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The Salt

High Tea, Afternoon Tea, Elevenses: English Tea Times For Dummies

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the English and their social tea traditions. What time does each of them take place, anyway? But don't fret. The Salt is here to offer guidance.

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All Tech Considered

Flood Maps Can Get Much Sharper With A Little Supercomputing Oomph

Entrepreneurs are turning to Oak Ridge National Lab's supercomputer to make all sorts of things, including maps that are much more accurate in predicting how a neighborhood will fare in a flood.

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It's All Politics

Does The Drip, Drip, Drip Of Clinton's Email Controversy Matter?

The State Department will release another set of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state on Tuesday. The email issue may dog the Democratic candidate for her entire campaign.

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Parallels - World News

Single Mom Leads Double Life On The Streets Of Shanghai

NPR's Frank Langfitt is offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities. In his latest installment, he meets a woman whose work surprises him.

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U.S.

A Dozen Officials Suspended As Probe Into N.Y. Prison Break Widens NCPR

The house-cleaning of top administrators and guards at the prison where two inmates escaped comes as the FBI begins its own investigation into possible corruption and drug dealing at the facility.

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Goats and Soda

Ebola Returns To Liberia With A Mysterious Case Near Monrovia

A teenage boy tested positive for Ebola in a town outside the capital city. It's unknown where he caught the virus, and health officials are concerned the case could spark another outbreak.

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Europe

How Default Could Push Greece Out Of The Eurozone

After missing a key loan payment, Greece is one step closer to the possibility of quitting the euro, analysts say. And, they say, the crisis poses a danger to the eurozone itself.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Science And The Agony Of Ignorance

Astrophysicist Adam Frank reflects on the fact that while many of his questions for the universe can be answered, some are beyond him now — and may remain so for the rest of his life.

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Debate Begins: New OT Rules Will Raise Wages — Or Kill Jobs

The Labor Department plans to change a rule so that 5 million more Americans will be able to collect overtime pay. Business groups say the change will hurt hiring, but labor groups are applauding.

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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Declares Candidacy For President

Declaring "America is tired of hand-wringing and indecisiveness and weakness" in the White House, the Republican said he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America." He made the announcement at his high school alma mater, where he had been class president.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

With Seconds To Spare, 70-Year-Old Woman Finishes 100-Mile Endurance Race

Runners have a 30-hour cutoff in which to finish the Western States Endurance Run. Rob Krar won the race in 14:48:59, but the loudest cheers were reserved for Gunhild Swanson who clocked 29:59:54.

Tiny Desk

And The Kids: Tiny Desk Concert

The fun, colorful trio plays music that's full of life, with dissonant sounds that still feel suited for singing along.

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