Former Corinthian Students: Saddled With Debt, Hoping For Relief

Former Corinthian students could soon be off the hook for their student loans, but that won't help them in finding a better career.

Aetna Announces $37 Billion Merger With Rival Humana

If the deal passes anti-trust scrutiny, it would be the largest-ever such acquisition in the insurance industry.

Russia Finally Launches Supplies To ISS After Earlier Failures

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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The Legal Business Of Marijuana Is Growing But The Industry Lacks Diversity

The business of selling marijuana legally — for medical and recreational purposes — is expanding. But so are concerns that African-Americans are being shut out of this new industry.

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Home Elevation Program Meant To Lessen Flood Damage

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged a swath of Louisiana's shoreline. Since then, residents determined to rebuild near the coast have a new mantra: high and dry.

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As Much As The GOP Wants Change, Republicans Drag Their Feet

Republicans have talked about overhauling the party since President Obama's reelection. But is the GOP ready to move on and change?

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Advocates Call On Washington To Fix The Criminal Justice System Already

President Obama would like to see bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the criminal justice system. The idea has brought together an unusual coalition that includes the ACLU and Koch Industries.

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For A Medal Of Honor Recipient, Wounds Of War Lingered Into Fatherhood

Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez led a mission to save eight soldiers in Vietnam — and nearly died in the process. Decades later, his daughter recalls a father who believed honor wasn't won, but earned.

REELZ TV Network Will Air Miss USA Pageant

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

Investigators Say Weather Caused Mount Zion AME Church To Burn

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.

A Cherished Synagogue Prepares To Close

July 3, 2015
Ira Novoselsky, Congregation Teferith Israel’s president, stands by the menorah his father donated. (Courtesy of Marc Pitler)

After serving the Jewish community in Revere, Massachusetts, for 103 years, Congregation Tifereth Israel is closing.

Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

July 3, 2015
Reading a book at the beach. (simon_cocks/Flickr)

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.

A New Look At America’s Founding

July 3, 2015
President George Washington delivers his inaugural address in the Senate Chamber of Old Federal Hall in New York on April 30, 1789. (AP)

Historian Joseph Ellis’s latest book takes us beyond the Declaration of Independence, to what happened after the war ended.

Two Years After Arizona’s Deadliest Fire, A Small Town Continues To Heal

July 3, 2015
The tiny town of Yarnell is still rebuilding after a wildfire destroyed 127 homes in the community. The town is now a hodgepodge of lots that were untouched - and others that were completely destroyed. (Stina Sieg/KJZZ)

The tiny town of Yarnell, about 80 miles north of Phoenix, was so devastated by the fire, people wondered if it would ever recover.

Trading Jerseys: Luke Ridnour And Other NBA Journeymen

July 3, 2015
In one week, Luke Ridnour has been traded four times. Ridnour has played for five different teams, which isn't nearly as many as some other NBA players. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Veteran guard Luke Ridnour was traded four times in less than a week. But Ridnour, who’s played for just five franchises in his 12-year career, still has a long way to go before he reaches the level of some other NBA journeymen.

Week In The News: Greek Crisis, Cuban Embassy, Overtime Expansion

July 3, 2015
Demonstrators shout slogans during a rally organized by supporters of the YES vote for the upcoming referendum in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Greece's European creditors were assessing a last-minute proposal Athens made for a new two-year rescue deal, submitted just hours before the country's international bailout program expires and it loses access to billions of euros in funds. (AP)

Overtime pay. Diplomatic ties with Cuba. Greece defaults. Iran deadline missed. Chris Christie jumps in. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Commentary: Solving The Republican Debate Conundrum

July 2, 2015
Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- who became the 14th 2016 presidential hopeful vying for the GOP nomination Tuesday -- speaks to potential voters during a campaign town hall meeting Thursday in Rochester, N.H. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Dan Payne offers a bit of advice to Republicans on how they can fairly deal with their crowded field come debate season.

After Supreme Court Decision, Is There An Alternative To Lethal Injection?

July 2, 2015
People in support of abolishing the death penalty protest outside of the Supreme Court in Washington Monday. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

On Monday, a divided Supreme Court upheld a state’s right to use lethal injection in death penalty executions.

How The ‘Modern Family Effect’ Is Changing Public Opinion About Gay Rights

July 2, 2015
ABC's "Modern Family" has won five Emmy Awards, and was renewed for its seventh season on May 7. (ABC)

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans explains how Hollywood has changed the way Americans think about gay relationships.

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

July 2, 2015
A statue of Jefferson Davis is seen on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas.(Eric Gay/AP)

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

Race For 2016: Christie Enters Race, Clinton Raises $45 Million

July 2, 2015
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stands with his wife, Mary Pat Christie, second from left, and their children, from left, Patrick, Sarah, Bridget and Andrew while speaking to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (Julio Cortez/AP)

We discuss the latest in the presidential race with NPR’s Domenico Montanaro and American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan.

U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs In June, But Wages Were Flat

July 2, 2015
A "now hiring'' sign is seen in a storefront window on July 5, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Unemployment dropped to 5.3 percent, but while the overall report was positive, there were some cloudy signs.

Supreme Court Term Wraps With Some Strong Language

July 2, 2015
The flag flies in the wind in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 22, 2015. (Susan Walsh/AP)

NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg discusses the landmark decisions this term, and what they say about this court.

U.S. Will Battle Japan In Women’s World Cup Final

July 2, 2015
Nahomi Kawasumi #9 and Mizuho Sakaguchi #6 of Japan celebrate after Laura Bassett #6 of England scored on her own team in the final minutes of the game during the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada Semi Final match between England and Japan at Commonwealth Stadium on July 1, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Todd Korol/Getty Images)

After Japan beat England in a close game decided by an own goal from England, the stage was set for a tough match-up with the U.S.

5,000 Evacuated After Train Derailment In Tennessee

July 2, 2015
Knoxville News Sentinel senior photojournalist Michael Patrick tweeted this photo of the train fire in eastern Tennessee. (@michaelpix/Twitter)

The CSX train was carrying a toxic and flammable substance called acrylonitrile. The derailment and fire prompted a mandatory evacuation.

ISIS Is Winning The Internet Game

July 2, 2015
This file image taken from a militant website associated with Islamic State extremists, posted Saturday, May 23, 2015, purports to show a suicide bomber, with the Arabic bar below reading: "Urgent: The heroic martyr Abu Amer al-Najdi, the attacker of the (Shiite) temple in Qatif", which the Islamic State group's radio station claimed responsibility for.  (AP)

A big, provocative look at the sophisticated online efforts of ISIS to recruit and lure Westerners to their cause.

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