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Frank Deford in 1984. He would go on to spend another 33 years as a commentator on Morning Edition.

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Frank Deford, NPR's longtime philosopher of sports, dies at 78

The sportswriter was a mainstay on Morning Editionfor 37 years, applying his keen wit and incisive eye to games of every stripe. Deford died Sunday, just weeks after hanging up his cleats with NPR.

Portland police have charged Jeremy Joseph Christian with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Police identify victims in Oregon train stabbing

The suspect started yelling at two women who appeared to be Muslim. When others tried to intervene, he stabbed them.

From left, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and British Prime Minister Theresa May pose during the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy, on Friday.

G7 summit ends without US joining consensus on climate change

Today's communiqué from the summit says the U.S. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement."

Foreign policy thinker Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

As the national security adviser to President Carter, he helped secure the Camp David peace accords between Israel and Egypt.

Taiwanese marriage equality leaves activists hopeful

A ruling in the Taiwanese constitutional court is a landmark victory for same-sex marriage activists around the world

Manchester concert bombing: The latest from NPR

​An explosion after an Ariana Grande concert killed 22 people Monday night in Manchester, England. On Wednesday, NPR reports, police officers arrested four men, and a separate police raid targeted an apartment in the center of town.

Gate Fire in San Diego forces evacuations

A fast-moving wildfire has forced several hundred campers to flee a campground south of San Diego.

Saudis and UAE will donate $100 million Ivanka Trump fund

As a candidate, President Trump regularly criticized the Clinton Foundation for taking money from Middle East despots. But these donations are different.

Unruly man subdued on flight to Hawaii

Passengers and a flight attendant used a drink cart to block him from getting to the front of the jet. He was then immobilized with duct tape.

Far-right users jump to social media platform Gab

The site Gab urges users, many of whom feel sidelined by mainstream social media, to #SpeakFreely.

Ringling Bros. curtain call is victory for animal welfare activists

After decades of working on animal rights, some activists believe the movement has finally hit the mainstream, fueled in part by social media.

Callista Gingrich nominated as Vatican ambassador

There is little sign of opposition to the nomination of Callista Gingrich, but it is not without controversy.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani wins re-election

Voters chose the reform-minded president by a margin of about 20 percent over his main conservative challenger.

Steep rise in interracial marriages among newlyweds 50 years after they became legal

Today, one in six newlyweds marry someone outside their race, which appears to allude to a more accepting society.

12-year-old wins her third State Spelling Bee

Dipsomaniac was the word that won Ananya Vinay her third California's State Spelling Bee. She'll head to the national Bee later this month.

Repercussions continue from global ransomware attack

It's believed to be the biggest extortion attack recorded, with more than 200,000 people affected in 150 countries.