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Noel, you've probably gotten a present before, and you had no idea what was going to be in that gift wrapping.

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Yeah. Sure. Hasn't everybody?

Update On Duck Boat Accident In Missouri

Jul 20, 2018

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Two more bodies have been found, raising the death toll to 13 after a duck tour boat capsized and sank last night in a lake near Branson, Mo. Four more people are still missing, and seven are in the hospital. NPR's Scott Neuman has more.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a press conference today in Berlin, and she took a lot of questions about President Trump. NPR's Martin Kaste was there. He's with me now. Hi, Martin.

MARTIN KASTE, BYLINE: Good morning.

Trump's Week

Jul 20, 2018

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President Trump is in the process of inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to come to Washington, D.C., this fall to continue the talks they started in Helsinki earlier this week.

It's another sign of Trump's efforts to build closer ties with Moscow, even though he insists his administration has taken a hard line toward Russia.

"There's never been a president as tough on Russia as I have been," Trump told reporters on Wednesday.

That might sound like hyperbole, but in this case, there's actually some basis for the president's boast.

Cleveland Browns Take On 'The Office'

Jul 20, 2018

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. The NFL season is coming, always an exciting time in Cleveland. Last year, the Browns were so bad, their coach had to jump in a lake as punishment for breaking a promise to make them better. But new season...

Invention Idea: Minivan Lawnmower

Jul 20, 2018

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Jonah Goldberg On Trump, Putin And The GOP

Jul 20, 2018

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Good morning. I'm Noel King. If you've ever been on a crowded subway in summer during a heatwave, you've probably smelled some bad things.

Moments That Define A Presidency

Jul 19, 2018

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Michael Isikoff On Maria Butina And Russia

Jul 19, 2018

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Thai Boys Speak Out On Cave Rescue

Jul 18, 2018

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Those 12 boys on a soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand are now going home. The boys and their coach have been recovering in a hospital for the past week. Today, they appeared alongside their doctors for a news conference, hugging friends and apologizing to their parents.

EU Fines Google $5 Billion

Jul 18, 2018

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French butchers say they're under threat from militant vegans. And they've asked the French government for protection. What's at stake, say butchers, is not just the right to eat meat — but a way of life.

Didier and Sandrine Tass run their butcher shop on a busy street in Paris' 15th arrondissement. They've been here for 19 years. They know all their customers and discuss growing children and family vacations as they serve them. The Tasses say it's a great livelihood. But these days, the butcher and his wife are nervous about threats from militant vegans.

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