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Wed July 1, 2015
Sports

As The NBA's Free Agency Period Begins, LeBron James Has All The Power

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:22 pm

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4:43pm

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Justice Department Investigating Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 5:46 pm

The Justice Department says it is investigating "possible unlawful coordination" by several major airline carriers. American, Delta, Southwest and United Airlines have all confirmed receiving letters from the Justice Department.

In a statement, American said the department "seeks documents and information from the last two years that are related to statements and decisions about airline capacity."

A United spokesman said the company is complying fully in regard to the probe.

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4:39pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Health

Health Officials Announce Return Of Ebola In Liberia

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:41 pm

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4:39pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Latin America

Salvadorean Children Hope To Reunite With Parents Under U.S. Program

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:23 pm

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4:39pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Race

Charleston, S.C., Residents Call On Each Other To Improve Race Relations

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:36 pm

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4:39pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Shots - Health News

How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 12:35 am

The experiment used a fake photo of actor Clint Eastwood and Pisa's leaning tower to test how the brain links person and place.
Courtesy of Matias Ison/Neuron

If you run into an old friend at the train station, your brain will probably form a memory of the experience. And that memory will forever link the person you saw with the place where you saw him.

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4:39pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Parallels

Who's Behind A String Of Bombings In Ukraine's Black Sea 'Pearl'?

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:42 pm

Police search the area near a destroyed billboard reading "Crimea is Ukraine!" following an explosion in Odessa on June 12.
Alexey Kravtsov AFP/Getty Images

Oleg Konstantinov, the editor of a news website called Dumskaya in Ukraine's port city of Odessa, pulls up a map on a computer screen in his small, crowded newsroom. It's dotted with red, yellow, orange and green fire-burst icons, indicating where 34 bombings have taken place in the city over the past year or so.

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4:39pm

Wed July 1, 2015
U.S.

Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 7:15 am

Metropolitan Division officers finish another "rollback" operation. They searched the apartment of a paroled armed robber and gang member. These rollbacks are a cornerstone of the Metro Division's strategy of tracking people who may re-offend, and suppressing crime before it happens.
Martin Kaste NPR

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.

Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is half what it was in the early 1990s — so police departments are under pressure to crack down. But at the same time, their tactics are under more scrutiny from the public, and they have to be careful not to appear too heavy-handed.

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4:28pm

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Militants Stage Series Of Deadly Attacks In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Militants launched a number of deadly attacks on checkpoints in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula early Wednesday. A group linked to the so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility.

Merrit Kennedy filed this report from Cairo for Newscast:

"In Egypt, militants launched a coordinated series of assaults in the restive north Sinai peninsula. The military says 17 soldiers were killed, though local security officials earlier in the day said more than 50 soldiers were killed.

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4:24pm

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal In Oregon

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 5:42 pm

In Oregon, people can grow up to four marijuana plants per household.
Elaine Thompson AP

Recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon as of today.

People 21 and older can now possess up to an ounce of pot when away from home and up to 8 ounces at home. It's also legal to grow up to four plants per household.

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4:20pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Shots - Health News

Industry Payments To Doctors Are Ingrained, Federal Data Show

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 4:58 pm

Few days went by last year when New Hampshire nephrologist Ana Stankovic didn't receive a payment from a drug company.

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2:39pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Code Switch

20 Years Ago, Mount Zion AME Was Set On Fire. Last Night, It Burned Again

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 4:06 pm

Fire crews took two hours to control the blaze at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, S.C., on Tuesday.
Reuters/Landov

On Tuesday evening, flames engulfed the 100-year-old Mount Zion AME, a historically black church in Greeleyville, S.C. Authorities are still investigating the cause.

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2:13pm

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Somebody Is Cutting Internet Cables In California

The FBI is investigating a string of recent physical attacks on Internet cables in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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1:56pm

Wed July 1, 2015
The Salt

The Scallop Scoop: Survey Forecasts A Banner Year In Atlantic

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 7:08 pm

NOAA scientists estimate they saw about 10 billion sea scallops off Delaware and southern New Jersey this spring as part of an annual survey.
Andrew Martinez Science Source

Scallop fishermen off the East Coast could soon see one of their biggest bumper crops ever. A federal survey in waters off Delaware is predicting a boom in the next couple of years for the nation's most valuable fishery.

Every year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration looks for young sea scallops on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. This year, when they stuck their camera in the water, they got a huge shock, says Dvora Hart, a research analyst with NOAA's Fisheries Service.

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1:46pm

Wed July 1, 2015
It's All Politics

13 Emails That Stood Out From The Latest Clinton Document Dump

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 9:24 am

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responds to the cheers of supporters at a Jefferson Jackson event hosted by the Democratic Party of Virginia at George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., last Friday.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

Late Tuesday evening the State Department released almost 2,000 emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state. While there was no "smoking gun" regarding the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the latest round of emails gives a look at who she was emailing with, more insight into her daily activities at State — and some daily struggles.

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1:38pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Shots - Health News

Antipsychotics Too Often Prescribed For Aggression In Children

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 2:11 pm

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Powerful antipsychotic medications are being used to treat children and teenagers with ADHD, aggression and behavior problems, a study finds, even though safer treatments are available and should be used first.

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1:18pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Movie Interviews

'Dope' Director On Geekdom, The N-Word And Confronting Racism With Comedy

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1:18pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Television

From SCOTUS To The Confederate Flag, Cable Comedians Keep Tabs On The News

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 1:31 pm

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12:27pm

Wed July 1, 2015
It's All Politics

Clinton Announces $45 Million Fundraising Haul

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 1:39 pm

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raised $45 million, as of June 30, her campaign announced Wednesday.
David Goldman AP

Fundraising is often used as a proxy for the strength of a campaign, and Hillary Clinton's team wants everyone to know she's $45 million strong. Clinton is the first major candidate to announce their fundraising haul this cycle ahead of a midmonth reporting deadline.

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12:15pm

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

U.S., Cuba Formally Resume Diplomatic Relations

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 2:26 pm

President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, spoke about U.S. ties with Cuba during remarks Wednesday in the Rose Garden of the White House.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

President Obama on Wednesday announced the formal resumption of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba after more than half a century of hostilities. The two countries have agreed to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana.

Standing in the White House Rose Garden, Obama called it "a historic step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with the Cuban government and people."

Obama said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana this summer to "proudly raise the flag over our embassy once more."

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12:13pm

Wed July 1, 2015
It's All Politics

Can The Candidate Move Beyond 'The Christie Show'?

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 7:06 am

A supporter at Gov. Chris Christie's announcement Tuesday.
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It was the least suspenseful cliffhanger in the history of cliffs.

Governor Christie has, essentially, been running for higher office for years. But as of Tuesday he is now, officially, a presidential candidate.

This week the Christie Tracker podcast, from WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio, headed to Livingston High School for analysis on the announcement.

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11:40am

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

The 2 Goals That Gave The U.S. The Win Over Germany

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 2:36 pm

Carli Lloyd (right) celebrates with Morgan Brian during the U.S. match against China at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015.
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A 2-0 win over Germany on Tuesday night gave the U.S. a place in the Women's World Cup final.

You can construct a lot of hero narratives around last night's game: The American defense is unstoppable. (Julie Johnston has been a breakout player.) Midfielder Carli Lloyd owns the field.

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8:55am

Wed July 1, 2015
Parallels

A Father In California, Kids In El Salvador, And New Hope To Reunite

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 11:00 am

Marta Elsie Leveron, 19, (left) and her brother Freddy David Leveron, 18, have not seen their father since he left El Savador to work in California in 1999. A new U.S. program allows families to reunite if one parent is a legal U.S. resident. The girl in the middle is Liliana Beatriz Leveron, 16, a cousin of the other two. Her parents are in the U.S. and she's seeking to reunite with them as well.
Carrie Kahn NPR

Editor's Note: Unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S. southern border last year. In response, the Obama administration has introduced a program that would allow families to reunite. In this story about the divided Leveron family, NPR's Richard Gonzales reports first from California, followed by Carrie Kahn in El Salvador.

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8:47am

Wed July 1, 2015
Goats and Soda

Filmmaker Wants To Stop Fathers From Giving Up Their Daughters

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 3:28 pm

Samar Minallah Khan was honored by Vital Voices for her documentaries on the injustices faced by Pakistani women.
Courtesy of Samar Minallah Khan

She fights for the rights of women by telling stories about heroic men.

"The struggle to end violence against women has always been carried out by women activists," says Samar Minallah Khan, who makes documentaries about gender-based violence in her native Pakistan.

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8:35am

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

It's Official: You Can Now Take Photos During White House Tours

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 5:53 pm

First lady Michelle Obama announces the change in policy.
Michelle Obama via Instagram

The decades-old ban on taking photographs inside the White House during public tours is being lifted today, first lady Michelle Obama announced on Instagram.

The White House, in a statement, said guests are welcome to take photos throughout the White House tour route and encouraged visitors to share their experiences using the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour.

What's permitted: Phones and compact still cameras with a lens no longer than 3 inches.

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8:07am

Wed July 1, 2015
Around the Nation

Distracted Motorist Drives Over Raised Drawbridge

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 9:19 am

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7:38am

Wed July 1, 2015
Around the Nation

New Mother, Lost In Calif. Woods, Starts Fire To Get Attention

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 9:19 am

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7:17am

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Toyota's Top Female Executive Resigns After Arrest

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 10:05 am

Toyota Motor Corp's Managing Officer and Chief Communications Officer Julie Hamp speaks to media during a news conference in Nagoya, central Japan, in this photo released by Kyodo on June 18.
Kyodo Reuters/Landov

Julie Hamp, Toyota Motor Corp.'s first senior female executive who was appointed head of public relations just weeks ago, has resigned after her arrest for allegedly importing the prescription painkiller oxycodone in violation of the country's narcotics laws.

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6:47am

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Greek Leader Reiterates Call For 'No' Vote In Referendum

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 1:16 pm

Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has reiterated his call for a "no" vote in Sunday's referendum on conditions imposed by the nation's creditors for a bailout. He insisted, despite warnings to the contrary, that a rejection of the proposals was not about membership in the eurozone.

"No means pressure for a viable economic agreement," he said in a televised address to the nation.

He then explained his position in a series of tweets:

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6:08am

Wed July 1, 2015
U.S.

After Supreme Court Decision, What's Next For Gay Rights Groups?

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 5:03 pm

Carlos McKnight waves a flag in support of same-sex marriage outside the Supreme Court.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Having clinched the long-sought prize of same-sex marriage in all 50 states, some long-time advocates are now waking up to the realization that they need to find a new job. At least one major same-sex marriage advocacy group is preparing to close down and other LGBT organizations are retooling.

They have grown from a ragtag group with a radical idea into a massive multi-million dollar industry of slick and sophisticated sellers of a dream. Today, their very success has made their old jobs obsolete.

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