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5 Things You Should Know About Chris Christie

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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Greece Hours Away From Defaulting On IMF Loan

Tue, 2015-06-30 03:03

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging Greeks to vote "no" in Sunday's referendum on proposals from the country's creditors. He says European leaders won't let Greece exit the eurozone.

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Congress Leaves For Recess Without Re-Authorizing Export-Import Bank

Tue, 2015-06-30 00:58

A government agency is about to close. The Export-Import Bank has helped U.S. companies sell goods abroad for decades, but it will likely wind down operations after July 1 if Congress doesn't act.

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Congress Leaves On Recess Without Re-Authorizing Export-Import Bank

Tue, 2015-06-30 00:58

A government agency is about to close. The Export-Import Bank has helped U.S. companies sell goods abroad for decades, but it will likely wind down operations after July 1 if Congress doesn't act.

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Brazil Tries To Rebuild Relations With U.S. After NSA Spying Scandal

Tue, 2015-06-30 00:58

Two years ago, President Dilma Rousseff canceled a planned state visit after discovering the U.S. was spying on Brazil. Since that time, her popularity has nosedived, and so too has Brazil's economy.

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Supreme Court Concludes Term With Death Penalty Ruling, Looks Ahead

Tue, 2015-06-30 00:57

The court wrapped up on Monday, supporting the use of a controversial drug in executions by lethal injection. The justices also set up cases to be heard next term on affirmative action and abortion.

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Would You Buy A Used Car From A Man Named Beer Horse?

Tue, 2015-06-30 00:56

NPR's Frank Langfitt has been giving free taxi rides around Shanghai to learn about the lives of ordinary Chinese. He's decided to stop renting a car and buy one. That's when he met Beer Horse.

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Making The Law Respect Gender Identity After Death

Tue, 2015-06-30 00:50

After filmmaker Christopher Lee died, his death certificate listed him as "female." His friends helped to change the way California law handles the death certificates of transgender people.

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Puerto Rico's Governor Wants Lenders To Wait For More Than $73 Billion Debt Payments

Mon, 2015-06-29 19:46

In a televised address, the governor said he'll ask international creditors to give Puerto Rico easier terms, starting with a delay in payments. He also warned his people of coming budget cuts.

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President Pitches Overtime Rule That Could Raise Wages For 5 Million

Mon, 2015-06-29 18:20

The regulation, which retailers and restaurants likely will fight, would mean that all employees earning up to $50,440 a year would be guaranteed overtime pay, up from a the current cap of $23,660.

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California Legislature Passes 'Mandatory' Vaccine Bill, Sends It To The Governor

Mon, 2015-06-29 14:53

Children who have specific medical problems, like immune system deficiencies, would be exempt from vaccinations as long as they have confirmation from their doctor.

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Apple Bets Big That You'll Start Paying To Stream Music

Mon, 2015-06-29 14:32

Millions listen to services like Spotify and Pandora, but relatively few of them subscribe. Why should they when there are so many free options? The new Apple Music will only be free for 3 months.

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Greeks Brace For The Fallout As Deadline Looms

Mon, 2015-06-29 13:52

Greeks have lurched from one crisis to another in recent years and have learned to cope with uncertainty. Still, many are worried about what could happen when Greece misses a payment Tuesday.

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The Economic Reality Of The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Mon, 2015-06-29 13:41

From less-complicated tax filing to reducing uncertainty over medical decisions, the Supreme Court's ruling will have a wide impact on same-sex households. It will also affect corporate policies.

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Supreme Court Rules In Coal Industry's Favor. What's EPA's Next Move?

Mon, 2015-06-29 13:25

Though Monday's decision from the high court technically only applies to the Clean Air Act's standards on mercury emissions, it could affect future EPA regulations, legal experts say.

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If The Mess In Greece Is All Greek To You, Then Read This

Mon, 2015-06-29 13:18

This week, Greek will miss a $1.73 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. The debt crisis has the potential to create financial, economic and geopolitical trouble for Americans.

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Supreme Court Places A Stay On Abortion Law In Texas

Mon, 2015-06-29 12:00

If the Supreme Court refuses to hear the case, the stay will be lifted and a controversial 2013 law will take effect. The law places new requirements on abortion providers.

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Why You Should Thank A Caterpillar For Your Mustard And Wasabi

Mon, 2015-06-29 11:57

Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.

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Medical School Hopefuls Grapple With Overhauled Entrance Exam

Mon, 2015-06-29 11:50

The results are coming in for the first medical school candidates who took a revamped exam that includes a wider range of subjects, including psychology and sociology.

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In Some States, Defiance Over Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Mon, 2015-06-29 11:38

The court ruled last week that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions. The ruling was welcomed by many, but there was criticism, too.

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