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A Phys Ed Teacher Battles Tight Budgets And Childhood Obesity

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:39am

Mindy Przeor founded an after-school program in Mesa, Ariz. to get elementary school kids up and running.

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Transgender Swimmer Given Choice Of Harvard's Men's, Women's Teams

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:30pm

First accepted by the women's swim team, Schuyler Bailar decided to join the men's team this coming fall. He is believed to be the first openly transgender NCAA swimmer.

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Donald Trump Sues Univision For $500 Million

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:36pm

In the suit, Trump claims Univision is attempting to suppress his freedom of speech by dropping coverage of the Miss Universe Pageant, which Trump co-owns.

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Border Patrol Urged To Crack Down On Corruption In Its Own Ranks

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:49pm

The draft report by outside law enforcement experts says the agency needs more internal affairs investigators. It also calls for more transparency in investigations, especially shootings by agents.

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Jeb Bush's Wealth Skyrocketed After Leaving Governor's Office

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:53pm

Thirty-three years of tax returns — the most ever for a presidential candidate — show Bush earned $29 million since leaving office. He also paid an average tax rate of 36 percent over three decades.

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Peru's Pitmasters Bury Their Meat In The Earth, Inca-Style

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:39pm

Step up your summer grilling game by re-creating the ancient Peruvian way of cooking meat underground in your own backyard. It's called pachamanca, and it yields incredibly moist and smoky morsels.

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U.S. And Cuba Will Formally Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:29pm

The Obama administration will announce on Wednesday when they will open embassies.

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Communities Get A Lift As Local Food Sales Surge To $11 Billion A Year

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:42pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says local food is growing quickly from a niche market into something that's generating significant income for communities across the country.

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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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