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People With Brain Injuries Heal Faster If They Get Up And Get Moving

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 23:45

Doctors tell surgical patients to get out of bed as soon as possible, but people with brain injuries are encouraged to rest. Now it looks like activity can benefit brain injured patients, too.

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Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Nears Its Quarry

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 23:45

After nearly a decade of traveling through space, NASA's New Horizons probe is about to arrive at Pluto. On Tuesday it will begin an intensive, week-long study of the distant world.

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After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 23:44

Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.

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Corruption On The Border: Dismantling Misconduct In The Rio Grande Valley

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 23:43

The FBI is cracking down on rampant corruption in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. With voter fraud, drug smuggling and bribery a big part of border culture, it's proving to be a difficult task.

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The Burt Behind Natural Cosmetics Maker Burt's Bees Dies At 80

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 22:14

A spokeswoman for Burt's Bees said in an emailed statement that Burt Shavtiz died of respiratory complications in Bangor, Maine, on Sunday surrounded by family and friends.

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U.S. Women Win World Cup Final 5-2, After Spectacular Start

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 16:13

In the first five minutes, Carli Lloyd scored two swift goals. Lauren Holiday brought the score up to 3, and then Lloyd scored from midfield for a hat trick. The team led 4-0 after just 15 minutes.

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In Crucial Referendum, Greeks Reject Bailout Proposal

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 13:12

Greeks voted Sunday in a referendum that could decide whether the country stays in the eurozone. They cast a decisive vote against an austerity package proposed by international creditors.

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Kerry: Iran Faces 'Hard Choices' To Reach Nuclear Deal With West

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 12:23

The secretary of state, who has been in talks in Vienna for the past several days, says an agreement could be done "quickly" if Tehran is prepared to compromise.

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China Takes Steps To Halt Plunge In Stock Markets

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 06:58

The main Shanghai Stock Index has lost 30 percent since mid-June, triggering margin calls that have fueled further selling.

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Russian Supply Capsule Successfully Docks With Space Station

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 05:30

The Progress M-28M delivered tons of food, water, oxygen, fuel and other supplies after previous attempts ended in failure.

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Greeks Decide The Fate Of Their Economy In Crucial Referendum

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 04:37

The vote is on an international bailout that includes harsh austerity measures. The Athens government is instead pushing for a "no" vote that would give it a mandate to try to negotiate debt relief.

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Sharks Might Not Be To Blame In North Carolina Attacks

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 03:54

North Carolina beaches usually see one shark attack a summer, if any. This year, they've already seen seven. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with George Burgess of the International Shark Attack File.

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Greeks Begin Voting In Historic Resolution

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 03:54

Greeks vote Sunday on a referendum that the government says is about austerity. The opposition says it's a vote on staying in the Eurozone. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks to correspondent Joanna Kakissis.

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Tunisia Seeks Its Way On A Winding, Bumpy Path

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 03:54

An attacker recently opened fire on Tunisian beach and killed 38 people. NPR's Alice Fordham, who went to cover the story, used to live in Tunisia. She reflects on how the country has changed.

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Do Try This At Home: Three Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 03:54

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.

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Don't Blame The Sharks For 'Perfect Storm' Of Attacks In North Carolina

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 03:54

The state's beaches usually see one shark attack a summer, if any. This year, there have already been seven. But this uptick in attacks is likely not tied to shark populations so much as to our own.

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Want A Taste Of Virtual Reality? Step One: Find Some Cardboard

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 03:03

Fancy headsets can cost between $200 and $500. But if you have a smartphone, some extra time and an empty pizza box, you can make your own.

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You Haven't Left The Building But Your Brain's On A Virtual Reality Trip

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 03:03

You can now experience the aftermath of Nepal's earthquake or get a sense of what it's like to be in a refugee camp without leaving home. Will that make you more likely to donate to a cause?

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Trump's Campaign Theme Song Headache? Blame Michael Jackson, Sort Of

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 01:46

Candidates keep getting in trouble for picking theme songs without getting approval from the artist. You can trace this back to changes in both campaigning and the way companies sell products.

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Trump's Campaign Theme Song Headache? Blame Michael Jackson, Sort Of

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-05 01:46

Candidates keep getting in trouble for picking theme songs without getting approval from the artist. You can trace this back to changes in both campaigning and the way companies sell products.

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