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

NPR News - 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

NPR News - 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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Ex-footballer killed in Tunisia

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:16
A former Birmingham City footballer and his wife are among those killed in the Tunisian beach attack, the BBC understands.

Europeans take refuge in gold

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:00

Let's circle back to the lack of mobility Greeks and their money are dealing with right now.

Bloomberg News is reporting that Europeans have been buying gold — traditionally the safest of safe havens — at quite a clip this month.

The U.K. Royal Mint says sales of gold coins to Greeks was "double the five-month average in June." 

Private coin retailer CoinInvest.com says it's sold out, and that it's the French, Germans and Greeks who are buying.

The rest of the world ... meh.

Gold closed up about 0.5 percent today in New York.

Hatfield Colliery closure announced

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 12:53
One of the last three remaining deep coal mines in the UK is to be closed by the end of the week, with the loss of 430 jobs

Murray to start Wimbledon campaign

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 12:25
Andy Murray begins his bid to reclaim the Wimbledon title he won in 2013 against Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday.

Supreme Court Places A Stay On Abortion Law In Texas

NPR News - 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

NPR News - 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

NPR News - 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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VIDEO: Rarely seen Hepburn photos on show

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 11:47
A new Audrey Hepburn exhibition in London contains photos from the personal collection of her two sons.

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

NPR News - 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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Facebook opens first Africa HQ

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 11:30
Facebook opens its first headquarters in Africa as it looks to add to its existing 120 million users on the continent.

Puerto Rico 'can't pay $72bn debt'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 11:28
Puerto Rico's governor says the US territory cannot pay its $72bn (£45bn) debt and is close to defaulting ahead of emergency talks with legislators.

NBC fires Trump over Mexico comments

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 11:26
US TV network NBC cuts ties with Donald Trump over "recent derogatory statements" made by the veteran businessman about Mexican immigrants.

The U.S. Now Has A 'Girls Count' Law. But Don't Boys Count, Too?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 11:26

Some 220 million children under age five do not have a birth certificate. A new U.S. law pledges to support efforts to register girls around the world. Should the law mention boys as well?

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NBCUniversal Is Cutting Ties With Donald Trump

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 11:25

The media company is ending its relationship with the presidential hopeful after comments he made about Mexican immigrants.

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Australia & NZ agree day-night Test

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 11:19
Australia and New Zealand will make history by playing cricket's first day-night Test in Adelaide, starting on 27 November.

Miles Jupp to host The News Quiz

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 11:17
Miles Jupp is to take over from Sandi Toksvig as the new host of BBC Radio 4's comedy show The News Quiz.

Hawking to lecture on black holes

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 11:17
Prof Stephen Hawking is to present this year's BBC Reith Lecture, with a talk on black holes.

Curb Your Appetite: Save Bread For The End Of The Meal

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 11:02

A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.

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