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Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Hurricane Matthew brought torrential rains to both North and South Carolina. And now a week after the storm, swollen rivers are flooding communities and residents have been evacuated. South Carolina's Public Radio's Cooper McKim reports from Conway. COOPER MCKIM, BYLINE: I meet 29-year-old RaDraya Williams and her husband, Michael, in the middle of what used to be Bucksport Road and that is now under nearly a foot...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Finally time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: American and National League Championship Series are underway - LA, Chi-Town, Cleveland and Toronto. NPR's Tom Goldman joins us. Morning, Tom. TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hello. SIMON: Last night, the Cleveland Indians handcuffed the Toronto Blue Jays, didn't they? GOLDMAN: Oh, boy, they did. You know, they won - I'll wait till the theme song goes away. They won......

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: One of the great American plays has been revived on Broadway with a great American cast. "The Front Page", the 1928 Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur play set in the pressroom of Chicago's criminal courts building on the night before a hanging, is back in all of its profane and swaggering glory. It stars Nathan Lane as the crusty editor, John Goodman as the blustery sheriff, Holland Taylor as the fusty mother-in-law...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The number of Americans killed on our roads has increased sharply in the first six months of 2016 after decades of decline. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that fatalities went up by 10.4 percent. Of course, that means thousands of lives. We're joined now by Mark Rosekind, who is the administrator of the NHTSA. Thanks very much for being with us. MARK ROSEKIND: It's my pleasure. SIMON: Why...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: I've been waiting the whole show for this. Baseball's playoffs have opened. Howard Bryant of ESPN joins us now. Howard, thanks so much for being with us. HOWARD BRYANT: Oh, good morning, Scott. I can - I can hear it in your voice. Boy, what do you want to talk about? SIMON: Well, I thought maybe perhaps the Cubs game. It was - look, it was a - it was a duel between two great pitchers won by a squib of a home run....

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: These days it seems you can sue just about anybody and anything. The one place in the judicial system where it remains hard to take legal action is against individual countries. They're covered by what's known as sovereign immunity. This week, Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post reporter who was imprisoned by the Iranian government for 544 days, filed suit with his family against Iran for what they called...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: To Hurricane Matthew news now. The storm has stayed offshore. It plowed up the southeast Atlantic coast, and it's weakened. Now it's a category one storm. NPR's Greg Allen has been following it in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. GREG ALLEN, BYLINE: From Florida to North Carolina, governors and emergency managers have taken Matthew's threat seriously. It entered Florida waters as a major hurricane with the potential to...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The famed Stax recording studio in Memphis is long gone, but Melissa Etheridge conjures up the place in her new CD, a collection of covers by Stax R&B legends like Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas and Sam and Dave. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HOLD ON I'M COMING") MELISSA ETHERIDGE: (Singing) Now, don't you ever feel sad. Lean on me when times are bad. When the day comes and you're down in a river of trouble and about to drown,...

In 2012, Shimon Peres became hip. The then-Israeli president was 88 years old at the time, but not too old to shoot this music video asking people around the world to friend him on Facebook: The video is playful, but Peres was dead serious. With his signature stone-faced expression, he imparted his words of advice to young people. "Peace is needed. For your future. For your future. For your future," Peres said in the video, his words set to a dance beat. The former Israeli president and prime...

A friend of photographer Phillip Toledano once said "He is the most self-absorbed person I've ever met — but he wears it well." The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano is a new short film in which the photographer, with the assistance of makeup artists, fortune tellers, and psychics, disguises himself as the various fates life might one day hold for him: Ending up a homeless alcoholic, a white-collar criminal cuffed and taken away by police, or a lonely senior, feeding a small dog from his plate —...

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