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As Panama's Economy Booms, So Do Concerns Over Debt And The Environment

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 1:18am

Panama's economy, while cooling in recent years, is still growing at astonishing rates compared to its neighbors. But environmental damage and huge government debt are part of the package.

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Misty Copeland Seeks To Inspire Other African-American Dancers

NPR Books - July 1, 2015 - 1:07am

Misty Copeland is the American Ballet Theater's first female African-American principal dancer. She discusses her book, Firebird. (This piece initially aired on Sept. 9, 2014 on Morning Edition).

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Historic Vote May Determine Whether Greece Remains In The Eurozone

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 1:02am

Greek voters on Sunday face a referendum on further austerity measures in exchange for bailouts. But the unstated question is whether Greece should give up the euro — the European currency.

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William Styron’s ‘My Generation: Collected Nonfiction’

New York Times book reviews - July 1, 2015 - 1:00am
Essays by the author of “Sophie’s Choice” consider an era of American literature shaped by global catastrophe.









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‘Skyfaring,’ by Mark Vanhoenacker

New York Times book reviews - July 1, 2015 - 1:00am
An ode to the wonder of air travel, from the cockpit of a 747.









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Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences

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

The residue from meth labs can cause health problems, but people aren't always told that the house they're buying is contaminated. An Indiana law requires disclosure but not mandatory testing.

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Benefits Of Sports To A Child's Mind And Heart All Part Of The Game

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 12:40am

In NPR's most recent poll a majority of American adults say they played sports in their youth. Many say they encourage their kids to play, too, and see health benefits as well as life-long lessons.

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A Phys Ed Teacher Battles Tight Budgets And Childhood Obesity

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

Mindy Przeor founded an after-school program in Mesa, Ariz. to get elementary school kids up and running.

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Donald Trump Sues Univision For $500 Million

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2015 - 4:36pm

In the suit, Trump claims Univision is attempting to suppress his freedom of speech by dropping coverage of the Miss Universe Pageant, which Trump co-owns.

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‘New Objectivity’ and ‘Max Beckmann: The Still Lifes’

New York Times book reviews - June 30, 2015 - 4:18pm
Amid the turmoil that followed the Great War, German artists set out to create a new society.









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Border Patrol Urged To Crack Down On Corruption In Its Own Ranks

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2015 - 3:49pm

The draft report by outside law enforcement experts says the agency needs more internal affairs investigators. It also calls for more transparency in investigations, especially shootings by agents.

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July 1 Changes to Idaho Code

Idaho Commission for Libraries Blog - June 30, 2015 - 3:05pm
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Effective July 1, 2015:

Title 74:  Transparent and Ethical Government takes effect.  The link to this new title is now live.

• Idaho Code §§ 9-335 through 9-352:  Idaho Code relating to Public Records Act are replaced by Idaho Code §§ 74-101 through 74-126
• Idaho Code §§ 67-2340 through 67-2347:  Idaho Code relating to Open Meeting Law are replaced by Idaho Code §§ 74-201 through 74-208
• Chapter 7, title 59, Idaho Code, relating to ethics in government, is replaced by Idaho Code §§ 74-401 through 74-406
• Chapter 2, title 59, Idaho Code, relating to prohibitions against contracts with officers, is replaced by Idaho Code §§ 74-501 through 74-511

Chapter 13, title 18, Idaho Code, relating to Bribery and Corruption, has not been renumbered.

If you have questions or concerns about this renumbering, please do not hesitate to contact your area field consultant:
• Eastern Idaho: Patrick Bodily
• Northern Idaho: Jan Wall
• Southwestern and South Central Idaho: Kevin Tomlinson

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Jeb Bush's Wealth Skyrocketed After Leaving Governor's Office

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2015 - 2:53pm

Thirty-three years of tax returns — the most ever for a presidential candidate — show Bush earned $29 million since leaving office. He also paid an average tax rate of 36 percent over three decades.

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Peru's Pitmasters Bury Their Meat In The Earth, Inca-Style

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2015 - 2:39pm

Step up your summer grilling game by re-creating the ancient Peruvian way of cooking meat underground in your own backyard. It's called pachamanca, and it yields incredibly moist and smoky morsels.

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U.S. And Cuba Will Formally Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2015 - 2:29pm

The Obama administration is expected to announce the decision to open embassies in the countries' capitals on Wednesday.

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Communities Get A Lift As Local Food Sales Surge To $11 Billion A Year

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2015 - 1:42pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says local food is growing quickly from a niche market into something that's generating significant income for communities across the country.

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A Dozen Officials Suspended As Probe Into N.Y. Prison Break Widens

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2015 - 1:29pm

The house-cleaning of top administrators and guards at the prison where two inmates escaped comes as the FBI begins its own investigation into possible corruption and drug dealing at the facility.

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Ebola Returns To Liberia With A Mysterious Case Near Monrovia

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2015 - 1:27pm

A teenage boy tested positive for Ebola in a town outside the capital city. It's unknown where he caught the virus, and health officials are concerned the case could spark another outbreak.

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ArtsBeat: Zadie Smith to Collaborate on a Screenplay

New York Times book reviews - June 30, 2015 - 10:21am
The novelist Zadie Smith will write her first screenplay, with the French director Claire Denis.









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Deadline In Iran Nuclear Talks Extended To July 7

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2015 - 10:21am

The negotiations in Vienna are aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program in return for lifting economic sanctions imposed by the West.

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