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Weather Caused Mount Zion AME Church To Burn, Investigators Say

The State Law Enforcement Division says that there was no evidence of criminal intent at the church in Greeleyville, S.C., on Tuesday. Thunderstorms had passed through the area that night.

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Was The Most Recent Supreme Court Session 'A Liberal Term For The Ages'?

Adam Liptak of The New York Times says this term's rulings reveal deep philosophical differences regarding the role of judges and the Constitution.

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New Rules Could Create A New Class Of Overtime Workers

The president's proposal would make 5 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. But the changes don't mean that employers will pay more.

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Your Road-Trip Playlist Is Ready

From more than 3,000 listener suggestions, we've whittled the mix down to 99 songs you say are perfect for long summer drives. Stream the playlist here.

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It's All Politics

Bernie Sanders Just Drew A Huge Crowd. How Does It Measure Up?

An estimated 10,000 supporters gathered for the Democratic candidate in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday. But some campaigns are going small on purpose this season.

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Maria Leaves Sesame Street After 44 Years On The Block

Sonia Manzano's acting career began when she was in the original cast of Godspell – a musical which began as a student production on campus, according to the Associated Press.

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Why We Shouldn't Be Surprised By Greece's Impasse With Europe

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was elected on the promise of renegotiating the regimen of austerity imposed on Greece by its creditors. And Europe warned him it expected Greece to repay its debts.

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Russian Rocket Poised For Crucial Supply Run To Space Station

After a string of launch failures, NASA says astronauts have just four months of supplies left. A Russian rocket launching early Friday could provide relief.

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First Listen

Listen To The New Album From Anderson East, 'Delilah'

The Athens, Ala., native's pie-sweet drawl and fondness for Wilson Pickett-style shouts are a perfect fit within the classic soul settings he creates with producer Dave Cobb.

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