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As California Drought Wears On, LA Starts To Lose Its Trees

Sun, 2015-07-19 03:43

California's drought and mandatory conservation measures are taking a toll on Los Angeles' green spaces. First to go were lawns, and now people are not watering their trees.

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More Than A Quarter-Million Ask Google To Be Forgotten

Sun, 2015-07-19 03:43

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com about the "right to be forgotten" — requests to Google to remove evidence of one's digital footprint from the search engine.

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KKK, Black Panthers Clash At South Carolina Statehouse Rallies

Sun, 2015-07-19 03:43

he groups held dueling rallies in Columbia on Saturday a week after the furling of the Confederate battle flag. One side says white culture is under attack; the other says it's promoting black unity.

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What Trump's Candidacy Means For The GOP

Sun, 2015-07-19 03:43

The Huffington Post announced it won't cover Donald Trump as a political story, despite his surge in the polls. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with New York Times' Jeremy Peters about Trump's popularity.

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Why My Mom Didn't Say 'I Love You' For 11 Years

Sun, 2015-07-19 03:03

When the author came out on Nigerian television, his parents were silent. But now he sees changes in their attitude — and in the anti-LGBT attitudes in his homeland as well.

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Big News: Tiny Parks Coming Soon To A Parking Spot Near You

Sun, 2015-07-19 01:15

The District of Columbia opened its first semipermanent tiny park. The parklet's creators hope the new space will encourage pedestrians to hang out, while others worry about losing parking spaces.

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Families Of Chattanooga Shooting Suspect Release Statement

Sat, 2015-07-18 22:14

"There are no words to describe our shock, horror, and grief," said the family of the man authorities say pulled the trigger that killed four Marines and one sailor.

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When Losing Memory Means Losing Home

Sat, 2015-07-18 13:08

As his Alzheimer's progresses, journalist Greg O'Brien and his wife have decided it's time to leave the home where they raised their three kids. The move is turning up some sweet discoveries.

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They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

Sat, 2015-07-18 13:08

America's top math students went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries — and they won. "If you can even solve one question," their head coach says, "you're a bit of a genius."

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Trump Lashes Out At McCain: 'I Like People Who Weren't Captured'

Sat, 2015-07-18 11:37

The real-estate tycoon said the Arizona senator was only a war hero because he had been a POW. He also called McCain a "loser" for failing to win the White House in the 2008 election.

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Iran's Khamenei Signals Approval Of Nuclear Deal With 'Arrogant' U.S.

Sat, 2015-07-18 07:57

The country's supreme religious leader says the deal won't change his country's support for the governments of Syria or Iraq, nor for the "oppressed" Palestinians.

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Greece's Ex-Finance Minister: Bailout Reforms Will 'Fail'

Sat, 2015-07-18 06:20

Yanis Varoufakis, who was forced to resign as a condition for concluding a financial rescue deal, says the latest austerity program will "go down in history" as a disaster.

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From Highways To Trade Deal, What Big Business Wants By Christmas

Sat, 2015-07-18 06:13

Business lobbyists say Congress has enough time left this year to pass significant legislation. But those plans could get tripped up by debate over Iran and over the budget.

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Sailor Wounded In Chattanooga Attack Dies From Injuries

Sat, 2015-07-18 05:11

The Navy says that a petty officer shot in Thursday's attack has died. Officials haven't formally identified him, but Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith was the only sailor among the wounded.

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Former Hostage: Under Deal, Iran Has Less Incentive To Hold Americans

Sat, 2015-07-18 04:43

Sarah Shourd, who was imprisoned by Iran in 2009, calls the nuclear deal a "win-win." It doesn't demand Americans' release, but she says it makes it less useful for Iran to keep hostages for leverage.

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Scores Killed In Marketplace Bombing In Eastern Iraq

Sat, 2015-07-18 04:02

At least 115 people, mostly Shiites, are dead in the truck bomb attack — the worst in a decade. The self-declared Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility.

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Nuke Inspectors Gear Up For Iran, But Americans Unlikely To Be Included

Sat, 2015-07-18 03:43

The International Atomic Energy Agency can have 130 to 150 inspectors to keep tabs on Iran's nuclear program. The U.S. is paying the largest share, but probably won't have inspectors inside Iran.

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Clinton Shares The Stage At Democratic Cattle Call

Sat, 2015-07-18 03:43

Frontrunner Hillary Clinton joined the four candidates challenging her for the nomination in Iowa on Friday. Each was given 15 minutes to make a pitch.

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Professor: Iran Deal Is A Lot Like A Rube Goldberg Machine

Sat, 2015-07-18 03:43

Yale professor and author Stephen Carter says the agreement is so complex, something is bound to go wrong — but that doesn't make it a bad deal. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Alaska Wildfires Could Smolder On For Months

Sat, 2015-07-18 03:43

Alaska's fire season is off to an unprecedented start. Millions of acres are burning across hundreds of miles of rugged terrain, making the challenging task of fighting fire in Alaska even harder.

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