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SpaceX Falcon 9 Experiences Launch Failure

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:57am

The resupply mission to the International Space Station will also involve another stab at recovering the rocket part in hopes of reusing it on later missions.

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Kuwait Says Saudi Responsible For Mosque Suicide Bombing

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:22am

Officials say the Saudi national flew into the neighboring Gulf nation hours before launching the attack that killed 27 worshipers.

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A Less-Restrained Obama Finally Says 'Bucket'

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:03am

With no elections left to run, President Obama appears to be acting on his joke from earlier this year about having a to-do list that, well, rhymes with "bucket."

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Greece Tries To Stanch Bank Run Ahead Of Looming Default

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 7:41am

The country's finance minister tells the BBC that the option for a Monday bank holiday was under discussion.

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Long Before Same-Sex Marriage, 'Adopted Son' Could Mean 'Life Partner'

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 7:31am

Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and his life partner, Walter Naegle, wanted to legally protect their relationship. But it was the early 1980s, when marriage wasn't an option — and adoption was.

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2 Brothers And A Team Of Mules Tackle The Historic Oregon Trail

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 7:17am

Journalist Rinker Buck had a crazy idea — and a brother with a knack for driving mules. His new memoir recounts what happened when the two very different men set off in a covered wagon.

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Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

Tender, smoky, fall-off-the-bone ribs can take three or four hours to make the traditional way. But Baltimore chef Shirlé Koslowski uses a pressure cooker to get all that flavor in only an hour.

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Part Of The Landscape For Decades, Pumpjacks Remain Essential In Shale Fields

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

From south Texas to North Dakota, pumpjacks are a symbol of life in American oil fields. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on April 15, 2015.

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Ukraine's Double Woes: War And Runaway Inflation

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

Beyond the battlefront in the east, the Ukrainian government is fighting a war to reform a monumentally corrupt, dysfunctional economy. For now, Ukrainians seem willing to weather 60 percent inflation.

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Homegrown Threat: FBI Tracks White Supremicists, Domestic Extremists

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

Michael German spent 16 years in the FBI, going undercover with neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups. He talks to NPR's Eric Westervelt about law enforcement's counterterrorism strategy.

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'There Are Basic Moral Rules': Young Evangelicals React To Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

Most young Americans support same-sex marriage. But young evangelicals buck that trend. Students at the evangelical Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., react to Friday's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Euphoria In The Streets: New York City's Pride Festival Celebrates Marriage Equality

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

Rain hasn't put a damper on the celebrations across the city, NPR's Alexandra Starr reports. Some two million people are expected to hit the streets for Gay Pride events days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage.

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From 'My Adidas' To FUBU, Fashion And Hip-Hop Have Always Matched Beats

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

A new documentary, Fresh Dressed, explores the relationship between the clothes and the music of hip-hop — including the rise and fall of black-owned brands and black designers.

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In Viennese Media Center, Iranian Journalists Dance Delicately Around Pitfalls

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

Western reporters are working alongside Iranian media during numerous rounds of nuclear talks — the latest of which are taking place this week. What does their work tells us about Iran's culture?

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7 Years After Kosovo's Independence, A Border Still Fraught With Tension

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

Kosovo gained independence from Serbia less than a decade ago. The two have not yet reconciled, which is apparent when crossing the border between the countries.

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Health Care Law Stands, Marriage Equality Expands: What Now For Republicans?

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

The Supreme Court's recent decisions are forcing Republicans to reconsider their strategy on these issues. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with correspondent Mara Liasson about how the party is regrouping.

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Will Greece Stay In The Eurozone? Citizens Set To Vote On Bailout Deal

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

Greeks react to their Prime Minister's announcement of a snap referendum to be held on July 5th on the bailout deal offered by European leaders.

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Where There's A Will There's A Way To Solve This Puzzle

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

For every word provided (all starting with the letter "W"), give a proverb or saying that contains that word.

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The Villalobos Brothers Match Music With Frida Kahlo

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

Asked to accompany an exhibit of Kahlo's work, the sibling band drew equally from traditional Mexican music and themes of modern struggle.

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In A Kenyan Village, A 65-Year-Old Recording Comes Home

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

The "Chemirocha" song of the Kipsigis tribe has a curious American origin — and it's quite the time capsule. A group travels to the village to find those who first sang it.

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