Ray Copeland, a football coach at Bishop McGuinness High School, puts his players through a workout in Oklahoma City in 2007. As is often the case in much of the U.S., the first day of high school football practice that year began in a heat wave.
Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 6:03 am
For all the benefits of exercise and teamwork to the heart and head, high school athletes still lead the nation in athletics-related deaths. And it doesn't have to be that way, sports medicine specialists say.
Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 3:41 pm
"The stuntman who parachuted into the London 2012 opening ceremony as James Bond has been killed in an accident," the BBC reports. "Mark Sutton, 42, from Surrey, died Wednesday while wingsuit flying near Martigny, Switzerland. Swiss police investigating the Briton's death said it appeared he had died after crashing into a ridge of rock."
Not only is that 15,000 fewer than had been filed the week before, it's also the lowest number for any single week since before the U.S. economy officially slipped into its most recent recession, in December 2007.
Traditionally, literally means something that is strictly true. Google's dictionary, bloggers noticed, says you can also use it for emphasis. Like, "I would literally give my right arm to own a pickup truck." Grammar sticklers claim Google has sided with language traitors and broken the English language.
Capital University, just outside Columbus, Ohio, was gearing up for the new school year when the administration found itself in a slippery situation. There weren't enough dorm rooms on campus. But a local business quickly dove in with a solution: Fort Rapids Resort, an indoor water park. Thirty students will, you might say, tread water there until space frees-up on campus. It's all included in their tuition - yes, including access to the water park itself.
Posters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi lay amid the rubble of a protest camp in Cairo after Wednesday's crackdown by government forces.
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Mourners stand over the bodies of loved ones at the El-Iman mosque in the Nasr City district of Cairo. Wednesday's violence was Egypt's worst since the 18-day uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
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Egyptians search through the debris at Rabaa al-Adawiya square.
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Egyptian police officers join hands during a funeral procession of one their colleagues, who was killed during clashes with Morsi supporters.
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A picture of Morsi is seen hanging amid debris at Rabaa al-Adawiya square.
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Members of the Muslim Brotherhood carry the coffin of a fellow member at the El-Iman mosque. The Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to continue their protests over Morsi's removal.
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The destroyed camp of Morsi supporters outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque. The raids prompted the military-backed interim leaders to impose a state of emergency and curfew, and drew widespread condemnation from around the world.
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An Egyptian woman cries for her dead relative at a mosque in Cairo. According to the latest estimates, more than 500 people died and around 3,500 were wounded.
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The Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo was burned during clashes Wednesday between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. According to the latest estimates, more than 500 people died and around 3,500 were wounded.
On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo
"It's difficult to see a path out of this crisis, at least not without more people dying."
That's how NPR's Cairo bureau chief, Leila Fadel, ended her Morning Edition report Thursday. After Wednesday's deadly crackdown by Egyptian troops on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi — a crackdown that according to latest estimates left more than 500 people dead and 3,500 or so wounded — the fear is that there will be much more bloodshed.