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A Slave Plantation Tour Guide Recalls Awful Questions From White Visitors

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 11:07

Vox has a great essay by a white woman who used to lead tours at a historic Southern plantation, and couldn't believe some of the things visitors believed about slavery.

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The Greek debt crisis by the numbers

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-06-30 10:40

The need-to-know numbers about the Greek debt crisis, explained by Paddy Hirsch.

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Writer and Host: Paddy Hirsch

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Deadline In Iran Nuclear Talks Extended To July 7

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 10:21

The negotiations in Vienna are aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program in return for lifting economic sanctions imposed by the West.

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Pope In U.S. Visit Will Meet With Poor, President, Politicians

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 10:16

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will visit Cuba and the U.S. Sept. 19-28. He will become the first pope to address Congress.

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Still She Rises: Misty Copeland Makes History With American Ballet Theatre

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 10:00

Misty Copeland didn't begin ballet until she took a free class at a Boys & Girls Club. Today she became the first black female principal dancer with the U.S.'s premiere dance company.

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With Seconds To Spare, 70-Year-Old Woman Finishes 100-Mile Endurance Race

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 09:13

Runners have a 30-hour cutoff in which to finish the Western States Endurance Run. Rob Krar won the race in 14:48:59, but the loudest cheers were reserved for Gunhild Swanson who clocked 29:59:54.

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11:59:60 — Look For An Extra Tick Of The Clock Tonight

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 08:58

"Leap seconds" are added from time to time to keep atomic clocks in sync with a time standard tied to the rotation of the Earth. This will be the 26th time it's been done.

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Frozen In Time, Remembering The Students Who Changed A Teacher's Life

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 08:48

Jonathan Kozol looks back on the events he wrote about 50 years ago, in Death at an Early Age.

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Branding Teen Drivers As Newbies Doesn't Prevent Crashes

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 08:31

Graduated driver's licenses that impose restrictions like no driving at night have reduced crashes and deaths. But it looks like putting a learner sticker on teens' license plates doesn't help.

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Chris Christie Declares His Candidacy For President

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:45

New Jersey's Republican governor says he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America."

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Single Mom Leads Double Life On The Streets Of Shanghai

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:45

NPR's Frank Langfitt is offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities. In his latest installment, he meets a woman whose work surprises him.

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Asked To Divide Zero By Zero, Siri Waxes Philosophical (And Personal)

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:22

Siri's elaborate reply easily surpasses the simple "Does not compute" with which robots in old sci-fi movies used to announce a bout of cognitive dissonance.

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'Jiggery-Pokery': The Justices Have A Punny Way With Words

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 06:54

This term it was "ask the nearest hippie" and "what chumps!" Here are some other times phrases like that have added color to Supreme Court opinions.

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How 4 Gay Black Women Fought Back Against A Sexual Harasser — And Landed In Jail

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:58

They're called the New Jersey 4, a group of young women who were catcalled and allegedly attacked in New York. Why did they — and not their harasser — end up in jail? A new documentary digs in.

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Jeb Bush To Release 33 Years Of Tax Returns

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:50

Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., will release decades of tax returns Tuesday on the same day Hillary Clinton emails are set to be released and when Chris Christie announces his bid for president.

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Wisdom Of The Crowds? Online Effort Seeks To Raise Funds For Greece

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:49

A crowd-funding effort to get the $1.8 billion Greece needs to make a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund has so far raised $124,569. Donors get gifts ranging from salads to gift baskets.

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Meet Your New Neighbors, The American Filmmakers

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:07

They're two guys in their 20s. And they live with the people they're covering. You can judge the results in their latest documentary, set in a Syrian refugee camp.

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Women's Soccer Game Tonight Features The World's Top 2 Teams

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 04:03

The second-ranked U.S. plays No. 1 Germany in a semifinal. They're battling for a spot in Sunday's final.

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Dozens Dead In Indonesia Air Force Plane Crash

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 03:34

The C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff today into a residential area in Medan, the country's third-largest city.

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5 Things You Should Know About Chris Christie

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 03:06

The New Jersey governor has seen his political stock fall, but he'll try to begin anew with his official presidential announcement on Tuesday at his high school alma mater.

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