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3 stranded mariners were rescued from a remote island in Micronesia on Monday after search crews spotted their "SOS" message written in the sand. They had been missing for nearly 3 days.

In her new book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson examines the laws and practices that created a bipolar caste system in the U.S. — and how the Nazis borrowed from it.

The Trump Administration's new suicide prevention strategy mentions the touchy subject of gun-safety. Gun owners are four times more likely to die by suicide, but keeping guns away from veterans has become politically radioactive.

Cori Bush, a nurse and Black Lives Matter Activist, is projected by the AP to win a Democratic primary in Missouri, ousting William Lacy Clay, a longtime incumbent. Clay, who succeeded his father, has represented the 1st District since 2001.

In "Lemonade," Knowles drew on the symbolism of water to signify rebirth and renewal in her marriage. In "Black Is King," she graduates from the sea to the stars, imagining a world in which Blackness and Black people are unconstrained, writes Cate Young.

Singer-songwriter Ondara@jaysmartmusic ) wrote and recorded his second album entirely during the pandemic shutdown — and it sounds like it. “Tales From Isolation” touches on the anxieties many experienced during that time.

Like so many artists, @katedavismusic  is marking time by writing new music. Watch her perform one of those new tunes, "Ride or Die," for this quarantine concert. 👇

The musical tastes of the NPR Music crew are a delightful jumble. @mkenneymusic , @nubya_garcia , @schneidermaria  and @taylorswift13  make their list of favorite music released in July.

For more than a century, food has been getting more abundant — and cheaper. And yet people keep worrying about shortages. Some economists say the fears actually create their own problems.

As the start of the school year approaches, a growing number of parents are looking at alternatives to distance learning through public schools, including sharing a private tutor or taking the full responsibility as an at-home teacher. @WBEZ )


BREAKING: The Trump administration just finalized a rule that would remove nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in health care and health insurance.

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has delivered a historic victory for LGBTQ people — ruling that the federal law that bars sex discrimination in employment does apply to LGBTQ employees.

At drive-through COVID-19 testing centers in South Korea, the test takes 10 minutes at most. Results are texted to you, usually the next day. And it's free — paid for by the government.

Summer Taylor, one of two demonstrators who was struck by a car while protesting in Seattle, has died. The second protester, Diaz Love, remains in serious condition.

JUST IN: NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag at all of its events and properties.

JUST IN: The House of Representatives has approved legislation making lynching a federal hate crime for the first time in U.S. history. The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act was named for the 14-year-old teenager who was lynched in Mississippi in the 1950s.

Rebekah Jones says she was fired from her job at the Florida Health Department for refusing to manipulate data on its coronavirus dashboard so the state would appear to meet its target to reopen. Now, she has launched her own dashboard.