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On The Rebound, Panthers Prowl Expanding Swath Of Land In Florida

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 12:28pm

From a low of about 20, the population of Florida's state animal has grown to about 200 — enough, wildlife officials say, to warrant taking them off the endangered species list. Not everyone agrees.

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Debt Crisis Puts The Squeeze On Greece's Banks

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 12:28pm

The country's banks could hardly be in a more precarious position. The European Central Bank has stopped lending Greece money and a referendum Sunday could spell the country's exit from the eurozone.

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#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 12:20pm

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.

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A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 12:03pm

Long before Cruz was the Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a teenager reciting conservative, free-market ideology.

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Pilot In Solar-Powered Plane Sets Aviation Record

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 9:44am

André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.

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Iceland's Pirate Party Wins Repeal Of Blasphemy Law

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 8:22am

The insurgent political movement, which has just three members in parliament, led the rollback of the 75-year-old law that made it a crime to "ridicule or insult" religious teachings.

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Parts Of Social-Sharing Site Reddit Go Dark In Apparent User Revolt

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 7:36am

After the firing of a key figure at the website, moderators of many of Reddit's most popular sections have gone private in apparent protest.

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Aetna Announces $37 Billion Merger With Health Insurance Rival Humana

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 7:11am

If the deal passes antitrust scrutiny, it would be the largest such acquisition in the insurance industry. It's the latest sign of consolidation in health insurance in the wake of Obamacare.

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When The Fish You Eat Have Eaten Something Toxic

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 6:59am

Toxins produced by algae that live in warm ocean waters can pass up the fish food chain. The toxins can sicken humans who eat large fish. A Florida study finds cases are underreported.

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Syrian Forces Try To Halt Rebel Offensive On Aleppo

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 5:36am

An alliance of forces led by the al-Qaida affiliated al-Nusra Front is battling the Syrian government for control of the key northern city.

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Why The World Might Be Running Out Of Cocoa Farmers

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 5:24am

West African cocoa farmers earn less than $1 a day. Those low wages could jeopardize the future of chocolate labor, as young farmers find better opportunities to earn a living, a new report warns.

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Hours From Greek Bailout Vote, 2 Sides Evenly Divided

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 4:31am

One new poll shows that those favoring the bailout hold a wafer-thin plurality, but another one gives the edge to the "no" side.

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Russia Finally Launches Supplies To ISS After Earlier Failures

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 3:24am

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.

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New Nation, New Cuisine: The First Cookbook To Tackle 'American Food'

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 3:03am

The first American cookbook, published in 1796, promised local food and a kind of socioculinary equality. But generations later, foodies are still puzzling over how to define "American food."

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Peruvian Sisters Can Turn A Gourd Into An $800 Objet D'Art

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 3:03am

They can spend up to two months on a single gourd, creating scenes that tell a story. Think of it as a graphic gourd novel.

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REELZ TV Network Will Air Miss USA Pageant

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 4:30pm

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

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Investigators Say Weather Caused Mount Zion AME Church To Burn

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 4:08pm

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.

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White House: We Have A Beef With GMO Regulations

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 2:13pm

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.

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Virginia's Pamunkey Tribe Granted Federal Recognition

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 2:07pm

The Native Americans had contact with earliest English settlers and included Pocahontas among their members.

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Small Donors Fueled Sanders' $15 Million Fundraising Haul

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 1:38pm

The Vermont senator's campaign said its average contribution was $33.51, but reliance on small donors cuts both ways.

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