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KEXP Presents: Speedy Ortiz KEXP

Sadie Dupuis has figured out how to channel the saltiest bits of '90s-inspired indie-rock.

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All Tech Considered

Apple Bets Big That You'll Start Paying To Stream Music

Millions listen to services like Spotify and Pandora, but relatively few of them subscribe. Why should they when there are so many free options? The new Apple Music will be free for only 3 months.

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Science

Supreme Court Rules In Industry's Favor. What Is EPA's Next Move?

Monday's decision from the high court technically only applies to the Clean Air Act's standards on mercury emissions from power plants, but could affect future regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, legal experts say.

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The EU and national flags fly in the foreground of the Parthenon, as Greek voters prepare to decide whether to continue negotiating for more international loans. Getty hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

If The Mess In Greece Is All Greek To You, Then Read This

This week, Greek will miss a $1.73 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. The debt crisis has the potential to create financial, economic and geopolitical trouble for Americans.

Manual Udaya Chandra's 24-year-old son disappeared in 2008, shortly before Sri Lanka's civil war ended. She holds out hope that he's still alive, though a government commission looking into those who disappeared has moved slowly. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Sri Lanka's War Is Long Over, But Reconciliation Remains Elusive

The civil war is now six years in the past. But thousands of Tamil families are still looking for loved ones who disappeared during the conflict.

A cabbage butterfly caterpillar. For tens of millions of years, these critters have been in an evolutionary arms race with plants they munch on. The end result: "mustard oil bombs" that also explode with flavor when we humans harness them to make condiments. Courtesy of Roger Meissen/Bond LSC hide caption

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The Salt

Why You Should Thank A Caterpillar For Your Mustard And Wasabi

Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz says the Supreme Court overstepped its bounds on same-sex marriage and health care. Lydia Thompson/NPR hide caption

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It's All Politics

Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

As a result of the Supreme Court's two landmark decisions last week, Ted Cruz is calling for justices to be subject to elections and lose their lifetime appointments.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Solar-Powered Airplane Begins Long Journey From Japan To Hawaii

It's expected to be the longest leg of the Solar Impulse's planned around-the-world flight: a trip that will last five days and five nights.

The crowd reacts as the ruling on same-sex marriage was announced outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Friday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Supreme Court's Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage KHN

Many companies are expected to expand coverage to same-sex spouses if they already offer benefits to opposite-sex spouses. But the recent Supreme Court decision doesn't require them to do so.

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