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Latin America
3:58 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Travel Freedom Raises Questions About U.S. Policies Toward Cuba

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 9:47 am

After being away for decades, many members of the first generation of Cuban-American exiles are returning to their native land. But there are still many uneasy with the relaxed travel restrictions.

Around the Nation
3:23 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Uber Offers On-Demand Weddings In San Francisco

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 4:59 am

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Around the Nation
3:18 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Last Place Runner Gets Big Cheers For Finishing Race

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 4:59 am

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Good morning I'm Steve Inskeep. At the U.S. Track and Field Championships, the crowd cheered a runner who finished last. Alysia Montano was a five-time national champion, who lined up for the 800 meter race. She ran even though she is 34 weeks pregnant. She said her doctor approved. She did the roughly half-mile race in 2 minutes, 32 seconds. That's way worse than normal, but the crowd roared. And afterward she said, I just didn't want to get lapped. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Around the Nation
2:10 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Lexus Lanes Define Miami's Commuting Culture

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 4:59 am

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All this week, I've been in Miami with the great team here at member station WLRN. Thanks for letting us share the studio, guys. I promise we're going to clean up.

We came to Florida after a trip to Cuba to learn how Cuba and Cuban policy have shaped this region. There are, of course, other forces shaping life here. One is interstate 95 which ends in Miami. WLRN reporter, Kenny Malone, has been exploring various aspects of I-95 and has this story of two little words that now define much of Miami's current commuting culture.

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Sports
2:10 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Despite Losing To Germany, U.S. Advances In World Cup

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 4:59 am

The U.S. men's soccer team moves on to the World Cup's round of 16. They lost to Germany, but advance because Portugal beat Ghana. The team will get to rest a bit before playing Belgium on Tuesday.

Law
2:10 am
Fri June 27, 2014

High Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 4:59 am

The Supreme Court eased restrictions on protesters at clinics that perform abortions. The court invalidated a Massachusetts law that created a 35 foot buffer outside abortion clinics in the state.

Law
11:19 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Supreme Court Rules On Obama Appointments, Abortion Protests

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The Supreme Court has issued rulings in two controversial cases. The court invalidated several appointments President Obama made while the Senate was in recess, or appeared to be, anyway. And the court also limited the power of a state to define buffer zones around abortion clinics. A lot to talk about here, let's dive right in with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Hi, Nina.

NINA TOTENBERG, BYLINE: Hi.

INSKEEP: OK, so these decisions appear to be, to you, anyway, compromises - why is that?

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Around the Nation
4:36 am
Thu June 26, 2014

North Korea Threatens War Over U.S. Comedy

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 11:19 am

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Research News
4:36 am
Thu June 26, 2014

How To Sell Green Products To The Self-Regarding Consumer

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 6:40 am

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When consumers think about green products, they often face a dilemma - that car that uses less gasoline or a more efficient refrigerator tends to cost more. Buyers have to choose whether money is more important to them than public good. Now new research shows there might be a way to boost interest in these products, at least among a core group of consumers. NPR social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam is here to talk with us about that. Hi Shankar.

SHANKAR VEDANTAM, BYLINE: Hi Steve.

INSKEEP: What consumers?

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Latin America
3:59 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Wife Of Jailed American In Cuba Worries He'll Take 'Drastic Measures'

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 10:21 am

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