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Puerto Rico’s Governor Wants Lenders To Wait For More Than $73 Billion Debt Payments

By Lucy Perkins on June 29th, 2015 | Last updated: June 30, 2015 at 12:04 am

In a televised address, the governor said he’ll ask international creditors to give Puerto Rico easier terms, starting with a delay in payments. He also warned his people of coming budget cuts.

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California Legislature Passes ‘Mandatory’ Vaccine Bill, Sends It To The Governor

By Lucy Perkins on June 29th, 2015 | Last updated: June 29, 2015 at 9:03 pm

Children who have specific medical problems, like immune system deficiencies, would be exempt from vaccinations as long as they have confirmation from their doctor.

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If The Mess In Greece Is All Greek To You, Then Read This

By Marilyn Geewax on June 29th, 2015 | Last updated: June 29, 2015 at 7:04 pm

This week, Greek will miss a $1.73 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. The debt crisis has the potential to create financial, economic and geopolitical trouble for Americans.

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Supreme Court Places A Stay On Abortion Law In Texas

By Bill Chappell on June 29th, 2015 | Last updated: June 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm

If the Supreme Court refuses to hear the case, the stay will be lifted and a controversial 2013 law will take effect. The law places new requirements on abortion providers.

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In Some States, Defiance Over Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

By Krishnadev Calamur on June 29th, 2015 | Last updated: June 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm

The court ruled last week that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions. The ruling was welcomed by many, but there was criticism, too.

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NBCUniversal Is Cutting Ties With Donald Trump

By Lucy Perkins on June 29th, 2015 | Last updated: June 29, 2015 at 5:04 pm

The media company is ending its business relationship with the presidential hopeful after comments he made about Mexican immigrants.

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Solar-Powered Airplane Begins Long Journey From Japan To Hawaii

By Bill Chappell on June 29th, 2015 | Last updated: June 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm

It’s expected to be the longest leg of the Solar Impulse’s planned around-the-world flight, a trip that will last five days and five nights.

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Supreme Court Blocks Obama Administration Plan On Power Plant Emissions

By Brian Naylor on June 29th, 2015 | Last updated: June 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm

In a 5-4 ruling, the court says the Environmental Protection Agency should have taken into account the costs of complying with regulation.

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Supreme Court Backs Arizona’s Redistricting Commission Targeting Gridlock

By Bill Chappell on June 29th, 2015 | Last updated: June 29, 2015 at 9:03 pm

Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission was formed 15 years ago, after voters took the power to redraw districts away from the state’s Legislature.

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Supreme Court Says Use Of Lethal Injection Drug Is Legal

By Krishnadev Calamur on June 29th, 2015 | Last updated: June 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Lawyers for Oklahoma death row inmates argued midazolam does not reliably induce a comalike sleep, violating the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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