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66 Surfers On A Single Board Break Surfing Record

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 6:24am

In Huntington Beach, Calif., 66 surfers crammed onto one longboard and stood together for more than 10 seconds while riding a wave. Thousands cheering on the beach watched the record being broken.

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Report: Oklahoma Quakes Linked To Oil And Gas Wastewater

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

Newly published research adds to a growing body of scientific evidence linking Oklahoma's exponential earthquake surge to wells used by the oil and gas industry. A paper by two Stanford geophysicists is clear: The 'vast majority' of the state's quakes occur in areas where oil companies are pumping massive amounts of waste fluid deep underground.

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Is The Racial Tolerance Of The Millennial Generation Overstated?

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

Dylann Roof, the white man accused of killing nine black people in a Charleston, S.C., church last week, is 21. That makes him a millennial, the generation of Americans born between 1980 and 2000, that is often pointed to as a harbinger of America's future racial diversity and tolerance. But is the racial tolerance of the Millennial generation a myth?

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musician Gunther Schuller Dies At 89

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

Gunther Schuller, who bridged classical music and jazz, has died at age 89. The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor and educator ranged widely in his musicianship. Steve Inskeep and David Greene have this remembrance.

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Greek Island Vacationers Assist Migrants Coming Ashore In Rubber Boats

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

Holidaymakers expecting to lounge by the shimmering Aegean this year confront the new face of Europe on the Greek island of Lesvos: war-torn, wave-washed migrants camped in the open.

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Forgiveness, Tolerance Sunday Themes After Deadly Shooting At Emanuel AME Church

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

Churches across the country on Sunday paid tribute to the nine people who were killed last week at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. It was the first Sunday service since the shooting. David Greene and Steve Inskeep report.

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Confederate Flag Controversy Raised Again After S.C. Church Shooting

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

The place that the confederate flag should occupy in American life has long divided the country, and that debate has been re-ignited in recent days. Many, including President Obama, and presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley are calling for the flag to be removed. But some leading Republicans have been just as vocal defending the right of South Carolina to display it.

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Deadly Shooting At S.C. Black Church Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

A 21-year-old white man, Dylann Roof, has been charged with nine murders and is being held in jail. We have a timeline of what is know so far in the investigation.

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With U.S. Open Victory, Jordan Spieth Wins Second Major In A Row

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

Jordan Spieth won the U.S. Open on Sunday for the second leg of golf's grand slam. He is only the sixth player to win the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year. Dustin Johnson came close to pushing a Monday playoff — but then he three-putted the final hole.

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LA Worship Service Remembers S.C. Church Shooting Victims

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

Sunday church services across the country spoke to the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina. We hear a bit of the service from Marina Christian Fellowship in Los Angeles.

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Emanuel AME Church Reopens, Charleston Worshippers Pay Their Respects

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

The historic church, known as Mother Emanuel, was open for the first time since a gunman killed nine people there Wednesday night — in what authorities describe as a racially-motivated attack.

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On A Greek Island, Vacationers Lend A Hand To Migrants

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

European tourists on the island of Lesvos are doing more than just lounging on the shimmering Aegean this summer. Some are assisting the many migrants who are camping in the open.

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U.S. Troops Tested By Race In Secret World War II Chemical Experiments

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

While the Pentagon acknowledged years ago that it used American servicemen in World War II mustard gas experiments, NPR found new details about tests that grouped subjects by the color of their skin.

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In Germany, Seasonal Eating As Way Of Life — And Excuse To Celebrate

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:44am

Many fruit and vegetables just aren't available year-round in German grocery stores. So when favorites like asparagus are in season, Germans fill their baskets ... and throw some parties.

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To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist Instead Of Popping A Pill

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:44am

Music can energize, soothe or relax us. And it can also help reduce pain. Researchers found that listening to a favorite song or story helped children manage pain after major surgery.

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After Waterway Closure, Minneapolis Sees An End To River Shipping

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:43am

For the first time ever, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed part of a navigable waterway to stem the migration of an invasive species.

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After Prison Break At Dannemora, Viral Video Raises Questions

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:42am

A video shows a man approach the prison with a bag, which is hoisted up the prison wall and disappears out of view. Does this security lapse have anything to do with the escaped cons?

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NFL Football Involved In Deflategate Is Up For Auction

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 6:00am

A touchdown ball from the AFC championship is being sold. The New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts — accused of deflating footballs to gain advantage. The ball now is properly inflated.

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Seagull Injures Classic Pianist

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:52am

British classical pianist Paul Lewis was heading into rehearsal when a seagull dove at him. He ducked, stumbled and put out a hand to break his fall. He sprained a finger, and will miss a festival.

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'Sadness Is Like A Superhero': Amy Poehler On Pixar's 'Inside Out'

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

The movie, directed by Pete Docter, follows the five emotions inside an 11-year-old's head. Poehler plays Joy, but she says Sadness' strength is she knows how to talk about loss.

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