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Bubble Wrap Fans Were Outraged; Then Calmed Down

Friday, July 03, 2015

The Internet flipped out when Sealed Air announced a new type of bubble wrap. It'll be cheaper to store and ship — but less satisfying to pop. The company adds it will keep selling the old stuff.

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Parrot On A Winning Streak Picks Japan To Win Women's World Cup

Friday, July 03, 2015

Olivia, a gray parrot at a Japanese zoo, has correctly predicted the past six games for Japan. And today she picked Japan to win on Sunday.

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When Greeks Vote Sunday, It's Not Just About A Debt Deal

Friday, July 03, 2015

The referendum exposes a deep divide: those who feel Greece is the victim of a European conspiracy, and those who want to keep close ties with the rest of the continent.

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The Annual Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence

Friday, July 03, 2015

Morning Edition celebrates July 4th with the reading of the Declaration of Independence.

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Greece's Bailout Referendum Boils Down To: Yes Or No

Friday, July 03, 2015

On Sunday, the people of Greece will vote on their country's future. What happens when voters are asked to choose between two options that could send their country down two very different paths?

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As Much As The GOP Wants Change, Republicans Drag Their Feet

Friday, July 03, 2015

Republicans have talked about overhauling the party since President Obama's reelection. But is the GOP ready to move on and change?

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Implementation Of Obamacare Remains A Work In Progress

Friday, July 03, 2015

With the Supreme Court decision, it appears the Affordable Care Act will stand, but that doesn't mean the law's troubles are over. Renee Montagne talks to Julie Rovner of the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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July 2, 1776: A Look Back At The Lee Resolution

Friday, July 03, 2015

Founding father John Adams wrote: The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. We explain why he was off by a couple of days.

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Home Elevation Program Meant To Lessen Flood Damage

Friday, July 03, 2015

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged a swath of Louisiana's shoreline. Since then, residents determined to rebuild near the coast have a new mantra: high and dry.

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Advocates Call On Washington To Fix The Criminal Justice System Already

Friday, July 03, 2015

President Obama would like to see bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the criminal justice system. The idea has brought together an unusual coalition that includes the ACLU and Koch Industries.

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The Legal Business Of Marijuana Is Growing But The Industry Lacks Diversity

Friday, July 03, 2015

The business of selling marijuana legally — for medical and recreational purposes — is expanding. But so are concerns that African-Americans are being shut out of this new industry.

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Why It's An Uphill Battle To Make Indianapolis A More Pedestrian Friendly City

Friday, July 03, 2015

The American Fitness Index ranked Indianapolis last out of the 50 largest cities. Indianapolis has limited resources to make changes, but grassroots efforts are working to create walkable communities.

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Holy Moly! The World Is Strange And Incredible, Travel Website CEO Says

Friday, July 03, 2015

Until the end of summer, Morning Edition will be airing stories about places to visit. David Plotz, CEO of Atlas Obscura, talks about his collaborative website for people seeking hidden places.

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For A Medal Of Honor Recipient, Wounds Of War Lingered Into Fatherhood

Friday, July 03, 2015

Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez led a mission to save eight soldiers in Vietnam — and nearly died in the process. Decades later, his daughter recalls a father who believed honor wasn't won, but earned.

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Simone Dinnerstein On A Trip To Cuba And Making Music Out Of Difficulty

Friday, July 03, 2015

David Greene talks to the pianist about her recent performance at a piano festival in Cuba — and a particularly stressful time in her life.

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How Personal Should A Personal Assistant Get? Google And Apple Disagree

Friday, July 03, 2015

When you're buying a smartphone, chances are you don't dig too deeply into the personal assistant. Google aims to change that — and in the process, it's testing our appetite for privacy in a big way.

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Ever Dream You Could Fly? 'Jetman' Has. Let Him Tell You About It

Friday, July 03, 2015

Yves Rossy flies like Superman. But instead of a cape, he uses 7-foot-long wings and four engines. "You are like in a parallel world that normally doesn't exist," he says. "It's beautiful."

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Checking DNA Against Elephants Hints At How Mammoths Got Woolly

Thursday, July 02, 2015

A clump of a mammoth's fur bought on eBay led scientists to a long list of ways the extinct species was special. One specific gene likely played a role in helping mammoths thrive in icy weather.

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In June Jobs Report, Positive Numbers Belie Frustrations Beneath Surface

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Employers added 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. But wage growth was flat, and the drop in the unemployment rate had a lot to do with people leaving the workforce.

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BP Agrees To Fork Over Nearly $19B For Role In Gulf Oil Spill

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The oil giant BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with Gulf states and the federal government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — the worst in U.S. history.

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