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Economic Crisis Looms For Puerto Rico, Report Says

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:18

A report obtained by NPR paints a bleak portrait of Puerto Rico's economic future, saying its deficit is much larger than previously thought.

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Bassist Chris Squires, Who Co-Founded Yes, Dies At 67

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:06

Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to a statement from his band members on Sunday. He was 67.

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Funerals And The Future Of The Confederate Flag

Sun, 2015-06-28 13:49

There were moments of wrenching sadness during this weekend's funerals for three members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. But there was also a sense of determination to move forward. Meanwhile, the South Carolina state legislature will meet next month to debate the future of the Confederate flag.

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Prison Escapee David Sweat Captured, Ending Weeks-Long Manhunt

Sun, 2015-06-28 12:19

Police say the convicted murderer who escaped from a prison in New York earlier this month, has been shot but captured alive. Just days ago, his accomplice, Richard Matt, was fatally shot by police.

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Multiple Shark Attacks On Carolina Beaches

Sun, 2015-06-28 11:17

North Carolina has seen two attacks in as many days on the barrier islands. In separate incidents last week, two people were attacked in South Carolina.

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Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

Sun, 2015-06-28 10:25

Texas now explicitly allows the placenta to be taken home after giving birth in a hospital. It came about at the urging of people who feel consuming dried and encapsulated placenta helps new mothers.

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

Sun, 2015-06-28 06:55

More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Experiences Launch Failure

Sun, 2015-06-28 05:57

The resupply mission to the International Space Station will also involve another stab at recovering the rocket part in hopes of reusing it on later missions.

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Kuwait Fingers Saudi In Mosque Suicide Bombing

Sun, 2015-06-28 05:22

Officials say the Saudi national flew into the neighboring Gulf nation hours before launching the attack that killed 27 worshipers.

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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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