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

By Scott Neuman on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 6:03 pm

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

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Pilot In Solar-Powered Plane Sets Aviation Record

By Scott Neuman on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 4:03 pm

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

By Scott Neuman on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 4, 2015 at 7:03 pm

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

By Steve Mullis on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 8:03 pm

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

By Scott Neuman on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm

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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Syrian Forces Try To Halt Rebel Offensive On Aleppo

By Scott Neuman on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 11:03 am

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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Hours From Greek Bailout Vote, 2 Sides Evenly Divided

By Scott Neuman on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 2:03 pm

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

By Scott Neuman on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 11:03 am

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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REELZ TV Network Will Air Miss USA Pageant

By Lucy Perkins on July 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: July 2, 2015 at 9:03 pm

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

By Lucy Perkins on July 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 2:03 pm

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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