Afropop Worldwide

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Afropop Worldwide is a radio program and online magazine dedicated to music from Africa and the African Diaspora.

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TAYLOR SWIFT: (Singing) We are never, ever, ever, ever...

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Vice President Joe Biden says he is ready to speak up for the character of Hillary Clinton. He's been talking about the Democratic candidate with our colleague Rachel Martin.

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Nancy Grace is nearing the end of her run on TV's HLN channel. The onetime prosecutor plans to rest her case this fall. Here's NPR's David Folkenflik.

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Well, another shocking turn of events in British politics this morning.

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After some 10,000 online tutorials in 10 years, Sal Khan still starts most days at his office desk in Silicon Valley, recording himself solving math problems for his Khan Academy YouTube channel.

"OK, let F of X equal A times X to the N plus," he says cheerfully as he begins his latest.

Khan Academy has helped millions of people around the world — perhaps hundreds of millions — learn math, science and other subjects for free.

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You know, when we think about disparities in American education, we think about things like race, gender. There is also income, which is one of the most persistent disparities. Children from more affluent families do better in school on average than children from poor families. And there's new social science research exploring why this is the case. To talk about it, I'm joined by NPR social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam. Hey, Shankar.

SHANKAR VEDANTAM, BYLINE: Hi, David.

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All right, it is time for another listener-made version of the MORNING EDITION theme song. This one has a little bit more of an edge than you might be used to.

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President Obama says he agrees with Donald Trump on one thing: There are "parallels" between the U.S. election and the United Kingdom's dramatic vote to leave the European Union.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene with bad news for some lawyers. The robots are here, and they're coming for your jobs. Joshua Browder was fed up with parking tickets. So the teenager made Do Not Pay, a bot to help people challenge their fines.

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The owners of nearly 500,000 Volkswagen diesel vehicles are weighing their options today. The company says it will compensate owners who bought VW vehicles advertised as clean diesel but were really anything but clean.

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We are finishing a unique examination of President Obama's years in office. And we have a preview this morning.

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The U.S. government, today, announced a broad-reaching $14.7 billion settlement in the Vokswagen emissions cheating scandal. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy outlined the heart of the agreement during a news conference this morning.

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The Olympic Games are less than six weeks away. And all eyes are on Rio. Officials there are having to juggle several issues at once, including the Zika virus. The CEO of the 2016 Games in Rio, Sidney Levy, is with us today. Welcome.

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