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'Jiggery-Pokery': The Justices Have A Punny Way With Words

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:54am

This term it was "ask the nearest hippie" and "what chumps!" Here are some other times phrases like that have added color to Supreme Court opinions.

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A Lyrical Coming Of Age Tale In 'Bird Hill'

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:03am

Naomi Jackson's first novel follows a pair of Brooklyn sisters sent to live in their mother's small Barbados hometown. Critic Michael Schaub says "it's not a perfect book, but it's a lovely one."

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How 4 Gay Black Women Fought Back Against A Sexual Harasser — And Landed In Jail

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:58am

They're called the New Jersey 4, a group of young women who were catcalled and allegedly attacked in New York. Why did they — and not their harasser — end up in jail? A new documentary digs in.

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Jeb Bush To Release 33 Years Of Tax Returns

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:50am

Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., will release decades of tax returns Tuesday on the same day Hillary Clinton emails are set to be released and when Chris Christie announces his bid for president.

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Wisdom Of The Crowds? Online Effort Seeks To Raise Funds For Greece

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:49am

A crowd-funding effort to get the $1.8 billion Greece needs to make a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund has so far raised $124,569. Donors get gifts ranging from salads to gift baskets.

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Meet Your New Neighbors, The American Filmmakers

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:07am

They're two guys in their 20s. And they live with the people they're covering. You can judge the results in their latest documentary, set in a Syrian refugee camp.

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First Watch: Glen Hansard, 'Winning Streak'

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:03am

Hear the first song (and watch a video) from the Frames and Swell Season veteran's new album, Didn't He Ramble, out Sept. 18.

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Women's Soccer Game Tonight Features The World's Top 2 Teams

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:03am

The second-ranked U.S. plays No. 1 Germany in a semifinal. They're battling for a spot in Sunday's final.

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WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Cold Beat

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:03am

Grass Widow's bassist has a new indie-pop band, which mixes rich harmonies with dark subject matter.

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Wal-Mart Refuses Confederate Flag Cake Order; Accepts ISIS Flag

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:03am

After Chuck Netzhammer displayed his ISIS flag cake on Youtube, Wal-Mart apologized. The company told ABC that the local staff didn't recognize the self-proclaimed Islamic State design.

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Police In Texas Needed Help To Get Robot Working

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:52am

Need help with a technical problem — call a kid. It's what police in Duncanville did when their robot stopped working. The Dallas Morning News says a youngster named Mayberry fixed the problem.

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Dozens Dead In Indonesia Air Force Plane Crash

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:34am

The C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff today into a residential area in Medan, the country's third-largest city.

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5 Things You Should Know About Chris Christie

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:06am

The New Jersey governor has seen his political stock fall, but he'll try to begin anew with his official presidential announcement on Tuesday at his high school alma mater.

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'Philosopher Kings' Leaves Plato's Republic Far Behind

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:03am

The second volume of Jo Walton's trilogy about the creation of a real-world Republic picks up 30 years after events of the first book. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar says it's an expectation-shattering read.

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Greece Hours Away From Defaulting On IMF Loan

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:03am

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging Greeks to vote "no" in Sunday's referendum on proposals from the country's creditors. He says European leaders won't let Greece exit the eurozone.

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Songs We Love 2015, So Far

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:33am

Listen to all of our favorite songs (so far) this year, by either shuffling the entire list or picking a single genre or one of the mixtapes created by NPR Music staff and member station hosts.

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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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