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After Rejecting Bailout Plan, Greece's Economic Future Is 'Invisible'

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Greek voters turned down a bailout offer from European leaders on Sunday. Both before and after the votes were counted, Greeks were divided over how the outcome would affect the country's future.
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Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Ben Zimmer, language columnist at The Wall Street Journal, explains the origin of the phrase "it's all Greek to me" — and shares a few variants from other languages.
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From Early Failures To New 'Trainwreck,' Judd Apatow Gets Serious

Sunday, July 05, 2015

It's an understatement to call the man busy. With a new book out, a movie due soon and another wrapping up on set, Apatow caught a breath and reflected on stumbling blocks, Freaks and Amy Schumer.
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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

Sunday, July 05, 2015

A user revolt briefly shut down the social-site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.
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Stacy Barthe's 'BEcoming' Is A Story Of Near-Death And Rebirth

Sunday, July 05, 2015

At 25, Barthe was already writing songs for pop stars, but life outside the studio felt like a battlefield. She speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about the hard road to her full-length debut.
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From Blueprints To Betrayal: The Daring, And Downfall, Of A Cold War Spy

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Initially, the CIA was suspicious of Soviet aviation expert Adolf Tolkachev. But he earned their trust — and provided blueprints, documents and plans that were crucial to the U.S.
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Out Of Broken English, A Film Crafts A Call For Classroom Repairs

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Three high school students in Zanzibar have won a prize for a film that tackles a fierce debate: Should the teacher speak in English or the mother tongue? (This piece originally aired June 25, 2015.)
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From The Gridiron To The Galaxy At Large: An Astronaut's Unexpected Journey

Sunday, July 05, 2015

When NFL hopeful Leland Melvin suffered a hamstring injury, it opened the door to an unusual backup career: NASA astronaut. (This piece originally aired Feb. 7, 2015 on Weekend All Things Considered.)
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In Crucial Referendum, Greeks Reject Bailout Proposal

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Greeks voted Sunday in a referendum that could decide whether the country stays in the eurozone. NPR's Chris Arnold talks about the decisive vote against an austerity package from European leaders.
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For This Transgender Third-Grader, Life As A Boy Is Liberating

Sunday, July 05, 2015

For Brooklyn elementary student Q Daily, the first full school year as a "he" made all the difference.
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In A Twist, Tech Companies Are Outsourcing Computer Work To ... Humans

Saturday, July 04, 2015

A new trend is sweeping the tech world: hiring real people. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Wired reporter Julia Greenberg about why tech giants are learning to trust human instinct instead of algorithms.
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In A Time Of Grief And Recovery, A Sunday Sermon Foretold

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The Rev. John Black, of the Campbell Chapel AME Church in Bluffton, S.C., talks to NPR's Arun Rath about grief, forgiveness and rebirth — themes in the sermon he has planned for this Sunday.
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For Danny Elfman, The Strange Worlds Of Tim Burton Just Make Sense

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Tim Burton's shadowy tales have taken us from a pastel suburban paradise to the dark streets of Gotham City. But what would Burton's mysterious films be without Danny Elfman's iconic music?
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As Greece Stares Down Its Money Troubles, A Decisive Vote Looms

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Greeks vote Sunday on a referendum that will determine the future of the country's troubled economy and the question of whether Greece remains part of the eurozone.
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If Robots 'Speak,' Will We Listen? Novel Imagines A Future Changed By AI

Saturday, July 04, 2015

As artificial intelligence alters human connection, Louisa Hall's characters wrestle with whether machines can truly feel. Some "feel they have to stand up for a robot's right to exist," Hall says.
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Metamorphosis On The Pitch: Americans Make Changes To Inch Closer To World Cup

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The U.S. women's national soccer team hasn't won the World Cup since 1999, but now they've won six games back to back. New York Times reporter Jere Longman explains the ways the team has changed.
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'Firework, Not Fire Fun': The Serious Jobs Of Pyrotechnic Pros

Saturday, July 04, 2015

With some 50,000 fireworks going off in just 25 minutes, Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display in New York City is the biggest in the U.S. — but the task of putting it all together is even bigger.
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Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.
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Charleston Reporters Tell The National Story Of Local Violence

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The staff of hometown paper The Post and Courier feels the emotional toll of covering the church shootings and other traumatic events.
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Millions Of Mummified Dogs Found In Ancient Egyptian Catacombs

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Researchers have uncovered 8 million mummified animals dating back 2,500 years. Most are dogs. Archaeologist Salima Ikram says the huge number points to the likely existence of ancient puppy mills.
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