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Race At NPR And The End Of 'Tell Me More'

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hundreds of listeners have written passionately to protest NPR's decision to shut down its talk show dedicated to themes of diversity, Tell Me More, come August 1.

As Andrea Zoss of Rochester, Minn, fumed:

I find it shocking that such an important platform for talking about race, ethnicity, and ...

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Stocks Drift In Holiday-Shortened Week

Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks flickered between small gains and losses on Monday as investors assessed the latest data on housing. The stock market is set to end June with its seventh straight quarterly gain.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 0.3 points, or less than 0.1 ...

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Stocks Drift In Holiday-Shortened Week

Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks flickered between small gains and losses on Monday as investors assessed the latest data on housing. The stock market is set to end June with its seventh straight quarterly gain.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 0.3 points, or less than 0.1 ...

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At A Glance: GM Ignition Switch Compensation Plan

Monday, June 30, 2014

General Motors Co. has hired Kenneth Feinberg, a top compensation expert, to pay people harmed in crashes caused by faulty ignition switches in older-model small cars. GM says it's trying to do the right thing by making the payments. The company says at least 54 crashes and 13 deaths were ...

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Judge Dismisses Zimmerman's Lawsuit Against NBC

Monday, June 30, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Monday dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman against NBC and three reporters, saying the former neighborhood watch leader failed to show the network acted with malice.

Judge Debra Nelson said the malice standard was appropriate because Zimmerman became a public ...

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Police Plan To Charge Gun Vendor Over Shooting

Monday, June 30, 2014

ORANGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police intend to charge a gun show vendor who accidentally shot a woman while demonstrating a concealed carry wallet holster.

Geoffrey Hawk, 44, of Warminster, should face a reckless endangerment charge, Bloomsburg police Officer Brad Sharrow said Monday. The Columbia County district attorney still has to ...

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Despite 52 Aces, Isner Loses To Lopez At Wimbledon

Monday, June 30, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The last American singles player at Wimbledon, ninth-seeded John Isner, lost in the third round Monday despite hitting 52 aces, beaten by 19th-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-7 (8), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3), 7-5.

Lopez earned the only service break of the match in the next-to-last game ...

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Review: Country Rapper Colt Ford Brings The Party

Monday, June 30, 2014

Colt Ford, "Thanks For Listening" (Average Joe's)

Country music's pre-eminent singer/rapper Colt Ford is out with his fifth studio album, "Thanks For Listening," a release thick with featured vocals from other artists and a keen ear toward the caricature of the country lifestyle.

This is mostly good old boy territory, ...

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Monty Python Shows Aim For Jagger-Like Energy Jolt

Monday, June 30, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The members of Monty Python are aiming to move like Jagger in their live farewell shows.

The five surviving Pythons have reunited for 10 dates at London's 15,000-seat O2 Arena starting Tuesday. It's a fast-paced comic revue that requires the septuagenarian comedians to act, sing, dance and ...

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Amanda Bynes' New York Bong-Tossing Case Dismissed

Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The bong-tossing case against Amanda Bynes was dismissed Monday after the actress complied with the judge's orders to stay out of trouble and go to counseling.

Bynes, 28, was charged last year with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession. Building managers called police because they said she ...

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McAllister Changes Course, Will Seek Re-Election

Monday, June 30, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister announced Monday that he's changed his mind and intends to run for re-election despite the scandal caused by a video showing him kissing a married female aide.

In April, the freshman congressman said he wouldn't seek another term. But two ...

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North Korea Preparing To Try 2 American Tourists

Monday, June 30, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it.

Investigations into Americans Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle concluded that suspicions about their hostile acts have been ...

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Book News: Irish Writer Dermot Healy Dies

Monday, June 30, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Irish poet and novelist Dermot Healy has died at the age of 66. Although Healy kept a low profile and was not well known outside of Ireland, he counted among his admirers Seamus Heaney and Roddy ...

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Obama Says US Supporting Chilean Solar Power Plan

Monday, June 30, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States will support the construction of a solar power plant in Chile.

Obama was meeting in the Oval Office on Monday with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. He told reporters as the meeting got under way that they will be announcing collaboration ...

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EU Slashes Mobile Data Roaming Fees By 55 Percent

Monday, June 30, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says the surcharges for surfing the Internet on mobile devices while traveling across the 28-nation bloc will be more than halved.

The European Commission says the new cap on the so-called roaming fees will be effective starting Tuesday, just in time for the summer ...

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Justices: Can't Make Employers Cover Contraception

Monday, June 30, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

The justices' 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses ...

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U.S. Advances To World Cup's 2nd Round Despite Loss

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.

Germany beat the U.S. 1-0 Thursday in soggy Recife on Thomas Mueller’s 55th-minute goal to win Group G, but the Americans held onto second place when Portugal defeated ...

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Money Men Tally Cost Of Climate Change

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience.

The report, released Tuesday, is designed to convince businesses to factor in ...

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Sales Of U.S. Existing Homes Up 4.9 Percent In May

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes in May posted the best monthly gain in nearly three years, providing hope that housing is beginning to regain momentum lost over the past year.

The National Association of Realtors says that sales of existing homes increased 4.9 percent last month to a seasonally ...

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Kerry Urges Political Reform In Iraq

Monday, June 23, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the fate of Iraq may be decided over the next week and is largely dependent on whether its leaders meet a deadline for starting to build a new government.

Kerry on Monday met with top officials from Iraq’s bitterly divided Shiite, Sunni and ...

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