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Three American women are in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon — among them Serena Williams, who beat her sister Venus on Monday. Renee Montagne talks to Courtney Nguyen of Sports Illustrated.
A Canadian man attached giant helium-filled balloons to a lawn chair -– and soared for miles over Calgary during a promotional stunt. But things went wrong, and he had to skydive back to land.
Contestants had to sit still — oblivious to distraction — for two hours. Judges monitored movement, composure and heart rate. Only things like head scratching and nose picking were permitted.
NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews MaryClaire Dale, an Associated Press reporter, about the court documents showing Cosby said in 2005 he got quaaludes to give to a woman with whom he wanted to have sex.
It turns out you are way more likely to have major complications, including death, at the hands of an unskilled surgeon than a specialist. Now three leading teaching hospitals are changing the rules.
In 2000 the world's leaders agreed on an ambitious plan for attacking global poverty by 2015. Called the Millennium Development Goals, these time-bound targets spurred an unprecedented aid effort that helped slash the share of people living in extreme poverty in half. Now nations are hammering out an even broader set of goals for 2030, but this time the task is proving highly controversial. The Millennium Development Goals were drafted in a highly casual way and that simple process proved the key to their success.