NPR Southern Bureau Chief. Home: Birmingham. Usually in the South. Often somewhere in the world when big news happens. Most recent: Rio de Janeiro.

U.S. Women's Olympic Basketball Team Dominates Their Competition

npr.org — The U.S. Women haven't lost a game at the Olympics since 1992. They have medaled in all nine of the Olympics they've competed in, and they're hoping their next medal is another gold one.

U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Dominates Olympic Competition

npr.org — They were ranked the No. 1 team going into the summer Olympics, and the U.S. women's gymnastics team did not disappoint. Led by Simone Biles, they took the gold in Tuesday's team competition in Rio.

U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Wins Gold Medal

U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Wins Gold Medal

npr.org — The U.S. women's gymnastics team won a gold medal on Tuesday in Rio. The team won convincingly by posting the highest combined score in vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise.

Olympics Day 1: U.S. Takes First Gold

Olympics Day 1: U.S. Takes First Gold

npr.org — The first day of the Olympics gave fans in Brazil a smorgasbord of sporting events to take in. American Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of this year's games, in women's air rifle competition.

Olympic Alternates Face Challenges In Training To Possibly Compete

npr.org — There are two sets of athletes at the Olympic games: the athletes who will compete and the alternates who likely won't. The alternates are in Rio and training just as though they'll be in the competition.

Brussels Investigation Far From Over

Astronaut 'Graffiti' Seen for The First Time In Decades

wfae.org — One of the world's most famous and oldest spacecraft is revealing some of its past. Apollo 11 was the first mission to land humans on the moon in 1969. As Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface, Michael Collins circled above in the command module called Columbia.

Astronaut 'Graffiti' Seen for The First Time In Decades

wesa.fm — One of the world's most famous and oldest spacecraft is revealing some of its past. Apollo 11 was the first mission to land humans on the moon in 1969. As Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface, Michael Collins circled above in the command module called Columbia.
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Sep 27, 2016

The CBS college football sportscaster Verne Lundquist is on my flight leaving Birmingham. Those who know of him are positively giddy.

Sep 27, 2016

Here's the full transcript (and full fact check by @NPR) of last night's first Trump And Clinton Debate  https://n.pr/2ddGSu7 

Sep 25, 2016

Jack Garman, Whose Judgment Call Saved First Moon Landing, Dies at 72  http://nyti.ms/2cZNLjz 

Sep 24, 2016

Charlotte Police release videos from from Keith Lamont Scott Shooting  http://www.tinyurl.com/h59sj7m  via @wfae

Sep 23, 2016

Charlotte, tonight. The fourth straight night demonstrators have marched since Tuesday's fatal police shooting of K…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/779503877825495040 

Sep 23, 2016

Charlotte, tonight. The fourth straight night demonstrators have marched since Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. https://t.co/HdPZb4zyKo

Sep 22, 2016

City of Charlotte imposes a curfew beginning at midnight (ending at 6am) and lasting each day until state of emergency is declared over. https://t.co/xxtLEUOjeZ


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