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Overloaded Computers Give NASA's Pluto Team A Fright 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:11:46 -0400 
    NASA had a heart-stopping moment over the weekend, when engineers lost contact with a spacecraft they've sent to Pluto. A computer crash was behind the problem.

'No One Should Have The Right To Prolong My Death' 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:03:00 -0400 
    Jennifer Glass was a newlywed when she was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. "I'm doing everything I can to extend my life," she says, while advocating for a right-to-die law in California.

Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:02:00 -0400 
    Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.

They Survived Training, Now Female Marines Await Word On Ground Combat 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:01:00 -0400 
    The women who completed months of tough training say they're ready to serve in ground combat. Now they await results of a study and a Marine Corps decision about whether they'll be permitted to do so.

In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400 
    South Texas is rampant with corruption, including voter fraud. Advocates say campaign workers, called politiqueras, are paid to manipulate mail-in ballots.

For Homeless Families, Quick Exit From Shelters Is Only A Temporary Fix 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:23:00 -0400 
    The rapid rehousing program provides the homeless with short-term rental assistance. But many recipients ultimately face the same problems as those who stay in shelters, a new government study finds.

Bill Cosby Admitted To Acquiring Drugs To Give To A Woman For Sex 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:48:00 -0400 
    NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews MaryClaire Dale, an Associated Press reporter, about the court documents showing Cosby said in 2005 he got quaaludes to give to a woman with whom he wanted to have sex.

Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies At 77 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:43:00 -0400 
    The legendary producer behind such hits as The Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven died in Santa Barbara, Calif. The cause was cardiac arrest.

Cosby Admitted Giving Woman Quaaludes 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:20:00 -0400 
    The comedian testified in 2005 he got the sedative with the intent of giving it to women with whom he wanted to have sex.

Giving Some Rope: A Brief History Of Tensions Between Politicians And The Press 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:51:00 -0400 
    Hillary Clinton's campaign took the term "wrangling the press" literally when it used a rope to control reporters. She and other candidates have a long history of frustration with the Fourth Estate.

S.C. Senate Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From State House Grounds 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:44:00 -0400 
    Lawmakers in South Carolina began debating Monday whether to remove the Confederate flag that flies in front of the State House in Columbia, S.C.

'Vendetta' Recalls The Ruthless Rivalry Between Bobby Kennedy, Jimmy Hoffa 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:20:00 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel talks with James Neff about his new book Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa.

First Measles Death In 12 Years Renews Vaccination Concerns 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:20:00 -0400 
    A woman from Washington state died of measles last week. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Seattle Times reporter JoNel Aleccia about the first confirmed measles death in the United States in 12 years.

Recent Islamic State Losses Show It Can Be Defeated, Obama Says 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:03:00 -0400 
    But the president warned that the campaign against the group that controls large parts of Syria and Iraq "will not be quick."

Burt Shavitz, Face Of Burt's Bees, Dies At 80 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:30:31 -0400 
    Burt Shavitz, the eccentric co-founder of Burt's Bees skin care products, has died at age 80. His bearded face is on your lip balm.
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