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A Less-Restrained Obama Finally Says 'Bucket'

Sun, 2015-06-28 05:03

With no elections left to run, President Obama appears to be acting on his joke from earlier this year about having a to-do list that, well, rhymes with "bucket."

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Greece Tries To Stanch Bank Run Ahead Of Looming Default

Sun, 2015-06-28 04:41

The country's finance minister tells the BBC that the option for a Monday bank holiday was under discussion.

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'There Are Basic Moral Rules': Young Evangelicals React To Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Sun, 2015-06-28 03:48

Most young Americans support same-sex marriage. But young evangelicals buck that trend. Students at the evangelical Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., react to Friday's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Euphoria In The Streets: New York City's Pride Festival Celebrates Marriage Equality

Sun, 2015-06-28 03:48

Rain hasn't put a damper on the celebrations across the city, NPR's Alexandra Starr reports. Some two million people are expected to hit the streets for Gay Pride events days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage.

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Will Greece Stay In The Eurozone? Citizens Set To Vote On Bailout Deal

Sun, 2015-06-28 03:48

Greeks react to their Prime Minister's announcement of a snap referendum to be held on July 5th on the bailout deal offered by European leaders.

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Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker

Sun, 2015-06-28 03:48

Tender, smoky, fall-off-the-bone ribs can take three or four hours to make the traditional way. But Baltimore chef Shirlé Koslowski uses a pressure cooker to get all that flavor in only an hour.

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It Turns Out We Really Didn't Know What People Are Dying From

Sun, 2015-06-28 03:03

Christopher Murray, a medical doctor and economist, is changing that. A new book looks at his efforts — and why advocacy groups initially were upset by his findings.

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One-Third Of Congressional Districts Could Be Affected By Supreme Court Ruling

Sun, 2015-06-28 03:03

A Supreme Court ruling expected Monday could dramatically remake the partisan makeup of the next Congress ahead of the 2016 elections.

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How Well Do Hate Crime Laws Really Work?

Sun, 2015-06-28 03:03

Proponents of hate crime laws say tough punishments modify behavior and show society's intolerance of hate. But trying to measure the deterrent effect of hate crime laws is difficult.

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Hundreds Burned In Taiwan As Fire Erupts In Water Park

Sun, 2015-06-28 01:35

The fire started during a musical performance, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports, after colored powder shot out from the stage over the audience — and ignited.

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Wildlife Forensics Lab Uses Tech To Sniff, Identify Illegal Wood

Sun, 2015-06-28 01:12

International timber trafficking is an estimated $100 billion business. A lab that usually focuses on endangered animal cases is using a sophisticated machine to identify contraband wood shipments.

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Presidential Aspiration Born From A Modest, And Tragic, Beginning

Sun, 2015-06-28 01:03

"It's not a log cabin like Abe Lincoln, but he grew up in a mobile home, which is South Carolina's equivalent of it," said one of Sen. Lindsey Graham's former classmates.

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The Cherry Sisters: Worst Act Ever?

Sat, 2015-06-27 14:57

How a group of perhaps-clueless farmgirls from Iowa rose to theatrical fame and infamy at the same time.

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The Cherry Sisters: Worst Act Ever?

Sat, 2015-06-27 14:57

How a group of perhaps-clueless farmgirls from Iowa rose to theatrical fame and infamy at the same time.

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What Right Do Muralists Have To The Buildings They Paint On?

Sat, 2015-06-27 14:01

Musicians have their instruments, painters have their canvases, and muralists have ... walls. But when the building a mural is on is changing, the muralist has to choose to fight — or say goodbye.

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For Families Of U.S. Hostages, New Policy May Bring New Hope

Sat, 2015-06-27 13:36

This week, President Obama announced changes to the government policy on Americans abducted abroad. A former FBI hostage negotiator explains what this means for the hostages — and for their families.

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For Gay Couples In Louisiana And Mississippi, Marriage Remains On Hold

Sat, 2015-06-27 13:06

As same-sex couples legally marry elsewhere in the country, couples in these two states are facing obstacles. We hear from two Mississippi couples who had hoped to be married on Friday.

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For Same-Sex Marriage Opponents, The Fight Is Far From Over

Sat, 2015-06-27 13:06

Some opponents of same-sex marriage are vowing to fight on after Friday's Supreme Court ruling. The battles will likely take place in the lower courts and will involve religious liberty cases.

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In Bid For Stricter Vaccine Rules, Officials Grapple With Decades-Old Distrust

Sat, 2015-06-27 13:06

California lawmakers have decided to tighten the criteria for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. But some parents resent officials telling them how to care for their children.

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After Tunisia Attack, Tourists Leave — And Locals Worry

Sat, 2015-06-27 13:06

The self-declared Islamic State claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, which killed 38 people at a beach resort in Tunisia. Most of the victims were foreigners, many of them British tourists.

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