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20 Years Ago, Mount Zion AME Was Set On Fire. Last Night, It Burned Again

Wed, 2015-07-01 10:39

In 1996, Bill Clinton spoke at the reopening ceremony of this historically black church. On Tuesday, Mount Zion became the latest in a wave of fires at black churches since the Charleston shooting.

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Somebody Is Cutting Internet Cables In California

Wed, 2015-07-01 09:49

There have been at least 11 attacks in the San Francisco Bay Area since a year ago, according to the FBI. The most recent occurred Tuesday and disrupted service as far north as Seattle.

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13 Emails That Stood Out From The Latest Clinton Document Dump

Wed, 2015-07-01 09:46

The thousands of new emails don't reveal a "smoking gun" from the Democratic presidential candidate's time at State, but do give more insight into her daily activities--and some funny daily struggles.

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Survey Forecasts A Banner Year For Atlantic Sea Scallops

Wed, 2015-07-01 09:44

Federal fisheries researchers says their survey found about 10 billion scallops in waters off Delaware and southern New Jersey. They're predicting a boom for the nation's most valuable fishery.

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Antipsychotics Too Often Prescribed For Aggression in Children

Wed, 2015-07-01 09:38

Drugs intended to treat psychosis are also used to treat behavioral problems in children with ADHD. Less risky behavioral treatments and medications should be the first choice, researchers say.

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Clinton Announces $45 Million Fundraising Haul

Wed, 2015-07-01 08:27

Hillary Clinton's campaign says it raised more than $45 million in its opening quarter. She's the first major candidate to announce fundraising numbers.

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Can The Candidate Move Beyond 'The Christie Show'?

Wed, 2015-07-01 08:13

This week the Christie Tracker podcast headed to Livingston High School for analysis on Gov. Chris Christie's announcement.

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U.S., Cuba Formally Resume Diplomatic Relations

Wed, 2015-07-01 07:56

The two countries have agreed to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana. President Obama calls it a historic step forward after 50 years of hostilities.

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WATCH: The 2 Goals That Gave The U.S. The Win Over Germany

Wed, 2015-07-01 07:40

There were a number of hero narratives around Tuesday night's takedown, which gives the U.S. a place in the Women's World Cup final in Vancouver on Sunday.

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She Wants To Stop Fathers From Giving Up Their Daughters

Wed, 2015-07-01 04:47

Samar Minallah Khan makes documentaries about the Pakistani custom of handing over a daughter to settle a score. Her films have convinced the government to ban the practice.

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White House Lifts Decades-Old Photo Ban On Public Tours

Wed, 2015-07-01 04:35

The change in policy was announced on Instagram by first lady Michelle Obama. The White House urged visitors to share their experience using the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour. Selfie sticks aren't allowed.

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Toyota's Top Female Executive Resigns After Arrest

Wed, 2015-07-01 03:17

Julie Hamp was arrested June 18 for allegedly importing the prescription painkiller oxycodone in violation of the country's narcotics laws. She has not been charged.

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Greece Signals It May Accept Terms Of Bailout – With Some Conditions

Wed, 2015-07-01 02:41

In a letter to creditors, the prime minister said Greece will accept most terms proposed June 28. It's unclear if the letter will have any impact. Greece has defaulted on a loan payment to the IMF.

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After Supreme Court Decision, What's Next For Gay Rights Groups?

Wed, 2015-07-01 02:07

Thousands of volunteers were behind the movement to change the country's laws on gay marriage. Now what do the major gay rights groups do next?

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USA's 'Mr. Robot' HBO's 'Ballers' Among Picks For Best Summer TV Series

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:45

As a flood of at least 120 new and returning series come to TV this summer, NPR's TV Critic picks four shows most worth binge watching by the pool.

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As Panama's Economy Booms, So Do Concerns Over Debt And The Environment

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:18

Panama's economy, while cooling in recent years, is still growing at astonishing rates compared to its neighbors. But environmental damage and huge government debt are part of the package.

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As Panama's Economy Booms So Do Concerns Over Debt And The Environment

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:18

Panama's economy, while cooling in recent years, is still growing at astonishing rates compared to its neighbors. But environmental damage and huge government debt are part of the package.

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A Father In California, Kids In El Salvador, And New Hope To Reunite

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:07

Unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S. southern border last year, fleeing violence in Central America. This year the Obama administration hopes to forestall a new wave with a quiet new program.

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Historic Vote May Determine Whether Greece Remains In The Eurozone

Wed, 2015-07-01 01:02

Greek voters on Sunday face a referendum on further austerity measures in exchange for bailouts. But the unstated question is whether Greece should give up the euro — the European currency.

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Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences

Wed, 2015-07-01 00:42

The residue from meth labs can cause health problems, but people aren't always told that the house they're buying is contaminated. An Indiana law requires disclosure but not mandatory testing.

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