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8:44 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Greek Official: 'Grexit' Would Cost Europe A Trillion Euros

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks to the assembled media as he leaves his office in Athens.
Daniel Ochoa de Olza AP

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 1:17 pm

Greece's finance minister has accused his nation's creditors of "terrorism" for trying to "instill fear in people" ahead of a referendum on whether to accept the harsh terms of an international bailout designed to keep Athens in the eurozone.

Yanis Varoufakis, in an interview with the Spanish daily El Mundo, said that there was too much at stake for his country to be kicked out of Europe's common currency — "as much for Greece as for Europe, I'm sure."

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Sports
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Williams Survives, Nadal Falls At Wimbledon

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 11:04 am

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Movies
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

In Search Of The Perfect Summer Blockbuster Movie

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 11:04 am

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Space
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

A Rock Band And A Moon, United In Name

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 11:04 am

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A classic rock band and a bunch of NASA scientists met in a lab in Maryland this week, all because of a name - Styx.

(SOUNDBITE OF STYX SONG, "COME SAIL AWAY")

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Recipes
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

A Little Chiltomate Raises The Underappreciated Turkey Thigh

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 11:04 am

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If you've got any beer left over after your Fourth of July barbecue and picnic, we've got a delicious recipe for you - beer-braised turkey thighs. NPR's Noah Adams tracked down the recipe in Dayton, Ohio.

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Middle East
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Fuel Is Crucial In The Battle Over Syria

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 11:56 am

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Europe
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Greeks Divided Ahead Of Eurozone Vote

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 11:04 am

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Remembrances
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Remembering 'Britain's Schindler'

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 11:04 am

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The Two-Way
7:47 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Just A Few Important Words About The 'Declaration Of Independence'

Artist John Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence." It can be seen in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.
Library of Congress

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 11:04 am

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

It's Independence Day. Let's take a break from parades, patriotic songs and pyrotechnics to think about the Declaration of Independence, which was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

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Commentary
7:21 am
Sat July 4, 2015

The Grateful Dead, 'Truckin' Into The Sunset

Marc Pierce, 51, of Baker City, Ore., wears a Jerry Garcia T-shirt as he heads to the Grateful Dead concert at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Jim Gensheimer TNS /Landov

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 11:04 am

This weekend fans say goodbye to a rock band that embodies two quintessentially American traits: innovation and excess. The Grateful Dead say fare three well with their final, sold out concerts at Soldier Field in Chicago.

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Book Reviews
7:03 am
Sat July 4, 2015

'Shadowshaper' Paints A Vibrant Picture

Courtesy of Arthur A. Levine Books

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 10:55 am

Shadowshaper had me crying at 3 percent of the e-book. Not because it was sad, but because I am one giant button when it comes to stories about family, heritage, language, art, and the magic mixed up in them, and this book knew just where to push.

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Music Interviews
5:47 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Larry Campbell And Teresa Williams Step To The Mic, Together

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 11:04 am

For years, Larry Campbell has been one of the most in-demand musicians and producers in roots-rock, backing up Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson and many more.

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StoryCorps
5:43 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Two Marines, One Deployment And The End Of A Marriage

Anny Pena, 30, and Jonny Pena, 32, met when they were both stationed in Arizona.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 12:21 pm

StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative records stories from members of the U.S. military who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When Marine Staff Sgt. Jonny Pena came back from Afghanistan, he wasn't the same man who had left for the war.

He and his wife, Marine Sgt. Anny Pena, met when they were stationed in Arizona. Two years later, in 2007, they got married; then they had a son.

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Goats and Soda
5:39 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Need A Hand? Don't Worry, The Ghanaians Got Your Back

Hanna Barczyk for NPR

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 5:52 am

I finally reached the outskirts of my community after a 5-mile, uphill bike ride from the town where I go to buy groceries.

Hot, exhausted and loaded down with rice, bananas and mangoes, I didn't have the energy to go the final few hundred yards to reach the compound where I live.

Luckily, I didn't have to.

From the distance I heard cries of "n be Wumpini lo lo ni." That means "Welcome home my sister Wumpini." (That's my local name; it means God's gift.)

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Movie Reviews
5:37 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

Investigating The Drug Trade In 'Cartel Land'

Jose Manuel Mireles Valverde, spokesman for the Autodefensas, a militia organized against the Knights Templar mob.
The Orchard

Observing the consequences of the Mexican drug trade on both sides of the U.S. border, Cartel Land toggles between Arizona and the state of Michoacan, about 1,000 miles to the south. Only the latter of the twinned storylines really pays off, but that one is riveting.

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Architecture
5:25 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

Chicago To Replace Famed Ferris Wheel With Taller One

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 6:31 pm

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Politics
5:25 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 6:31 pm

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Donald Trump is doubling down on his negative comments about Mexicans and illegal immigration. To recap, here's what he said last month when he announced his presidential run.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

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Around the Nation
5:25 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

In Philadelphia's Fishtown, A Fierce Debate Over The Fate Of A Polish Church

St. Laurentius, a polish Catholic church in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood, was closed in March amid fears that it would collapse. Since then, the community has pushed back to save the historic building.
Kim Paynter WHYY

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 6:31 pm

For more than a century, the copper spires of St. Laurentius have stood tall over Philadelphia's Fishtown. But the city's oldest Polish church — founded in 1882 — could soon face the wrecking ball.

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The Two-Way
4:34 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 5:58 pm

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, we bring you five reads.

From Ina Jaffe, NPR's Los Angeles-based correspondent:

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Movies
4:28 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

On Its 40th Anniversary, Remembering The Terror Of 'Jaws'

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 6:31 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Rachel Martin, and I have a confession to make. It's the Fourth of July weekend, and there was a really big movie made in 1975, 40 years ago, pegged to this weekend - "Jaws."

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "JAWS")

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