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Some Find It Difficult To Heed Calls For Racial Healing After Charleston, S.C.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

At a prayer vigil for victims in the recent South Carolina church shooting, professor Chenjerai Kumanyika found himself unable to join hands with a white woman — and he wondered why.
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For Poland's Gay Community, A Shift In Public Attitudes, If Not Laws

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Poland does not allow gay marriage or same-sex unions, and is unlikely to amend these laws anytime soon. But the city of Gdansk elected an openly gay mayor and has hosted its first gay pride march.
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The Cycling World May Soon Bow Down Before Nairo Quintana

Thursday, June 25, 2015

In 2013, a newcomer from Colombia passed almost everyone else and came in second in the Tour de France. This year, many think he'll take home the winning yellow jersey.
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Veterans Affairs Urges Congress For Help In Closing Budget Gap

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The VA has seen an increase in demand for health care services all while facing a $2.6 billion budget shortfall. Officials told members of Congress Thursday it needs help in closing the budget gap.
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Letters: Confederate Flag Debate

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish and Rachel Martin respond to listener letters about the Confederate flag.
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Univision Cancels Miss USA Over Donald Trump's Mexico Comments

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Spanish-language television network Univision has cancelled its plans to broadcast Miss USA and Miss Universe after Trump — who owns the pageants — made harsh comments about Mexican immigrants.
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Supreme Court Sides With Civil Rights Advocates In Fair Housing Case

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A divided Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 Thursday to uphold a key tool of civil rights law — the ability of plaintiffs to sue in housing bias cases using evidence of disparate impact.
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Philadelphia Faces Challenges Ahead Of Pope Francis' Visit

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Philadelphia's archbishop is preparing for Pope Francis' visit in September. The challenges, he says, include raising the $45 million needed to stage the event.
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Take A Walk With Judy Blume Through Her Old Miami Beach Neighborhood

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Blume says her time in Miami Beach in the late '40s was the most important time in her childhood. Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself is a slightly fictionalized autobiography of Blume's life there.
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Conservative Kansas Legislature Turns Heads With Huge Tax Hike

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kansas voters who put conservatives in charge are shaking their heads in disbelief. Lawmakers recently passed one of the largest tax hikes in state history rather than cutting spending.
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In Charleston, S.C., Racial Lines Redraw A Neighborhood

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Charleston has seen dramatic shifts in its population over the past few decades. Since 1990, the black population has dropped from 42 percent to 23 percent.
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French Taxi Drivers Launch Nationwide Uber Protest

Thursday, June 25, 2015

French taxi drivers stage a nationwide strike to protest UberPop's encroachment on their market. It turned nasty after an Uber driver and passenger were beaten up.
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Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies In Affordable Care Act

Thursday, June 25, 2015

President Obama's signature health care law survived another challenge in the Supreme Court Thursday. NPR reports on the practical and political consequences, as Obama's agenda twists its way forward.
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Drop In Oil Prices Threatens Economy Of Tiny Texas Town

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The tiny, South Texas town of Cotulla has experienced a hotel boom in the past five years, and all that business came from the surge in oil drilling. But the recent drop in oil prices is threatening to undermine the town's future.
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After Sandusky, A Debate Over Whether Sex-Abuse Law Goes Too Far

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Professors in Pennsylvania are upset over a new law that requires them to be fingerprinted and undergo thorough background checks. The law came in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.
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Henry Louis Gates Apologizes Over Ben Affleck 'Find Your Roots' Episode

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Gates has apologized for not being more transparent in handling a controversial episode of the series he hosts on PBS, Finding Your Roots. PBS has delayed scheduling the show's third season.
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First Funerals Held For Charleston, S.C., Church Shooting Victims

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Funerals are being held in North Charleston, S.C, Thursday for two of the nine victims slain in last week's massacre at a historic black church, allegedly by an avowed white supremacist.
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Texas Abortion Curbs Go Into Effect Soon, Unless Supreme Court Acts

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A controversial 2013 law, which will likely leave just nine clinics open in the state, is set to go into effect July 1. Abortion-rights supporters have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.
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Strength Of Governors In Presidential Races Takes A Dip In 2016

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Being a governor can be a very good thing if you're running for president. NPR explores the role of governors in presidential races and how they might affect 2016.
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Changing Demographics Influenced Shift In Southern Political Landscape

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Bruce Oppenheimer, a professor at Vanderbilt University, about the changing demographics and politics of the South after the Charleston, S.C., shooting.
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