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Around the Nation
3:51 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Dylann Roof Said He Wanted To Start A Race War, Friends Say

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 6:13 pm

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The suspected shooter, Dylann Roof, is from Lexington, S.C., near the state capital, Columbia. New York Times reporter Frances Robles has been talking with people there who know Dylann Roof. And, Frances, what's the portrait that you're hearing?

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Around the Nation
3:51 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Charleston, S.C., Residents Gather Outside Church To Mourn Victims

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 6:13 pm

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Europe
2:55 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

European Union Leaders Hold Last-Minute Talks To Keep Greece From Default

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 6:13 pm

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Energy
2:55 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Proposed Oil Refinery Could Help Washington State Meet Clean Fuel Standards

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 6:13 pm

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Animals
2:55 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Ivory Crushed In Times Square To Raise Awareness Of Wildlife Trafficking

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 6:13 pm

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One ton of ivory - that's how much federal officials crushed today in New York's Times Square. The goal is to raise awareness about the illegal ivory trade and the elephant poaching that feeds it. NPR's Joel Rose reports.

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Remembrances
4:11 am
Fri June 19, 2015

When Charleston, S.C., Pastor Spoke, 'People Listened'

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Around the Nation
4:16 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Despite Attack, Charleston, S.C., Congregation Remains Strong

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 6:24 am

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A 21-year-old man is in custody after a shooting that authorities call a hate crime. Nine people died last night in Charleston, S.C., in a historically black church. Dylann Storm Roof was arrested today in neighboring North Carolina.

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Around the Nation
3:15 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Charleston, S.C., Mayor Says Shooting Is 'Impossible To Digest'

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 7:07 pm

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And I'm joined now by the mayor of Charleston, Joe Riley.

And Mayor Riley, I'm so sorry that I'm having to talk to you on such a tragic day. Thanks for being with us.

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Environment
3:15 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Pope Francis Uses Encyclical To Deliver Moral Message On Climate Change

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 6:58 pm

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Remembrances
3:15 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Pastor, 3 Other Ministers Among Victims Of Charleston, S.C., Shooting

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 6:58 pm

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All Tech Considered
3:57 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

As Fitbit Goes Public, It Will Have To Outrun Competition

Fitbit stock begins trading publicly Thursday. The Fitbit Force is shown at the 2014 International CES, the consumer technology trade show, in Las Vegas.
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Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 4:51 pm

Fitness trackers — the wristbands or watches you can wear to track your heart rate, steps, sleep — are getting a shot in the arm. The most popular brand, Fitbit, is going public on Thursday. It's the first startup in the burgeoning wearable tracker industry to begin trading on Wall Street. It plans to raise more than $600 million.

Fitbit recently got a shout out, sort of.

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Law
3:57 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

James Holmes Psychiatrist Knew About Violent Thoughts, But Not Plan

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 4:27 pm

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Sports
3:57 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Legendary High School Football Coach On Career: 'Athletics Is Just Like Life'

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 4:27 pm

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Africa
3:02 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Nigerians Express Outrage Over Parliament's 'Wardrobe Allowance'

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 4:27 pm

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Economy
3:02 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Federal Reserve Delays Hike Of Low Interest Rates

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 12:30 pm

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Europe
3:02 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Thieves Cause Uproar On Scottish Island That Was Once Crime-Free

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 1:52 pm

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Youth Radio
2:05 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Golden State Warriors Fans Rejoice Over Team's First Win In 40 Years

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 4:27 pm

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Business
2:05 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

California Rules An Uber Driver Is An Employee, Not A Contractor

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 12:11 pm

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A ruling in California could have big implications for Uber and its business model. Uber is the big ridesharing company.

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Performing Arts
2:05 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

'The Projects' Explores The Evolution Of Chicago's Public Housing System

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 4:53 pm

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Books
4:13 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

The Heat Is On With These Summer Romance Novels

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 3:16 pm

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Goats and Soda
4:11 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About

Schoolgirls in Ethiopia examine a new feminine product: underwear with a pocket for a menstrual pad.
Courtesy of Be Girl Inc.

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 11:01 am

When Elynn Walter walks into a room of officials from global health organizations and governments, this is how she likes to get their attention:

"I'll say, 'OK, everyone stand up and yell the word blood!' or say, 'Half of the people in the world have their period!' "

It's her way of getting people talking about a topic that a lot of people, well, aren't comfortable talking about: menstrual hygiene.

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Sports
3:50 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

To Keep Going During The Finals, LeBron James Can't Take A Day Off

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 6:06 pm

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So what do you do on your day off?

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Even if you cleaned the yard and did the laundry, compared to LeBron James, most of you are slackers.

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Sports
2:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

FBI Investigates St. Louis Cardinals For Alleged Hack Of Astros System

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 4:20 am

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Remembrances
2:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Kirk Kerkorian, Las Vegas Casino Mogul, Dies At 98

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 6:06 pm

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Kirk Kerkorian changed the way Vegas did business. The founder of MGM Resorts International died yesterday at his home in California. NPR's Sam Sanders reports.

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Health
2:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

California Law To Allow Pharmacists To Prescribe Birth Control

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 6:06 pm

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World
4:30 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Zoo Animals Roam Streets In Tbilisi, Georgia, After Deadly Floods

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 5:57 pm

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It's All Politics
4:17 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

High Court Sides With Government On Spousal Visa Denial

Fauzia Din came to the United States as a refugee from Afghanistan in 2000, and later petitioned for an immigrant visa for her husband. The Supreme Court concluded a consular officer was justified in citing unspecified "terrorist activities" in denying that visa.
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Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 5:21 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the government's broad discretion to give only a cursory explanation for refusing to grant a visa to the spouse of an American citizen. The justices divided 5-to-4, concluding that a consular officer's citation of unspecified "terrorist activities" was enough to justify barring a spouse without further explanation.

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U.S.
4:08 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Endangered Species Protections At Center Of Drought Debate

The sun sets over the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta near Rio Vista, Calif., in 2013. The delta is the largest West Coast estuary and a source of conflict over the state's water.
Robert Galbraith Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 12:23 pm

Travel up and down California farm country, the Central Valley, and you hardly hear people lamenting the lack of rain or how dry this past winter was. What you hear, from the agriculture industry and many local and national politicians, are sentiments like those expressed by Rep. Devin Nunes:

"Well, what I always like to say is that this is a man-made drought created by government," the Central Valley Republican says.

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All Tech Considered
4:08 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Theft Of Social Security Numbers Is Broader Than You Might Think

A surprising number of Social Security numbers have been stolen, and that number keeps rising.
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Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 4:33 pm

As cyberattacks continue, analysts are seeing a new pattern: Hackers are focused on stealing personally identifiable information. That includes the security clearances of U.S. intelligence officers, with the reported theft of background information. It also includes information that's less sensitive but far-reaching — like Social Security numbers.

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Music Reviews
2:31 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Review: 'Amanecer,' Bomba Estereo

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 4:30 pm

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