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Europe
8:11 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

After Rejecting Bailout Plan, Greece's Economic Future Is 'Invisible'

Greeks stand outside of a local school in Athens that served as a voting station.
Chris Arnold NPR

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 9:23 pm

The Greek word for no is oxi, and across Athens and the Greek Islands on Sunday, it was everywhere: on posters, spray-painted on walls and old cars.

And it was also on ballots: Greek voters voted oxi Sunday in a historic referendum over the country's economic future.

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History
4:57 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

Greek flags fly beside those of the European Union in Athens. Many people chalk the phrase up to Shakespeare, but its origins likely date back much earlier than that --€” to medieval monks eager for a cop-out.
Matt Cardy Getty Images

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 8:11 pm

If you've been following the Greek financial crisis, you've certainly seen this old cliche in the headlines.

In USA Today, there was "If 'it's all Greek to you,' here's the skinny on debt crisis." The BBC says, "All Greek to you? Greece's debt jargon explained."

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Author Interviews
4:08 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

From Early Failures To New 'Trainwreck,' Judd Apatow Gets Serious

Director, writer and producer Judd Apatow has both a new memoir and a new movie right now. Trainwreck, which he directed, is in theaters starting July 17 and Sick in the Head was published in June.
Kevin Winter Getty Images

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 8:11 pm

It's a bit of an understatement to call Judd Apatow busy.

His new book, Sick in the Head, a 500-page collection of Apatow's conversations with some of the greatest minds in comedy, is on the New York Times best-seller list. Meanwhile, his film collaboration with the white-hot Amy Schumer, Trainwreck — his fifth movie as a director — is set for release within two weeks.

Oh, and he just wrapped up shooting another movie that's due out next year.

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All Tech Considered
3:34 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

Interim CEO Ellen Pao says Reddit is working on improved tools for the site's moderators.
Beck Diefenbach Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 8:42 am

This past week, users of the social-sharing platform Reddit — one of the busiest sites on the Internet — hit a wall when moderators on several of the site's largest sections, called subreddits, locked users out.

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Europe
3:22 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

In Crucial Referendum, Greeks Reject Bailout Proposal

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 8:11 pm

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Space
3:22 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

From The Gridiron To The Galaxy At Large: An Astronaut's Unexpected Journey

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 8:11 pm

When NFL hopeful Leland Melvin suffered a hamstring injury in practice, it opened the door to an unusual backup career: NASA astronaut. (This piece originally aired Feb. 7, 2015 on Weekend All Things Considered.)

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Movies
3:22 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

Out Of Broken English, A Film Crafts A Call For Classroom Repairs

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 8:11 pm

Three high school students in Zanzibar have won a prize for a film that tackles a fierce debate in African classrooms: Should the teacher speak in English or the mother tongue? (This piece originally aired June 25, 2015 on Morning Edition.)

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Technology
3:08 pm
Sat July 4, 2015

In A Twist, Tech Companies Are Outsourcing Computer Work To ... Humans

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 12:41 pm

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Computer programs are super powerful, and they're coming for your job, right? Not so fast. In the past couple of months, Wired staff writer Julia Greenberg has noticed a new hiring trend, starting with a posting for a news editor at Apple.

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Sports
3:06 pm
Sat July 4, 2015

Metamorphosis On The Pitch: Americans Make Changes To Inch Closer To World Cup

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 4:42 pm

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Religion
3:06 pm
Sat July 4, 2015

In A Time Of Grief And Recovery, A Sunday Sermon Foretold

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 4:42 pm

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Politics
3:25 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 4:31 pm

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Donald Trump is doubling down on his negative comments about Mexicans and illegal immigration. To recap, here's what he said last month when he announced his presidential run.

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Architecture
3:25 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

Chicago To Replace Famed Ferris Wheel With Taller One

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 4:31 pm

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Around the Nation
3:25 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

In Philadelphia's Fishtown, A Fierce Debate Over The Fate Of A Polish Church

St. Laurentius, a polish Catholic church in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood, was closed in March amid fears that it would collapse. Since then, the community has pushed back to save the historic building.
Kim Paynter WHYY

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 4:31 pm

For more than a century, the copper spires of St. Laurentius have stood tall over Philadelphia's Fishtown. But the city's oldest Polish church — founded in 1882 — could soon face the wrecking ball.

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Sports
4:35 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Royals All Star Voting Echoes Last Time MLB Fans Stuffed The Ballot Box

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Around the Nation
3:32 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Busy Travel Weekend Raises Concerns About Transportation Infrastructure

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 4:35 pm

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National Security
3:32 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Deputy Secretary Of State: Iran Needs Nuclear Deal 'More Than We Do'

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 4:35 pm

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History
3:32 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Rejection Of Flag Exposes Larger Truths About The Confederacy

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 4:35 pm

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Latin America
4:22 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Puerto Rico Says With Restructuring It Can Pay Off Debts

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The Salt
4:13 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

A Dose Of Culinary Medicine Sends Med Students To The Kitchen

University of Chicago medical student Manny Quaidoo adds a pinch of salt to the spinach feta frittata he's learning to cook as part of a culinary medicine class.
Monica Eng WBEZ

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 1:42 pm

When it comes to premature death and disease, what we eat ranks as the single most important factor, according to a study in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Yet few doctors say they feel properly trained to dispense dietary advice. One group, at least, is trying to fill that knowledge gap.

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Business
3:28 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Justice Department Investigates Possible Collusion In U.S. Airline Industry

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 7:33 am

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Sports
3:28 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

As The NBA's Free Agency Period Begins, LeBron James Has All The Power

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 4:22 pm

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Europe
3:28 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Greece Moves Forward With Referendum On Proposed Bailout

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 4:22 pm

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Latin America
3:45 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Puerto Rico's Governor Seeks To Delay Debt Payments

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 5:14 pm

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U.S.
3:29 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

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

The Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., is located in a remote corner of the Adirondack Mountains. For years, it's been dogged with allegations of violence and corruption among its officers.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 8:51 pm

A dozen top administrators and front-line corrections officers were suspended Tuesday at Clinton Correctional Facility, the prison in northern New York where two inmates escaped earlier this month.

This house-cleaning comes as the FBI has opened its own inquiry into operations at the maximum security prison.

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Politics
3:29 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Chris Christie Becomes 14th Republican Presidential Candidate

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 7:08 pm

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Chris Christie is joining a crowded race.

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BOBBY JINDAL: My name is Bobby Jindal.

CARLY FIORINA: I'm Carly Fiorina.

BEN CARSON: Now I've introduced my family you say, well, who are you?

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Dance
2:15 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Dancer At American Ballet Theatre

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 5:14 pm

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Economy
2:15 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

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

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 7:09 pm

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Science
2:15 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

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

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 1:40 pm

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All Tech Considered
5:09 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

Apple Bets Big That You'll Start Paying To Stream Music

Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue speaks about Apple Music during the keynote at the annual developers conference.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 5:30 pm

Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Rdio, Rhapsody, Pandora — the list of streaming music service goes on and on. On Tuesday, Apple joins that lineup with the launch of its streaming service, Apple Music. Apple will give consumers a three-month trial, and then it will charge $9.99 a month.

But most music lovers still aren't sure why they should pay. Colin Barrett, 31, has tried a few of the streaming services, but he doesn't use them anymore.

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It's All Politics
4:27 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

Lethal Injection Ruling Draws Out Justices' Passionate Opinions

In dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote that under the majority's reasoning it would not matter if the prisoner was being "drawn and quartered, slowly tortured to death, or actually burned at the stake," as long as there was no more humane method of execution available. Justice Antonin Scalia orally rebutted Justice Stephen Breyer's dissent, calling it "gobbledygook."
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 5:02 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a major blow to death penalty opponents, upholding the use of a controversial drug as part of a three-drug execution cocktail. The vote was 5-4, with unusually passionate and sometimes bitter opinions from the majority and dissenting justices.

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