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Puerto Rico's Governor Seeks To Delay Debt Payments

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Puerto Rico's governor said Monday night that the commonwealth can't pay its bills. He also said that big changes are needed to get the economy growing, so it can pay down its debt in the future.
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Greece's Economic Crisis Presents Major Challenge To The Euro

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Kathleen R. McNamara, director of the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University about what the Greek referendum means to Greece and Europe.
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Iran Nuclear Negotiators Extend Deadline To Reach Final Agreement

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Robert Einhorn, senior fellow at Brookings Institution, and former member of President Obama's Iran negotiating team, for the latest on the Iran nuclear talks deadline.
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'Fractures' In The Supreme Court Revealed In This Year's Decisions

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NPR's Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog discuss this year's decisions at the Supreme Court.
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Does The Drip, Drip, Drip Of Clinton's Email Controversy Matter?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The State Department will release another set of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state on Tuesday. The email issue may dog the Democratic candidate for her entire campaign.
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How Default Could Push Greece Out Of The Eurozone

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

After missing a loan payment, Greece is one step closer to the possibility of quitting the euro, analysts say. And, they say, the crisis poses a danger to the eurozone itself.
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Export-Import Bank Set To Expire At Midnight After Congress Fails To Act

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The bank, which helps finance trade deals for U.S. companies, needed reapproval by June 30. Now it is living on borrowed time, after an anti-crony capitalism campaign driven by conservative groups.
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Review: 'The Muscle Shoals Recordings,' SteelDrivers

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NPR music critic Meredith Ochs reviews the new album from bluegrass band SteelDrivers titled The Muscle Shoals Recordings.
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Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Dancer At American Ballet Theatre

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Misty Copeland has been promoted to top dancer at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York. She is the first African-American female principal dancer in the company's history.
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Greek Government Offers Last-Minute Plan To Avoid Default

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On the day it is due to miss a crucial payment to the International Monetary Fund, Greece made a last minute appeal to the European Union to restart talks about how to deal with the country's debts.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Launches Presidential Campaign

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Christie announced his bid for the White House on Tuesday becoming the 14th Republican to enter the race. He hopes his brash style can help him come back in a place like New Hampshire.
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Obama Proposes Expanding Overtime Pay To Nearly 5 Million Workers

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The White House is proposing new rules that will boost the number of people eligible to receive overtime pay. The rules are facing opposition from the retail and restaurant industries.
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To Keep Up With Earth's Rotation, Clocks Will Tick An Extra Second Tonight

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

There is an extra "leap" second in Tuesday's clock. The second is designed to keep the clocks in synch with earth's rotation, but some people would like to take it away.
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Brazilian President Mends Ties With President Obama On White House Visit

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

President Obama sought to downplay any major impact the Greek debt crisis could have on the U.S. economy. He spoke at a news conference with the president of Brazil and also addressed the ongoing talks on Iran's nuclear program and his administration's recent wins on the domestic policy front.
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Flood Maps Can Get Much Sharper With A Little Supercomputing Oomph

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Entrepreneurs are turning to Oak Ridge National Lab's supercomputer to make all sorts of things, including maps that are much more accurate in predicting how a neighborhood will fare in a flood.
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Frozen In Time, Remembering The Students Who Changed A Teacher's Life

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jonathan Kozol looks back on events he wrote about 50 years ago, in Death at an Early Age, that reveal how an elementary school treated black children in 1960s Boston.
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Single Mom Leads Double Life On The Streets Of Shanghai

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt is offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities. In his latest installment, he meets a woman whose work surprises him.
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Apple Bets Big That You'll Start Paying To Stream Music

Monday, June 29, 2015

Millions listen to services like Spotify and Pandora, but relatively few of them subscribe. Why should they when there are so many free options? The new Apple Music will be free for only 3 months.
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Lethal Injection Ruling Draws Out Justices' Passionate Opinions

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Supreme Court allowed the use of a controversial drug for lethal injection. Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent called the requirement of proof of a more humane method "patently absurd."
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Greeks Brace For The Fallout As Deadline Looms

Monday, June 29, 2015

Greeks have lurched from one crisis to another in recent years and have learned to cope with uncertainty. Still, many are worried about what could happen when Greece misses a payment Tuesday.
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