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U.S. Supreme Court Places A Stay On Texas Abortion Law

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided that 10 abortion clinics in Texas may remain open. The delay gives clinics time to appeal to appeal to the nation's highest court.

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Congress Leaves On Recess Without Re-Authorizing The Export-Import Bank

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

An obscure government agency is about to shut its doors due to an ideological fight in Congress. The Export-Import Bank has helped U.S. companies sell their goods abroad for decades but will likely wind down operations after July 1st if Congress doesn't act.

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U.N. Brokers Global Effort To Rein In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

Speeches by high-level representatives were an attempt to keep momentum going as the world moves toward a key summit in Paris this year, which may produce an agreement to control greenhouse gases.

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Some Texas County Clerks Delay Licenses For Same-Sex Marriages

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

The Supreme Court ruled last week that same-sex marriage is legal. In Texas, the attorney general told public officials they don't have to issue licenses if it conflicts with their religious beliefs.

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As Budget Deadline Approaches, Illinois Faces A Government Shutdown

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

The budget expires on Tuesday and there's no sign of agreement on a new one. It's the first time in a dozen years that the solidly Democratic legislature has had to deal with a Republican governor.

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A Financial Tragedy Plays Out In Greece: No Money And Debt Is Due

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

Greece's bailout money is gone, and it will miss a payment due to the IMF. Linda Wertheimer talks to Joanna Kakissis and Peter Spiegel of The Financial Times about Greece's tenuous hold on the Euro.

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Supreme Court Reprieve Lets 10 Texas Abortion Clinics Stay Open For Now

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

Abortion providers and foes react to the Supreme Court's action that will allow 10 abortion clinics in Texas to remain open until a state law that would close them can be fully reviewed by the court.

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Congress Leaves For Recess Without Re-Authorizing Export-Import Bank

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

A government agency is about to close. The Export-Import Bank has helped U.S. companies sell goods abroad for decades, but it will likely wind down operations after July 1 if Congress doesn't act.

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Obama Expected To Release Rule Governing Overtime

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

The plan raises the cap under which most workers must get overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. It doesn't require congressional approval, but is expected to be criticized by businesses.

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Brazil Tries To Rebuild Relations With U.S. After NSA Spying Scandal

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

Two years ago, President Dilma Rousseff canceled a planned state visit after discovering the U.S. was spying on Brazil. Since that time, her popularity has nosedived, and so too has Brazil's economy.

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Facing Massive Debt, Puerto Ricans Warned Belt Tightening Will Be Needed

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

Puerto Rico's governor says the U.S. territory will be unable to pay off some of its more than $72 billion debt, and that terms will have to be renegotiated. He's also calling for big budget cuts.

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New Jersey's Chris Christie To Join GOP Presidential Field

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

Gov. Chris Christie has battled recent bad publicity and sinking poll numbers. While he's been essentially campaigning for months, Christ is expected to officially join the crowded field on Tuesday.

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Are The French Always On Vacation Or Does It Just Seem That Way?

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

Many French people now enjoy nine weeks of vacation a year. Vacation in France is seen as a human right, one expert says, but it divides the haves from the have nots.

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Supreme Court Concludes Term With Death Penalty Ruling, Looks Ahead

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:57am

The court wrapped up on Monday, supporting the use of a controversial drug in executions by lethal injection. The justices also set up cases to be heard next term on affirmative action and abortion.

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Would You Buy A Used Car From A Man Named Beer Horse?

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:56am

NPR's Frank Langfitt has been giving free taxi rides around Shanghai to learn about the lives of ordinary Chinese. He's decided to stop renting a car and buy one. That's when he met Beer Horse.

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Making The Law Respect Gender Identity After Death

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:50am

After filmmaker Christopher Lee died, his death certificate listed him as "female." His friends helped to change the way California law handles the death certificates of transgender people.

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 1:03am

Hear a summery selection of tracks that some of our favorite public-radio hosts loved this month, including music from BØRNS, Django Django and Somi.

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Supreme Court Wraps Up Big Term With Death Penalty, Redistricting And More

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:19am

The high court ended its term Monday with rulings on redistricting powers and a lethal injection drug. For details on the court's decisions this term, Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Nina Totenberg.

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Thousands Attend Funeral For Japan's Feline Stationmaster

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:25am

A decade ago, a struggling train station in Japan anointed its calico cat Tama the stationmaster. The cat attracted so many tourists that she was credited with saving the station from bankruptcy.

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German Distillery Is Unsympathetic To Greece's Debt Issue

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:19am

A Berlin distillery created a lemon-vodka drink called Grexit. That's the term for Greece's possible exit from the Eurozone, which some Germans may well toast.

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