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5:09 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Teen, Female Shortstop Could Be Signed by MLB Team

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:05 am

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NPR Story
5:09 am
Wed June 24, 2015

'New Yorker' On Secret Civilian Efforts To Save America's ISIS Hostages

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:05 am

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NPR Story
5:09 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Lawmakers Promise To Take Action After NPR's Mustard Gas Exposure Report

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 10:52 am

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NPR Story
5:09 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Clinton Makes A Stop In Missouri; Discusses Race Near Riot-Torn Ferguson

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:05 am

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Parallels
5:09 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Bulgaria Steps Up Efforts Against Drug Trafficking Across Its Borders

A Bulgarian border policeman stands near a barbed wire wall on the border with Turkey in July 2014. Experts believe that about two-thirds of the heroin that enters Europe comes through Bulgaria, and that a third of that moves on to the United States.
Dimitar Dilkoff AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:58 am

As heroin addiction grows in the United States, the U.S. is focusing on the global supply chain, and officials believe one crucial link in it moves through Bulgaria, delivering most of the heroin that enters Europe — and some of what winds up on American streets.

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Parallels
3:43 am
Wed June 24, 2015

A Thorn For Russia, Georgia's Ex-President Pops Up In Ukraine

Galina Mazourenko, 80, makes her living playing sentimental songs from Soviet times near the port in Odessa. She says her city is open-hearted but has deeply rooted corruption.
Courtesy of Diana Derby

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:59 am

When Mikheil Saakashvili was the flamboyant, provocative, president of Georgia, he made an international name for himself with his willingness to take on Russia, his much larger neighbor to the north.

Saakashvili led his tiny country, a former Soviet republic, in the brief war with Russia in 2008, which Georgia quickly lost. Saakashvili, who was also known as an economic reformer, served two terms as president but left Georgia after his party suffered a crushing defeat in parliamentary elections.

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The Two-Way
6:44 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Judge Declares Mistrial In Vanderbilt Rape Case

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 7:39 pm

A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of two former Vanderbilt football players who were found guilty of rape in January.

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All Tech Considered
6:33 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

What's Trending On Instagram? A Battle With Twitter

Instagram's latest update features curated photo collections and trending tags.
Instagram

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 7:35 pm

Consider yourself warned: Instagram rolled out an update Tuesday, and the photo-sharing app may be about to eat up a lot more of your time.

More substantial than other recent makeovers touting new filters, this change will transform Instagram into a stream of real-time updates from around the country. Following in the footsteps of Twitter and Facebook, Instagram wants to be a source for your news.

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The Salt
6:18 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

As Tastes Shift, Food Giant General Mills Gets A Makeover

Product developer Erin Schutt was part of a team that came up with a new line of frozen vegetables for General Mills' Green Giant brand.
Jim Zarroli NPR

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 9:04 am

It's not just the Lucky Charms that are getting a makeover at General Mills. The company's announcement Monday that it is removing artificial colors and flavors from its cereal line is part of a much bigger overhaul at the food giant.

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NPR Ed
6:06 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

A Recipe For Success With Two Student Groups That Often Struggle

Lannie Castagne teaches first grade at Brimley Elementary School. She does monthly reading assessments to make sure her students are on track.
Jennifer Guerra/Michigan Public Radio

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 8:56 pm

In Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Brimley is the kind of small town where the students of the month in the elementary school get full-page write-ups in the local newspaper.

There's an Indian reservation just up the road, a couple bars, a gas station, a motel and that's about it.

Brimley Elementary serves two groups that often struggle academically. Of the 300 students, more than half are Native American. Many come from low-income families.

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