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The Man Who Argued Health Care For Obama Looks Back As He Steps Down

NPR | June 25, 2016

The day after Solicitor General Donald Verrilli announced he was stepping down, he sat down with NPR's Nina Totenberg to reflect on his five years as the government's chief advocate.

From 'Brexit' To Trump, Nationalist Movements Gain Momentum Around World

NPR | June 25, 2016

There are deep parallels between Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the "Brexit" movement and nationalist parties across Europe.

Personality Tests Are Popular, But Do They Capture The Real You?

NPR | June 25, 2016

It can be a lot of fun taking those back-of-the-magazine personality tests. But tests may be less fun when they are used by employers to make big life decisions on hiring and job performance.

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Historic West Virginia Flash Floods Kill At Least 23 People

NPR | June 24, 2016 8:42 p.m.

Flooding across West Virginia has killed at least 14 people and seriously damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes. It's the worst flooding in a century for some areas of the state.

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Orlando Plans Aid To People Hurt By Nightclub Attack

NPR | June 24, 2016 7:26 p.m.

The city has set up an assistance center and plans to begin distributing $9 million in donations to the victims of the Pulse shootings and their families. An LGBTQ group has raised nearly $6 million.

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Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdown

NPR | June 24, 2016 7:25 p.m.

Legislators, pressured by the state Supreme Court, passed a $38 million package for the state's underfunded schools. Justices had threatened to close all public schools in Kansas after this month.

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California Wildfire Claims 2 Lives

NPR | June 24, 2016 4:50 p.m.

A fast-moving blaze in the central part of the state, whipped up by hot temperatures and dry vegetation, has burned more than 1,900 acres. Officials warn conditions are ripe for more wildfires.

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Security For Sanders' Springfield Visit Cost $12,000

The Register-Guard | June 24, 2016 4:10 p.m.

Police departments in Eugene and Springfield this week said they spent about $12,000 to provide security during Bernie Sanders’ April rally.

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Dozens Burned During Tony Robbins Motivational Exercise

NPR | June 24, 2016 4:08 p.m.

Seminar participants were hoping to conquer their fears by walking over hot coals. Instead, dozens at the Dallas event were treated for burns. A Robbins representative says there was no emergency.

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Wyden Discusses Brexit, Gun Control And Oil Trains

OPB | June 24, 2016 4:07 p.m.

OPB’s Kate Davidson talked with Oregon's senior Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden on Friday about national issues affecting the state.

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Brexit Created Many Losers, But Some Winners Too. Which Are You?

NPR | June 24, 2016 3:51 p.m.

Uncertainty generated by Brexit caused many investments to head south. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.39 percent. Still, there were some winners, like home buyers seeking low-interest loans.

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A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

NPR | June 24, 2016 2:59 p.m.

In mice, monkeys and people, exercise releases a protein called cathepsin B. And as blood and brain levels of this protein rise, memory gets better. But the protein has a dark side, too.

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Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

NPR | June 24, 2016 2:59 p.m.

A man committed a horrible crime. Then he decided he no longer wanted to be a bad person. It is possible to change our personalities, psychologists say, even though we like to think they're innate.