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How To Eliminate Extreme Poverty In 169 Not-So-Easy Steps

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The Millennium Development Goals, set in 2000, revolutionized the fight against poverty. Now the world is setting Sustainable Development Goals. But critics say there may be too many priorities.

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Despite Large Cuts To Greece's Pension System, Creditors Want More

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Matthew Dalton, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about how the Greek pension system has been as generous as reported.

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Kicks Off Victory Tour In L.A.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Fans gathered in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday to cheer the U.S. women's national soccer team. They've returned home after defeating Japan on Sunday to win the World Cup.

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Greek Reform Minister: 'We Want To Keep Greece Within Eurozone'

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Greek Minister of Administrative Reform George Katrougalos about the Greek debt crisis. He says he's hopeful a compromise can be reached between Greece and Europe.

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S.C. Residents Celebrate Senate Decision On Confederate Flag

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A bill to lower the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House passed the state's Senate on Tuesday. Outside unexpected celebrations took place in the form of a line dancing class.

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San Francisco's Position On Immigration Law Questioned After Fatal Shooting

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Los Angeles Times reporter Lee Romney about the fatal shooting of a San Francisco woman by an undocumented immigrant.

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Texas Bikers Arrested After Waco Shootout Say They Are Innocent

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Ester and Walt Weaver are among the 177 people jailed after a fight between rival motorcycle clubs in May. They say the guns they carried are legal and they weren't part of the clubs or the violence.

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Bostonians Bet On When 12-Foot Ice Mound Will Finally Melt

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The record amount of snow that fell in Boston this winter is still hanging around. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Michael Dennehy, the city's commissioner of public works, about the pile of ice.

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No One Can Drive New Jerseyans Away From Full-Service Gas

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

With Oregon moving toward allowing self-service, New Jersey will soon be the last state where you cannot legally pump your own gas. But most Garden State drivers seem to like it that way.

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Carnival Receives U.S. Permission To Operate Cruises To Cuba

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Carnival has received U.S. permission to begin operating cruises to Cuba. The cruises will be offered through the company's new fathom brand, a cruise line that specializes in what the company calls "social impact travel." Passengers will travel under the categories approved by the Treasury Department, allowing people to visit only if they engage in activities that support the Cuban people.

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Mexicans Fight Back Against Donald Trump's Comments In Song

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has been making controversial statements regarding Mexican immigrants. The government there is refusing to comment on his latest, released on Monday.

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Negotiators Continue Talks On Iran's Nuclear Program Past Deadline

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Arms sales to Iran and inspections of military sites were two of the sticking points that pushed negotiators past their deadline in Iran nuclear talks on Tuesday.

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Top Pentagon Officials Defend Islamic State Strategy Before Lawmakers

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, defending the Obama administration's strategy on the self-declared Islamic State.

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London Residents Remember Subway Bombing 10 Years Ago

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

On the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on British soil, NPR hears the voices of first responders, survivors and others who lived through the London subway and bus bombing.

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Budget Cuts Force Colorado National Forest To Rely On Volunteer Labor

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Uniformed volunteers are working visitors centers and monitoring trails in the busiest national forest in the country. The White River National Forest in Colorado is increasingly relying on free labor as federal budget cuts continue. The volunteers are doing what forest service staff used to do, including maintaining trails and educating visitors about bear safety.

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Report Highlights Lack Of Racial Diversity Among U.S. Prosecutors

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A new analysis finds 95 percent of elected prosecutors in the U.S. are white. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative about what that means for the justice system.

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Greece Stalls On New Bailout Proposal As European Leaders Meet

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

European leaders met in Brussels on Tuesday for an emergency summit on the Greek debt crisis. They expected a new Greek proposal for a bailout but ended the day empty-handed.

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Chinese Stocks Take A Plunge Despite Government Efforts

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

China's stock market continues to fall despite massive government intervention. The Shanghai Index is down 30 percent since mid-June.

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Vietnamese Communist Party Chief Makes 1st White House Visit

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Nguyen Phu Trong, the head of Vietnam's Communist Party, and the most powerful man in the Asian nation, met with President Obama on Tuesday. It is the first time a general secretary of the country's Communist Party has visited the U.S., and a good opportunity for the Obama administration to nurture an ally as it makes its' so-called pivot to Asia.

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How One Israeli Educator Turned His School Around

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

At this high school perched on a mountain in Israel, every single senior passed the exams that the principal calls "a ticket ... to better places." Fifteen years ago, only 12 percent passed.

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