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4:15pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Economy

Export-Import Bank Set To Expire At Midnight After Congress Fails To Act

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 9:09 pm

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4:15pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Dance

Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Dancer At American Ballet Theatre

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 7:14 pm

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4:15pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Science

To Keep Up With Earth's Rotation, Clocks Will Tick An Extra Second Tonight

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 7:14 pm

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6:36pm

Mon June 29, 2015
All Tech Considered

Apple Bets Big That You'll Start Paying To Stream Music

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 7:30 pm

Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue speaks about Apple Music during the keynote at the annual developers conference.
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Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Rdio, Rhapsody, Pandora — the list of streaming music service goes on and on. On Tuesday, Apple joins that lineup with the launch of its streaming service, Apple Music. Apple will give consumers a three-month trial, and then it will charge $9.99 a month.

But most music lovers still aren't sure why they should pay. Colin Barrett, 31, has tried a few of the streaming services, but he doesn't use them anymore.

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6:32pm

Mon June 29, 2015
It's All Politics

Lethal Injection Ruling Draws Out Justices' Passionate Opinions

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 7:02 pm

In dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote that under the majority's reasoning it would not matter if the prisoner was being "drawn and quartered, slowly tortured to death, or actually burned at the stake," as long as there was no more humane method of execution available. Justice Antonin Scalia orally rebutted Justice Stephen Breyer's dissent, calling it "gobbledygook."
Carolyn Kaster AP

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a major blow to death penalty opponents, upholding the use of a controversial drug as part of a three-drug execution cocktail. The vote was 5-4, with unusually passionate and sometimes bitter opinions from the majority and dissenting justices.

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6:03pm

Mon June 29, 2015
Parallels

Greeks Brace For The Fallout As Deadline Looms

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 6:36 pm

A Greek demonstrator urges a "no" vote in Sunday's referendum on whether Greece should accept international demands for additional financial austerity. He is holding an old 1,000 Greek drachma bank note during a rally in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Monday. Some Greeks say the country should leave the eurozone and go back to the drachma.
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Giorgos Koronis is welcoming tourists from the U.S. and England at the old Olympic Stadium in Athens, where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.

Koronis, 50, has worked for the state for 25 years, mainly at ticket counters at various tourist sites around the Greek capital. But today he's struggling to smile.

He spent Monday morning at the ATM in line with a few retirees from his neighborhood, including his mother.

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5:41pm

Mon June 29, 2015
U.S.

The Economic Reality Of The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 6:32 pm

Supporters of same-sex marriages gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28, in Washington, D.C.
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At Pride events in New York City this weekend, the emotional excitement about marriage equality was evident. But many people also were thrilled about the practical considerations.

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5:41pm

Mon June 29, 2015
Environment

U.N. Holds Climate Talks In New York Ahead Of Paris Meeting

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 6:32 pm

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4:29pm

Mon June 29, 2015
Business

NBC Dumps Donald Trump Over Comments On Mexican Immigrants

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 6:32 pm

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4:29pm

Mon June 29, 2015
Africa

Some Tourists Show Solidarity With Tunisia After Beach Attack

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 6:32 pm

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4:29pm

Mon June 29, 2015
Latin America

Dominican Deportations Reach Crisis Levels, Haitian President Says

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 6:32 pm

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6:48pm

Sun June 28, 2015
Music Interviews

The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash

Twin Danger's Vanessa Bley and Stuart Matthewman
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Cocktail jazz isn't a sound you hear very much in pop music these days. But a duo known as Twin Danger is causing a scene with their self-titled debut album and live shows.

It's a familiar mood for saxophonist Stuart Matthewman; he co-wrote many of the biggest hits for Sade, like "No Ordinary Love" and "Your Love Is King."

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5:54pm

Sun June 28, 2015
U.S.

How The Entertainment Industry Helped Influence Support For LGBT Issues

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 3:00 pm

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5:52pm

Sun June 28, 2015
U.S.

Funerals And The Future Of The Confederate Flag

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 5:57 pm

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5:52pm

Sun June 28, 2015
Energy

An Oil Rig Arrives In Alaska, On Its Way To The Arctic

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