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Cities In California Conserved A Lot Of Water In May

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 2:18pm

Felicia Marcus of the State Water Board said, "We need all Californians to step up — and keep it up — as if we don't know when it will rain and snow again, because we don't."

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A Dose Of Culinary Medicine Sends Med Students To The Kitchen

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 2:05pm

Aspiring doctors at the University of Chicago are learning how to teach patients about healthy eating. Nutrition advocates say this kind of training is critical to fighting obesity and diabetes.

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Senators Call For VA To Explain Why It Couldn't Find Mustard-Gassed Veterans

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 1:28pm

A dozen senators have also called on the Veterans Administration to say why some of the WWII-era troops who were found by an NPR Investigation were denied benefits.

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Justice Department Investigating Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 12:42pm

The department says it is looking into "possible unlawful coordination" by several major carriers. American and United have confirmed that they are among the airlines under scrutiny.

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Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Their Approach

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 12:39pm

Violent crime has ticked up in certain metro areas. Police are scrambling to hold the line while at the same time trying not to appear overzealous.

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

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 12:27pm

Local journalists and volunteers in Odessa are working to make sense of dozens of recent bombings — and prevent future attacks. They say that Russians have infiltrated the security services.

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

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 12:23pm

The early morning attacks on checkpoints were later claimed by the Sinai affiliate of the self-described Islamic State.

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Industry Payments To Doctors Are Ingrained, Federal Data Show

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 12:16pm

The latest data on payments from drug and device companies to doctors show that many doctors received payments on 100 or more days last year. Some received payments on more days than they didn't.

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How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 12:08pm

When people saw photos that linked a famous person with a famous place, it changed the behavior of certain neurons in their brains. And it changed their memories, too.

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Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal In Oregon

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 11:47am

While the state permits people to possess and grow small amounts of recreational pot, they still can't buy or sell it.

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On World Cafe, A Look At The Grateful Dead's Legacy

NPR Books - July 1, 2015 - 11:19am

As the Dead's Fare Thee Well Tour comes to a close, World Cafe talks with David Browne, the author of a new book on the legendary band.

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

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 10:39am

In 1996, Bill Clinton spoke at the reopening ceremony of this historically black church. On Tuesday, Mount Zion became the latest in a wave of fires at black churches since the Charleston shooting.

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Somebody Is Cutting Internet Cables In California

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 9:49am

There have been at least 11 attacks in the San Francisco Bay Area in the past year, according to the FBI. The most recent occurred Tuesday and disrupted service as far north as Seattle.

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13 Emails That Stood Out From The Latest Clinton Document Dump

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 9:46am

The thousands of new emails don't reveal a "smoking gun" from the Democratic presidential candidate's time at State, but do give insight into her daily activities — and some funny daily struggles.

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The Scallop Scoop: Survey Forecasts A Banner Year In Atlantic

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 9:44am

Federal fisheries researchers says their survey found about 10 billion scallops in waters off Delaware and southern New Jersey. They're predicting a boom for the nation's most valuable fishery.

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Antipsychotics Too Often Prescribed For Aggression In Children

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 9:38am

Drugs intended to treat psychosis are also used to treat behavioral problems in children with ADHD. Less risky behavioral treatments and medications should be the first choice, researchers say.

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ArtsBeat: ‘Absolute Transmetropolitan’ and ‘Melody': A Squalid City and a Stripper Memoir

New York Times book reviews - July 1, 2015 - 8:13am
Two new reprint collections, “Absolute Transmetropolitan: Volume 1” and “Melody: Story of a Nude Dancer,” take on social injustice.









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For This Nostalgia Trip, 'We Don't Need Roads'

NPR Books - July 1, 2015 - 5:32am

This oral history of the Back to the Future movies offers a wealth of fascinating historical trivia — but critic Genevieve Valentine says it's carefully broad scope can mean a lack of sharp analysis.

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

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 2:07am

Thousands of volunteers were behind the movement to change the country's laws on gay marriage. Now what do the major gay rights groups do next?

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USA's 'Mr. Robot' HBO's 'Ballers' Among Picks For Best Summer TV Series

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 1:45am

As a flood of at least 120 new and returning series come to TV this summer, NPR's TV Critic picks four shows most worth binge watching by the pool.

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