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10:11am

Sat July 4, 2015
NPR Ed

At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 4:18 pm

Sisters Jackie Carter Christian (left) and Chloe Marie Christian at the beach.
Courtesy of the Christian family

It's controlled after-school anarchy at the Christian-Carter household. Seven-year-old Chloe has rolled herself up in an exercise mat in the living room of the family's Oakland, Calif., home.

"Look I'm a burrito," Chloe shouts.

Her 4-year-old sister, Jackie, swoops in for a bite — and a hard push.

"Ow!" Chloe shouts. "Mom! Jackie pushed me!"

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9:07am

Sat July 4, 2015
Parallels

A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 6:42 pm

A fisherman cycles past the U.S. Interests Section building, behind right, in Havana in May.
Desmond Boylan AP

When Secretary of State John Kerry goes to Havana to raise a flag over the soon to be reopened embassy this summer, it won't be just an important symbolic moment.

The administration says the U.S. will be able to station more American personnel in Cuba, and that should be a big help in practical terms as more Americans travel to and trade with the Cold War-era foe.

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7:54am

Sat July 4, 2015
Remembrances

Remembering 'Britain's Schindler'

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 11:04 am

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7:54am

Sat July 4, 2015
Science

Strontium Nitrate And Barium Nitrate, The Fuel In Fireworks

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 11:04 am

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Ladies and gentlemen, light your fuses.

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7:54am

Sat July 4, 2015
Sports

Williams Survives, Nadal Falls At Wimbledon

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 11:04 am

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8:50am

Sat June 27, 2015
U.S.

Phoenix Students Restore School To Reclaim Native American Identity

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 10:02 am

Former band student Rosalee Talahongva in front of her old music building, which is being turned into a Native American cultural center.
Christopher Livesay NPR

From 1891 until 1990, just shy of a century, Phoenix Indian School boarded students from Navajo, Apache and other tribes across the Southwest.

Patty Talahongva is a Hopi who went to Phoenix Indian until 1979. By then, attendance was voluntary. That wasn't the case for generations of students before her.

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8:11am

Sat June 27, 2015
Art & Design

Queen Elizabeth, The Art Critic

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 10:30 am

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8:11am

Sat June 27, 2015
NPR Story

Women's Sports News: World Cup, WNBA, Reigning Triathlete

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 10:30 am

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And now it's time for sports.

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9:33am

Sat June 20, 2015
Parallels

At Waterloo Re-Enactment, History So Real You Can Taste It

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 6:41 pm

Re-enactors prepare to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Battle of Waterloo in Belgium on Friday. Some 5,000 re-enactors, 300 horses and 100 canons are taking part over two days.
Geert Vanden Wijngaert AP

Tens of thousands of people have been gathering in the Belgian countryside over the last week to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. The bloody battle of June 18, 1815, marked the final defeat for Napoleon at the hands of a coalition of his enemies. The re-enactment is attracting history buffs, tourists and wannabe soldiers.

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8:16am

Sat June 20, 2015
Animals

Volunteer Rangers Work To Rein In Antler Poachers

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 10:40 am

Troy Capps found deer antlers in central Oregon's backcountry. Capps is a co-founder of Oregon Shed Hunters, a group that promotes ethical shed hunting.
Courtney Flatt Northwest Public Radio

The trick to looking for antlers in the wild — if you're going about it ethically — is to keep your eyes to the ground.

"You're trying to just find something that looks out of the ordinary," Rob Tanner says.

Tanner and his brother-in-law Troy Capps are hiking around juniper trees and bitterbrush in the high-desert terrain of central Oregon. They're looking for antlers that were shed by deer or elk, otherwise known as shed hunting.

"It's just an adrenaline rush," Tanner says. "It's like, 'Oh, you know, this could be the one.' "

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8:16am

Sat June 20, 2015
The Salt

Barcelona's Mom-And-Pop Tapas Bars Take On The Big Tourist Chains

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 9:24 am

Pedro Barros Diéguez and Albina Macia Fernández, the husband-and-wife owners of Casa Pages, a traditional bar in Barcelona. Many of the city's historic, family-run businesses are in danger of closing because of rising rents, spurred by a huge spike in tourism
Courtesy of Devour Barcelona

Construction workers clamp scaffolding onto the historic facade of Colmado Quilez, an old-fashioned general store selling wine and cheese in downtown Barcelona.

One hundred years ago, customers rolled up here in horse-drawn carts. Now BMWs park on the Rambla de Catalunya, which has become one of Barcelona's poshest avenues.

So posh, in fact, that this family business can no longer afford to stay.

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7:34am

Sat June 20, 2015
Latin America

Citing Abuse, Haitian Immigrants Flee Dominican Republic

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 10:40 am

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7:34am

Sat June 20, 2015
Sports

A Champion In Hoops And Another On Ice: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 10:40 am

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7:34am

Sat June 20, 2015
Strange News

Ontario Man Reports A Sticky Spill; Syrup Suspected

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 10:40 am

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12:32pm

Sat June 13, 2015
Politics

Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Campaign In First Major Speech

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 11:46 am

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