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Clinton Campaign Launch Takes A Personal Tone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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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Federal Employee Breach Likely Included Security Clearance Info

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

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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N.Y. Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Arrested Over Killers' Escape

Fri, 2015-06-12 14:00

The arrest of Mitchell comes after several days of speculation that a prison employee might have helped Richard Matt and David Sweat pull off their escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility.

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Obama Immigrant Detention Policies Under Fire

Fri, 2015-06-12 13:57

Since the unaccompanied minors crisis last year, the Obama administration is walking a fine line. With a backlog in the courts, many immigrants remain detained with an uncertain future.

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#Distractinglysexy Tweets Are Female Scientists' Retort To 'Disappointing' Comments

Fri, 2015-06-12 13:39

As a barrage of tweets shows, the outrage felt by many women who work in science is neither silent nor unfunny.

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What Babies Understand About Adult Sadness

Fri, 2015-06-12 13:38

Babies may show greater empathy toward adults who overtly show sadness, a study suggests, but the little ones also recognize sadness in people who keep a stiff upper lip.

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker's Next Battle: Tenure

Fri, 2015-06-12 13:24

Walker has curtailed the bargaining powers of public school teachers, and approved a right-to-work law aimed at private unions. Now he's taking on tenured faculty at the University of Wisconsin.

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Making Sense Of Rachel Dolezal, The Alleged White Woman Who Passed As Black

Fri, 2015-06-12 12:48

Thoughts on the prominent civil rights leader and Africana studies professor in Spokane, Washington who was accused of being a white woman living her life as a black woman.

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Mighty Farming Microbes: Companies Harness Bacteria To Give Crops A Boost

Fri, 2015-06-12 12:44

Will agricultural chemical dealers start selling microbes? Some big pesticide companies are investing in efforts to turn soil bacteria into tools that farmers can use to grow more food.

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#NPRreads: Love, Coding, Yuccies, And The 'NPR Sound'

Fri, 2015-06-12 12:18

This week's selection of articles and essays covers comedian Aziz Ansari's new book about love, a new demographic term, a global gaming superstar, and more.

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As Fish Stocks Dwindle, So Do The Livelihoods Of Greek Fishermen

Fri, 2015-06-12 11:58

The Greek fisherman casting a net from his small wooden boat is a postcard image of the Mediterranean. But fish stocks are so low now that many fishermen say they can't make a living anymore.

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