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Obama Shortens Prison Terms For 46 Drug Offenders, Vows More Commutations

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:01am

All of those whose sentences were commuted would have gotten lighter prison terms under new sentencing guidelines. The White House says the they aren't hardened criminals and deserve a second chance.

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As Big 3 Automakers Begin Union Talks, Both Sides Say Profit Is Job 1

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:01am

GM and the UAW kicked off contract talks Monday; Chrysler and Ford will do the same this month. Negotiations are never easy, but since industry bailouts in 2009, there's a stronger push to cooperate.

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After Tense Negotiations For Bailout, Will Greek Parliament Fall In Line?

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:01am

The parliament starts debate Tuesday on the new bailout plan agreed to over the weekend with eurozone countries. Given the concessions Greece agreed to, it's likely to be a very stormy session.

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Swing States Get More Disaster Declarations — Especially Before Elections

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:01am

New research shows that states that are highly competitive in presidential elections are twice as likely to receive presidential disaster declarations — and the financial aid that comes with them.

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Iran, World Powers Reach Deal On Nuclear Program

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:01am

Officials in Vienna tell NPR's Peter Kenyon that preparations are being made today to announce a historic nuclear accord between Iran and world powers, which likely will lift some economic sanctions.

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From Fishing With Mom To Becoming A Top Fisheries Official

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:20am

For NPR's series #RaceOnTech, we are meeting the diverse men and women who work in America's tech and science fields, like Dr. Mamie Parker, a fish and wildlife biologist who's a pioneer in her field.

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Prozac In The Yogurt Aisle: Can 'Good' Bacteria Chill Us Out?

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 2:42am

In recent years, a body of research has shown that beneficial microbes play a critical role in how our bodies work. And it turns out there's a lot of communication between our gut and our brain.

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Documenting Death Inside Syria's Secret Prisons

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 2:42am

A Syrian forensic photographer, who goes by Ceasar, took thousands of photos of those who have died in Syria's prisons. His photos will be on display in the halls of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday.

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How One Woman Found The Courage To Say No To Domestic Abuse

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:44am

An Indian woman suffered through domestic violence for 20 years. Then she changed her life by going to school, but it wasn't to learn. It was to cook.

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Even Retired Comedians Can't Resist A Few Good Trump Jokes

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:24am

David Letterman popped up Friday to make a few cracks about the brashest, most famously follicled candidate for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination.

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Now You See It, Some Day You Won't: Scientists Get Closer To Invisibility

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

Using lenses and meta-materials, science is finding new ways to bend or reroute light. Like Harry Potter's cloak or H.G. Wells' chemical concoction, it could make an object impossible to see.

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A Do-Not-Fly List For The Do-Not-Tan Crowd

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

A Scottish girl's natural pallor nearly kept her family from an overseas trip when airline workers declared her too sickly-looking to fly.

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Is An Iran Deal Finally At Hand?

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

International negotiators appear close to a deal limiting Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Vienna.

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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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