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Business
4:34 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

To Survive, The Greeting Card Industry Will Have To Get Creative

Owner David DeLongy takes apart glass shelving at Lynn's Hallmark store in Gainesville, Fla., which closed in February.
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The greeting card industry is struggling to stay relevant in the digital age.

Hallmark has announced that it's closing its distribution center in Enfield, Conn., and cutting 570 jobs there, as it consolidates operations elsewhere.

For decades, the greeting card maker held a reputation as the type of company where good employees had a job for life.

Julie Elliott, Hallmark's PR director, says layoffs, like the ones announced this week, are especially painful.

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Law
4:34 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

FBI Director Brings Silicon Valley Encryption Fight To Capitol Hill

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Latin America
4:34 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Guatemalan Ex-Dictator Rios Montt Found Mentally Unfit For Genocide Retrial

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Around the Nation
3:31 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Body Cameras Shed New Light On Skid Row Killing Of Homeless Man

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 5:04 pm

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Latin America
3:31 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Lead Prosecutor Brings Gandhi-Like Attitude To Brazil's Corruption Scandal

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 9:11 pm

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The Salt
3:21 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Can Subway Freshen Up Its Image After Jared?

For 15 years, Jared Fogle has been the famous face of Subway. Here, Fogle (left) visits a Subway shop in Daytona Beach, Fla., with NASCAR driver Carl Edwards in 2012.
Brian Blanco AP

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 4:34 pm

If you can't picture Jared Fogle's face, you may remember his pants.

Before he lost a jaw-dropping 245 pounds, he was once an obese college student wearing blue jeans with a 60-inch waist.

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Goats and Soda
3:57 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

How To Eliminate Extreme Poverty In 169 Not-So-Easy Steps

Street children sleep on a discarded mattress on a center island near a road crossing in Manila, Philippines, in April. After 15 years of the Millennium Development Goals, Asia as a region has had the fastest progress, reports the U.N., yet hundreds of millions of people there remain in extreme poverty.
Jay Directo AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 9:47 am

In 2000 the world's leaders agreed on an ambitious plan to drastically reduce global poverty by 2015. Called the Millennium Development Goals, the targets spurred an unprecedented aid effort that brought lifesaving medicines and vaccines to millions of people and helped slash the share of people in the developing world who live in extreme poverty from 47 percent in 1990 to 14 percent today.

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Europe
3:23 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Despite Large Cuts To Greece's Pension System, Creditors Want More

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 4:32 pm

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Around the Nation
3:23 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

No One Can Drive New Jerseyans Away From Full-Service Gas

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 4:32 pm

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Sports
3:23 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Kicks Off Victory Tour In L.A.

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 4:32 pm

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Now to a victory tour that kicked off today in Los Angeles. The U.S. women's soccer team is back from Canada, gold trophy in hand, after dominating Japan in the World Cup final on Sunday. NPR's Nathan Rott took in the scene at the LA rally.

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Around the Nation
3:23 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Bostonians Bet On When 12-Foot Ice Mound Will Finally Melt

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 2:56 pm

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U.S.
7:19 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Bill Cosby Admitted To Acquiring Drugs To Give To A Woman For Sex

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Around the Nation
3:44 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

S.C. Senate Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From State House Grounds

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 4:36 pm

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Author Interviews
3:44 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

'Vendetta' Recalls The Ruthless Rivalry Between Bobby Kennedy, Jimmy Hoffa

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 7:02 pm

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Europe
3:44 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

European Commission Official: No Vote Puts Greece In Weaker Position

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 7:02 pm

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Remembrances
2:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Burt Shavitz, Face Of Burt's Bees, Dies At 80

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 7:02 pm

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Commentary
2:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Correction: Revolutionary War History

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 7:02 pm

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And it comes with a history lesson.

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World
2:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

U.N. Report Highlights Surprising Global Progress On Poverty Goals

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 7:02 pm

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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 Tue July 7, 2015 1:19 pm

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.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

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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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