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A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.

Of All U.S. Police Shootings, One-Quarter Reportedly Involve The Mentally Ill

In compiling a database of fatal police shootings, The Washington Post took an extra step finding details about the mental health of the deceased. Reporter Kimberly Kindy relates what she learned.

Week After Beach Attack, Tunisia Declares State Of Emergency

Beji Caid Essebsi's office says the president needs the expanded powers to deal with extremists following the attack in Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists.

Lawrence Herkimer, The Father Of Modern Cheerleading, Dies At 89

He invented the pompom and the iconic "Herkie jump" that remains a staple of cheering squads to this day. And his National Cheerleading Association trains 150,000 cheerleaders a year.

Greek Official: 'Grexit' Would Cost Europe A Trillion Euros

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says there's as much at stake for the rest of Europe as for Greece itself should they fail to reach an acceptable bailout deal.

Just A Few Important Words About The 'Declaration Of Independence'

Along with the words and phrases that still ring out 239 years later are less noticed turns of phrase. They say a lot about the messages Thomas Jefferson and the other founding fathers wanted to send.

At Age 3 Transitioning From Jack To Jackie

What would you do if your 3-year-old son told you assuredly that he wanted to be a girl? An Oakland, Calif., couple told their child it was OK, and sad, sad boy became a joyful little girl.

'Chasing Memories' In Their Refugee Camp 40 Years After Fleeing Vietnam

Thousands of refugees escaped Vietnam after Saigon fell in 1975. Some recently returned to the site of their former refugee camp for a 40-year reunion including the mother of NPR's Hansi Lo Wang.

A Bird Of Courage And A Bash In Denmark: The July 4 You Didn't Know

In the U.S., people often spend the Fourth of July grilling hot dogs and wearing their patriotic clothing. But there's more to this annual holiday than fireworks.

Need A Hand? Don't Worry, The Ghanaians Got Your Back

They laughed, they jeered, and no one helped when she had to haul her belonging up a hill in New York. But in Ghana, people are more than eager to lend a hand.

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