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9:07am

Tue June 30, 2015
Goats and Soda

Meet Your New Neighbors, The American Filmmakers

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 12:56 pm

Temple, left, and Ingrasci, far right, get to know a few of the 81,000 Syrian refugees at the Zaatari camp.
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8:06am

Tue June 30, 2015
Around the Nation

Police In Texas Needed Help To Get Robot Working

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8:06am

Tue June 30, 2015
Around the Nation

Wal-Mart Refuses Confederate Flag Cake Order; Accepts ISIS Flag

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8:03am

Tue June 30, 2015
The Two-Way

U.S.-Germany Soccer Match Is Showdown Between World's Top 2 Teams

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 1:49 pm

U.S. goalie Hope Solo stops a shot during training Tuesday at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
Elsa Getty Images

The final of the Women's World Cup isn't until Sunday. But it might as well be tonight, as world No. 1 Germany takes on the second-ranked United States in the soccer semifinals. The U.S. and Germany have played four previous times in the World Cup, including a semifinal in 2003 (won by Germany).

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7:34am

Tue June 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Dozens Dead In Indonesia Air Force Plane Crash

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 12:23 pm

Military personnel remove an aircraft wheel at the site where an air force cargo plane crashed in Medan, Indonesia, on Tuesday.
Dedy Zulkifli AP

Updated at 12:22 p.m. ET

Dozens of people are dead after an Indonesian air force C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed into a residential area in Medan, the country's third-largest city, shortly after takeoff Tuesday. An Indonesian military spokesman put the toll at 74.

Air force spokesman Rear Marshal Dwi Badarmanto said 74 bodies were recovered from the crash site. The dead included air force personnel and their relatives, he said.

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7:06am

Tue June 30, 2015
It's All Politics

5 Things You Should Know About Chris Christie

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 12:54 pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hopes to reset his political fortunes with his presidential announcement on Tuesday.
Scott Olson Getty Images

This post has been updated to reflect Christie officially getting in the race for president.

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7:04am

Tue June 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Greece Seeks New Bailout From Eurozone

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 1:30 pm

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepares for a TV interview at the State Television in Athens on Monday. He urged Greeks to vote "no" in Sunday's referendum on the terms of a bailout.
Thanassis Stavrakis AP

Updated at 11:54 a.m. ET

Greece is seeking a new bailout from the Eurozone, just hours before it is scheduled to default on an approximately $1.8 billion loan payment to the International Monetary Fund.

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5:48am

Tue June 30, 2015
Europe

A Financial Tragedy Plays Out In Greece: No Money And Debt Is Due

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 1:54 pm

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5:29am

Tue June 30, 2015
Latin America

Brazil Tries To Rebuild Relations With U.S. After NSA Spying Scandal

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 8:06 am

President Barack Obama walks with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, second from right, during a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
Evan Vucci AP

It's rare that a world leader will cancel a planned state visit to the White House, but that's what happened two years ago when Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff found out that the U.S. had been spying on her and her top aides.

The Brazilian leader is now trying to let bygones be bygones, and is in Washington, D.C., to visit with President Obama.

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4:58am

Tue June 30, 2015
Environment

U.N. Brokers Global Effort To Rein In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 7:13 am

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4:58am

Tue June 30, 2015
NPR Story

Congress Leaves For Recess Without Re-Authorizing Export-Import Bank

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 12:50 pm

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, center, speaks with, from left, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., Ellicott Dredges GM Craig Murdock and CFO Joseph Wendel during a tour of the company's manufacturing facility in March. Lew was on hand to promote investment in American infrastructure. The company has utilized the Export-Import Bank's services.
Patrick Semansky AP

An agency of the federal government will have to stop doing business today. That's because members of Congress went home last week for the July 4 recess without reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank.

The bank helps American companies sell their goods overseas. The bank's critics say they're stopping corporate welfare.

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4:58am

Tue June 30, 2015
Law

Supreme Court Reprieve Lets 10 Texas Abortion Clinics Stay Open For Now

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 1:02 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court gave a reprieve to Texas clinics that provide abortion services.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Tuesday would have been the last day of operation for 10 clinics in Texas that provide abortion services. But on Monday the U.S. Supreme Court, in one of its final actions of this session, said the clinics can remain open while clinic lawyers ask the court for a full review of a strict abortion law.

Two dozen states have passed regulations similar to the ones being fought over in Texas.

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4:58am

Tue June 30, 2015
Code Switch

Making The Law Respect Gender Identity After Death

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 11:04 am

Filmmaker Christopher Lee attends a 1999 film festival.
Elizabeth Sheldon Courtesy of Elizabeth Sheldon

4:58am

Tue June 30, 2015
Parallels

Would You Buy A Used Car From A Man Named Beer Horse?

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 2:43 pm

NPR's Frank Langfitt has been offering free taxi rides around Shanghai to talk to ordinary Chinese. He drives a Camry around the city, but rented a van for a trip 500 miles outside the city earlier this year. He recently decided to buy a car, which can be a complicated process in China.
Yang Zhuo for NPR

I'd been renting a Toyota Camry to give free rides around the city for my series Streets of Shanghai, about the lives of ordinary Chinese. But the monthly rental fees were killing me, so I figured I could save money by buying a used car.

I went to a reputable used car dealership. The first hint that this would be different than shopping in the U.S. came when I met my salesman, a fresh college grad.

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4:58am

Tue June 30, 2015
Law

Supreme Court Concludes Term With Death Penalty Ruling, Looks Ahead

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 1:52 pm

The gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. On Monday the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
Sue Ogrocki AP

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued the last of its opinions for this term — on the death penalty, anti-pollution regulations and the power of independent commissions to draw congressional and state legislative districts. In addition, the court issued a set of orders that set up cases to be heard next term on affirmative action and abortion.

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