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It's All Politics
6:06 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

Vice President Joe Biden addresses a progressive youth summit in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.
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Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 2:11 pm

Sitting vice presidents are usually seen as political heirs to the White House. But not this year.

With Hillary Clinton surging to the front of the Democratic field and the sudden rise of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden has largely been an afterthought.

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U.S.
6:06 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

35 Women, 1 Story: Bill Cosby Accusers In 'New York Magazine'

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 5:49 pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Noreen Malone about her New York Magazine cover story. For the first time ever, the majority of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault were photographed – 35 of the 46 who have come forward. There are also individual portraits with accounts from each of the women, which often include strikingly similar details.

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Health
6:06 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Donors Sue Fertility Industry For Caps On Egg Prices

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:24 pm

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Television
6:06 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

'I Am Cait' Premieres As Reality Series With A Cause

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:24 pm

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Around the Nation
6:06 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

The 'Shock Of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail

A cell at New York's Rikers Island jail. About 1,000 people die in American jails every year, and about a third of those are suicides.
Seth Wenig AP

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 5:41 pm

The case of Sandra Bland has raised anger and suspicions nationwide since she was found dead in a jail cell in Hempstead, Texas, two weeks ago. Bland's family and supporters have rejected the medical examiner's finding of suicide, and the criminal district attorney for Waller County, Texas, says he's recruited two outside lawyers to assist in the investigation of her death. The local investigation has been reviewed by the FBI, and local prosecutors have pledged to bring the case to a grand jury next month.

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Around the Nation
6:06 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Boy Scouts To Announce End Of Ban On Gay Leaders

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:24 pm

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The executive board of the Boy Scouts of America has ended its outright ban on gay scout leaders today, but there's a caveat. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reports that the resolution allows each scout unit to decide for itself whether to accept gay adult leaders.

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Parallels
5:09 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

A worker picks clingstone peaches in Greece. Most of the country's farms are small and family owned. Production costs can be high, and Greek farmers have had trouble competing internationally.
Konstantinos Tsakalidis Bloomberg via Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 2:36 pm

Nick Lapatas spent 18 years living in Chicago. Then he returned home to Greece and bought a small farm. Today he and his son sell tomatoes in an open-air market in Athens. Despite the depressed economy and cheaper imports from Bulgaria and Albania, he's doing OK.

"I don't know how, but we are making some money," he says. "Now, what is going to happen a month from now, I don't know."

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World Cafe
4:53 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

World Cafe Sense Of Place — Stockholm: Small Feet

Simon Stålhamre of Small Feet.
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Our former World Cafe: Next artists Small Feet are our guests as part of our Sense of Place — Stockholm series. Songwriter Simon Stålhamre, who leads the band, has been making music from an early age, but he only recently got the courage to make his first album, From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean.

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Business
4:34 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Fined $105 Million For Failing To Complete Recalls

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:24 pm

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The Two-Way
4:32 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Malaysia, Cuba Taken Off U.S. Human Trafficking Blacklist

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 2:19 pm

The U.S. State Department has taken Malaysia and Cuba off its list of worst human trafficking offenders — which many human rights advocates and U.S. lawmakers say has more to do with politics than facts on the ground.

The department's latest annual Trafficking in Persons Report also upgraded Uzbekistan and Angola, while Belize, Belarus and South Sudan were among 18 nations downgraded this year. Russia, Iran, Eritrea and Algeria are some of the countries that have been on the blacklist for years.

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Africa
4:32 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Obama Becomes First Sitting U.S. President To Visit Ethiopia

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:24 pm

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Sports
4:31 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

U.S. Olympic Committee Ends Bid To Bring 2024 Summer Games To Boston

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 5:57 am

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The Two-Way
4:27 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Boston's 2024 Olympic Bid Is Over

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at a news conference last month. He and the USOC announced Monday that his city is no longer in the running to host the 2024 Olympics.
Elise Amendola AP

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 8:19 am

It's official. The 2024 Olympic Games will not take place in Boston.

The Associated Press reports that the U.S. Olympic Committee "severed ties" with Boston on Monday. In a statement, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said, "I strongly believe that bringing the Olympic Games back to the United States would be good for our country and would have brought long-term benefits to Boston." He continued, "However, no benefit is so great that it is worth handing over the financial future of our City and our citizens were rightly hesitant to be supportive as a result."

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The Salt
4:23 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Cheap Eats: A Cookbook For Eating Well On A Food Stamp Budget

The Savory Summer Cobbler from the Cheap and Good cookbook features seasonal vegetables under a peppery biscuit crust.
Leanne Brown

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 12:26 pm

Editor's note: A version of this story was first published Aug. 1, 2014.

When Leanne Brown moved to New York from Canada to earn a master's in food studies at New York University, she couldn't help noticing that Americans on a tight budget were eating a lot of processed foods heavy in carbs.

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Around the Nation
4:23 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

South Florida Haitians Protest Deportations In Dominican Republic

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:24 pm

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Politics
4:21 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

GOP Candidates Scramble To Secure One Of 10 Spots On Debate Stage

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:24 pm

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Goats and Soda
4:21 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Fleeing To Haiti, They Put Their Faith In 'God And Government'

Children play among the tents of Parc Cadeau, one of the camps set up in Haiti for migrants who've left the Dominican Republic after being stripped of their citizenship.
Peter Granitz for NPR

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 12:21 pm

Marie Etyse left two of her children behind.

She's 29, a widow and has five kids. She has lived in a town in the Dominican Republic for the past nine years.

Like many Haitian migrants, she faces deportation after a law stripped her of her citizenship. Formal deportation could start as early as Aug. 1, so many of these people have already fled to settlement camps in Haiti, which shares the island of Hispaniola with the DR.

Etyse tried to get the required papers to stay in the country.

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National Security
4:21 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

U.S., Turkey Plan To Create 'Islamic State Free Zone' Along Syrian Border

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:24 pm

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Business
4:21 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

China's Stock Market Suffers Largest Drop In 8 Years

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 5:40 am

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Economy
4:21 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

As Brazil's Economy Goes In Reverse, Illusion Of Prosperity Fades With It

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:24 pm

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