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Despite Offensive Comments, Donald Trump Polls Strong In New Hampshire

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is polling surprisingly well in New Hampshire. NPR unpacks Trump's appeal to the state's voters.

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On The Rebound, Panthers Prowl Expanding Swath Of Land In Florida

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

From a low of about 20, the population of Florida's state animal has grown to about 200 — enough, wildlife officials say, to warrant taking them off the endangered species list. Not everyone agrees.

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Aetna To Buy Insurance Rival Humana For $37 Billion

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

The health insurance company Aetna announced Friday it will buy rival Humana for $37 billion. The merger comes as other health insurers consider consolidating to cut costs.

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#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:20pm

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.

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Investigating The Drug Trade In 'Cartel Land'

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:17pm

A new documentary tells a riveting story of the way power and violence intersect along the Arizona border and in embattled Michoacan, Mexico.

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Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:56pm

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

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John Adams Wanted Independence Day On July 2, Not July 4

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:45pm

The Founding Father believed July 2, 1776, was the really the big day – the day the Continental Congress voted for independence.

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Pilot In Solar-Powered Plane Sets Aviation Record

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:44pm

André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.

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Conservationist Madison Stewart Stands Up For Sharks

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:40pm

Recent attacks in North Carolina have heightened the negative public perception of sharks. But for Stewart, sharks are like family.

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How China's Stock Plunge Is (And Isn't) Like The 2008 Financial Crisis

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:33pm

Some experts say it's the inevitable bursting of the Chinese economic bubble, but officials in China suspect foreign manipulation.

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A Cherished Synagogue Prepares To Close

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:25pm

After serving the Jewish community in Revere, Massachusetts, for 103 years, Congregation Tifereth Israel is closing.

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Greece Faces Pivotal Choice In Sunday Referendum

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:20pm

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is calling on voters to reject a proposed bailout when they head to the polls on Sunday.

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It's All In Your Head: Director Pete Docter Gets Emotional In 'Inside Out'

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:15pm

The new film illustrates the inner workings of an 11-year-old's mind. Her emotions — Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Joy — are the stars. Originally broadcast June 10, 2015.

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Pokey LaFarge Mines His Midwestern Roots, Finds 'Something In The Water'

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:15pm

The singer-songwriter brings his acoustic guitar to the Fresh Air studio to sing some new songs as well as some of his favorites from the 1920s and '30s. Originally broadcast April 27, 2014.

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FBI Issues Terror Alert Ahead Of July 4th Holiday Weekend

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:06pm

Seth Jones of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at Rand, discusses why law enforcement issued the alert.

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The Return Of Ebola In Liberia

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:52am

Three new cases of the deadly virus have been found in Liberia, two months after the country was declared Ebola-free.

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Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:40am

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.

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Iceland's Pirate Party Wins Repeal Of Blasphemy Law

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:22am

The insurgent political movement, which has just three members in parliament, led the rollback of the 75-year-old law that made it a crime to "ridicule or insult" religious teachings.

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A New Look At America's Founding

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:20am

Historian Joseph Ellis's latest book takes us beyond the Declaration of Independence, to what happened after the war ended.

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Two Years After Arizona's Deadliest Fire, A Small Town Continues To Heal

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:12am

The tiny town of Yarnell, about 80 miles north of Phoenix, was so devastated by the fire, people wondered if it would ever recover.

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