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The Cycling World May Soon Bow Down Before Nairo Quintana

Thu, 2015-06-25 12:37

In 2013, a newcomer from Colombia passed almost everyone else and came in second in the Tour de France. This year, many think he'll take home the winning yellow jersey.

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After Sandusky, A Debate Over Whether Sex-Abuse Law Goes Too Far

Thu, 2015-06-25 12:30

Professors in Pennsylvania are upset over a new law that requires them to be fingerprinted and undergo thorough background checks. The law came in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

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Study Reveals What Happens During A 'Glacial Earthquake'

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:54

Scientists have figured out how massive chunks of ice trigger these seismically-detectable events when they break off a glacier. The findings could help researchers track ice loss from glaciers.

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California Law To Curtail Vaccine Exemptions Clears Hurdle

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:33

If the bill passes out of the Legislature, the bill would then move to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. He hasn't indicated whether he'll sign the bill.

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California Lawmakers Vote To Remove Vaccine Exemptions For Schoolchildren

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:27

A similar bill, which eliminates all but medical exemptions, has already passed the Senate. Gov. Jerry Brown has not said if he will sign it.

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Make Lava, Not War

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:12

A sculptor and a geologist are melting hundreds of pounds of rock in a giant cauldron to create realistic lava flows. Cool! NPR reporter Adam Cole pays a visit to learn more about lava's allure.

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How A Historical Blunder Helped Create The Water Crisis In The West

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:06

In 1922, seven states drew up a plan for dividing the waters of the Colorado River. But they overestimated how much water the river could provide — and now 40 million Americans face a water crisis.

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Tama, The Cat That Saved A Japanese Train Station, Dies

Thu, 2015-06-25 10:55

Tourists would come to the Kishi train station near Wakayama City to see the feline hanging out in her office — a converted ticket booth — wearing a railway hat and collar.

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Amy Poehler Asks A Critic Of Women's Sports, 'Really!?!'

Thu, 2015-06-25 10:26

Unfortunately for Sports Illustrated analyst Andy Benoit, two people who noticed his dismissal of the Women's World Cup were Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers.

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Haven't Found The Gown? The GSA Can Help With That

Thu, 2015-06-25 10:19

The agency regularly auctions off surplus government items and is now conducting its first online auction of bridal items. If you need to accessorize, there are also veils, tiaras and bouquets.

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Christie To Announce Tuesday That He's Running For President

Thu, 2015-06-25 10:09

WNYC's Matt Katz reports that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting in the presidential race Tuesday. He would be the 14th Republican to launch a bid for the White House.

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Pope: Sometimes Marital Separation 'Morally Necessary'

Thu, 2015-06-25 10:01

Francis, speaking during his weekly general audience, said couples splitting may be required to protect "the weaker spouse" and children.

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With More People Quitting Smoking, Do We Need E-Cigarettes?

Thu, 2015-06-25 09:31

It's easy to think that hardcore smokers will never quit, and thus e-cigarettes without the smoke is a better alternative. The changing demographics of smoking suggests otherwise, a study finds.

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Congress Signs Off On Trade Bills, Handing Obama A Huge Win

Thu, 2015-06-25 09:26

A final House vote marked a stunning victory for the president by clearing his path to completing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.

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Sanders: 'My Goal Right Now Is To Win This Election'

Thu, 2015-06-25 09:10

In an interview with Morning Edition host David Greene, Sanders discussed foreign policy, racial tension and his 2016 chances.

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Sanders: 'My Goal Right Now Is To Win This Election'

Thu, 2015-06-25 09:10

In an interview with Morning Edition host David Greene, Sanders discussed foreign policy, racial tension and his 2016 chances.

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Takeaways From The Supreme Court's Obamacare Opinion

Thu, 2015-06-25 08:31

The case hinged on six words: "an exchange established by the state." The court agreed with the government's view that that could mean any exchange, including one set up by the federal government.

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In Fair Housing Act Case, Supreme Court Backs 'Disparate Impact' Claims

Thu, 2015-06-25 08:26

The court decided the case by a 5-4 margin, saying that claims of racial discrimination in housing cases shouldn't be limited by questions of intent.

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Statehouse Fights Over Obamacare To Rage On Despite Supreme Court Decision

Thu, 2015-06-25 08:20

Bills to advance or cripple the federal health law in statehouses didn't come to a halt in the months that lawmakers awaited the Supreme Court decision. They may well smolder for months or years.

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Obama Addresses Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Subsidies

Thu, 2015-06-25 08:01

President Obama made comments Thursday about the Supreme Court's ruling that upholds the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are important to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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