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2:03 am
Tue June 16, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Donald Trump

Donald Trump waves as he walks offstage after speaking at the Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner last month.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 9:55 am

This post was updated at 12 p.m. ET

The 2016 presidential race has attracted the widest and most diverse field of major candidates in anyone's memory. Yet, even in this crowd, Donald John Trump Sr. stands apart. On Tuesday, he joined that field, two days after his 69th birthday.

Donald Trump, or "The Donald" as he often styles himself, has high national name recognition as a billionaire real estate developer and TV celebrity.

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World
3:30 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Zoo Animals Roam Streets In Tbilisi, Georgia, After Deadly Floods

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 4:57 pm

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It's All Politics
3:17 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

High Court Sides With Government On Spousal Visa Denial

Fauzia Din came to the United States as a refugee from Afghanistan in 2000, and later petitioned for an immigrant visa for her husband. The Supreme Court concluded a consular officer was justified in citing unspecified "terrorist activities" in denying that visa.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 4:21 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the government's broad discretion to give only a cursory explanation for refusing to grant a visa to the spouse of an American citizen. The justices divided 5-to-4, concluding that a consular officer's citation of unspecified "terrorist activities" was enough to justify barring a spouse without further explanation.

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The Salt
3:08 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Scientists, Fishing Fleet Team Up To Save Cod — By Listening

Chris Tremblay, a member of the Passive Acoustics group at NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center, deploys an underwater recording device along the Eastern Seaboard to listen for the mating sounds of Atlantic cod.
Courtesy of Chris Tremblay

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 4:50 pm

In the ocean off of Massachusetts, an unlikely alliance of scientists and fishermen is on a quest. They're looking for mating codfish. The goal is not only to revive a depleted fish population but to save an endangered fishing community as well.

Cod were once so plentiful in New England waters that people used to say you could almost walk across their backs. Cod fueled a huge fishing industry. But now they're scarce, mostly from overfishing.

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All Tech Considered
3:08 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Theft Of Social Security Numbers Is Broader Than You Might Think

A surprising number of Social Security numbers have been stolen, and that number keeps rising.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 3:33 pm

As cyberattacks continue, analysts are seeing a new pattern: Hackers are focused on stealing personally identifiable information. That includes the security clearances of U.S. intelligence officers, with the reported theft of background information. It also includes information that's less sensitive but far-reaching — like Social Security numbers.

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U.S.
3:08 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Endangered Species Protections At Center Of Drought Debate

The sun sets over the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta near Rio Vista, Calif., in 2013. The delta is the largest West Coast estuary and a source of conflict over the state's water.
Robert Galbraith Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 5:01 pm

Travel up and down California farm country, the Central Valley, and you hardly hear people lamenting the lack of rain or how dry this past winter was. What you hear, from the agriculture industry and many local and national politicians, are sentiments like those expressed by Rep. Devin Nunes:

"Well, what I always like to say is that this is a man-made drought created by government," the Central Valley Republican says.

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It's All Politics
3:02 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Bernie Sanders 'Stunned' By Large Crowds Showing Up For Him

Sen. Bernie Sanders drew a large crowd when he launched his campaign last month in Burlington, Vt., and the crowds have continued.
Andy Duback AP

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 5:14 pm

When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders took the stage at Drake University in Des Moines Friday night, he got a standing ovation. The auditorium holds 700 people and it was packed, including the balcony.

The Democratic presidential candidate is doing something on the campaign trail even he didn't expect — drawing large crowds in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond.

"If you were to ask me a couple of months ago whether we would have larger crowds than any other candidate out there, I would not have told you that that would be the case," he said recently.

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The Two-Way
2:52 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Chicago Blackhawks Take Home 3rd Stanley Cup In 6 Years With 2-0 Win

Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks scores a goal Monday in the second period against goalie Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 6 of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final in Chicago.
Bruce Bennett Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 9:23 pm

Updated 10:55 p.m. ET:

For the third time in six years, the Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup. Their 2-0 victory Monday night over the Tampa Bay Lightning even offered an opportunity the team didn't have the two previous times — the chance to celebrate the title on its home ice.

It's Chicago's sixth Stanley Cup overall, having previously also won in 1934, 1938 and 1961, as well as the two recent titles in 2010 and 2013.

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Goats and Soda
2:07 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Zimbabwe To Street Vendors: Pack Up, Clean Up, Ship Out!

Street hawkers have taken over so many sidewalks in Harare's city center that some vendors are turning their cars into makeshift shops.
Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi AP

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 4:54 pm

"Where can I go now?" asks Temptation Tekera.

He is one of an estimated 20,000 street vendors in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe.

The vendors sell everything from sweet potatoes to new and used footwear to pirated CDs. Goods splay across the sidewalks, making it a minefield for pedestrians in a hurry.

Now the government wants the vendors to pack up their wares and register and pay rent for one of 6,000 places in designated zones. The deadline is June 26. The goal is to restore order to the once sedate city.

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The Two-Way
2:04 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

N.Y. Prison Break Search Is Costing $1 Million A Day

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 3:12 pm

Clinton County, N.Y., District Attorney Andrew Wylie says the search for two convicted killers who escaped from prison is costing $1 million a day. Wylie has also said the inmates may have used power tools left behind by maintenance contractors.

Officials say that it likely took weeks for the escape plan to come together, as the inmates worked their way through tunnels and utility corridors to cut through walls and a steam pipe.

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Business
1:31 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Judge Rules In Favor Of AIG In Bailout Case, But Offers No Damages

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 4:20 pm

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Business
1:31 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

American Gun Manufacturer Colt Files For Bankruptcy

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 4:49 pm

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Music Reviews
1:31 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Review: 'Amanecer,' Bomba Estereo

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 3:30 pm

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The Two-Way
1:14 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Supreme Court Denies N.C. Appeal On State's Ultrasound Abortion Law

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 1:20 pm

A North Carolina law that would require women who want an abortion to have an ultrasound scan prior to the procedure suffered a final defeat Monday, when the Supreme Court refused to review the case. A federal judge declared the law illegal in early 2014.

The controversial law had been placed under an injunction soon after it took effect back in 2011. It was struck down on the grounds that it reflected ideological, rather than medical, priorities and violated doctors' right of free speech.

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The Two-Way
1:11 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Jeb Bush Makes It Official: He's Running

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush takes the stage to formally join the race for president Monday at Miami Dade College in Miami.
David Goldman AP

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 2:34 pm

Jeb Bush formally declared his candidacy for the White House on Monday.

"Our country is on a very bad course. And the question is: What are we going to do about it? The question for me is: What am I going to do about it? And I have decided — I am a candidate for president of the United States," Bush said during a rally at Miami Dade College's Kendall campus.

With that announcement, the former Florida governor becomes the 11th major Republican candidate seeking the party's presidential nomination.

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Code Switch
1:09 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Round-Up: A Few More Worthwhile Thoughts On Rachel Dolezal

Last week, we rounded up a few thoughtful remarks on Rachel Dolezal, the white woman and head of the Spokane, Wash., NAACP chapter who publicly passed herself off as a black woman.

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Book Reviews
12:37 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Morally Messy Stories, Exquisitely Told, In Mia Alvar's 'In The Country'

Lydia Thompson NPR

The initial "selling point" of Mia Alvar's debut short story collection, In the Country, is its fresh subject matter: namely, Filipinos living under martial law in the 1970s in their own country and in exile, working as maids, engineers, teachers, health care workers and hired hands in the Middle East and the United States.

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Music Reviews
12:25 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Dawes' New Album Grapples With Regret Without Getting You Down

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This is FRESH AIR. Rock critic Ken Tucker has a review of the new fourth album from the band Dawes called "All Your Favorite Bands." The California quartet is led by lead vocalist and main songwriter Taylor Goldsmith.

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It's All Politics
12:15 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Fueled By Fear, How Richard Nixon Became 'One Man Against The World'

In his new book One Man Against the World, Tim Weiner explores some of the questions surrounding the presidency of Richard Nixon, pictured above in the Oval Office on Feb. 19, 1970.
National Archives Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 2:24 pm

Richard Nixon's presidency has always been one surrounded by questions and controversy: Why did he wiretap his own aides and diplomats? Why did he escalate the war in Vietnam? Why did he lie about his war plans to his secretary of defense and secretary of state? What were the Watergate burglars searching for, and why did Nixon tape conversations that included incriminating evidence?

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The Salt
12:07 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Mamma Mia! Olive Garden Food Truck Invades Boston's Italian Neighborhood

Boston's North End is full of authentic Italian eateries. The Olive Garden is most definitely not one of them. But this weekend, an Olive Garden food truck parked there, handing out out free food samples.
Craig Lemoult/WGBH

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 7:35 am

Boston's North End neighborhood is a popular destination for authentic Italian food. But this weekend, local eateries got some unlikely competition: the Olive Garden food truck.

The green truck, emblazoned with the words "Breadstick Nation" and "Italian Kitchen," found a parking spot on the edge of the Boston neighborhood where Italian food is most sacred.

That's right: Olive Garden is jumping on the food truck craze. The Italian restaurant chain is sending trucks around the country to hand out free samples of its newest menu item: breadstick sandwiches.

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