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11:34 am
Tue June 17, 2014

O.J. And Oscar Trials: A 'Combination Of Celebrity, Wealth And Murder'

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'd like to start the program today by going back to a story that millions of people around the world watched with equal parts fascination and, I think, disgust. Twenty years ago today, television viewers around the world were focused on the image of a phalanx of police cars chasing a white Ford Bronco through south Los Angeles. Los Angeles police commander at the time, David Gascon, announced that former star football player, O.J. Simpson, was a fugitive.

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5:32 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Third Time's A Charm: U.S. Beats Ghana In World Cup Match

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 6:26 am

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Sports
7:20 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

With Win Over Ghana, U.S. Is Off On The Right Foot In Brazil

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 10:09 pm

On Monday night, the U.S. soccer team accomplished a feat it failed to achieve in the past two World Cups: beat Ghana. With a 2-1 victory, the Americans position themselves well for the games to come.

The Two-Way
7:08 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Sweet Revenge: U.S. Bests Ghana, 2-1, In Its World Cup Opener

Clint Dempsey scored Team USA's first goal during the FIFA World Cup 2014 Group G preliminary round match against Ghana at Estadio Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, on Monday.
Kamil Kraczynski EPA/Landov

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 10:02 am

The U.S. Men's National Team beat Ghana in the group stage of the World Cup, payback for losing to the Black Stars in the previous two World Cups.

Team USA captain Clint Dempsey surged past Ghana's John Boye to score 29 seconds after the start of the game, marking one of the fastest goals in World Cup history.

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Sports
3:29 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

U.S. Soccer Hopes To Shake Shadow Of Recent History Against Ghana

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 7:20 pm

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Remembrances
3:29 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Baseball Loses One Of The Game's Greatest, As 'Mr. Padre' Passes

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 7:20 pm

Hall of Fame baseballer Tony Gwynn has died. Gwynn, nicknamed "Mr. Padre," played for the San Diego Padre for 20 years and was considered by some to be the league's greatest hitter since Ted Williams. Richard Justice of MLB.com comments on Gwynn's legacy.

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Sports
11:31 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Brazil's Opening Victory Gets A Raucous Reception

Brazil kicked off the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo with a convincing win over Croatia. NPR's Russell Lewis watched with fans at a samba school, and he tells Melissa Block about the celebrations.

The Two-Way
11:08 am
Mon June 16, 2014

U.S. To Face Ghana As 'Group Of Death' Play Begins

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, members of the U.S. soccer team warm up during a training session the day before their Group G World Cup match with Ghana in Natal, Brazil.
Julio Cortez AP

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 12:47 pm

It's day five of the World Cup in Brazil. But it's the most important day for the U.S. men's soccer team — it's game day.

Tonight at 6 p.m. ET, the U.S. opens World Cup play squaring off against Ghana in the seaside city of Natal. The tiny African country is not particularly a soccer powerhouse. But Ghana has vexed the U.S. — eliminating the team from the past two World Cups.

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The Two-Way
10:44 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres Hall Of Famer, Dies

Tony Gwynn in 1998.
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Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 1:51 pm

Hall of famer Tony Gwynn, who spent 20 years playing for the San Diego Padres, has died.

The team announced his death on Twitter, saying it was "terribly sad to say goodbye to our teammate, our friend and a legend."

Gwynn, known as "Mr. Padre," flirted with a .400 batting average in 1994. By the end of the season, his batting average was .394. Gwynn earned eight National League batting titles and had 3,141 career hits, as well as an impressive .338 batting average overall.

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The Two-Way
7:19 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Formula One Great Michael Schumacher Comes Out Of Coma

Michael Schumacher in April 2012.
Eugene Hoshiko AP

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 11:38 am

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is out of a coma and has been moved from a French hospital to one in Switzerland where he will continue his rehabilitation.

That news comes from his manager, Sabine Kehm, who talked to The Associated Press.

Schumacher, if you remember, had been in a medically-induced coma after a suffering a head injury while skiing in December.

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