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Here's a chance to study astrophysics while drinking a cold beer. That's pretty much how it works at Pint of Science Festival, which typically takes place in pubs and cafes in the U.K. and around the world. Praveen Paul is one of the co-founders.

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A second night of protests took place Thursday in Rochester, N.Y., in response to the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man who died of asphyxiation after being restrained by police during an arrest in March.

On Wednesday, body camera footage of the encounter was released, leading Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren to order all seven officers who were involved suspended without pay.

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Racial justice protests around the country have mostly been peaceful, but there have been some violent and deadly confrontations, and that has some protesters thinking more about safety. NPR's Jeff Brady reports.

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The Kentucky Derby happens tomorrow in Louisville, Ky., after being postponed back in May. There will be no spectators at Churchill Downs, but that won't stop TV viewers from getting dressed up. And the famed derby hats are getting a 2020 upgrade.

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. If you've got a bone to pick, a city council meeting is a good place to air a grievance. Andrew Christensen of Lincoln, Neb., sure thought so.

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In the new sci-fi series "Raised By Wolves," the movie director Ridley Scott does TV. The series debuts on HBO Max today, and NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans says it is inspired and also a little flawed.

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When Tom Seaver was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992, he set a record. He was on 98.8% of all the ballots. No other baseball player had ever been such a popular pick.

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's...

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UNIDENTIFIED AMERICAN AIRLINES PILOT: Tower, American 1997 - we just passed a guy on a jetpack.

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A year ago, Rafael Nadal and Bianca Andreescu claimed the men's and women's U.S. Open singles titles.

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UNIDENTIFIED SPORTS ANNOUNCER #1: ...Is the king of the hill, the top of the heap and the U.S. Open champion.

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All right. So life right now can seem like a crazy science fiction movie, yet there is a small town in Brazil where even stranger things are happening thanks to a cosmic event deep in the countryside. NPR's Philip Reeves has the story.

Update at 4:30 p.m. ET: White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah responded to NPR's request for comment on Elizabeth Neumann's charges that the White House has not addressed the threat of domestic extremism, particularly what Neumann referred to as "right-wing extremism."

In an email, Farah dismissed Neumann's concerns as those of a "disgruntled employee."

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We travel next to England, where millions of students try to return to classrooms this week, months after the pandemic shut schools down. Shifting messages from the British government has left many confused. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

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So we're going to turn now to Wisconsin state Representative David Bowen. He's a Democrat and also a member of the state's Legislative Black Caucus. Representative Bowen, thanks for being here.

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