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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2015 - 6:55am

More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Breaks Up On Liftoff

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2015 - 5:57am

The unmanned resupply mission had been intended to deliver much-needed supplies to the International Space Station.

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Kuwait Says Saudi Responsible For Mosque Suicide Bombing

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2015 - 5:22am

Officials say that the Saudi national flew into the neighboring Gulf nation hours before launching the attack that killed 27 worshipers.

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A Less-Restrained Obama Finally Says 'Bucket'

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2015 - 5:03am

With no elections left to run, President Obama appears to be acting on his joke from earlier this year about having a to-do list that, well, rhymes with "bucket."

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Greece To Close Banks, Impose Capital Controls Amid Looming Default

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2015 - 4:41am

Greek officials announced that they would close banks until July 6 in efforts to stanch a run on the euro.

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Euphoria In The Streets: New York City's Pride Festival Celebrates Marriage Equality

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2015 - 3:48am

Rain hasn't put a damper on the celebrations across the city, NPR's Alexandra Starr reports. Some two million people are expected to hit the streets for Gay Pride events days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage.

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Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2015 - 3:48am

Tender, smoky, fall-off-the-bone ribs can take three or four hours to make the traditional way. But Baltimore chef Shirlé Koslowski uses a pressure cooker to get all that flavor in only an hour.

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'There Are Basic Moral Rules': Young Evangelicals React To Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2015 - 3:48am

Most young Americans support same-sex marriage. But young evangelicals buck that trend. Students at the evangelical Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., react to Friday's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Will Greece Stay In The Eurozone? Citizens Set To Vote On Bailout Deal

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2015 - 3:48am

Greeks react to their Prime Minister's announcement of a snap referendum to be held on July 5 on the bailout deal offered by European leaders.

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It Turns Out We Really Didn't Know What People Are Dying From

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2015 - 3:03am

Christopher Murray, a medical doctor and economist, is changing that. A new book looks at his efforts — and why advocacy groups initially were upset by his findings.

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One-Third Of Congressional Districts Could Be Affected By Supreme Court Ruling

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2015 - 3:03am

A Supreme Court ruling expected Monday could dramatically remake the partisan makeup of the next Congress ahead of the 2016 elections.

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How Well Do Hate Crime Laws Really Work?

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2015 - 3:03am

Proponents of hate crime laws say tough punishments modify behavior and show society's intolerance of hate. But trying to measure the deterrent effect of hate crime laws is difficult.

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