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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 17:34:23 -0400 
    It's the place where a teenager died of Ebola this week. And like all unusual geographic names, it's got 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 17:31:55 -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.

New Rules Could Create A New Class Of Overtime Workers 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:24:00 -0400 
    The president's proposal would make 5 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. But the changes don't mean that employers will pay more.

So Far, So Good For The Economy. But What About The Second Half? 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:45:00 -0400 
    The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.

In Data Breach, Reluctance To Point The Finger At China 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:43:00 -0400 
    Personal data of at least 18 million federal workers may have been accessed via the OPM computer system. Some officials quietly blame China; others want to avoid upsetting this major trade partner.

5 Things You Should Know About Jim Webb 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:34:00 -0400 
    The former senator, the fifth Democrat to enter the presidential race, has a colorful background as a veteran, author, reporter and defender of the Confederacy.
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