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Magna Carta Is 800 — 'This Awful Thing' That Shaped Legal Rights

Mon, 2015-06-15 07:07

The landmark birthday prompted a Google Doodle in Britain depicting a man in chains — a reference to the rights that were eventually extended beyond the nobility.

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Colorado Supreme Court Says Employees Can Be Fired For Marijuana Use

Mon, 2015-06-15 07:00

The court said while pot use is legal in the state, it is still a federal crime, so employees are not protected by a statute that bars employees from being fired for partaking in lawful activities.

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Vatican Prosecutor Indicts Defrocked Priest On Pedophilia Charges

Mon, 2015-06-15 04:32

Jozef Wesolowski, the former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic, will be the first to face a trial over the charges. He could face up to 12 years in jail.

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Texas Braces For Heavy Rain As Tropical Wave Gathers Steam In Gulf

Mon, 2015-06-15 02:57

The National Weather Service warned that some places could see as much as 10 inches of rain. Parts of Texas suffered fatal flooding just weeks ago.

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Who Knew Yoga Could Be So Stressful!

Mon, 2015-06-15 01:00

Yoga is supposed to bring inner calm. So why are some people in India up in arms about the upcoming International Day of Yoga?

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Mamma Mia! Olive Garden Food Truck Invades Boston's Italian Neighborhood

Mon, 2015-06-15 01:00

That's right: The Italian food chain has jumped on the food truck craze. And this weekend it parked in Boston's North End, where Italian food is most sacred and many eateries go back generations.

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He Was Born Republican Royalty, But 'Jebcito' Is From Miami

Mon, 2015-06-15 01:00

Jeb Bush grew up in Texas, summered in Maine and went to prep school Massachusetts. But the place he and his family chose to put down roots was Miami.

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Obsessed 'Game Of Thrones' Fans Seek Plot Parallels In Spanish Politics

Mon, 2015-06-15 00:27

This summer in Spain, "Winter is coming" — a reference to HBO's Game of Thrones, which is partly filmed there, and a popular slogan for a left-wing, grassroots political party.

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Take A Swing At This: Golf Is Exercise, Cart Or No Cart

Sun, 2015-06-14 23:48

Americans play more golf than any other sport. So how much exercise do you get from an afternoon on the links? Players clipped on pedometers and Fitbits to help us find out.

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A Look At Sports And Health In America

Sun, 2015-06-14 23:03

Americans' relationship with sports changes as we grow older. About three-quarters of adults say they played sports as children. By the time people are in their late 20s, only about a quarter do.

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Warriors Take 3-2 Lead Over Cavaliers In NBA Finals

Sun, 2015-06-14 21:23

The Golden State Warriors moved to the verge of the NBA championship by posting their second straight victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-91 behind a 37-point effort by Stephen Curry.

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What's Left For The Supreme Court: Same-Sex-Marriage, Obamacare, And More

Sun, 2015-06-14 20:18

It's crunch time for the U.S. Supreme Court as consequential decisions will be coming soon. The biggest issues left: same-sex marriages, subsidies under Obamacare and lethal-injection drugs.

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U.S. Airstrikes In Libya Kill Algerian Militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar

Sun, 2015-06-14 15:51

Belmokhtar, a leader of al-Qaida's arm in North Africa, masterminded the 2013 terrorist attack on an Algerian gas plant in which 38 foreign hostages were killed.

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With Tensions Rising, Poland Erects Observation Towers On Russian Border

Sun, 2015-06-14 13:30

Like many former Soviet satellite states, Poland is suspicious of Russian intentions these days. Poles are joining homegrown militias, and authorities have placed observation towers along the border.

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Yemen Peace Talks To Begin Monday

Sun, 2015-06-14 13:11

NPR's Arun Rath talks to journalist Safa Al Ahmad about her time embedded with Houthi rebels in Yemen and the situation on the ground on the eve of Monday's U.N. peace talks in Geneva. Nearly 2000 Yemeni civilians have died in fighting since March.

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Why MERS Will Likely Crop Up Outside The Middle East Again

Sun, 2015-06-14 13:11

It's unknown what triggers an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. But scientists think the virus comes from camels. So until we stop it in animals, MERS will continue to cause trouble.

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'Hello Earth! Can You Hear Me?'

Sun, 2015-06-14 13:11

That was the tweet sent by the European Space Agency's Philae space lander on Sunday morning. Last November, after touching down on Comet 67P, Philae went silent. On Saturday night, it communicated with scientists for the first time since. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mark McCaughrean of the European Space Agency about Philae's wakeup.

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John S. Carroll, Former Editor At 'LA Times,' 'Baltimore Sun,' Dies At 73

Sun, 2015-06-14 09:20

The Times won an impressive 13 Pulitzer Prizes in his brief, five-year tenure there. He also worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Comet Lander Wakes Up, Calls Home, After Long Sleep

Sun, 2015-06-14 07:18

A little sunlight applied to solar panels proved the cure for what ailed the European Space Agency's Philae lander, which had been dormant from lack of power since November.

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Brazilians Take A Swing At Mosquitoes With The Zap Racket

Sun, 2015-06-14 07:01

The electrified tennis racket that kills mosquitoes is ubiquitous in Brazil. It's deeply deeply satisfying to use. But it does take technique.

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