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Aetna To Buy Insurance Rival Humana For $37 Million

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

The health insurance company Aetna announced Friday it will buy rival Humana for $37 million. The merger comes as other health insurers consider consolidating to cut costs.

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Chief Bailout Negotiator: Greece Needs An 'Economically Sustainable' Deal

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Euclid Tsakalatos, Greece's deputy foreign minister and chief negotiator in the bailout talks, about Sunday's referendum and what yes and no votes would mean.

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Greek Banks Hope For Some Relief With Approval Of Referendum

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

A referendum in Greece on Sunday will determine whether the country accepts the latest bailout conditions from Europe and the International Monetary Fund. It will also go a long way toward determining whether Greece stays in the eurozone. And it could also mark the beginning of a painful process during which Greek banks are starved of the euros they need to reopen and do business.

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Kids Of Richard Dreyfuss Remember Their Dad In 'Jaws'

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

An encore of a conversation with Ben and Emily Dreyfuss, the adult children of actor Richard Dreyfuss, after they re-watched Jaws. This story originally aired on Morning Edition on July 8, 2014.

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On Its 40th Anniversary, Remembering The Terror Of 'Jaws'

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the movie, Jaws, the original summer blockbuster.

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Scrapped Declaration Of Independence Passage Denounced Slavery

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

Most everyone knows the Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. But most don't know about a very big edit before the final draft.

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What Happened To British Loyalists After The Revolutionary War?

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Maya Jasanoff, a professor of British and imperial history at Harvard University, about the loyalists and what happened when they lost.

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Week In Politics: New GOP Candidates, Donald Trump

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about this week's GOP announcements.

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Despite Offensive Comments, Donald Trump Polls Strong In New Hampshire

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is polling surprisingly well in New Hampshire. NPR unpacks Trump's appeal to the state's voters.

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On The Rebound, Panthers Prowl Expanding Swath Of Land In Florida

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

From a low of about 20, the population of Florida's state animal has grown to about 200 — enough, wildlife officials say, to warrant taking them off the endangered species list. Not everyone agrees.

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Aetna To Buy Insurance Rival Humana For $37 Billion

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

The health insurance company Aetna announced Friday it will buy rival Humana for $37 billion. The merger comes as other health insurers consider consolidating to cut costs.

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#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:20pm

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.

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Investigating The Drug Trade In 'Cartel Land'

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:17pm

A new documentary tells a riveting story of the way power and violence intersect along the Arizona border and in embattled Michoacan, Mexico.

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Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:56pm

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

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John Adams Wanted Independence Day On July 2, Not July 4

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:45pm

The Founding Father believed July 2, 1776, was the really the big day – the day the Continental Congress voted for independence.

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Pilot In Solar-Powered Plane Sets Aviation Record

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:44pm

André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.

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Conservationist Madison Stewart Stands Up For Sharks

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:40pm

Recent attacks in North Carolina have heightened the negative public perception of sharks. But for Stewart, sharks are like family.

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How China's Stock Plunge Is (And Isn't) Like The 2008 Financial Crisis

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:33pm

Some experts say it's the inevitable bursting of the Chinese economic bubble, but officials in China suspect foreign manipulation.

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A Cherished Synagogue Prepares To Close

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:25pm

After serving the Jewish community in Revere, Massachusetts, for 103 years, Congregation Tifereth Israel is closing.

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Greece Faces Pivotal Choice In Sunday Referendum

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:20pm

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is calling on voters to reject a proposed bailout when they head to the polls on Sunday.

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