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Bubble Wrap Fans Were Outraged; Then Calmed Down

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 6:29am

The Internet flipped out when Sealed Air announced a new type of bubble wrap. It'll be cheaper to store and ship — but less satisfying to pop. The company adds it will keep selling the old stuff.

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Parrot On A Winning Streak Picks Japan To Win Women's World Cup

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 6:23am

Olivia, a gray parrot at a Japanese zoo, has correctly predicted the past six games for Japan. And today she picked Japan to win on Sunday.

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Why It's An Uphill Battle To Make Indianapolis A More Pedestrian Friendly City

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

Indianapolis has a health problem, and it's worse than other large and mid-size American cities. When it comes to fitness, the American Fitness Index ranked it last out of the 50 largest cities. Indianapolis has limited resources to make changes, but grassroots efforts are working to create walkable communities.

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Implementation Of Obamacare Remains A Work In Progress

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

With last week's Supreme Court decision, it appears the Affordable Care Act will stand, but that doesn't mean troubles are over for the law. Renee Montagne talks to Julie Rovner of the Kaiser Family Foundation about other issues with Obamacare.

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The Legal Business Of Marijuana Is Growing But The Industry Lacks Diversity

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

The business of selling marijuana legally — for medical and recreational purposes — is growing. But so are concerns that African-Americans are being shut out of this new industry.

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The Annual Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

Morning Edition celebrates July 4th with the reading of the Declaration of Independence.

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July 2, 1776: A Look Back At The Lee Resolution

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

Founding father John Adams wrote, "The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. We explain why he was off by a couple of days.

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Divided Greek Voters To Decide Country's Fate Within The Eurozone

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

Sunday's referendum exposes a deep divide: Those who feel Greece is the victim of a conspiracy by global capitalism, and those who want it to act in harmony with the practices of the European Union.

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Greece's Bailout Referendum Boils Down To: Yes Or No

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

On Sunday, the people of Greece will vote on their country's future. What happens when voters are asked to choose between two options that could send their country down two very different paths?

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When Greeks Vote Sunday, It's Not Just About A Debt Deal

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

The referendum exposes a deep divide: those who feel Greece is the victim of a European conspiracy, and those who want to keep close ties with the rest of the continent.

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Home Elevation Program Meant To Lessen Flood Damage

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged a swath of Louisiana's shoreline. Since then, residents determined to rebuild near the coast have a new mantra: high and dry.

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As Much As The GOP Wants Change, Republicans Drag Their Feet

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

Republicans have talked about overhauling the party since President Obama's reelection. But is the GOP ready to move on and change?

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Advocates Call On Washington To Fix The Criminal Justice System Already

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

President Obama would like to see bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the criminal justice system. The idea has brought together an unusual coalition that includes the ACLU and Koch Industries.

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Holy Moly! The World Is Strange And Incredible, Travel Website CEO Says

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

Until the end of summer, Morning Edition will be airing stories about places to visit. David Plotz, CEO of Atlas Obscura, talks about his collaborative website for people seeking hidden places.

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For A Medal Of Honor Recipient, Wounds Of War Lingered Into Fatherhood

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:04am

Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez led a mission to save eight soldiers in Vietnam — and nearly died in the process. Decades later, his daughter recalls a father who believed honor wasn't won, but earned.

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How Personal Should A Personal Assistant Get? Google And Apple Disagree

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:03am

When you're buying a smartphone, chances are you don't dig too deeply into the personal assistant. Google aims to change that — and in the process, it's testing our appetite for privacy in a big way.

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Simone Dinnerstein On A Trip To Cuba And Making Music Out Of Difficulty

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to the pianist about her recent performance at a piano festival in Cuba — and a particularly stressful time in her life.

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Ever Dream You Could Fly? 'Jetman' Has. Let Him Tell You About It.

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:02am

Yves Rossy flies like Superman. But instead of a cape, he uses 7-foot-long wings and four engines. "You are like in a parallel world that normally doesn't exist. It's beautiful," he says.

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In June Jobs Report, Positive Numbers Belie Frustrations Beneath Surface

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:17am

Employers added 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. But wage growth was flat, and the drop in the unemployment rate had a lot to do with people leaving the workforce.

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BP Agrees To Fork Over Nearly $19B For Role In Gulf Oil Spill

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:22am

The oil giant BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with Gulf states and the federal government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — the worst in U.S. history.

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