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OPB Politics Now: President Obama Passes The Torch

OPB | July 27, 2016

President Obama was the story of the night on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

NPR | July 27, 2016

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

Slave Labor And The 'Longer History' Of The White House

NPR | July 27, 2016

When Michelle Obama referred recently to slaves building the White House, she gave a nod a backstory that needs to be appreciated, says Clarence Lusane, author of The Black History of the White House.

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CHART: How Obama's Approval Compares With Past Presidential Convention Speakers

NPR | July 27, 2016 7:18 p.m.

President Obama will make the case for Hillary Clinton Wednesday night with about as many Americans approving of him as disapprove of him.

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Ready, Set, Play: A Top 10 'Playlist' From The Nation's Children's Museums

NPR | July 27, 2016 6:48 p.m.

Lasers and lava and mummies, oh my! Here are the exhibits that kids and their grown-ups love the most from 10 of the nation's best children's museums.

Election | Nation

'They Cannot Silence Us': Sanders Supporters Protest After Clinton Nomination

NPR | July 27, 2016 6:05 p.m.

Hundreds of Bernie Sanders walked out of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia following Hillary Clinton's nomination.

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How Tim Kaine Went From City Council To Vice Presidential Candidate

NPR | July 27, 2016 6 p.m.

Most Americans will get their first look at Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine on Wednesday night. The Democratic vice presidential candidate's career has focused on racial reconciliation and social justice.

Election | Nation

WATCH: Albright Says It's 'Almost Too Hard To Express' Excitement Over Clinton

NPR | July 27, 2016 5:23 p.m.

"I think she is brilliant and ... she's not a diva at all. She works very hard," Albright told NPR's Rachel Martin.

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Mysterious And Known As The 'Raven': Scientists Identify New Whale Species

NPR | July 27, 2016 5:11 p.m.

"There have been a lot of people out there surveying whales for a long time, and never come across this," a researcher says. But Japanese fishermen have told stories about this dark whale for years.

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Obama: 'Reject Cynicism And Reject Fear' And Elect Hillary Clinton

NPR | July 27, 2016 4:11 p.m.

Democrats called on Americans to reject the politics of fear and division and elect Hillary Clinton during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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Clinton Campaign Says Trump Is Encouraging 'Espionage' After Hacking Comment

NPR | July 27, 2016 3:53 p.m.

Donald Trump on Wednesday called for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email and recover messages from her tenure as secretary of state.


For Olympic Boxer Claressa Shields, Round 2 Brings New Expectations

NPR | July 27, 2016 3:47 p.m.

At 17, boxer Claressa Shields won gold in the 2012 London Olympics. But it didn't change her life as much as she thought it would. After she returned home to Flint, Michigan, she thought: Now what?

Nation | Science

How Jupiter's Red Spot Makes Things High Above It Hot, Hot, Hot

NPR | July 27, 2016 3:47 p.m.

Think summer's hot on Earth? Space physicists tracking weather on Jupiter say the roar of the raging storm we call the Great Red Spot heats the outer atmosphere above it by more than 1,000 degrees F.