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One Of The World's Most Famous Free Divers Is Missing Near Ibiza

Natalia Molchanova took a recreational dive on Sunday, didn't come back up and is feared dead. Free divers hold their breath until they surface for air, instead of using breathing equipment.

Who's In, Who's Out: Selection Day For The GOP Presidential Debate

Donald Trump is on top, followed by Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. Chris Christie and John Kasich barely make it in, while Rick Perry misses the cutoff for the main debate stage.

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The Soy Car Seat: Are Companies Doing Enough For The Environment?

Corporate sustainability reports help measure firms' ecological footprints. Ford, for example, touts renewable materials in its cars. But some environmentalists say the reports can be misleading.

Why 'Pep' The Prison Dog Got Such A Bum Rap

He killed the Pennsylvania governor's wife's cat — or so the story went. As it turns out, the Labrador was sentenced to the grim corridors of Eastern State Penitentiary to live up to his name.

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In LA, Vets Become Homeless Faster Than The VA Can House Them

The Veterans Administration pledged to end homelessness among veterans by this year. Some cities will meet the goal, but LA is way behind, with the country's highest number of vets on the street

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Grandparents Step In When Parents Get Hooked On Opiates

Thousands of grandparents in Massachusetts are having to raise their grandchildren, in many cases because the parents are addicted to opiates. The process is fraught with tension.

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For Some States, New Emissions Rules Will Force A Power Shift

The federal rules will deal a big blow to some energy sectors — especially coal. The change won't be so hard for states that have moved to cut emissions. But for others it will be more difficult.

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Urban Shootings Are On The Rise, But Officials Fail To Pinpoint A Cause

Law enforcement officials discussed a recent increase in shootings in several major cities at a meeting in Washington, D.C., on Monday. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Atlanta Police Chief George Turner.

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Swimmer Katie Ledecky Breaks Her Own Record, Again

The 18-year-old blasted past the world record in the 1,500 freestyle — the one she set Monday, while hardly trying. Host Melissa Block talks to New York Times reporter Karen Crouse about the swimmer.

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Doctor Who Crusaded For Coal Miners' Health Dies At 87

Dr. Donald L. Rasmussen worked on behalf of coal miners in Appalachia and helped create a national movement against black lung disease.

Fail, Quit, Lose: The Danger In Glorifying Failure

August 5, 2015
It can be hard to accept failure. (Flickr / Blacksheep of Omaha)

“Fail fast, fail often” goes the zeitgeist . But should we have such optimism for failure?

Doctors Say High Cancer Costs Can't Continue

August 5, 2015
Landon Kimich, 2, sleeps as he receives a chemotherapy treatment for neuroblastoma at Houston's M.D. Anderson Cancer Center on Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP)

After the diagnosis of cancer, another blow – the often-crippling costs of treatment. We look at the soaring price of cancer drugs.

Music From The Show

August 4, 2015

From Louis Armstrong to The Monkees.

A Tour Of The Boston Harbor With Leader Vivien Li

August 4, 2015
Vivien Li is leaving the Boston Harbor Association this September for Pittsburgh's Riverlife. (Anthony Brooks/WBUR)

The Boston Harbor Association President will be leaving in September to work for Riverlife in Pittsburgh.

Can We Put A Price On The Arts And Culture Industry In Boston?

August 4, 2015
The Museum of Fine Arts welcomes one million visitors each year, including about 200,000 Boston residents. (Rodrigo Blanco/Flickr)

As big as the economic numbers are, many arts advocates will tell you the value of the industry goes far beyond them.

State: Number Of Opiate Overdose Deaths Higher Than Thought

August 4, 2015
In Massachusetts, more than 1,000 people died from overdoses of heroin and other opioids in 2014. (Toby Talbot/AP)

There’s dramatic and troubling news Tuesday about the opioid addiction crisis in Massachusetts — it’s getting worse.

Would Natural Gas Act As A ‘Bridge Fuel?’

August 4, 2015
The Patterson 298 natural gas fueled drilling rig drills on land in the Permian Basin in Mentone, Texas. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The president has called for natural gas to serve as a “bridge fuel” to renewable energies, but there are concerns that the country would settle before transitioning to renewable sources.

Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder On Sitting Governors Running For President

August 4, 2015
Douglas Wilder, former Virginia governor, pictured in 2008. (Steve Helber/AP)

Should a sitting governor run for president?

Airlines Take Stand Against Carrying Big-Game Trophies

August 4, 2015
American is joining other airlines in banning big-game transport. (Curimedia/Flickr)

Airlines are responding to the outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion by banning the transportation of big-game trophies on flights.

‘More Than A Monkee': A Look Back At Davy Jones

August 4, 2015
Actress Vivienne Martin helps child actor David Jones with his make-up backstage at at the New Theatre in London, May 1962. He played the Artful Dodger in the original London production of Lionel Bart's musical 'Oliver!' (Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

We take a look at the impact a young star can have on even younger fans.

Treatment For Addiction Out Of Reach For Many

August 4, 2015
Jordan Mohammed has been taking Suboxone to try and overcome a heroin addiction that grew out of prescription painkillers. (Rowan Moore Gerety/Northwest Public Radio)

A growing body of research says a drug called Suboxone can offer a stable recovery from opiate addiction, but it remains hard to get.

Greek Markets Plunge For Second Day In A Row

August 4, 2015
A Greek flag waves outside the Athens Stock Exchange on Aug. 3, 2015 when the market reopened after a five-week closure. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)

For the second straight day, the Greek stock market suffered losses as the country’s left-wing government conceded that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election.

Newly Expanded AT&T Announces New Bundle Promotion

August 4, 2015
AT&T recently acquired Direct TV and is now attempting to lure customers with a heavily discounted bundle of TV, Internet and phone service. (Mike Mozart/Flickr)

Smaller cable companies and some consumer advocates are not happy, but some analysts say this new offer is a good deal.

DEA ‘Pill Mill’ Crackdown May Be Causing An Unintended Consequence

August 4, 2015
The escalating war against illegal use of narcotics is having an unintended side effect — legitimate patients are no longer able to get the pain medications they need. (The Javorac/Flickr)

The escalating war against the illegal use of narcotics is having an unintended side effect — legitimate patients are sometimes not able to get the pain medications they need.

Plan For New Rams Stadium Gets Boost

August 4, 2015

A judge ruled yesterday that there will not have to be a vote before the city of St. Louis spends public money on a new stadium for the St. Louis Rams.

What Does Warren Buffett Have To Do With IUDs? Well, Everything

August 4, 2015
Warren Buffett arrives with his wife Susan at the White House for a state dinner in honor of the British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie in 1998. (Chris Kleponis/AFP/Getty Images)

An anonymous donor funded a study in St. Louis on IUDs, and then low cost IUDs in Colorado and Iowa and then the development of a new, low-cost IUD known as Liletta.

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