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Scottish Charity Get Calls About All Sorts Of Animals

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 5:59am

Investigators went out to check on a report of a distressed donkey. Turns out it was a garden ornament. Scotland's STV News reports those kinds of calls are not that unusual.

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Warriors' Shooters Get The Job Done, Tie NBA Finals 2-2

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

The Golden State Warriors tied up the NBA Finals series 2-2. On the road in Cleveland, the Warriors beat the Cavaliers 103-82. Game 5 will be played on Sunday in Oakland, Calif.

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Scientists Investigate What Makes Us Itch

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

Scientists have found a molecule that appears to be crucial to perceive the sensation of itching. The molecule affects how the brain responds to the chemical serotonin, and may explain why anti-depressant drugs that boost serotonin make some people itch.

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Moview Review: 'Jurassic World'

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

"Los Angeles Times" and "Morning Edition" film critic, Kenneth Turan, talks to Ari Shapiro about the latest in the dinosaur movie franchise, "Jurassic World."

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Senate Compromise Could Help Obama Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

The Senate is debating a defense policy bill that would make it virtually impossible for President Obama to close the war captive lockup at Guantanamo Bay. But the bill has an escape clause: if Obama sends Congress a plan to shutter the facility, it would be put to an up or down vote. If it passes, it would trump any standing restrictions.

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Dallas City Council Repeals Plastic Bag Fee

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

Dallas repealed its 5-cent fee on plastic bags five months after it went into effect. Plastic bag manufactures had sued the city.. A dozen other towns in Texas still restrict plastic bags.

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U.S. Women's World Cup Team To Face Sweden, Ex-American Coach

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

The U.S. Women's Soccer team plays Sweden Friday night in the World Cup. There's no love loss here. Sweden's Pia Sundhage was critical of some of the U.S. players she used to coach. The U.S. team is looking for its second consecutive win.

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Loving Day Commemorates When Interracial Marriages Became Legal

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

As the nation waits for the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, we look back on this day in 1967. The court struck down state bans against interracial marriage in the case of Loving v. Virginia.

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Hillary Clinton To Address Economic Issues In Campaign Speech

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

On Saturday, Hillary Clinton holds her first big campaign rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City with a unusually personal speech about how her upbringing forged her commitment to helping others.

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Skeptical House Democrats Still Not Sold On Trade Pact

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

President Obama's trade agenda is expected to face a tense final vote in the House on Friday — one day after surviving a near-death experience in a procedural vote.

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Charges Recommended For Cleveland Police Who Fatally Shot 12-Year-Old Boy

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

A judge ruled there's enough evidence to charge 2 officers in Tamir Rice's death. He was killed in November while carrying a replica gun. The judge can't compel prosecutors to charge the officers.

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A Good But Not Great New Season For Netflix's 'Orange Is The New Black'

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:00am

Netflix debuts 14 new episodes of prison dramedy Orange is the New Black. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show remains compelling, despite the loss of a powerful character from last season.

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Organic Farmers Call Foul On Whole Foods' Produce Rating System

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:00am

Some organic farmers are protesting a new system Whole Foods is using to rate its suppliers. They say the system devalues the organic label because non-organic producers can earn the highest grades.

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In The Rolling Hills Of Galway, Spirit Of W.B. Yeats Lives On

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:58am

Saturday marks the 150th birthday of William Butler Yeats, one of the 20th century's greatest poets. In far western Ireland's County Galway, Yeats found inspiration in the people and landscape.

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Strange Magic Bubbles Up In New 'Mr Norell' Adaptation

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:57am

Susanna Clarke's bestselling fantasy debut, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, envisioned a mismatched pair of wizards caught up in the Napoleonic Wars It's now been made into a seven-part TV series.

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Coming Home Straight From Solitary Damages Inmates And Their Families

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:56am

Says one public defender: "The frightening thing about solitary is that when it erodes your ability to interact with other human beings, in turn that trauma is inflicted on your family members."

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Older Taco Bell Employees Try To Connect With Millennials

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 6:14am

Taco Bell has a younger demographic than other fast food franchises. Every week, younger workers provide older ones with a new millennial term — though some are lost in translation.

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Iceland Glacier Hosts Rave

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 6:09am

Think of it as a dance party deep inside one of the largest glaciers in Europe. But you can't dance until sunrise because in Iceland this time of year, the sun never goes away.

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Magna Carta To Turn 800

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 4:02am

Monday is the 800th birthday for the Magna Carta. At the British Library in London, an exhibition displays the Magna Carta alongside original copies of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Bill of Rights — both of which were inspired by the Magna Carta. Ari Shapiro recently talked to curator Julian Harrison about the exhibition.

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Pakistan Executes Man Who Was 15 When He Was Convicted Of Murder

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 4:02am

Aftab Bahadur had been in jail for more than 2 decades. Pakistani authorities have accelerated the number of executions recently amid ongoing insurgencies and ethnic attacks across the country.

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