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Coding Camp to Baltimore Schools: Bring Us Your Bored!

A summer program in Baltimore has black middle-schoolers coding, designing apps and altogether hooked on engineering.

Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.

Watch: 164 Skydivers Fall Into Formation, Breaking World Record

One of the dangers was that parachutes or people could collide. The previous skydiving record was set by 138 people in 2012.

Zimbabwe Official Calls For Extradition Of American Lion Hunter Walter Palmer

Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Oppah Muchinguri wants Palmer to face justice in Zimbabwe, wire services report. U.S. authorities are investigating whether any American laws were broken.

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Juvenile Justice System Failing Native Americans, Studies Show

One report shows that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use. Another, that alternatives like treatment programs are more effective.

Hillary Clinton Releases 8 Years Of Tax Returns

The returns show that she and her husband Bill Clinton paid nearly $44 million in federal taxes since 2007, according to her campaign. "We've come a long way," she said.

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Justice Report Accuses St. Louis County Family Court Of Racial Bias

A Justice Department report says the St. Louis County Family Court violates the constitutional rights of children and routinely discriminates against black children.

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As The West Craves Drought Relief, El Nino May Do More Harm Than Good

There is much hype around a potential El Nino that could help ease the drought on the West Coast. But there are concerns that a deluge of rain could do more harm than good for the long term drought outlook.

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Planned Parenthood Controversy Raises Questions About Fetal Tissue Research

A series of sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood is raising questions about the field of fetal tissue research. Companies who buy and sell such tissue defend their work.

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As Midwest Dams Reach End Of Life, Soaked States Can't Handle Repair Costs

More than 11,000 dams across the U.S. have protected lives and property from flooding for decades. But age is catching up to them, and many need repairs. Record rain hasn't helped matters this year.

NFL Youth Exercise Program: Healthy Fun Or Marketing Ploy?

August 1, 2015
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NFL training camps are getting started after what’s been a tough year or so for the league’s image. But would anyone criticize the league for teaching kids about exercise? Well, it turns out they would. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the NFL “Play 60″ program and hears from one of its critics.

After Accident, ‘Madman’ Poole Uses Handcycle To Conquer Backcountry

August 1, 2015
After a hiking accident David Poole was paralyzed from the sternum down. He was unable to traverse the backcountry after his injury, until he found handcycling. (Liz Welles/Only A Game)

Growing up, David Poole earned the nickname “Madman” for his hard-charging ways in the backcountry. But a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the sternum down. Reporter Danielle Thomsen tells the story of Poole’s journey back to the outdoors.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

August 1, 2015
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for his presumed actions in the 'Deflategate' scandal. Brady lost his appeal to reduce or eliminate the suspension this week. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Listen closely … is that the sound of more air escaping from the NFL’s Deflategate scandal? Charlie Pierce joins Only A Game guest host Doug Tribou to discuss Brady v. NFL;  Charlie’s theory on why the league is happy that the saga has gone on for more than six months now; and the two latest women to join the […]

‘Mashi’ Chronicles Journey of Japan’s First MLB Player

August 1, 2015
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The first Major League Baseball player from Japan was a 20-year-old pitcher by the name of Masanori Murakami. The lefty only played two seasons in the MLB, but his journey is the subject of the new book called “Mashi” by Robert Fitts. Murakami, Fitts and translator Yuriko Romer joined Only A Game’s Doug Tribou.

Champion Boxer Daniel Jacobs’ Biggest Fight Wasn’t In The Ring

August 1, 2015
Danny Jacobs (left) has a big fight on Saturday, as he is looking to retain his middleweight title Saturday. But the biggest fight of his life came four years ago, when Jacobs had to take down cancer. (Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)

Daniel Jacobs is a champion boxer. Four years ago, he encountered an opponent he didn’t see coming — cancer. The 28-year-old recovered and became the first cancer survivor to win a boxing world championship. He tells Only A Game the story “In His Own Words.”

Athens 20-All, State-Sponsored Exercise, And Robotic Umps?

August 1, 2015
Finland's exercise craze, Athens as a permanent site for the summer Olympics, and robotic umpires? (Getty Images)

Greece as a permanent home for the Summer Olympics, a Finnish-style state-sponsored exercise program, and computers replacing baseball umpires are the topics in our weekly roundtable on the sports news you might have missed, “3 Stories You Should Know.”

Employee Rights: Tom Brady v. The Average Man

August 1, 2015
Tom Brady reacts during the Super Bowl. (Elsa/Getty Images)

This week, the NFL upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in the Deflategate saga. As the league and its players union prepare for a court battle, guest host Doug Tribou speaks with employee rights expert Lewis Maltby about how this situation might have played out if Tom Brady delivered pizza for a living.

Social Media Buzz: Killing Of Cecil The Lion Provokes Outrage Online

July 31, 2015
People protest against poaching after the death of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Here & Now’s Robin Young looks at how social media users targeted the dentist who killed Cecil with Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner.

Puerto Rico Nears Default As Deadline Looms

July 31, 2015
The Puerto Rico Capitol is pictured in San Juan. (jbash/Flickr)

The expected default comes after the governor in June told investors that the island’s $72 billion in debt was unpayable.

GOP 2016 Hopefuls Race To Qualify For First Debate

July 31, 2015
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump greets supporters at a South Carolina campaign rally in Bluffton, S.C., on July 21, 2015. (Stephen B. Morton/AP)

Donald Trump stayed out in front of a crowded Republican field, while former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore announced his candidacy.

Jonathan Pollard, Spy For Israel, Granted Parole After 30 Years

July 31, 2015
Israelis protest against U.S. President Barack Obama as they call for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American who was jailed for life in 1987 on charges of spying on the United States, during a demonstration outside the Israeli President's residence on March 19, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Pollard’s case has been a divisive one: supporters say his sentence was overly harsh, while critics say he should never be released.

How Google Glass Recently Became An E.R. Gadget

July 31, 2015
Christoph Kaufmann, director of the trauma center at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is shown wearing Google Glass. (Prachi Patel/IEEE)

While the product flopped with consumers, trauma surgeons are using Google Glass while treating critically injured patients.

HIV/AIDS Is A Growing Problem In The South

July 31, 2015
Dwayne Banks, right, Health Education Specialist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, counsels a participant after receiving a free HIV test from AID Atlanta as part of National HIV Testing Day in June 2013, in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP)

Atlanta’s metro area has one of the highest rates in the country for new diagnoses of HIV and AIDS.

Week In The News: Cincinnati Police Indictment, Bye-Bye Boston 2024, RIP Cecil The Lion

July 31, 2015
Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, second from left, appears before Judge Megan Shanahan at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP)

A new police murder charge and a black man dead in Ohio. Iran Deal heat and Huckabee. Malaysia Air. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

The Latest From The Political Front Lines Of New Hampshire

July 30, 2015
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at a South Carolina campaign rally on July 21, 2015.  (Stephen B. Morton/AP)

It might be hard to believe, but we’re just six months away from the Granite State’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

Congress Heads Toward Recess With Export-Import Bank In Limbo

July 30, 2015
A man walks past the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Washington. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

The bank has become a hot-button political issue for conservatives who see the bank as corporate welfare.

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