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With High Court Evenly Split, Obama's Immigration Actions Remain On Hold

NPR Top Stories - June 23, 2016 - 6:44am

The Supreme Court did not come to a decision on whether President Obama's move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation was constitutional.

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'Beautiful Flight' Across The Atlantic Is Major Milestone For Solar Plane

NPR Top Stories - June 23, 2016 - 6:35am

After 71 hours and 8 minutes of flight time crossing the Atlantic, Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Spain. It's a big step toward the goal of circumnavigating the globe using only the sun's power.

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Supreme Court Upholds University Of Texas' Affirmative Action Program

NPR Top Stories - June 23, 2016 - 6:18am

In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that the university's "race-conscious admissions program" is constitutional.

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It's Decision Time In The U.K.: Voters To Settle 'Brexit' Question

NPR Top Stories - June 23, 2016 - 6:14am

Should they stay or should they go? The United Kingdom votes today on whether to remain in the European Union. Votes are counted by hand, and the result likely won't be known until Friday morning.

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A Rebellious Chinese Village Challenges The Authorities — Again

NPR Top Stories - June 23, 2016 - 6:11am

Five years ago, residents of Wukan got rid of corrupt local leaders and elected a new one. Now that leader has been detained for corruption, but villagers insist the charges are trumped up.

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The Challenge Of Taking Health Apps Beyond The Well-Heeled

NPR Top Stories - June 23, 2016 - 4:58am

A nutrition app may not be the top priority for someone who struggles to pay for groceries. But cellphones have the potential to improve the health of people with low incomes, if they can get them.

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'Buster' Goes To Harvard: A Proud Day For Liberia's Top Cop

NPR Top Stories - June 23, 2016 - 4:36am

Liberia's top cop stared Ebola in the eye and didn't blink. But when he came to the Ivy League school to study, he was sweating it.

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House Democrats Gun Control Sit-In Hits 24 Hour Mark, Ryan Blasts It As 'Stunt'

NPR Top Stories - June 23, 2016 - 3:51am

Representatives stayed on the floor overnight, chanting and singing as they called for votes on gun control. They remained even after Republicans held an unrelated vote and adjourned the House.

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'Good As Gone' Doesn't Quite Get To Greatness

NPR Books - June 23, 2016 - 3:00am

Larry Watson sticks to what he knows and loves in his latest novel: The cinematic badlands of Montana, and a tough, taciturn Western hero. But none of his characters truly rise above ciphers.

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By the Book: Annie Proulx: By the Book

New York Times book reviews - June 23, 2016 - 3:00am
The author of “The Shipping News” and, most recently, “Barkskins” says books of prognostication, business, technology, entrepreneurial success and patriotic stuff are “not my cup of tea.”
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Chaos, Change And No Change At All: 3 Stories Of School Money

NPR Top Stories - June 23, 2016 - 3:00am

In a follow-up to its School Money series, the NPR Ed Team reports on three states that have, in recent weeks, made news for big challenges to their school funding systems: Texas, Arizona and Kansas.

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Pulse Owner Says 'Latin Night' Resumes Thursday

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2016 - 2:36pm

Barbara Poma says her nightclub, where 49 clubgoers were killed, will be back with a street party to thank the Orlando community for its support. The attack happened on a Latin Night on June 12.

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How Reddit Helped Find A Graffiti Artist Who Defaced National Parks

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2016 - 2:21pm

When a serial graffiti artist left her mark around national parks, hiking and nature lovers took to Reddit to find the vandal. The culprit was recently sentenced and banned from federal lands.

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'Intelligent' And 'Whimsical': The Pumi Dog Breed Gains Full U.S. Recognition

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2016 - 2:13pm

The American Kennel Club says it is officially granting full status to the pumi, a herding breed originally from Hungary. It opens the door for the breed to compete at the Westminster Dog Show.

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The Case For 1971 As Rock's Greatest Year

NPR Books - June 22, 2016 - 2:03pm

That year, music journalist David Hepworth argues, offered an explosion of talent from David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Al Green, John Lennon and more. He discusses his new book, Never a Dull Moment.

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Has Zika Pushed More Women Toward Illegal Abortions?

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2016 - 1:27pm

A new study offers some intriguing clues.

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Via Cargo Ships and Jungle Treks, Africans Dream Of Reaching The U.S.

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2016 - 1:27pm

One of the lesser known tales of the world migrant crisis is taking place in Central America, where hundreds of Africans are landing with dreams of making it to the U.S.

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