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To Be Young And Greek In A Time Of Crisis

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:06am

Greece is closer than ever to default and an exit from the eurozone. A Greek college student discusses the crisis.

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Metropolis: 6/27/15

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:46am

This week's two-hour EDM mix, compiled by KCRW's Jason Bentley, includes tracks from Basement Jaxx, The Orb, and Jean Michel Jarre with M83.

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Supreme Court Blocks Obama Administration Plan On Power Plant Emissions

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:24am

In a 5-4 ruling, the court says the Environmental Protection Agency should have taken into account the costs of complying with regulation.

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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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Supreme Court's Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:16am

Many companies are expected to expand coverage to same-sex spouses if they already offer benefits to opposite-sex spouses. But the recent Supreme Court decision doesn't require them to do so.

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Supreme Court Backs Arizona's Redistricting Commission Targeting Gridlock

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:47am

Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission was formed 15 years ago, after voters took the power to redraw districts away from the state's Legislature.

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MAP: Lethal Injection By Far The Most Popular Execution Method In U.S.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:45am

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 against death row inmates, saying states may continue using midazolam to execute prisoners.

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Melissa Block Takes On Expanded Role At NPR News

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:34am

After more than 12 years anchoring All Things Considered, senior host Melissa Block is moving into an expanded role as special correspondent with NPR News.

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Supreme Court Says Use Of Lethal Injection Drug Is Legal

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:09am

Lawyers for Oklahoma death row inmates argued midazolam does not reliably induce a coma-like sleep, violating the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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Taiwan Water Park Fire Claims First Victim

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 8:10am

A woman who suffered burns to 90 percent of her body was taken off the ventilator. Investigators are looking into what caused the powder sprayed from the stage during a performance to catch fire.

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Captured Convict David Sweat In Critical Condition

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:40am

Sweat and his accomplice, Richard Matt, both convicted murderers, escaped June 6 from a prison in New York. Matt was shot and killed Friday. Sweat was captured Sunday.

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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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Global Markets Dive As Greek Exit From Eurozone Looms

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:05am

There are fears a Greek exit from the bloc that uses the euro could have a broad impact on the world's financial system. Greek banks are closed today after the government imposed capital controls.

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Seven Solutions That Would Improve Graduation Rates

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 5:28am

We got lots of feedback on our grad rates project. Here are some of the top suggestions.

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NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2015 (So Far)

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 5:03am

We'll call it in the air: 2015 is going to end up being a great year for music. Here are 25 albums we fell in love with over the year's first six months.

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NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2015 (So Far)

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 5:00am

We'll call it in the air: 2015 is going to end up being a great year for music. Here are 25 albums we fell in love with over the year's first six months.

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Manhunt Over: N.Y. Authorities Capture Remaining Inmate

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:05am

David Sweat, one of two inmates who escaped from a prison in upstate New York earlier this month, has been shot but taken alive just days after his accomplice, Richard Matt, was killed by police.

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Arsonists Hit 6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:05am

Investigators are probing fires that have damaged or destroyed predominately black churches in South Carolina and nearby states following the murder of 9 people at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church.

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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Doesn't Make It Biblically Correct, Pastor Says

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:05am

Conservative churches and their congregants voiced the strongest opposition to same-sex marriages. Despite the high court's decision, some churches say they'll continue to obey a higher authority.

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