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Former Corinthian Students: Saddled With Debt, Hoping For Relief 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:26:40 -0400 
    Former Corinthian students could soon be off the hook for their student loans, but that won't help them in finding a better career.

Aetna Announces $37 Billion Merger With Rival Humana 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:11:00 -0400 
    If the deal passes anti-trust scrutiny, it would be the largest-ever such acquisition in the insurance industry.

Russia Finally Launches Supplies To ISS After Earlier Failures 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:24:00 -0400 
    The liftoff of the Soyuz Progress 60P was a relief to astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station after two previous resupply missions — one Russian and one American — failed.

Home Elevation Program Meant To Lessen Flood Damage 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:06:00 -0400 
    Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged a swath of Louisiana's shoreline. Since then, residents determined to rebuild near the coast have a new mantra: high and dry.

REELZ TV Network Will Air Miss USA Pageant 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:30:00 -0400 
    After two TV networks, Univision and NBC, dropped broadcasts of Miss USA and Miss Universe – pageants which Trump co-owns – a different network will broadcast the programming, according to The AP

Investigators Say Weather Caused Mount Zion AME Church To Burn 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:08:00 -0400 
    The State Law Enforcement Division says that there was no evidence of criminal intent at the church in Greeleyville, S.C., on Tuesday. Thunderstorms had passed through the area that night.

White House: We Have A Beef With GMO Regulations 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:13:00 -0400 
    The White House has ordered a review of the government's system for regulating products of biotechnology, including genetically modified crops. That system has been controversial from the start.

Virginia's Pamunkey Tribe Granted Federal Recognition 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:07:00 -0400 
    The Native Americans had contact with earliest English settlers and included Pocahontas among their members.

Royals All Star Voting Echoes Last Time MLB Fans Stuffed The Ballot Box 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:52:31 -0400 
    Eight Royals could start in the All Star game July 14. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Chris Eckes, curator of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, about the last time this happened.

Small Donors Fueled Sanders' $15 Million Fundraising Haul 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:38:00 -0400 
    The Vermont senator's campaign said its average contribution was $33.51, but reliance on small donors cuts both ways.

Yes, There Really Is A Town In Liberia Called 'Smell No Taste' 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:34:00 -0400 
    It's the place where a teenager died of Ebola this week. And, like all unusual geographic names, there's a story behind it.

Busy Travel Weekend Raises Concerns About Transportation Infrastructure 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:32:00 -0400 
    Expect heavy traffic and busy airports if traveling this Independence Day weekend. Travel industry groups say with unemployment down and wages ticking up, more Americans will be on the move.

Deputy Secretary Of State: Iran Needs Nuclear Deal 'More Than We Do' 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:32:00 -0400 
    NPR's Rachel Martin interviews Tony Blinken, the U.S. deputy secretary of state and the former deputy national security advisor for President Obama, about the latest on the negotiations with Iran.

Rejection Of Flag Exposes Larger Truths About The Confederacy 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:32:00 -0400 
    As many Americans reject the Confederate flag as a symbol not appropriate for public display, NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Professor James W. Loewen about Southern secession and the Civil War.

Maria Leaves Sesame Street After 44 Years On The Block 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:31:00 -0400 
    Sonia Manzano's acting career began when she was in the original cast of Godspell – a musical which began as a student production on campus, according to the Associated Press.
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