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Around the Nation
5:12 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

At Sandra Bland's Funeral, Mourners Say 'It's All About Social Justice'

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 6:36 pm

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5:12 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

As Lightning Strikes Spike, Myth-Busting Often Means Safety

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 9:42 pm

Deaths from lightning strikes are up sharply this year, according to the National Weather Service. Here are some myths about lightning, or avoiding it, and tips on how to actually stay safe.

This story initially aired on July 17, 2015 on Morning Edition.

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Law
7:57 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Eligible For Parole In November

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:36 pm

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Parallels
5:49 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Struggling Greek Businesses Choked By Money Controls

A shop owner arranges his goods in central Athens on Monday. Greek banks have reopened, but capital controls remain in place.
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Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 9:09 pm

This week the Greek Parliament approved a set of reforms it hopes will lead a new bailout. The country remains under strict capital controls that bar people from sending money abroad. In a country that imports much of what it uses and eats, that's having a debilitating effect on the economy.

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National Security
5:19 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Saudi Arabia Softens Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:22 pm

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Around the Nation
5:09 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Theater Shooting Highlights High Rate Of Gun Deaths In Louisiana

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:22 pm

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Sports
5:05 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Searching For The Golden Snitch At First European Quidditch Games

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 11:04 am

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U.S.
4:28 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson's Steps In A Now 'Unchanged Eden'

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Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:22 pm

It's high summer, and for a lot of us that means it's time to go camping. This summer, we're celebrating one particular camping trip.

Way back in 1858, Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great philosopher and poet, set out into the Adirondack Mountains in New York. On the famous journey, he took with him some of the most famous artists, scientists and thinkers of his day.

This year, I set out early in the morning in my canoe with a company of my own: environmental activist and writer Bill McKibben and our guide, Mike Carr with the Nature Conservancy.

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Africa
4:28 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Obama Embarks On First Trip To Kenya As President

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 9:04 pm

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Health
6:14 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

What If Chemo Doesn't Help You Live Longer Or Better?

For best quality of life, many cancer patients who can't be cured might do best to forgo chemo and focus instead on pain relief and easing sleep and mood problems, a survey of caregivers suggests.
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Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 11:10 am

Chemotherapy given to patients at the end of life often does more harm than good, according to a study that calls into question this common practice.

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