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The Mission Impossible franchise has been good to Tom Cruise — raking in more than $2 billion in world-wide box office receipts. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the fifth film in the series.
Morning Edition seeks the sounds of animals from listeners' backyards for a new series about decoding nature. Scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will help identify animals in the recordings.
A study finds text-walkers go 25 percent slower than the flow and high step over curbs. Researchers call it "adopting a protective gait pattern."
Simon Dominguez jumped in the water near the Golden Gate Bridge — attempting to be the first person to swim 28 miles to the Farallon Islands. He was very close and then a shark fin appeared.
The documentary, Listen to Me Marlon, tells the story of legendary actor Marlon Brando through hours of personal audio recordings. NPR's Melissa Block talks to director Stevan Riley about the film.
Gov. Larry Hogan announced the closure of the Baltimore City Men's Detention Center on Thursday. The jail, which is run by the state, has been plagued by corruption and deplorable conditions.