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For Homeless Families, Quick Exit From Shelters Is Only A Temporary Fix 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:23:00 -0400 
    The rapid rehousing program provides the homeless with short-term rental assistance. But many recipients ultimately face the same problems as those who stay in shelters, a new government study finds.

Bill Cosby Admitted To Acquiring Drugs To Give To A Woman For Sex 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:48:00 -0400 
    NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews MaryClaire Dale, an Associated Press reporter, about the court documents showing Cosby said in 2005 he got quaaludes to give to a woman with whom he wanted to have sex.

Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies At 77 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:43:00 -0400 
    The legendary producer behind such hits as The Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven died in Santa Barbara, Calif. The cause was cardiac arrest.

Cosby Admitted Giving Woman Quaaludes 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:20:00 -0400 
    The comedian testified in 2005 he got the sedative with the intent of giving it to women with whom he wanted to have sex.

Giving Some Rope: A Brief History Of Tensions Between Politicians And The Press 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:51:00 -0400 
    Hillary Clinton's campaign took the term "wrangling the press" literally when it used a rope to control reporters. She and other candidates have a long history of frustration with the Fourth Estate.

S.C. Senate Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From State House Grounds 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:44:00 -0400 
    Lawmakers in South Carolina began debating Monday whether to remove the Confederate flag that flies in front of the State House in Columbia, S.C.

'Vendetta' Recalls The Ruthless Rivalry Between Bobby Kennedy, Jimmy Hoffa 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:20:00 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel talks with James Neff about his new book Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa.

First Measles Death In 12 Years Renews Vaccination Concerns 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:20:00 -0400 
    A woman from Washington state died of measles last week. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Seattle Times reporter JoNel Aleccia about the first confirmed measles death in the United States in 12 years.

Recent Islamic State Losses Show It Can Be Defeated, Obama Says 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:03:00 -0400 
    But the president warned that the campaign against the group that controls large parts of Syria and Iraq "will not be quick."

Burt Shavitz, Face Of Burt's Bees, Dies At 80 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:30:31 -0400 
    Burt Shavitz, the eccentric co-founder of Burt's Bees skin care products, has died at age 80. His bearded face is on your lip balm.

Grateful Dead Plays Final Shows With Record-Breaking Audiences 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:30:31 -0400 
    Music critic Will Hermes went to one of the Grateful Dead's last shows that broke all kinds of records.

With Corruption Rampant, Good Cops Go Bad In Texas' Rio Grande Valley 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:30:30 -0400 
    How does a promising young cop go from town hero to drug trafficker? A former rogue officer details what lead him to the dark side in a region known for corruption.

U.N. Report Highlights Surprising Global Progress On Poverty Goals 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:30:00 -0400 
    In 2000 the world's leaders agreed on an ambitious plan for attacking global poverty by 2015. Called the Millennium Development Goals, these time-bound targets spurred an unprecedented aid effort that helped slash the share of people living in extreme poverty in half. Now nations are hammering out an even broader set of goals for 2030, but this time the task is proving highly controversial. The Millennium Development Goals were drafted in a highly casual way and that simple process proved the key to their success.

Soccer Fan Displays Loretta Lynch Cutout At U.S. Women's World Cup Final 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:30:00 -0400 
    For Nik Dahl, fan of the U.S. Women's soccer team, Attorney General Loretta Lynch saved the sport of soccer by exposing corrupt FIFA leaders. To show his appreciation, he brought her to the Women's World Cup Final — well, a 3-foot cutout of her face that is.

S.C. Senate Takes A Strong Step Toward Removing Confederate Flag 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:29:00 -0400 
    The state's Senate will need to approve the bill one more time before it can go on to the House. Monday's tally was 37-3; a final vote will be held Tuesday.
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Michael B. Oren’s ‘Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide’  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:44:55 GMT
Author’s Note: They’ve Said Too Much  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:58:46 GMT
Inside the List  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:21:00 GMT
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National News From NPR
For Homeless Families, Quick Exit From Shelters Is Only A Temporary Fix  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:23:00 -0400
Bill Cosby Admitted To Acquiring Drugs To Give To A Woman For Sex  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:48:00 -0400
Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies At 77  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:43:00 -0400
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Greek PM to present new debt plan  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 04:21:22 GMT
US 'intensifying' anti-IS campaign  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:09:53 GMT
Bill to ban Confederate flag passes  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:10:40 GMT
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