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2:38 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Jordan Spieth's One-Stroke Win At The U.S. Open

Jordan Spieth kisses the trophy after winning the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 21, 2015 in University Place, Washington. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Golf has a new star – 21-year-old Jordan Spieth. He won the U.S. Open trophy yesterday with a one-stroke victory. He also won the Master’s in April, and is the youngest to win two majors in one year since 1922. Sports reporter Dave Sheinin of The Washington Post joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with details.

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2:38 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

The Confederate Flag's History In South Carolina

Hundreds of people protest against the Confederate flag during a protest rally in Columbia, South, Carolina on June 20, 2015. (Mladen Antonov/Getty Images)

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 2:56 pm

It has been six days since nine people were shot and killed at Emanual AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The shooting has ignited a debate about the Confederate flag, which still flies at the statehouse in South Carolina, while the state and American flags are at half-mast.

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The Two-Way
2:33 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Gov. Haley Announces New Push To Remove Confederate Flag In S.C.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley along with Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham (right, far right) and other lawmakers and activists call for the Confederate flag to be moved from state Capitol grounds.
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Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 10:31 am

South Carolina's most prominent political leaders say it's time for their state to stop flying the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of its Statehouse. Gov. Nikki Haley made their position clear Monday afternoon, speaking alongside Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Tim Scott and others.

Calls for moving the Confederate battle flag have grown since the shooting of nine black church members in Charleston last week. After speaking about the efforts to cope with that tragedy, Haley said that she has seen "the heart and soul" of South Carolina.

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The Two-Way
2:13 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Greek Proposals Raise Hope Of Deal On Bailout

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker before an EU summit in Brussels on Monday. He's hoping a new Greek proposal will end the deadlock on a bailout for Greece's economy.
Virginia Mayo AP

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 3:52 pm

Greece's finance minister says European leaders have, in principle, accepted a new proposal from Athens that could pave the way for another installment of a multibillion-dollar bailout. The move could stave off a Greek default on its debt obligations and avert an exit from the eurozone — at least for now.

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The Salt
1:58 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Sans Artificial: General Mills Scrambles To Reformulate Lucky Charms

Brace yourself, leprechaun: General Mills wants to ditch the artificial colorings and flavorings in your Lucky Charms.
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We hate to break it to you, Mr. Leprechaun, but someone really is after your Lucky Charms: General Mills.

Or more specifically, it's after the artificial colorings used to give the cereal its trademark rainbow-colored marshmallow shapes. General Mills on Monday announced it will remove artificial colors and flavors from all of its cereals.

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The Two-Way
1:51 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Supreme Court Weighs In On Raisins, Spider-Man And Hotel Registries

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 3:27 pm

We're still awaiting U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the two big blockbuster cases that have drawn attention this term: same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act. But the court did issue a number of decisions Monday in some lesser-known but interesting and important cases.

Here's a rundown:

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It's All Politics
12:34 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Released From Prison, Nuclear Protest Nun Now Likely To Stay Free

A sign warns against trespassing onto the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Sister Megan Rice and two other anti-war protesters cut through three fences and spray-painted slogans on the wall of a weapons-grade uranium facility in 2012.
Erik Schelzig AP

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 1:29 pm

Federal prosecutors in Tennessee have notified an 85-year-old nun they will not seek to reinstate her sabotage conviction for breaking into a nuclear facility.

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The Two-Way
12:14 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

'We Are Not Cured': Obama Discusses Racism In America With Marc Maron

President Barack Obama participates in a podcast with Marc Maron in Los Angeles, on Friday.
Pete Souza The White House

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 1:24 pm

President Obama talks about his own life, America's race relations and the trouble with politics during the much-anticipated new episode of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, in an interview that is making headlines for its candid discussion of race.

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Remembrances
12:05 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Listen Back To A 1988 Conversation With Composer Gunther Schuller

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Shots - Health News
11:25 am
Mon June 22, 2015

California's Medicaid Program Fails To Ensure Access To Doctors

Long waits and lack of access to doctors is a continuing problem with California's Medicaid program, an audit finds.
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Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 12:56 pm

Terri Anderson signed up for California's Medicaid program earlier this year, hoping she'd finally get treatment for her high blood pressure. But the insurer operating her Medicaid plan assigned the 57-year-old to a doctor across town from her Riverside, Calif., home and she couldn't get there.

"It was just too far away," says Anderson, adding that she cares for her 90-year-old ill father and can't leave him alone to make an hour round-trip drive to the doctor. Now she's crossing her fingers that a health clinic near her house will accept her new insurance.

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The Two-Way
8:45 am
Mon June 22, 2015

U.N. Report Finds Israel, Hamas May Have Committed War Crimes

Both Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes during Israel's invasion of Gaza in 2014, a report (.doc) by the United Nations' Independent Commission of Inquiry has found.

NPR's Emily Harris reports that the investigation has been controversial from the start. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

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Research News
5:33 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Pickled Foods May Ease Anxiety, Research Suggests

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 6:07 am

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Around the Nation
5:33 am
Mon June 22, 2015

66 Surfers On A Single Board Break Surfing Record

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 6:07 am

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The Two-Way
5:27 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Body Of Former White House Chef Found In New Mexico

Former White House executive chef Walter Scheib in 1994.
Wilfredo Lee AP

Authorities say they have found the body of former White House chef Walter Scheib.

The 61-year-old was missing for about a week. Search and rescue teams found his body on a trail in the mountains near Taos on the fifth day of their search.

The Taos News reports:

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The Two-Way
4:40 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Taliban Militants Attack Afghan Parliament In Kabul

Fire and smoke rise at the site of a suicide attack during clashes with Taliban fighters in front of the Parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday.
Massoud Hossaini AP

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 9:33 am

Taliban militants attacked the Afghan Parliament in Kabul on Monday.

NPR's Philip Reeves reports that police say all of the militants were killed by Afghan security forces and more than a dozen civilians were injured. Philip filed this report for our Newscast unit:

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NPR News Investigations
2:59 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race

Rollins Edwards as a young soldier in 1945 at Clark Air Base in the Philippines.
Courtesy of Rollins Edwards

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 8:00 am

As a young U.S. Army soldier during World War II, Rollins Edwards knew better than to refuse an assignment.

When officers led him and a dozen others into a wooden gas chamber and locked the door, he didn't complain. None of them did. Then, a mixture of mustard gas and a similar agent called lewisite was piped inside.

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Shots - Health News
2:59 am
Mon June 22, 2015

To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist

Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 9:40 am

We all know that listening to music can soothe emotional pain, but Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys can also ease physical pain, according to a study of children and teenagers who had major surgery.

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U.S.
2:59 am
Mon June 22, 2015

After Prison Break In New York, Viral Video Raises Questions

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Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 7:25 am

The nationwide manhunt continues for two convicted murderers who escaped earlier this month from a maximum security prison in New York. At the same time, a viral video is raising new questions about security at the prison in Dannemora.

This story begins with a pair of observant viewers who video taped a Fox News broadcast on their TV in the days after this prison break began.

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NPR Story
2:59 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Report: Oklahoma Quakes Linked To Oil And Gas Wastewater

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 6:07 am

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2:59 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Is The Millennial Generation's Racial Tolerance Overstated?

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 7:32 am

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2:59 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musician Gunther Schuller Dies At 89

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 6:07 am

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Deceptive Cadence
8:27 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

Gunther Schuller, Who Bridged Classical Music And Jazz, Dies At 89

Gunther Schuller, shown conducting Charles Mingus's Epitaph in 2007, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor and educator. He died Sunday at age 89.
Hiroyuki Ito Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 6:49 am

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Europe
3:11 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

Will Monday's Greek Debt Talks Result In A Deal?

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 4:18 pm

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Asia
3:11 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

From California To Kathmandu, Task Force 2 Responds To Disasters

Members of Task Force 2 from the Los Angeles County Fire Department recovered survivors from a building that collapsed in May after a major aftershock in Singati, a mountain village in Nepal.
Kashish Das AP

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 4:18 pm

California's Task Force 2 is ready for anything. As an elite disaster response team based in Los Angeles County, it has to be. But it's not just prepped for disasters at home — it's ready to respond to emergencies halfway around the world as well.

Just days after the devastating April 25 earthquake in Nepal, Task Force 2's firefighters, doctors and engineers were on the ground, helping rescue people.

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World
3:11 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

Snapshot Sleuthing Confirms Russian Military Presence In Ukraine

A soldier in the Russian army posed, rifle in hand, for a snapshot at a battlefield checkpoint. Simon Ostrovsky, at right, located the same spot in Vuhlehirsk, in Ukraine's Donetsk region.
VICE News

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 6:03 am

Reports of the Russian military helping pro-Russian separatist fighters in Ukraine are common — but can be hard to confirm. Russia denies that its soldiers are fighting in Ukraine.

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U.S.
3:11 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

In Charleston, A Day Of Faith And Recovery

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 4:18 pm

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Mental Health
3:11 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

Auditory Hallucinations May Vary Across Cultures

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 4:18 pm

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Around the Nation
1:48 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

Emanuel AME Church In Charleston Opens Its Doors

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This morning, the doors at the historic black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.arolina opened once again after nine people were killed there earlier this week. The congregation was trying to move on.

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The Two-Way
1:01 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

Report: ISIS Lays Mines Around Ancient Sites In Palmyra

The Roman theater in Palmyra, which dates from the 1st century A.D. Islamic States militants have reportedly placed landmines around it and other ancient ruins.
Prismaarchivo DPA/Landov

Islamic State militants have sown landmines around ancient ruins in the Syrian city of Palmyra, captured by the Islamist group in May, according to a British-based monitoring group.

It wasn't clear, however, whether the move is a prelude to destroying the Roman-era sites or securing them from Syrian government forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

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The Two-Way
11:04 am
Sun June 21, 2015

'Speed,' Galápagos Tortoise Who Came To San Diego In 1933, Dies At 150

This undated photo from the San Diego Zoo shows Speed, a Galapagos tortoise that has been at the zoo since 1933. The zoo reported Friday that Speed had been euthanized at an estimated age of more than 150 years.
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Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 4:46 pm

A rare Galápagos tortoise, known affectionately as "Speed," has died at the San Diego Zoo — his home of more than eight decades. He was (approximately) 150.

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