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European Union Leaders Hold Last-Minute Talks To Keep Greece From Default

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:53pm

It's crunch time again in the eurozone debt negotiations. Greece probably won't be able to pay back a bailout loan by the end of the month, as the country refuses to reform its pension system.

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NAACP Urges S.C. To Remove Confederate Flag From State Capitol

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:53pm

The NAACP issued the demand in the wake of the mass shooting at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C. The shooting reignites an old debate over the flag's prominence in the South.

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'Juneteenth' Marks Day Slaves In Texas Were Told They Were Free

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:53pm

After the Emancipation Proclamation, some slave owners kept the news from their slaves. In a 1941 recording, a former slave recalls June 19, 1865, when slaves in Texas were told they were free.

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Settlement Reached To Overhaul Mississippi Juvenile Courts

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:27am

The Justice Department deal follows a scathing report that uncovered systemic violations of due process rights of young people.

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Pope Makes Climate Change An Issue For GOP Presidential Candidates

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:03am

Pope Francis made headlines around the world with his encyclical calling for action on climate change. In the U.S., that's put Republican presidential candidates on the defensive.

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Family Knew Slain Charleston Pastor Would Lead A Consequential Life

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:03am

Rev. Clementa Pinckney was devoted to public service. He was a state senator and champion of civil rights. Those who knew him say he was a natural leader, whether in politics or in the church.

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Charleston, S.C., Mayor Says Shooting Is 'Impossible To Digest'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:10pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Charleston Mayor Joe Riley about the shootings at a historic black church on Wednesday. He says it is the saddest day in his 40 years as mayor.

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60 Million People Displaced By World Conflicts, U.N. Refugee Agency Says

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:26pm

The United Nation's refugee agency says there is a record number of people uprooted by war, conflict and persecution: nearly 60 million.

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Obama On Charleston Shooting: I've Made This Kind Of Speech 'Too Many Times'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:26pm

President Obama reacted Thursday to Wednesday night's mass shooting at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C. He said that he's had to make this kind of statement "too many times" during his presidency.

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Woman To Replace Alexander Hamilton On $10 Bill In 2020

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:26pm

The U.S. Treasury says a woman will appear on the $10 bill starting in 2020. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Matt Wittmann of the American Numismatic Society about the history of U.S. printed currency.

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Charleston, S.C., Church Formed Around Anti-Slavery Movement

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:26pm

The Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., has a rich history closely tied to political activism. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rev. Stephen Singleton about the 200-year-old congregation.

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Justices Give Officials More Say On Cars' Plates, Less On Roadside Signs

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:26pm

Justices on Thursday upheld the right of Texas to ban the Confederate battle flag from official license plates, but struck down the regulations an Arizona town imposed on churches' road signs.

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Woman To Share $10 Bill With Alexander Hamilton In 2020

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:26pm

The U.S. Treasury says a woman will appear on the $10 bill starting in 2020. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Matt Wittmann of the American Numismatic Society about the history of U.S. printed currency.

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House Advances Bill To Give President Obama Fast Track Trade Authority

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:26pm

After a week of legislative maneuvering, the House passed a bill again on Thursday to allow President Obama to negotiate a free trade agreement with Pacific countries.

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Congress Breathes Life Into President's Fast-Track Trade Plan

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:16pm

In a close vote, the House approved fast-track authority, but the fate of the trade measure is still to be determined.

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Obama Mourns Charleston Deaths, But Laments 'Politics' Of Gun-Control

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:09pm

After a shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church left nine dead, President Obama noted, "Mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries," but tighter gun controls in the U.S. were unlikely.

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How Democratic Trade Rift Could Give Rise To 'Tea Party' Of The Left

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:56pm

Intra-party turmoil could spill over into the next election, with labor groups threatening primaries against members — even those who sit in swing districts — who sided with the president.

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#TBT: White House Hopefuls Be Jammin'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 6:03am

The country may have serious problems, but we apparently do not want a president who takes himself (or herself) too seriously.

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Pollster Tells GOP Presidential Candidates To Recognize Voter Demographics

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks to GOP pollster Whit Ayres about the 2016 Republican presidential field. What will take for the GOP to win the race? Ayres is working with Marco Rubio's presidential campaign.

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Fact Check: Could Jeb Bush Really Grow GDP At 4 Percent? It's Hard To See How.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:03am

Jeb Bush is saying he can create 4 percent GDP growth as president, but there's little evidence that a president really can cause that kind of growth alone.

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