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New York Bail Reform Is Part Of Trend Away Form Cash Punishment

Sat, 2015-07-11 03:40

New York City will soon offer alternatives to bail for low-level offenders. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with Karin Martin of John Jay College about how this will affect New York's prisons.

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Running Low: U.S. Grocers' Supplies Of Greek Olives And Feta

Sat, 2015-07-11 03:40

Imagine: salads without Kalamata olives and bread without Greek olive oil. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks with Costas Mastoras, owner of a Greek import store in New York, about how turmoil in Greece is affecting his business.

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Greeks And Tourists Living In Cash-Economy Limbo

Sat, 2015-07-11 03:40

As Greeks wait anxiously to hear if their government's latest plan to win a third bailout has been accepted by European lenders, they are struggling to get by with banks closed and credit cards blocked.

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In Florida, A Former Fast-Food Worker Lands In Medicaid Gap

Sat, 2015-07-11 03:40

Floridian Cynthia Louis worked at Burger King for 25 years. She left the job because she got sick and then found herself unable to afford health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

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To Resurrect A Vanishing Language, Try YouTube and Indiegogo

Sat, 2015-07-11 03:03

A community in the Amazon tries to save its disappearing language with classes for kids, a rap video, radio broadcasts and an online fundraiser.

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Pot Politics: The Marijuana Business Comes To Washington

Sat, 2015-07-11 03:03

"We're going to be making sure that [members of Congress] know their constituents care about this stuff," said one industry representative.

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Boy Band Joins The Masses To Take A Stand For Global Development

Sat, 2015-07-11 01:27

One Direction is one of many supporters of today's "global day of action," when citizens will make demands of their leaders. The goal: to send a message to the Financing for Development summit.

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At Least 1 Killed In Blast Outside Italian Consulate In Cairo

Fri, 2015-07-10 23:44

The large explosion outside the consulate injured four others and severely damaged the building. An Italian diplomat said the consulate was closed at the time and no staff members were wounded.

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Psychologists Group Apologizes For Backing Post-Sept. 11 Interrogation Tactics

Fri, 2015-07-10 15:45

NPR's Jon Hamilton, who is reporting on the story for our Newscast unit, says the apology comes in response to an independent report commissioned by the APA itself.

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Vaccine For Cholera Protects Whole Community, Even Unvaccinated

Fri, 2015-07-10 14:31

A cheap, oral vaccine — about the size of an "energy shot" — offers fresh hope for preventing cholera epidemics, like the one that has killed nearly 10,000 people in Haiti.

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California's Driest Region Finds Short-Term Drought Aid

Fri, 2015-07-10 13:59

Progress is being made toward bringing water to thousands of Central Valley residents in underserved communities, where wells have run dry. The question is how long this solution will last.

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Ellen Pao Out As Reddit CEO

Fri, 2015-07-10 13:39

Pao has been at the center of a controversy following the still-unexplained dismissal of a popular figure in the site's r/IAmA section. She is being replaced by Steve Huffman, the site's original CEO.

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Inside The World's Largest Food Company You've Probably Never Heard Of

Fri, 2015-07-10 12:15

Executives at JBS, the world's largest meat producer, know consumers want to know more about how their food is sourced. But the very nature of their business is grisly and sometimes unpalatable.

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Former Gov. McDonnell's Conviction Affirmed By Appeals Court

Fri, 2015-07-10 12:09

After the ruling, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said he never violated his oath of office; his lawyers say they'll continue to fight the conviction.

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Defense Rests In Aurora, Colo., Theater Shooting Case

Fri, 2015-07-10 11:56

Attorneys for James Holmes argue he was insane at the time of the 2012 attack that killed 12 people. Prosecutors, who are seeking the death penalty, say he knew the difference between right and wrong.

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New York Times, Ted Cruz In Row Over 'Best Selling' Book

Fri, 2015-07-10 11:38

"A Time For Truth" by the Republican Senator and presidential candidate sold enough to hit No. 2 on the newspaper's list. But the sales figures have come in for scrutiny.

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Ginsburg: Liberal Justices Make A Point To Speak With One Voice

Fri, 2015-07-10 10:40

Being in one opinion is important, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday. "If you want to make sure you're read, you do it together, and you do it short," she said.

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In Harper Lee's Return, First Chapter Swings From Homecoming To Heartbreak

Fri, 2015-07-10 10:22

The opening chapter of Go Set A Watchman, Lee's first novel in 55 years, is out. Reactions ran from joy to shock — as readers coped with a plot twist and lingering doubts on the timing of its release.

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FDA Boosts Its Heart-Attack Warning On NSAIDs, Sows Confusion

Fri, 2015-07-10 10:01

High doses of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers do increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. But good luck trying to weigh risks and benefits for yourself.

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FBI Says Background Check Error Let Charleston Shooting Suspect Buy Gun

Fri, 2015-07-10 09:35

FBI Director James Comey said a bureau employee made a mistake in reviewing Dylann Roof's application to purchase a weapon.

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