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3:05 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Manhunt Over: N.Y. Authorities Capture Remaining Inmate

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 10:22 am

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Around the Nation
3:05 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Residents Grow More Desperate Without Water In California Town

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 10:22 am

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Space
3:05 am
Mon June 29, 2015

SpaceX Rocket Breaks Up On Liftoff

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 4:33 pm

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And in other news, an unmanned supply rocket blasted off yesterday in Florida headed to the International Space Station.

(SOUNDBITE OF ROCKET LAUNCH)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Three, two, one. Mission sequence start and lift off.

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It's All Politics
3:00 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz says the Supreme Court overstepped its bounds on same-sex marriage and health care.
Lydia Thompson NPR

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 10:40 am

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz intends to make his opposition to the Supreme Court's decision last week to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide "front and center" in his presidential campaign.

In an interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep on Sunday in New York City, the GOP presidential hopeful doubled down on his belief that the court had overstepped its bounds in both the marriage decision and in upholding Obamacare. And as a result, Cruz said, the justices should be subject to elections and lose their lifetime appointments.

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Shots - Health News
2:15 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia?

Arturo Martinez watches his wife, Aurora Martinez, put on makeup in their San Rafael, Calif., home. She has Alzheimer's.
Lynne Shallcross for NPR

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 8:18 am

A doctor I interviewed for this story told me something that stuck with me. He said for every person with dementia he treats, he finds himself caring for two patients. That's how hard it can be to be a caregiver for someone with dementia.

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Shots - Health News
1:28 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Vaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC

Stuart Kinlough Getty Images/Ikon Images

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 10:22 am

Parents, take note! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's vaccine committee has expanded its recommendation for immunization against meningitis B, a rare but potentially deadly strain of meningitis.

The committee's revised guidance, issued late last week, broadens the group of young people that the CDC thinks should consider getting the shot, and increases the likelihood that health insurance policies will pay for the injection.

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The Two-Way
9:35 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

Economic Crisis Looms For Puerto Rico, Report Says

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla in April delivered his budget address for the next fiscal year at the Capitol building in San Juan.
Ricardo Arduengo AP

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 4:46 pm

A report obtained by NPR paints a bleak portrait of Puerto Rico's economic future, saying its deficit is much larger than previously thought.

"Puerto Rico faces hard times," says the report which was commissioned by the Government Development Bank and written by three former and current International Monetary Fund economists. It is to be released on Monday.

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Music Interviews
4:48 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash

Twin Danger's Vanessa Bley and Stuart Matthewman
Sunny Khalsa Courtesy of the artist

Cocktail jazz isn't a sound you hear very much in pop music these days. But a duo known as Twin Danger is causing a scene with their self-titled debut album and live shows.

It's a familiar mood for saxophonist Stuart Matthewman; he co-wrote many of the biggest hits for Sade, like "No Ordinary Love" and "Your Love Is King."

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U.S.
3:57 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

Funerals And The Future Of The Confederate Flag

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U.S.
3:56 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

In The Aftermath Of Charleston, Many Whites Ask What They Can Do To Fight Racism

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 10:59 am

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And in the aftermath of those shootings in Charleston, many white Americans are wondering how they can fight racism. Karen Grigsby Bates from NPR's code-switch team reports on some suggestions.

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U.S.
3:54 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

How The Entertainment Industry Helped Influence Support For LGBT Issues

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 1:00 pm

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Energy
3:52 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

An Oil Rig Arrives In Alaska, On Its Way To The Arctic

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The Two-Way
2:25 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

Police Capture Prison Escapee David Sweat, Ending Weeks-Long Manhunt

David Sweat, who escaped along with Richard Matt from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.
New York State Police AP

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 7:57 am

Updated at 7:40 p.m. ET

David Sweat, one of two inmates who escaped from a prison in upstate New York earlier this month, has been shot but taken alive just days after his accomplice, Richard Matt, was killed by police.

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The Two-Way
1:17 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

Multiple Shark Attacks On Carolina Beaches

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 1:40 pm

For the second time in as many days, a swimmer off North Carolina's Outer Banks has been attacked by a shark.

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All Tech Considered
12:36 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

When It Comes To Learning For The Deaf, 'It's A 3-D Language'

Melissa Malzkuhn, director of the Motion Light Lab at Gallaudet University, suits up in motion capture to record a nursery rhyme for deaf children.
Emma Bowman NPR

In a small, sparse makeshift lab, Melissa Malzkuhn practices her range of motion in a black, full-body unitard dotted with light-reflecting nodes. She's strapped on a motion capture, or mocap, suit. Infrared cameras that line the room will capture her movement and translate it into a 3-D character, or avatar, on a computer.

But she's not making a Disney animated film.

Three-dimensional motion capture has developed quickly in the last few years, most notably as a Hollywood production tool for computer animation in films like Planet of the Apes and Avatar.

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Shots - Health News
12:25 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

Melissa Mathis holds a container of freeze-dried placenta capsules.
Carrie Feibel/Houston Public Media

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 8:19 am

After giving birth, some women save the placenta in order to consume it in the following weeks. In fact, Texas just passed a law giving women the right to take the placenta home from the hospital, the third state to do so.

Science doesn't support a lot of the claims of its purported benefits. But for Melissa Mathis, it's about her rights. Last year she had her baby, Betsy, in a Dallas hospital. When Mathis took Betsy home, she wanted to take the placenta home, too.

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Author Interviews
9:24 am
Sun June 28, 2015

Two Years After Deadly Wildfire, Are There Lessons In The Ashes?

An aerial view shows the Yarnell Hill fire burning June 29, 2013 near the town of Yarnell, Ariz. The next day, 19 firefighters died battling the blaze.
Arizona State Forestry Division Getty Images

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 8:00 am

Two years ago, a wildfire was raging in the foothills of North Arizona. The Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters from Prescott, Ariz., were on the ground, battling the blaze.

Then the weather and the winds shifted, and the two-day-old Yarnell Hill Fire changed course. The commander had a huge decision to make: stay on safe ground, or try to cut off the blaze?

He made the call — and before the day was over, 19 hotshot firefighters were dead. It was one of the deadliest incidents for wildland firefighters in U.S. history.

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Parallels
9:23 am
Sun June 28, 2015

For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

Berlin's Humboldt University — named for its founder, the 19th century philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt, and his brother, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, pictured here — is one of several German universities attracting U.S. students. More than 4,000 Americans are studying in German universities.
Markus Schreiber AP

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 12:34 pm

Looking to escape the staggering costs of a university education in the United States? You are not alone. And German education officials say a growing number of Americans are heading to the land of beer and bratwurst to get one.

At last count, there were 4,300 Americans studying at German universities, with more than half pursuing degrees, says Ulrich Grothus, deputy secretary general of the German Academic Exchange Service.

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The Two-Way
8:41 am
Sun June 28, 2015

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Breaks Up On Liftoff

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff Sunday at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
John Raoux AP

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 2:58 pm

Updated at 4:55 p.m. ET

An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket experienced what the private space launch company calls "some type of anomaly in first-stage flight" about two and a half minutes into its flight.

NASA commentator George Diller confirmed that "the vehicle has broken up."

Pieces could be seen raining down on the Atlantic Ocean over the rocket's intended trajectory. More than 5,200 pounds of cargo, including the first docking port designed for NASA's next-generation crew capsule, were aboard.

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The Two-Way
7:41 am
Sun June 28, 2015

Kuwait Says Saudi Responsible For Mosque Suicide Bombing

People gather near flag-draped coffins of Kuwaiti Shiite victims from Friday's suicide bombing at a mosque in the capital.
Khider Abbas EPA/Landov

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 1:13 pm

The suicide bomber who attacked a Shiite mosque in Kuwait last week, killing 27 people, was a Saudi national who flew into the neighboring Gulf nation hours before carrying out his deadly mission, Kuwaiti officials say. The self-declared Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack.

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It's All Politics
7:08 am
Sun June 28, 2015

A Less-Restrained Obama Finally Says 'Bucket'

With less than two years left in his presidency, President Obama has been less scripted and appears less confined by politics.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 10:22 am

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The Two-Way
6:46 am
Sun June 28, 2015

Greece To Close Banks, Impose Capital Controls Amid Looming Default

A security worker brings money to a National Bank branch in Athens on Sunday. Greeks have been withdrawing euros in anticipation of a possible default on the country's debt payments early next week.
Marko Djurica Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 7:19 pm

Updated at 2:40 p.m. ET

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Sunday that banks will be closed and capital controls imposed in order to stave off a run on the euro after negotiations with the country's international lenders broke down.

He said the Athens stock market would also be closed.

However, Tsipras blamed the European Central Bank for the latest crisis after it decided not to increase the amount of emergency liquidity amid a run on the banks that saw people lined up at ATMs, many of which ran dry amid the onslaught.

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Sunday Puzzle
6:08 am
Sun June 28, 2015

Where There's A Will There's A Way To Solve This Puzzle

NPR

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 7:40 am

On-air challenge: For every word provided (all starting with the letter "W"), give a proverb or saying that contains that word.

Last week's challenge: Take the phrase "I am a monarch." Rearrange the 11 letters to name a world leader who was not a monarch, but who ruled with similar authority. Who is it?

Answer: Chairman Mao.

Winner: David Slobodin of Asheville, North Carolina.

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Europe
5:51 am
Sun June 28, 2015

Will Greece Stay In The Eurozone? Citizens Set To Vote On Bailout Deal

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 7:40 am

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U.S.
5:51 am
Sun June 28, 2015

Euphoria In The Streets: New York City's Pride Festival Celebrates Marriage Equality

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 7:40 am

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U.S.
5:51 am
Sun June 28, 2015

'There Are Basic Moral Rules': Young Evangelicals React To Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 9:16 am

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The Salt
5:51 am
Sun June 28, 2015

Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker

To make baby back ribs in an hour, instead of the usual three to four hours, you'll need a pressure cooker.
Photo Illustration by Ryan Kellman and Emily Bogle NPR

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 7:40 am

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.

This week: Making delicious, fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs in only about an hour — with a surprising piece of kitchen equipment.

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Movie Interviews
5:51 am
Sun June 28, 2015

From 'My Adidas' To FUBU, Fashion And Hip-Hop Have Always Matched Beats

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 7:40 am

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It's All Politics
5:03 am
Sun June 28, 2015

How Well Do Hate Crime Laws Really Work?

Flowers line the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.
Stephen B. Morton AP

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 11:14 am

Federal officials are investigating last week's Charleston, S.C. church shooting as a hate crime, and the U.S. Justice Department could weigh in in the coming weeks with a federal hate crimes charge.

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It's All Politics
5:03 am
Sun June 28, 2015

One-Third Of Congressional Districts Could Be Affected By Supreme Court Ruling

As a staff member takes down the Arizona redistricting map, Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission chair Colleen Mathis gets a hug from Frank Bergen, a Pima County Democrat, at a 2012 meeting.
Ross D. Franklin AP

On the final day of the Supreme Court's term on Monday, they will issue a ruling that could affect as many as one-third of congressional districts — possibly dramatically remaking the partisan makeup of the next Congress ahead of the 2016 elections.

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