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5:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Saudi Arabia Opens Its Stock Exchange To Foreign Investors

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 8:07 am

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NPR Story
5:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

How An African-American Ad Man Changed The Face Of Advertising

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 10:42 pm

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Here is an idea that took advertisers decades and decades to realize.

TOM BURRELL: Black people are not dark-skinned white people.

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NPR Story
5:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Court In South Africa Detains Sudan's President On War Cimes

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 5:16 pm

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Parallels
5:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Fans Obsessed With 'Game Of Thrones' Seek Parallels In Spanish Politics

Extras on Game of Thrones leave a bullring in Seville, Spain in October 2014. More than 85,000 locals applied to be extras on the show.
Christina Quicler AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 10:43 am

It's the height of summer, but "winter is coming" to Spain.

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Shots - Health News
3:48 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Take A Swing At This: Golf Is Exercise, Cart Or No Cart

Ryo Ishikawa, one of Japan's biggest golf stars, demonstrates his swing on the pro tour in February.
Donald Miralle Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 8:59 am

When we asked adults who play sports which one they play the most, golf topped the list. That's right: Our poll finds that a day on the links beat out soccer, softball and tennis.

My first reaction was: Whaaat? Golf is played by people riding around in motorized carts; how much exercise could you possibly get?

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Shots - Health News
3:03 am
Mon June 15, 2015

A Look At Sports And Health In America

Alyson Hurt/NPR

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 9:42 am

Play ball! Fore! Swish!

Americans love sports — watching them and playing them.

But as participants, Americans' relationship with sports changes as we grow older. About three-quarters of adults say they played sports when they were younger. By the time people are in their late 20s, however, only 26 percent say they've played sports in the past year.

Those are just two of the findings from the latest poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that takes a look at sports and health in America.

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It's All Politics
12:18 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Drama On The Docket: High Court's Term Set To End With Slate Of Big Cases

A Tea Party supporter rings a bell in protest of the health care law in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, as Obamacare supporters shout behind her.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 3:25 pm

Major decisions are expected this month, as the U.S. Supreme Court works its way through several cases still pending before it closes out its calendar for the 2014-2015 term.

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Author Interviews
6:27 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

'You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up': Inside The Lives Of The 'China Rich'

Lydia Thompson NPR

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 1:06 pm

In his 2014 novel Crazy Rich Asians, author Kevin Kwan took readers to Singapore and into the lives of Asia's elite, who live in a world of opulence so extreme, it's absurd.

The novel became an international best-seller, with a movie in the works.

Now those Crazy Rich Asians are back as a mix of old and new characters in Kwan's new novel, China Rich Girlfriend.

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Health
6:18 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

'Man With The Golden Arm' Donates Blood That Has Saved 2 Million Babies

James Harrison was recognized in 2003 with the Guinness World Record for the most blood donated by one person.
DAVID GRAY Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 11:20 am

When James Harrison was 14, he got really sick. One of his lungs had to be removed, and he needed a lot of blood.

"I was in the hospital for three months and I had 100 stitches," he recalls.

After receiving 13 units — almost 2 gallons — of donated blood, Harrison knew right away that he wanted to give back.

"I was always looking forward to donating, right from the operation, because I don't know how many people it took to save my life," he says. "I never met them, didn't know them."

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Europe
5:30 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

With Tensions Rising, Poland Erects Observation Towers On Russian Border

Unmanned observation towers, funded by the European Union, have sprouted recently along Poland's border with Russia. This one is located outside the sleepy Polish border village of Parkoszewo.
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson NPR

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 10:57 am

Like most former Soviet satellites, Poland has grown very suspicious of Russian intentions since the Kremlin annexed Crimea last year. Poles living near the 180-mile border their country shares with Russia became especially wary after their government, among others, accused Moscow of deploying nuclear-capable Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad.

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Science
5:13 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

In Massachusetts Lab, Scientists Grow An Artificial Rat Limb

In the study, muscle cells were injected into the cell-free "scaffolding" of a rat limb, which provided shape and structure onto which regenerated tissue could grow.
Bernhard Jank, MD Ott Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Regenerative Medicine

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 7:00 am

A team of scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston made news earlier this month when they published research in the journal Biomaterials describing how they'd created the world's first bioartificial limb in the laboratory.

Or, in other words: scientists have now grown the entire forelimb of a rat in a lab.

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My Big Break
5:13 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

Bankrolling A Dinosaur Dig And Unearthing A Giant: The Giganotosaurus

The skull of a Giganotosaurus.
Courtesy Don Lessem

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 4:18 pm

As part of a series called My Big Break, All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

This weekend, the dinosaurs are back in Jurassic World, where the park is ravaged by the invented Indominus Rex.

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Space
5:13 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

'Hello Earth! Can You Hear Me?'

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 5:31 pm

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Goats and Soda
5:13 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

Why MERS Is Likely To Crop Up Outside The Middle East Again

A dangerous nuzzle? A man in western Abu Dhabi hugs a camel brought in from Saudi Arabia for beauty contests. Middle East respiratory syndrome circulates in camels across the Arabian Peninsula.
Dave Yoder National Geographic

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 2:09 pm

Blame it on the camels.

When scientists first detected Middle East respiratory syndrome in 2012, the big question was: Where is this virus coming from?

For several years, scientists hunted the deadly virus across the Arabian Peninsula, and eventually they found at least one source — dromedary camels.

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Middle East
5:13 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

Yemen Peace Talks To Begin Monday

Originally published on Sun June 14, 2015 10:41 pm

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