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Now You See It, Some Day You Won't: Scientists Get Closer To Invisibility

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

Using lenses and meta-materials, science is finding new ways to bend or reroute light. Like Harry Potter's cloak or H.G. Wells' chemical concoction, it could make an object impossible to see.

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Is An Iran Deal Finally At Hand?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

International negotiators appear close to a deal limiting Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Vienna.

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Clinton, Walker, Trump And The Accelerating Ride To 2016

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

NPR's Cokie Roberts previews Hillary Clinton's speech on the economy and Scott Walker's official announcement that he's running for president.

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Never-Ending Bank Holiday Has Strained Nerves In Greece

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

As European leaders announced a deal to address the Greek financial crisis, it's not clear when the country's banks will reopen — or when they will have sufficient funds to cover people's paychecks.

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School-Lunch Program Provides Unexpected Benefits For Rural Indian Women

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

A simple job as a cook at a school can help women in Northern India make big changes in their lives — including escaping domestic violence. For Saroj, it freed her from decades of abuse.

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N.C. Trial Outcome Could Sway National Voting Rights Measures

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

The Justice Department is challenging North Carolina's 2013 elections law, a sweeping overhaul that could affect African-American voter turnout disproportionately.

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Probe Finds $70 Million Money-Laundering Bust Might Have Been Dirty Itself

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

An by the Miami Herald raises questions about a Florida task force that busted a huge money-laundering ring. Did the unit help catch criminals, or just enrich two small law enforcement departments?

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Needs Of Retirees Take A Smaller Center Stage At White House Forum

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

In the past, the White House's once-a-decade summit on aging was a multi-day event attended by thousands, but this time there was no funding. So it's a one-day event for a couple of hundred guests.

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Egypt Mourns Omar Sharif, Its Homegrown Cinema Star

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

The international film star, best known for Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence Of Arabia, represented a bygone era for many secular Egyptians — though not many could get to his funeral on Sunday.

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Bosnians Remember When Their City Became 'One Big Concentration Camp'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

It has been 20 years since the massacre at Srebrenica, Bosnia, when some 8,000 Bosnian men and boys died or went missing. Bosnian-Americans now living in Missouri can't escape the memories.

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Maximum Security Not Enough As Mexican Drug Lord Stages Second Escape

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

One of Mexico's most notorious cartel leaders, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, escaped from prison this weekend — for a second time. A manhunt is underway after he fled his cell through a mile-long tunnel.

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Eurogroup, Greeks Reach Agreement On A Bailout Plan

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

A frantic weekend of activity in Brussels resulted in a new financial rescue deal for Greece, preventing a near-term exit from the Eurozone.

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Engineering A Shingles Vaccine That Doesn't Wimp Out Over Time

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

The current vaccine for shingles loses its protective value as people get older. A vaccine in the works maintains its strength over time. But the biggest challenge may be getting adults to use it.

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'We're Losing 43,000 People Each Year': DEA Chief Focuses On Overdoses

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

The acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration says he was shocked by how many people die every day from opiate overdoses. Chuck Rosenberg gives NPR his first interview since taking the job.

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Greece, Eurozone Leaders Reach Agreement On A New Bailout

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-12 23:56

A frantic weekend of activity in Brussels resulted in a new financial rescue deal for Greece, preventing a near-term exit from the Eurozone.

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A Crime Of Passion: When The Love Of Yogurt Burned Too Bright

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-12 23:37

Edgar Diaz poured his heart into building a yogurt company whose product won accolades. So why did he burn down his factory? The answer is a kind of love story: an ill-fated love affair with yogurt.

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Nintendo Chief Satoru Iwata Dies At 55

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-12 18:55

The company announced Iwata's death in a brief statement Sunday night. As president of the video game publisher since 2002, he oversaw the successful releases of the Nintendo DS and Wii consoles.

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Manhunt Underway For 'El Chapo,' Who Escaped Maximum Security Prison In Mexico

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-12 13:23

Convicted drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escaped his maximum security cell through an elaborate, nearly mile-long tunnel, Mexican officials say. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Carrie Kahn in Mexico City about Guzmán, his escape and his Sinaloa drug cartel.

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Next Stop, Pluto

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-12 13:23

On July 14th, NASA's New Horizons mission will reach its long-awaited destination: Pluto. The spacecraft left Earth in 2006. Since then, it's traveled more than 3 billion miles. NPR's Arun Rath talks with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco about the mission.

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Talks Continue For Possible Greek Bailout

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-12 13:23

Eurozone leaders meeting today in Brussels moved closer to a deal with Greece. But the provisions under consideration are unlikely to sit well with Greek voters. Soraya Sarhaddi-Nelson gives NPR's Arun Rath an update from Brussels.

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