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Clinton Sketches Populist Message In First Major Speech Of Campaign

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 09:06

The former first lady, senator and secretary of state called for an end to Republican policies that favor the rich and "a new era of prosperity" for all Americans.

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6 Yemeni Prisoners Released From Gitmo

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 07:00

It is the first such release in five months from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the first to be approved by Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

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Inside Clinton Correctional: Power Tools And Barbecue Grills

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 05:51

Inmates at the prison where two murderers escaped a week ago regularly use power tools for maintenance chores, and when they behave, can earn tiny plots of land for cookouts and gardens.

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Dallas Police Headquarters Attacked In Hail Of Gunfire

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:21

An armored van opened fire on the police building, damaging the glass frontage. A SWAT unit is currently in a standoff with the driver, but other gunmen may have been involved.

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Chicago Democrats Make Appeal To Republican Candidates

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

Chicago is a Democratic stronghold, and the South Side neighborhood is no exception. But Pastor Corey Brooks tells NPR's Scott Simon that the Democrats have failed his friends and neighbors.

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The French Reaction To The Strauss-Kahn Acquittal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

NPR's Scott Simon gets reaction to the Strauss-Kahn verdict from Elaine Sciolino, former Paris correspondent for the New York Times.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Acquitted Of Aggravated Pimping

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

A French court has cleared former International Monetary Fund director of pimping charges. Still, Strauss-Kahn's sexual appetites ended a career that was expected to lead to the French presidency.

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Clinton Campaign Launch Takes A Personal Tone

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

Hillary Clinton's been a declared candidate for two months, but she's staging a launch Saturday in New York. NPR's Scott Simon talks presidential politics with NPR's Mara Liasson.

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U.S. Soccer Leads Its Group Despite A Draw With Sweden

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

In the Women's World Cup, the U.S. and Sweden battled to a tie Friday night.

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Examining U.S. Anti-ISIS Strategy

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

NPR's Scott Simon gets reaction from the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Republican Mac Thornberry of Texas, to the Obama administration's plan to send more military trainers to Iraq.

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Obama's 11th-Hour Push Fails To Sway House On Trade Deal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

Democrats in the House of Representatives dealt President Obama a blow on Friday, thwarting his push for expanded authority to negotiate a trade deal with Asia.

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Ex-NSA Officer: OPM Hack Is Serious Breach Of Worker Trust

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

Former National Security Agency officer John Schindler tells NPR's Scott Simon the data hacked from the Office of Personnel Management includes personal information that could be used for blackmail.

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The Violence Subsides, And Revelers Return To Juarez

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

The once-thriving nightlife in the Mexican border town ground to a halt a few years back as hundreds of women were murdered and the drug cartel wars erupted. Now, partiers are venturing out again.

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Standoff In Dallas After Gunshots At Police Headquarters

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 02:03

Dallas police say suspects opened fire on police, rammed a police car and fled to a fast food restaurant parking lot just off I-45 outside the city where they are engaged in a standoff with police.

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A Visit From Kendrick Lamar — Best Day Of School Ever?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 00:51

A New Jersey high school teacher used the rapper's latest album to teach a unit on Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye. Lamar found out about it, and decided to stop in for a visit.

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Science Of Sadness And Joy: 'Inside Out' Gets Childhood Emotions Right

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 00:51

Pixar's animated fantasy takes viewers inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. Psychologists say the film offers an accurate picture of how emotions and memories help make us who we are.

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A new podcast from Marketplace and Quartz: Actuality

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-06-12 20:59

Welcome to the golden age of audio. The world has (re)discovered podcasting. And for us, the real lesson of the post-Serial boomlet isn't that podcasts are great — they've been great for a while! — but that people actually care what reporters do before the story gets written or recorded. Which is to say, we always knew you cared about the murder mystery, but we didn't know that you cared about how we try to report it.

It’s with this in mind that we’re excited to bring you Actuality, a bi-monthly podcast jointly produced with our friends at Quartz. We’re friends because, frankly, we like to come at stories in some similar ways — finding the accessible and conversational in those stories that used to wither and die on the business pages of serious publications.

Some of the best things that happen in a newsroom are the conversations between journalists before and after the story gets published. An audio product is so much more visceral and immediate: the best way to recreate the moment when someone leans over from the next desk and says, "get a load of this story." We’re also bringing people connected to the story — experts and participants — into every conversation we have, to point out when we are wrong (and vice-versa).

So, every other week, we'll endeavor to bring you into a new story about the global economy and plug you into the conversation behind the news. Marketplace and Quartz try not to take ourselves too seriously, and we hope you find the podcast both informative and entertaining.

Actuality seemed like the perfect name for it; it’s what those of us in the audio business call the clips of tape from interviews that go into our stories. Those, and other “pops” of sound, will give us a nice starting point for many of our discussions.

But where those conversations go from there will surprise you, just like the word "actuality," for its earlier meaning: things as they really are, not as we expect them to be.

Marketplace and Quartz are committed to finding new ways to bring news about the changing world to our audiences in whatever medium they prefer. We hope our podcast will combine the best of Quartz's digital journalism with Marketplace's award-winning radio broadcasts in a mix that brings you the best of our sensibilities as journalists — and our curiosity about the world and what makes it run.

You can subscribe to Actuality here

A new podcast from Marketplace and Quartz: Actuality

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-06-12 20:59

Welcome to the golden age of audio. The world has (re)discovered podcasting. And for us, the real lesson of the post-Serial boomlet isn't that podcasts are great — they've been great for a while! — but that people actually care what reporters do before the story gets written or recorded. Which is to say, we always knew you cared about the murder mystery, but we didn't know that you cared about how we try to report it.

It’s with this in mind that we’re excited to bring you Actuality, a bi-monthly podcast jointly produced with our friends at Quartz. We’re friends because, frankly, we like to come at stories in some similar ways — finding the accessible and conversational in those stories that used to wither and die on the business pages of serious publications.

Some of the best things that happen in a newsroom are the conversations between journalists before and after the story gets published. An audio product is so much more visceral and immediate: the best way to recreate the moment when someone leans over from the next desk and says, "get a load of this story." We’re also bringing people connected to the story — experts and participants — into every conversation we have, to point out when we are wrong (and vice-versa).

So, every other week, we'll endeavor to bring you into a new story about the global economy and plug you into the conversation behind the news. Marketplace and Quartz try not to take ourselves too seriously, and we hope you find the podcast both informative and entertaining.

Actuality seemed like the perfect name for it; it’s what those of us in the audio business call the clips of tape from interviews that go into our stories. Those, and other “pops” of sound, will give us a nice starting point for many of our discussions.

But where those conversations go from there will surprise you, just like the word "actuality," for its earlier meaning: things as they really are, not as we expect them to be.

Marketplace and Quartz are committed to finding new ways to bring news about the changing world to our audiences in whatever medium they prefer. We hope our podcast will combine the best of Quartz's digital journalism with Marketplace's award-winning radio broadcasts in a mix that brings you the best of our sensibilities as journalists — and our curiosity about the world and what makes it run.

Federal Employee Breach Likely Included Security Clearance Info

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-12 14:32

In the massive security breach that was revealed early this month, hackers also likely accessed information from background checks that were done on both federal employees and applicants.

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Political Rewind: What The Failed Trade Vote Means For Democrats

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-12 14:18

Progressive groups have threatened repercussions for Democrats who backed Obama's trade deal, but primary threats have been a GOP tactic of late. Plus, two big candidates kick off their campaigns.

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