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Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies

Adler joined NPR in 1979 and covered everything from the emergence of the AIDS epidemic to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She was 68.

EPA Holds ‘Clean Power Plan’ Hearings in Atlanta

An estimated 400 people will officially weigh in on the EPA’s proposed “Clean Power Plan” in Atlanta over the next two days. But even more people will make their voices heard in an unofficial capacity. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the proposal last month. It’s designed to cut down on carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. Under the plan, the EPA would determine individual rates by which each state must reduce its carbon emissions. The policy would give states flexibility to manage their own carbon pollution reduction plans either on their own or by joining multi-state partnerships. The plan, however, is far from final.

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating Nuclear Treaty

Calling the matter "very serious," an Obama administration official says Russia violated the pact by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.

Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed

A California judge gave the green light to the sale of the team, which Donald Sterling's estranged wife had arranged in May.

Netanyahu: Israel Is Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza

Ignoring calls for a cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said the country's incursion into Gaza wouldn't halt until its "mission is accomplished."

Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.

Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds the "bird mecca" of America is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.

Fast-Food Scandal Revives China's Food Safety Anxieties

A U.S. company that supplies meat to fast-food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed some of the products were mishandled and had expired.

Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York

Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.

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