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Clarification On Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:07am

The Supreme Court ruled last week that same-sex marriages are legal. The court's decision applies only to how the government acts. The court said ministers cannot be forced to perform them.

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N.C. Law Strikes A Balance Between Same-Sex Marriages And Religious Freedom

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:07am

As supporters of marriage equality celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling, opponents of same-sex unions are considering how to proceed. Some conservatives say legislation is one way to balance religious liberties with equal protections. And a new law in North Carolina could serve as a model moving forward.

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U.S. And Cuba To Formally Re-Establish Diplomatic Ties

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:07am

For the first time since Dwight Eisenhower was president, the United States will have an embassy in Cuba. The two countries are expected to announce on Wednesday that they'll open embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C.

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All-Star Games Are Worthless If The Players Are Not All-Stars

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:07am

Major League Baseball's All-Star Game may be less starry than usual this year because of Kansas City fans' campaign to get as many Royals players as possible into the game.

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Misty Copeland Seeks To Enspire Other African-American Dancers

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:07am

Misty Copeland made history on Tuesday, becoming the American Ballet Theater's first female African-American principal dancer. In an encore presentation: Steve Inskeep talks to Copeland about her first children's book, "Firebird." It's the story of a young African-American dancer who doesn't think she'll ever be as good as Copeland, who in turn, offers the young dancer much-needed words of inspiration and encouragement.

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U.S. Program Aims To Help Legal Immigrants Reunite With Their Children

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:07am

The plan allows children of immigrants living legally in the U.S. to join their parent and apply for refugee status. One father hopes to reunite with his son and daughter after 16 years apart.

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GOP Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush Releases Tax Returns

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:07am

Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns, the most ever by a presidential candidate. Releasing returns is a way to show he has nothing to hide. It also pressures other to be as transparent.

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Online Fund Started To Raise Money For Greece's Debt

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:07am

Thom Feeney of London says he was fed up with the showdowns between Greece and its creditors. He started a campaign called Greek Bailout Fund to raise 1.6 billion euros to help pay Greece's debt.

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Historic Vote May Determine Whether Greece Remains In The Eurozone

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:02am

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, 07/01/2015 - 3:42am

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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Benefits Of Sports To A Child's Mind And Heart All Part Of The Game

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:40am

In NPR's most recent poll a majority of American adults say they played sports in their youth. Many say they encourage their kids to play, too, and see health benefits as well as life-long lessons.

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A Phys Ed Teacher Battles Tight Budgets And Childhood Obesity

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:39am

Mindy Przeor founded an after-school program in Mesa, Ariz. to get elementary school kids up and running.

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Transgender Swimmer Given Choice Of Harvard's Men's, Women's Teams

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:30pm

First accepted by the women's swim team, Schuyler Bailar decided to join the men's team this coming fall. He is believed to be the first openly transgender NCAA swimmer.

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Donald Trump Sues Univision For $500 Million

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:36pm

In the suit, Trump claims Univision is attempting to suppress his freedom of speech by dropping coverage of the Miss Universe Pageant, which Trump co-owns.

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Border Patrol Urged To Crack Down On Corruption In Its Own Ranks

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:49pm

The draft report by outside law enforcement experts says the agency needs more internal affairs investigators. It also calls for more transparency in investigations, especially shootings by agents.

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Jeb Bush's Wealth Skyrocketed After Leaving Governor's Office

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:53pm

Thirty-three years of tax returns — the most ever for a presidential candidate — show Bush earned $29 million since leaving office. He also paid an average tax rate of 36 percent over three decades.

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Peru's Pitmasters Bury Their Meat In The Earth, Inca-Style

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:39pm

Step up your summer grilling game by re-creating the ancient Peruvian way of cooking meat underground in your own backyard. It's called pachamanca, and it yields incredibly moist and smoky morsels.

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U.S. And Cuba Will Formally Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:29pm

The Obama administration will announce on Wednesday when they will open embassies.

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Communities Get A Lift As Local Food Sales Surge To $11 Billion A Year

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:42pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says local food is growing quickly from a niche market into something that's generating significant income for communities across the country.

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Chris Christie Becomes 14th Republican Presidential Candidate

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:29pm

With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the race, there are now 14 Republican candidates for president. Two more are expected to join by the end of July.

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