Shooting At Munich Shopping Mall Kills At Least 9, Police Say

A shooting at a shopping mall in Munich has left at least nine people dead, including the apparent attacker, and at least 10 people injured, the Munich police say.Police initially were acting on the assumption that there were at least three attackers, based on witness accounts. Now police say they believe there was only one shooter, who killed himself.NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson says it's not clear what motivated the attack.Police spent hours scouring the city for suspected gunman after the...
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JPR Live Session: Sean Watkins

Multi-instrumentalist Sean Watkins has long been known for his work as one-third of the Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek and, more recently, for helming, with sister Sara, the itinerant, genre-hopping Watkins Family Hour ensemble. But in the last year he has more assertively – and impressively – taken on the role of solo artist. What To Fear is a follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed All I Do Is Lie, which had been Watkins’ first solo effort in nearly a decade, ten years that had been jammed with collaborative projects and a herculean amount of touring.
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Trees At The Tipping Point

If the Earth's problem is too much carbon in the atmosphere and trees soak up carbon, will more trees head off climate change? Maybe not, according to recently published research. Noah Charney at the University of Arizona and his team find trees all over North America stressed by higher-than-normal temperatures, and stressed trees grow more slowly.
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Astrophysicist, Wine Lover, Foodie: The Neil deGrasse Tyson You Didn't Know

You probably know Neil deGrasse Tyson as an astrophysicist with a seemingly endless stream of science fun facts at his command. You might not be aware that he is also a great oenophile and lover of food.Some 16 years ago, before I was a journalist and illustrator, I worked with Neil at the American Museum of Natural History. He would sometimes carry around a small canvas tote bag. As I recall, the bag would contain one of two things: either a weighty, mango-sized meteorite to show to guests...
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

At Green House Data in Cheyenne, Wyo., energy efficiency is an obsession.When someone enters one of the company's secured data vaults, they're asked to pause in the entryway and stomp their shoes on a clear rubber mat with a sticky, glue-like finish."Dust is a huge concern of ours," says Art Salazar, the director of operations.That's because dust makes electronics run hotter, which then means using more electricity to cool them down. For data centers, the goal is to use as little electricity...
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Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday night, delivering a speech that lays out America's struggles with crime, terrorism and immigration and how he plans to address them.

NPR's politics team has annotated Trump's speech below. Portions we commented on are highlighted, followed by analysis, context and fact check in italics.


Thank you, thank you. Thank you very much.

Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States.

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There may be nothing that excites a performer more than performing on a new stage. 

So excitement is likely rampant at Random People Theater Project in Humboldt County. 

The group, composed of amateurs and old pros, performed for years at the Mateel Center in Redway, but just moved to a new home in Garberville. 

It's not just theater IN the community, it is theater ABOUT the community... Random People encourages stories from the region, written by local people about local people.

truenorthorganizing.org

People seeking justice--economic, social, environmental--have a place on the compass on the North Coast of California. 

True North Organizing Network brings together people who feel marginalized in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. 

Tribal members, immigrants and more have allies in True North. 

The Oregon Health Authority, is advising pregnant women not to travel to Zika-affected countries, and telling others to take precautions.

Crook County leaders unexpectedly decided not to adopt a natural resource plan Wednesday that was designed to give local leaders more say over how federal lands are managed.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s new running mate, has a special connection with Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, thanks to their shared background in the radio industry.

Pence and Walden once led a fight to pass legislation that aimed at ensuring the Fairness Doctrine would not be revived. That 1949 law — which might sound quaint in today’s fractured and no-holds-barred media landscape — required broadcasters to air opposing points of view.

Congressman Greg Walden is Oregon's only Republican member of the state congressional delegation, but he's making his voice heard.

When school doors closed last month, many Oregon teachers and students hit the road for vacations or to visit family. Not everyone does, though. Some teachers stick around to run programs for kids who tend to move during the school year. But the summer school for migrant kids is shrinking.

Gustavo Molina has 29 students in a blended class of second and third graders. He says over the summers, he’s seen budgets get tighter.

The head of Oregon's Elections Division abruptly stepped down this week, just three months before voting begins in this fall's election. Jim Williams wrote in a resignation letter dated July 19, “It is with a heavy heart and regret that I hereby offer my resignation.”

staytruetoyou.org

One of the major concerns about marijuana becoming legal for personal use in Oregon was the possibility of younger people getting a hold of the drug.

Opponents of legalization pointed to "edibles," food items laced with marijuana, as a major concern.  Now marijuana AND the edibles are legal in Oregon, and the state Health Authority is launching a campaign to discourage pot use among adolescents. 

The "Stay True to You" campaign targets 12-to-20-year-olds. 

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