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Clinton, Walker, Trump And The Accelerating Ride To 2016

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

NPR's Cokie Roberts previews Hillary Clinton's speech on the economy and Scott Walker's official announcement that he's running for president.

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Never-Ending Bank Holiday Has Strained Nerves In Greece

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

As European leaders announced a deal to address the Greek financial crisis, it's not clear when the country's banks will reopen — or when they will have sufficient funds to cover people's paychecks.

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School-Lunch Program Provides Unexpected Benefits For Rural Indian Women

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

A simple job as a cook at a school can help women in Northern India make big changes in their lives — including escaping domestic violence. For Saroj, it freed her from decades of abuse.

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N.C. Trial Outcome Could Sway National Voting Rights Measures

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

The Justice Department is challenging North Carolina's 2013 elections law, a sweeping overhaul that could affect African-American voter turnout disproportionately.

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Probe Finds $70 Million Money-Laundering Bust Might Have Been Dirty Itself

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

An by the Miami Herald raises questions about a Florida task force that busted a huge money-laundering ring. Did the unit help catch criminals, or just enrich two small law enforcement departments?

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Needs Of Retirees Take A Smaller Center Stage At White House Forum

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

In the past, the White House's once-a-decade summit on aging was a multi-day event attended by thousands, but this time there was no funding. So it's a one-day event for a couple of hundred guests.

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Egypt Mourns Omar Sharif, Its Homegrown Cinema Star

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

The international film star, best known for Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence Of Arabia, represented a bygone era for many secular Egyptians — though not many could get to his funeral on Sunday.

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Bosnians Remember When Their City Became 'One Big Concentration Camp'

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

It has been 20 years since the massacre at Srebrenica, Bosnia, when some 8,000 Bosnian men and boys died or went missing. Bosnian-Americans now living in Missouri can't escape the memories.

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Maximum Security Not Enough As Mexican Drug Lord Stages Second Escape

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

One of Mexico's most notorious cartel leaders, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, escaped from prison this weekend — for a second time. A manhunt is underway after he fled his cell through a mile-long tunnel.

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Eurogroup, Greeks Reach Agreement On A Bailout Plan

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

A frantic weekend of activity in Brussels resulted in a new financial rescue deal for Greece, preventing a near-term exit from the Eurozone.

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Engineering A Shingles Vaccine That Doesn't Wimp Out Over Time

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

The current vaccine for shingles loses its protective value as people get older. A vaccine in the works maintains its strength over time. But the biggest challenge may be getting adults to use it.

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'We're Losing 43,000 People Each Year': DEA Chief Focuses On Overdoses

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

The acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration says he was shocked by how many people die every day from opiate overdoses. Chuck Rosenberg gives NPR his first interview since taking the job.

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A Pittsburgh Pirate Does His 'Gangnam Style' Dance

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 5:16am

At a rain delay in Pittsburgh, Pirates' infielder Jung Ho Kang gave his teammates a show. TV footage shows him nailing Psy's signature pony-ride dance. The rain went away, but the Pirates still lost.

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Now At The Top Of Japan's Mount Fuji: Free Wi-Fi

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 5:10am

Climbers who conquer Japan's tallest mountain will now be able to upload their achievement online immediately. Mount Fuji is getting eight hotspots with free Wi-Fi.

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Confederate Flag At S.C. Statehouse Will Be Sent To Military Museum

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

On Friday, officials in South Carolina are scheduled to take down the Confederate battle flag that has flown on the Statehouse grounds in Columbia for years. The removal comes after impassioned debate since last month's fatal church shooting in Charleston. The suspect in the case was shown in photographs clutching a Confederate flag.

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Pro-Euro Greeks Rally In Athens

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

Greeks who want their country to continue using the euro held a rally in Athens Thursday — in what many see as a last-ditch attempt to pressure the government to reach an agreement with its lenders.

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Jennifer Lawrence And A Cast Of Characters Light Up Comic-Con

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

It's time again for Comic-Con, the massive annual pop culture convention. We visit San Diego to hear all about what's happening in a galaxy far, far away.

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Evangelical Pastors Gather To Learn Another Calling: Politics

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

Hundreds of conservative evangelical pastors across the country are being trained to run for political office. The project is part of an effort to mobilize an "army" to do battle in the culture wars. In a series of training sessions, pastors willing to use their preaching for political ends are being taught the basics of campaigning.

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Florida Court Rules Eight Congressional Districts Must Be Redrawn

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

Florida's Supreme Court says eight of the state's 27 congressional districts will have to be redrawn, a move that is shaking up the political map as candidates prepare for the 2016 election.

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'Minions' Get A Movie Of Their Own

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

"Los Angeles Times" and "Morning Edition" film critic, Kenneth Turan, reviews "Minions," those cute little yellow creatures who love to serve.

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