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Europe
9:11 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

After Rejecting Bailout Plan, Greece's Economic Future Is 'Invisible'

Greeks stand outside of a local school in Athens that served as a voting station.
Chris Arnold NPR

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 10:23 pm

The Greek word for no is oxi, and across Athens and the Greek Islands on Sunday, it was everywhere: on posters, spray-painted on walls and old cars.

And it was also on ballots: Greek voters voted oxi Sunday in a historic referendum over the country's economic future.

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History
5:29 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

Greek flags fly beside those of the European Union in Athens. Many people chalk the phrase up to Shakespeare, but its origins likely date back much earlier than that --€” to medieval monks eager for a cop-out.
Matt Cardy Getty Images

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 9:11 pm

If you've been following the Greek financial crisis, you've certainly seen this old cliche in the headlines.

In USA Today, there was "If 'it's all Greek to you,' here's the skinny on debt crisis." The BBC says, "All Greek to you? Greece's debt jargon explained."

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Author Interviews
5:08 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

From Early Failures To New 'Trainwreck,' Judd Apatow Gets Serious

Director, writer and producer Judd Apatow has both a new memoir and a new movie right now. Trainwreck, which he directed, is in theaters starting July 17 and Sick in the Head was published in June.
Kevin Winter Getty Images

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 9:11 pm

It's a bit of an understatement to call Judd Apatow busy.

His new book, Sick in the Head, a 500-page collection of Apatow's conversations with some of the greatest minds in comedy, is on the New York Times best-seller list. Meanwhile, his film collaboration with the white-hot Amy Schumer, Trainwreck — his fifth movie as a director — is set for release within two weeks.

Oh, and he just wrapped up shooting another movie that's due out next year.

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All Tech Considered
4:34 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

Interim CEO Ellen Pao says Reddit is working on improved tools for the site's moderators.
Beck Diefenbach Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:42 am

This past week, users of the social-sharing platform Reddit — one of the busiest sites on the Internet — hit a wall when moderators on several of the site's largest sections, called subreddits, locked users out.

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Movies
4:22 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

Out Of Broken English, A Film Crafts A Call For Classroom Repairs

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 9:11 pm

Three high school students in Zanzibar have won a prize for a film that tackles a fierce debate in African classrooms: Should the teacher speak in English or the mother tongue? (This piece originally aired June 25, 2015 on Morning Edition.)

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Space
4:22 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

From The Gridiron To The Galaxy At Large: An Astronaut's Unexpected Journey

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 9:11 pm

When NFL hopeful Leland Melvin suffered a hamstring injury in practice, it opened the door to an unusual backup career: NASA astronaut. (This piece originally aired Feb. 7, 2015 on Weekend All Things Considered.)

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Technology
4:08 pm
Sat July 4, 2015

In A Twist, Tech Companies Are Outsourcing Computer Work To ... Humans

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 1:41 pm

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Computer programs are super powerful, and they're coming for your job, right? Not so fast. In the past couple of months, Wired staff writer Julia Greenberg has noticed a new hiring trend, starting with a posting for a news editor at Apple.

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Sports
4:06 pm
Sat July 4, 2015

Metamorphosis On The Pitch: Americans Make Changes To Inch Closer To World Cup

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 5:42 pm

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Religion
4:06 pm
Sat July 4, 2015

In A Time Of Grief And Recovery, A Sunday Sermon Foretold

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 5:42 pm

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Around the Nation
3:56 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

In Philadelphia's Fishtown, A Fierce Debate Over The Fate Of A Polish Church

St. Laurentius, a polish Catholic church in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood, was closed in March amid fears that it would collapse. Since then, the community has pushed back to save the historic building.
Kim Paynter WHYY

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 5:31 pm

For more than a century, the copper spires of St. Laurentius have stood tall over Philadelphia's Fishtown. But the city's oldest Polish church — founded in 1882 — could soon face the wrecking ball.

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Politics
3:56 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 5:31 pm

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Donald Trump is doubling down on his negative comments about Mexicans and illegal immigration. To recap, here's what he said last month when he announced his presidential run.

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Architecture
3:56 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

Chicago To Replace Famed Ferris Wheel With Taller One

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 5:31 pm

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National Security
4:52 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Deputy Secretary Of State: Iran Needs Nuclear Deal 'More Than We Do'

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 5:35 pm

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Around the Nation
4:52 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Busy Travel Weekend Raises Concerns About Transportation Infrastructure

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 5:35 pm

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Sports
4:52 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Royals All Star Voting Echoes Last Time MLB Fans Stuffed The Ballot Box

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 5:35 pm

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