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12:04 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Firearms Company Colt Defense Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Colt's booth at a National Rifle Association exhibit in April.
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Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 12:41 pm

Iconic American gun-maker Colt Defense has filed for bankruptcy protection.

The company says in a statement that its Chapter 11 filing late Sunday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware will allow for a faster sale of business operations in the U.S. and Canada.

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Science
12:03 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Instead Of Replacing Missing Body Parts, Moon Jellies Recycle

Upon injury, juvenile jellyfish reorganize their bodies to regain symmetry.
Courtesy Michael Abrams, Ty Basinger, and Christopher Frick, California Institute of Technology/PNAS

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 3:39 pm

Moon jellies have an unusual self-repair strategy, scientists have learned. If one of these young jellies loses some limbs, it simply rearranges what's left until its body is once again symmetrical.

"We were not expecting to see that," says Michael Abrams, a graduate student in biology at the California Institute of Technology.

All creatures have tricks to heal themselves. If you get a cut, your skin will form a scar. And some sea creatures, like starfish and sea cucumbers, can regenerate lost body parts.

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The Two-Way
10:23 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Sudanese President Flies Home After South African Court Orders His Arrest

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir (center), seen here next to Congo's president Denis Sasso-Nguesso (right) and Prime Minister of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Abdelkader Taleb Oumar, escaped an arrest order in South Africa.
Gianluigi Guercia AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 2:12 pm

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has eluded an arrest order for war crimes, successfully returning home from South Africa, where the nation's high court had issued an order to arrest him.

Al-Bashir was indicted by the International Criminal Court in 2009 on charges that he committed war crimes and genocide in Darfur, where 300,000 people died. But that didn't stop him from flying to South Africa last week for an African Union leaders' summit.

NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports for Morning Edition from Johannesburg:

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The Two-Way
9:09 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Rachel Dolezal Resigns As President Of Spokane NAACP

In this in July 2009 photo, Rachel Dolezal stands in front of a mural she painted at the Human Rights Education Institute's offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Nicholas K. Geranios AP

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 11:00 am

Rachel Dolezal, whose story sparked a national conversation over racial identity, is stepping down as the president of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

In a message to the organization's executive committee, Dolezal said her resignation is in the best interest of the NAACP.

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The Two-Way
8:28 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Magna Carta, 'This Awful Thing' That Shaped Legal Rights, Turns 800

The London copy of the 1215 Magna Carta, on display by the British Library. The document was sealed on June 15, 1215.
2289 The British Library

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 9:18 am

The Great Charter is now an octocentenarian. The document that laid a legal cornerstone for thousands of judicial systems was sealed on June 15, 1215. It was nullified within weeks — but the horse of due process was already out of the barn of royal privilege.

The landmark birthday prompted an animated Google Doodle on the search engine's British site, featuring King John with a group of barons. It also depicts a man wearing a ball and chain, a reference to the rights that eventually reached beyond the nobility.

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The Two-Way
8:27 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Colorado Supreme Court Says Employees Can Be Fired For Marijuana Use

Brandon Coats works on his computer at his home in Denver in December 2012.
Ed Andrieski AP

Now that marijuana use is legal in Colorado, can employees be fired for lighting up a joint in their free time?

That was the question before the Colorado Supreme Court this term and on Monday it came to a conclusion: Yes, you can get fired.

The case was brought by Brandon Coats, who sued Dish Network after it fired him for using his "state-licensed ... medical marijuana at home during nonworking hours."

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The Two-Way
5:32 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Vatican Prosecutor Indicts Defrocked Priest On Pedophilia Charges

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 10:21 am

A Vatican prosecutor has indicted the Holy See's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic on charges that he sexually abused minors.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports the trial of Jozef Wesolowski will begin July 11 at a Vatican court. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"Wesolowski was called back to the Vatican in 2013 after reports circulated in Santo Domingo that he had allegedly paid shoeshine boys to masturbate.

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Games & Humor
5:07 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Poker Champion Wins Event By Mistake

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Around the Nation
5:07 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Artist's Roof Causes Panic For Airplane Travelers

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It's All Politics
2:03 am
Mon June 15, 2015

He Was Born Republican Royalty, But 'Jebcito' Is From Miami

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (left) serves helpings of paella to guests attending the Miami-Dade Day festivities in 2002, with former state Rep. Gary Siplin (center) and former U.S. Sen. Kendrick Meek.
Phil Coale AP

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 7:31 am

This story is part of NPR's series Journey Home. We're going to the places presidential candidates call home and finding out what those places tell us about how they see the world.

There are three Republican candidates who ran Spanish-language ads when they announced their presidential intentions — but only one was an Anglo.

Jeb Bush not only speaks fluent Spanish, he has made his home by completely embracing Latino culture and putting down roots in South Florida.

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Media
2:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Former 'LA Times' Editor John S. Carroll Dies At 73

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 9:24 am

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Research News
2:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Having An Older Sister Can Change Siblings' Lives, Study Finds

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 8:17 am

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NPR Story
2:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Saudi Arabia Opens Its Stock Exchange To Foreign Investors

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 5:07 am

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NPR Story
2:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

How An African-American Ad Man Changed The Face Of Advertising

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 7:42 pm

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Here is an idea that took advertisers decades and decades to realize.

TOM BURRELL: Black people are not dark-skinned white people.

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NPR Story
2:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Court In South Africa Detains Sudan's President On War Cimes

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 2:16 pm

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Parallels
2:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Fans Obsessed With 'Game Of Thrones' Seek Parallels In Spanish Politics

Extras on Game of Thrones leave a bullring in Seville, Spain in October 2014. More than 85,000 locals applied to be extras on the show.
Christina Quicler AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 7:43 am

It's the height of summer, but "winter is coming" to Spain.

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Shots - Health News
12:48 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Take A Swing At This: Golf Is Exercise, Cart Or No Cart

Ryo Ishikawa, one of Japan's biggest golf stars, demonstrates his swing on the pro tour in February.
Donald Miralle Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 5:59 am

When we asked adults who play sports which one they play the most, golf topped the list. That's right: Our poll finds that a day on the links beat out soccer, softball and tennis.

My first reaction was: Whaaat? Golf is played by people riding around in motorized carts; how much exercise could you possibly get?

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Shots - Health News
12:03 am
Mon June 15, 2015

A Look At Sports And Health In America

Alyson Hurt/NPR

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 6:42 am

Play ball! Fore! Swish!

Americans love sports — watching them and playing them.

But as participants, Americans' relationship with sports changes as we grow older. About three-quarters of adults say they played sports when they were younger. By the time people are in their late 20s, however, only 26 percent say they've played sports in the past year.

Those are just two of the findings from the latest poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that takes a look at sports and health in America.

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It's All Politics
9:18 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

Drama On The Docket: High Court's Term Set To End With Slate Of Big Cases

A Tea Party supporter rings a bell in protest of the health care law in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, as Obamacare supporters shout behind her.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 12:25 pm

Major decisions are expected this month, as the U.S. Supreme Court works its way through several cases still pending before it closes out its calendar for the 2014-2015 term.

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Author Interviews
3:27 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

'You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up': Inside The Lives Of The 'China Rich'

Lydia Thompson NPR

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 10:06 am

In his 2014 novel Crazy Rich Asians, author Kevin Kwan took readers to Singapore and into the lives of Asia's elite, who live in a world of opulence so extreme, it's absurd.

The novel became an international best-seller, with a movie in the works.

Now those Crazy Rich Asians are back as a mix of old and new characters in Kwan's new novel, China Rich Girlfriend.

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