with her about getting a marriage license at the County Clerks Office on September 2, 2015 in Morehead, Kentucky. Citing a sincere religious objection, Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling. (Ty Wright/Getty Images)

Kim Davis is in court for defying the Supreme Court ruling and refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Migrants Board Trains In Budapest But International Borders Remain Closed

September 3, 2015
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants board a train in Keleti station heading for the border town of Sopron after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened, all international trains to Western Europe have been cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Hungary’s prime minister claimed the crisis was a “German problem” and argued that migrants need to be told to stop coming.

What To Watch On-Demand This Fall

September 3, 2015
Amazon's original series "Hand of God" stars Ron Perlman as a corrupt judge who believes God wants him to carry out vigilante justice. (Amazon)

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans explains what original content means to online streaming services, and what shows are coming this fall.

Remembering Katrina Through Art

September 3, 2015
This is a photo from a series by Canadian photographer Isabelle Hayeur, who took pictures in Louisiana, New York and other places where water is both the lifebood of the place, but also the biggest threat. (Isabelle Hayeur)

An exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art marks the anniversary by going beyond images of the storm-damaged city.

How Healthy Is The U.S. Economy?

September 3, 2015
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the morning of August 26, 2015 in New York City. After a volatile week of fluctuations, the Dow Jones opened 400 points higher this morning. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The health of the American economy will be at the heart of the Fed’s much-anticipated decision about whether to raise interest rates.

Steve Almond’s Manifesto Against Football, Continued

September 3, 2015
Taiwan Jones #22 of the Oakland Raiders tries to catch the ball in the endzone while covered by Chris Clemons #29 of the Arizona Cardinals at Coliseum on August 30, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The author and lifelong football fan has written a new afterward to his controversial 2014 book “Against Football.”

The Politics Of Vocal Pitch

September 3, 2015
A new study found that voters are partial to candidates with lower voices. (Kenny Malone flag: Lindsay Shaver creative commons)

Biologist Rindy Anderson of Florida Atlantic University found that people are biased towards candidates with deeper voices.

China Marks Anniversary Of WWII’s End

September 3, 2015
A KJ-2000 airborne early warning and control system leads J-10 fighter jets flying past a national flag during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two on September 3, 2015 in Beijing, China. China is marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and its role in defeating Japan with a new national holiday and a military parade in Beijing. (Andy Wong /Getty Images)

A massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops marked the anniversary of Japan’s surrender and the end of WWII.

Journalists Under Pressure

September 3, 2015
Journalists protest the murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa Becerril in Mexico City, on Aug. 2, 2015. (Marco Ugarte/AP)

Three Vice News journalists arrested in Turkey. A wave of journalists in prison. In graves. We’ll look at journalists worldwide under pressure.

Will The Fed Finally Raise Interest Rates?

September 3, 2015
A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, on July 29, 2015. The Federal Reserve may raise interest rates soon. (Richard Drew/AP)

Should the fed finally raise interest rates? In spite of the stock market roller coaster? We’ll dig into the fed weighing the end of free money.

With So Few Candidates, Only 2 Boston City Council Seats Up For Preliminary Vote

September 3, 2015
In the last preliminary two years ago, 48 candidates competed for the 13 Boston City Council seats. But with no contest at the top of the ticket this year, voter and candidate interest is low. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

In the last preliminary two years ago, 48 candidates competed for the 13 Boston City Council seats. But with no contest at the top of the ticket this year, voter and candidate interest is low.

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