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The job market got even better, in a surprisingly positive sign for the economy

U.S. employers added 528,000 jobs in July, showing the labor market remains strong, despite high inflation and softening economic growth. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%.


For the first time, police will directly face charges for Breonna Taylor's death

The Justice Department has charged four current and former Louisville Police officers for their roles in the death of Breonna Taylor. Her killing in 2020 sparked a national outcry for racial justice.


Tensions increase between Taiwan and China after Pelosi visits Taipei

NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Yun Sun of the Stimson Center in Washington, about China's objectives following live fire military exercises with missile strikes in the waters surrounding Taiwan.


Democrats are moving forward with a climate, tax and health care bill

Senate Democrats are scheduled to start a debate this weekend on a bill that would provide historic investments in climate change, health care measures and tax changes.


What if you were forced to listen to 'It's a Small World' for an hour straight?

Disney World's "It's a Small World" ride broke down and dozens of people were stuck on their boats listening to animatronic characters sing to them over and over. One person said it was like torture.


The video game sensation 'Stray' is helping real stray cats

Players wander through a cyberpunk city as a virtual orange tabby walks on keyboards or takes a spill off a rusted pipe. They can livestream their game to raise money for a pet shelter.


Community members remember the massacre at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin

It was 10 years ago that a white supremacist opened fire at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek. Seven people died. A decade later, hate crimes against Sikhs and other South Asians are on the rise.


What Biden's low approval ratings and high-profile wins could mean for the midterms

While midterms are typically a challenge for the party in power, two Democratic strategists say Biden's recent wins — and the threat of Republican control of Congress — could galvanize voters.


A court in Moscow sentences WNBA star Brittney Griner to 9 years on drug charges

A Russian court found Brittney Griner guilty on drug smuggling and possession charges. She was sentenced to more than nine years in prison. The Biden administration is working to secure her release.


A daughter keeps her dad's memory alive by restoring his old Ford Mustang

Since he was in high school, Al Plumley could be found under the hood of a car fixing it himself. His daughter Ashley Cosme talks to her husband Nicolas about her dad who died last year.


 

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