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Chris Christie Becomes 14th Republican Presidential Candidate

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:29pm

With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the race, there are now 14 Republican candidates for president. Two more are expected to join by the end of July.

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Puerto Rico's Governor Seeks To Delay Debt Payments

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:29pm

Puerto Rico's governor said Monday night that the commonwealth can't pay its bills. He also said that big changes are needed to get the economy growing, so it can pay down its debt in the future.

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A Dozen Officials Suspended As Probe Into N.Y. Prison Break Widens

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:29pm

The house-cleaning of top administrators and guards at the prison where two inmates escaped comes as the FBI begins its own investigation into possible corruption and drug dealing at the facility.

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Ebola Returns To Liberia With A Mysterious Case Near Monrovia

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:27pm

A teenage boy tested positive for Ebola in a town outside the capital city. It's unknown where he caught the virus, and health officials are concerned the case could spark another outbreak.

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Debate Begins: New OT Rules Will Raise Wages — Or Kill Jobs

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:18pm

The Labor Department plans to change a rule so that 5 million more Americans will be able to collect overtime pay. Business groups say the change will hurt hiring, but labor groups are applauding.

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Greece's Economic Crisis Presents Major Challenge To The Euro

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:12pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Kathleen R. McNamara, director of the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University about what the Greek referendum means to Greece and Europe.

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Iran Nuclear Negotiators Extend Deadline To Reach Final Agreement

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:12pm

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Robert Einhorn, senior fellow at Brookings Institution, and former member of President Obama's Iran negotiating team, for the latest on the Iran nuclear talks deadline.

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'Fractures' In The Supreme Court Revealed In This Year's Decisions

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:12pm

NPR's Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog discuss this year's decisions at the Supreme Court.

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Does The Drip, Drip, Drip Of Clinton's Email Controversy Matter?

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:55pm

The State Department will release another set of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state on Tuesday. The email issue may dog the Democratic candidate for her entire campaign.

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High Tea, Afternoon Tea, Elevenses: English Tea Times For Dummies

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:47pm

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the English and their social tea traditions. What time are they each at, anyways? But don't fret. The Salt is here to offer guidance.

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Jimmy Greene Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:25pm

The saxophonist's latest album is dedicated to the memory of his 6-year-old daughter, killed in the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. His quartet performs the genre-spanning music in concert.

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Export-Import Bank Set To Expire At Midnight After Congress Fails To Act

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

The Export-Import Bank, which helps to finance trade deals for U.S. companies, needed Congressional reapproval by June 30, but Congress didn't act. Now the bank is living on borrowed time, thanks to an anti-crony capitalism campaign driven by Koch organizations and other conservative groups.

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Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Dancer At American Ballet Theatre

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

Misty Copeland has been promoted to top dancer at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York. She is the first African-American female principal dancer in the company's history.

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To Keep Up With Earth's Rotation, Clocks Will Tick An Extra Second Tonight

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

There is an extra "leap" second in Tuesday's clock. The second is designed to keep the clocks in synch with earth's rotation, but some people would like to take it away.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Launches Presidential Campaign

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced his bid for the White House on Tuesday becoming the 14th Republican to enter the race. No other candidate has seen a steeper decline in the past couple of years than Christie, once seen as a top candidate for the nomination. He hopes his brash style can help him come back in a place like New Hampshire.

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Caveats About Favored Access Method For Dialysis

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 2:34pm

Not all doctors are convinced that the preferred point of connection for patients to blood-cleaning dialysis machines is always the best.

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Flood Maps Can Get Much Sharper With A Little Supercomputing Oomph

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 2:31pm

Entrepreneurs are turning to Oak Ridge National Lab's supercomputer to make all sorts of things, including maps that are much more accurate in predicting how a neighborhood will fare in a flood.

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California Governor Signs School Vaccination Law

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 2:25pm

Starting July 1, 2016, all children enrolled in public or private schools or day cares in the state must be vaccinated, regardless of parents' religious and other personal beliefs.

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Venus And Jupiter Set For A Close Encounter Tuesday Night

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 2:16pm

NASA says the two bright planets will be "a jaw-dropping one-third of a degree apart" around sunset. It's the closest they'll come in their current 24-year cycle.

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A Slave Plantation Tour Guide Recalls Awful Questions From White Visitors

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 2:07pm

Vox has a great essay by a white woman who used to lead tours at a historic Southern plantation, and couldn't believe some of the things visitors believed about slavery.

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