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Law
4:39 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

This California Raisin Grower Just Got His Day In The Sun

Raisin farmer Marvin Horne stands in a field of grapevines planted in 1918 next to his home in Kerman, Calif. Horne was elated by Monday's Supreme Court decision. "It's just an affirmation in our Constitution and the American way of life," he said.
Gary Kazanjian AP

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 4:13 pm

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Depression-era federal program aimed at stabilizing raisin and other commodity prices.

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Television
6:18 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

The Human Drama Of Hacking Fuels TV Thriller 'Mr. Robot'

USA's Mr. Robot tells the story of a cyber-security engineer and vigilant hacker (played by Rami Malek) who also suffers from anxiety.
Sarah Shatz USA Network

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 10:13 am

Cyborgs and androids are nowhere to be seen in the new USA show Mr. Robot. Instead, the drama is centered on a very human interior — the mind of Elliot, the unlikely hacker hero. From his first words — "Hello, friend" — his voice-over keeps audiences squarely inside his world.

"Elliot is sort of an internal, isolated guy who can't really interact with people socially, in real life, but online he can hack them and knows all the intimate, private details of them," Sam Esmail, the show's creator and executive producer, tells NPR's Arun Rath.

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Arts & Life
5:11 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

Remembering James Salter, A 'Writer's Writer' Who Died Friday

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 6:21 pm

The acclaimed U.S. author died in New York at age 90. A master of his craft, Salter never received the mainstream success many believe he deserved. His novels include A Sport and a Pastime and All That Is.

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Mental Health
5:11 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

Auditory Hallucinations May Vary Across Cultures

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 6:18 pm

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Europe
5:11 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

Will Monday's Greek Debt Talks Result In A Deal?

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 6:18 pm

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Environment
6:42 pm
Sat June 20, 2015

Residents Fight To Block Fracked Gas In New York's Finger Lakes

At an October protest, hundreds of "We Are Seneca Lake" members block the gates of Crestwood Midstream to protest against the expansion of fracked gas storage in the Finger Lakes.
PR Newswire AP

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 6:45 pm

New York state's Seneca Lake is the heart of the Finger Lakes, a beautiful countryside of steep glacier-carved hills and long slivers of water with deep beds of salt. It's been mined on Seneca's shore for more than a century.

The Texas company Crestwood Midstream owns the mine now, and stores natural gas in the emptied-out caverns. It has federal approval to increase the amount, and it's seeking New York's OK to store 88 million gallons of propane as well.

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On Aging
5:31 pm
Sat June 20, 2015

An Award To New England's Elderly Is Not Always Cause For Celebration

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 6:42 pm

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U.S.
5:31 pm
Sat June 20, 2015

Charleston Church To Hold Sunday Service And Deliver 'Message Of Hope'

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 8:42 pm

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World
5:31 pm
Sat June 20, 2015

Europe's Migrant Crisis Spreads Ashore As Refugees Enter Bulgaria On Foot

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 6:42 pm

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It's All Politics
6:13 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Predictably, Democrats, Republicans Don't Agree On Charleston Causes, Solutions

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to members of the media after visiting the memorial site at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., where nine people were killed.
John Taggart EPA/Landov

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 8:42 pm

This post was updated at 6:13 p.m. ET

When tragedies happen, like the shooting in Charleston, they usually find their way into the realm of politics eventually.

This time is no different, as Democrats and Republicans are finding very different ways of talking about what happened in South Carolina. Democrats see race and gun control as issues at the center of it. Republicans, on the other hand, largely point to mental illness and label what happened a tragic but random act.

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Around the Nation
5:51 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Dylann Roof Said He Wanted To Start A Race War, Friends Say

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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The suspected shooter, Dylann Roof, is from Lexington, S.C., near the state capital, Columbia. New York Times reporter Frances Robles has been talking with people there who know Dylann Roof. And, Frances, what's the portrait that you're hearing?

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Around the Nation
5:51 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Charleston, S.C., Residents Gather Outside Church To Mourn Victims

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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Europe
4:55 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

European Union Leaders Hold Last-Minute Talks To Keep Greece From Default

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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Animals
4:55 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Ivory Crushed In Times Square To Raise Awareness Of Wildlife Trafficking

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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One ton of ivory - that's how much federal officials crushed today in New York's Times Square. The goal is to raise awareness about the illegal ivory trade and the elephant poaching that feeds it. NPR's Joel Rose reports.

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Energy
4:55 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Proposed Oil Refinery Could Help Washington State Meet Clean Fuel Standards

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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Remembrances
5:29 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

When Charleston, S.C., Pastor Spoke, 'People Listened'

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 6:11 am

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Environment
5:15 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Pope Francis Uses Encyclical To Deliver Moral Message On Climate Change

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 8:58 pm

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Remembrances
5:15 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Pastor, 3 Other Ministers Among Victims Of Charleston, S.C., Shooting

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 8:58 pm

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Around the Nation
5:15 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Charleston, S.C., Mayor Says Shooting Is 'Impossible To Digest'

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 9:07 pm

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And I'm joined now by the mayor of Charleston, Joe Riley.

And Mayor Riley, I'm so sorry that I'm having to talk to you on such a tragic day. Thanks for being with us.

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Around the Nation
5:15 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Despite Attack, Charleston, S.C., Congregation Remains Strong

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:24 am

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A 21-year-old man is in custody after a shooting that authorities call a hate crime. Nine people died last night in Charleston, S.C., in a historically black church. Dylann Storm Roof was arrested today in neighboring North Carolina.

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