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Two Years After Hurricane Maria, Blue Tarps Are Symbol Of Island's Slow Recovery
Two years after the storm hit Puerto Rico, the most visible remnants of it are the thousands of damaged homes still covered in blue tarps. Frustrated neighbors are helping others repair their homes.

House Panel Wants More Details On Whistleblower Complaint Against Trump
NPR's Noel King talks to Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California about the dispute over an intelligence community whistleblower complaint concerning the president. NPR's Greg Myre weighs in.

Air Conditioner Is Stolen Shortly After Ohio Church Installs It
The Akron Alliance Fellowship church paid $3,500 for the new unit. The sign outside the church reads: "Whoever stole our AC unit - Keep it. It's hot where you're going."

Horse Tries To Board Bus In St. Petersburg, Russia
The bus paused at a stop, opened its doors and a horse started to get on board. No telling why it was walking around free — or where it wanted to go.

A Daily Mother-Daughter Moment Documented Forever
Maria Rivas stepped in as caretaker when her aging mother, Julia Medina, began having health complications. After Julia's death, a nostalgic photo reminds Maria of their life together.

UAW's Strike Against GM Brings To Mind Last Century's Labor Battles
There was a time when a strike at General Motors shocked the economy. In an era of global competition and changing tastes, neither GM nor the United Auto Workers are as powerful as they once were.

Review: Is 'Downton Abbey,' The Movie, Worth The Wait?
NPR's David Greene talks to Kenneth Turan, film critic for Morning Edition and the Los Angeles Times, about the new movie based on the popular TV series: Downton Abbey. The film opens Friday.

Justin Trudeau's Blackface Incidents Reveal Another Side Of Canada
The Canadian prime minister faces intense criticism after photos and videos emerged showing him wearing blackface while dressed for costume parties. Trudeau's central message has been inclusion.

Church Groups Registering Voters Must Heed IRS Laws
Faith groups are running their own voter registration efforts with an eye on the next election. A challenge arises in how to follow IRS rules that prohibit churches from taking political positions.

Deggy Awards Honor Overlooked TV Shows And Actors
The 71st prime-time Emmy Awards will be handed out on Sunday. But first there are the Deggys. Our TV critic's awards go to performers and shows that he thinks the Emmy Awards should honor.

Southeast Texas Suffers From Catastrophic Flooding
The remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda have dumped several feet of rain on parts of southeast Texas. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Michael Marks, a reporter with the Texas Standard.

Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani Speaks Out About Whistleblower Complaint
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law expert, about a whistleblower complaint from the intelligence community, spurred by Trump's communications with a foreign leader.

High-Tech Companies Look To Mexico For Qualified Talent Pool
There's a tech boom in Tijuana, Mexico, as American companies look for skilled labor to fill technology jobs at a lower cost than it would be in California.

Democratic Presidential Primary Candidates To Address LGBTQ Issues
NPR's Noel King talks to Zach Stafford, editor-in-chief of The Advocate, who will be among the moderators Friday night for the first public 2020 campaign event to focus exclusively on LGBTQ issues.

Retrospective: The 18-Year, And Counting, Afghan War
Since peace talks fell apart, the U.S. and Taliban have ramped up violent activity. We examine the shifting currents of the war in Afghanistan — the longest in U.S. history.