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Around the Nation
2:38 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Plaintiffs 'Feel Free' After Supreme Court Rules On Same-Sex Marriage

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 7:20 pm

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It's All Politics
5:17 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Supreme Court Thwarts Efforts To Put Obamacare On Life Support

At the heart of the case ruled on by the Supreme Court Thursday are the exchanges where people go online to shop for individual insurance.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 3:09 am

The U.S. Supreme Court handed the Obama administration a sweeping victory on Thursday, upholding the nationwide subsidies that are crucial to the president's health care law. By a 6-3 vote, the high court ruled that Congress meant all three major provisions of the law to apply to all states and to work in tandem.

The ruling was the court's second decision upholding the Affordable Care Act — three years ago, it upheld the law as constitutional.

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Parallels
3:50 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

U.S. Army Begins Training Ukrainian Soldiers

Ukrainian national guardsmen practice protecting and recovering wounded comrades as American military trainers watch.
Corey Flintoff NPR

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 1:11 pm

Fighting surged again this week in eastern Ukraine, where government troops are battling separatist militias and their Russian allies.

NATO is responding by sending troops and equipment to eastern Europe, and it's also giving defensive training to Ukraine's beleaguered army.

First, you need to know how bad things were for the Ukrainian army when separatist militias and their Russian allies began the fight in eastern Ukraine in April 2014.

Miroslav Gai volunteered for the army last winter.

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Health Care
3:18 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Obamacare Ruling Moves Debate To Presidential Race, Rep. Tom Price Says

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 5:17 pm

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Commentary
3:18 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Some Find It Difficult To Heed Calls For Racial Healing After Charleston, S.C.

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 5:17 pm

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Parallels
3:18 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

For Poland's Gay Community, A Shift In Public Attitudes, If Not Laws

Marchers carried a multicolor flag during Warsaw's annual gay pride parade earlier this month. Poland prohibits gay marriage but activists say attitudes toward gays have improved in recent years.
Alik Keplicz AP

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 5:17 pm

Around the world, gay marriage is allowed in more than 20 countries. Many European Union nations are enhancing rights for their gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. But Catholic Poland isn't one of them.

This former Soviet satellite constitutionally restricts marriage to a man and a woman. Recent efforts to pass laws to protect the LGBT community in Poland from discrimination and violence have gone nowhere.

But there is one notable change these days — in Polish attitudes.

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Around the Nation
4:33 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Texas Abortion Curbs Go Into Effect Soon, Unless Supreme Court Acts

On July 9, 2013, opponents and supporters of a bill to put restrictions on abortion hold signs near a news conference outside the Texas Capitol in Austin. The bill was passed, but has been battled in the courts for two years; now, the law is set to go into effect July 1.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 6:01 pm

At the hands of the Texas Legislature, the last four years have been long for supporters of abortion rights.

The next blow lands on July 1, when a new law will go into effect in Texas and drastically reduce access to abortion services — likely leaving just nine clinics that perform abortions open in the entire state.

The controversial law, passed in 2013, requires clinics to meet tougher building standards and doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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Politics
3:51 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Strength Of Governors In Presidential Races Takes A Dip In 2016

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 6:27 pm

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World
3:23 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Australia Allegedly Paid Smugglers To Reverse Boat Of Indonesian Migrants

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 6:01 pm

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Europe
3:23 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

After Kosovo Emerged From War, Foreign Extremists Radicalized Youth

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 6:01 pm

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3:23 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Changing Demographics Influenced Shift In Southern Political Landscape

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 6:01 pm

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The Two-Way
2:40 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

OSHA Launches Program To Protect Nursing Employees

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 9:20 am

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will announce Thursday that it's going to crack down on hospitals, for the first time ever, to prevent an epidemic of back and arm injuries among nursing employees.

Nurses and nursing assistants suffer more of those debilitating injuries than any other occupation, and those injuries are caused mainly by moving and lifting patients.

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Asia
2:28 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

U.S. Calls On Myanmar To Grant Rohingya Citizenship

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 6:01 pm

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Asia
2:28 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Death Toll Rises To 800 As Heat Wave Hits Pakistan

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 6:01 pm

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The Salt
4:41 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

As Tastes Shift, Food Giant General Mills Gets A Makeover

Product developer Erin Schutt was part of a team that came up with a new line of frozen vegetables for General Mills' Green Giant brand.
Jim Zarroli NPR

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 12:54 pm

It's not just the Lucky Charms that are getting a makeover at General Mills. The company's announcement Monday that it is removing artificial colors and flavors from its cereal line is part of a much bigger overhaul at the food giant.

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NPR Ed
4:06 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

A Recipe For Success With Two Student Groups That Often Struggle

Lannie Castagne teaches first grade at Brimley Elementary School. She does monthly reading assessments to make sure her students are on track.
Jennifer Guerra/Michigan Public Radio

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 6:56 pm

In Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Brimley is the kind of small town where the students of the month in the elementary school get full-page write-ups in the local newspaper.

There's an Indian reservation just up the road, a couple bars, a gas station, a motel and that's about it.

Brimley Elementary serves two groups that often struggle academically. Of the 300 students, more than half are Native American. Many come from low-income families.

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U.S.
3:34 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

State Department Computer Glitch Creates A Visa Nightmare

A glitch in the State Department's visa system has affected people around the world. Many, including athletes, workers and students, have been unable to enter the United States.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 6:56 pm

The State Department says it is working around the clock on a computer problem that's having widespread impact on travel into the U.S. The glitch has practically shut down the visa application process.

Of the 50,000 visa applications received every day, only a handful of emergency visas are getting issued.

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History
3:27 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Confederate Flag Debate Symbolizes Rapid Change In The South

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 6:56 pm

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Sports
3:17 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

ESPN Report Finds Pete Rose Bet On Baseball As A Player

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 6:56 pm

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Music Reviews
2:29 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Review: 'Covered,' Robert Glasper

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 6:56 pm

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When he started the Robert Glasper Experiment, the pianist was trying to blend hip-hop, jazz and R-and-B into a new sound.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CHERISH THE DAY")

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Remembrances
2:29 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

James Horner, Oscar-Winning Film Composer, Presumed Dead

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 6:56 pm

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Politics
2:29 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Senate Votes To Push Forward White House Trade Plans

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 6:56 pm

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Environment
3:40 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

EPA Official: Decisions On Climate Change Will Affect Economic Future Of U.S.

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 8:32 pm

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Politics
3:40 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

S.C. State Legislator Hopes To Remove Confederate Flag This Summer

A Confederate flag that's part of a Civil War memorial on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse flies during a Martin Luther King Day rally in 2008. The state is under fire for continuing to fly the flag.
Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 8:32 pm

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Monday a new push to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds.

Debate about the flag heated up after nine African-Americans were killed in a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., last week. Its removal would require action by state legislators.

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Europe
3:40 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

EU Leaders Consider Economic Reform Proposal To Prevent Greek Default

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 8:32 pm

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It's All Politics
2:46 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Sights Set On The White House, But It Started In West Miami

Marco Rubio speaks to supporters in West Miami in 2010 before declaring his candidacy in the U.S. Senate.
Lynne Sladky AP

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 8:32 pm

Marco Rubio, at just 44, is the youngest major presidential candidate in the 2016 field. The Florida senator is one of the rising stars of the Republican Party — and the roots of that rise started in a small city just outside Miami.

West Miami is less than a square mile. It's a tight-knit community of just over 6,000 people. This is where Marco Rubio grew up.

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Law
2:39 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

This California Raisin Grower Just Got His Day In The Sun

Raisin farmer Marvin Horne stands in a field of grapevines planted in 1918 next to his home in Kerman, Calif. Horne was elated by Monday's Supreme Court decision. "It's just an affirmation in our Constitution and the American way of life," he said.
Gary Kazanjian AP

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 2:13 pm

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Depression-era federal program aimed at stabilizing raisin and other commodity prices.

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Animals
2:39 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

150-Year-Old Galapagos Tortoise Dies At San Diego Zoo

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 8:32 pm

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We're going to slow down for a moment to remember Speed. Speed is the name of a rare giant Galapagos tortoise who lived at the San Diego Zoo for more than 80 years.

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Television
4:18 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

The Human Drama Of Hacking Fuels TV Thriller 'Mr. Robot'

USA's Mr. Robot tells the story of a cyber-security engineer and vigilant hacker (played by Rami Malek) who also suffers from anxiety.
Sarah Shatz USA Network

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 8:13 am

Cyborgs and androids are nowhere to be seen in the new USA show Mr. Robot. Instead, the drama is centered on a very human interior — the mind of Elliot, the unlikely hacker hero. From his first words — "Hello, friend" — his voice-over keeps audiences squarely inside his world.

"Elliot is sort of an internal, isolated guy who can't really interact with people socially, in real life, but online he can hack them and knows all the intimate, private details of them," Sam Esmail, the show's creator and executive producer, tells NPR's Arun Rath.

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Arts & Life
3:11 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

Remembering James Salter, A 'Writer's Writer' Who Died Friday

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 4:21 pm

The acclaimed U.S. author died in New York at age 90. A master of his craft, Salter never received the mainstream success many believe he deserved. His novels include A Sport and a Pastime and All That Is.

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