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Outlook 'Uncertain' For Global Economy, Yellen Tells Congress

Testifying for the first time since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, Janet Yellen says volatility in the global markets means that "as is always the case, the economic outlook is uncertain."

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American Musicals Are So Popular In Paris, They're Coming Back To The U.S.

French audiences have flocked to Paris productions of American musicals like Kiss Me, Kate, which closes this week. France's versions of some of these plays are also being exported back to the U.S.

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Zika Virus: What Happened When

For decades, Zika was considered a mild virus that rarely made people ill. Suddenly it seems to be causing serious problems and is spreading across the Americas. Here's the latest news.

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An Old Bird Can Hatch A New Chick — Even At Age 65

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross that researchers first tagged in 1956, has hatched what could be her 40th chick, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.

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Russian Opposition Leader Reportedly Attacked By Men With Cake

Mikhail Kasyanov says he was sitting in a Moscow restaurant when around 10 men burst in, threatened to kill him and then attacked with the baked good. The Kremlin is downplaying the attack.

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Supreme Court Puts White House's Carbon Pollution Limits On Hold

A decision on the Clean Power Plan could be long in coming — meaning that the rules' fate might not be determined before a new presidential administration comes into power in 2017.

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Egypt's Foreign Minister: Egypt Has A 'Very High Degree Of Security'

Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister, speaks with NPR's David Greene about the state of democracy and human rights in his country.

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First Black NASA Administrator 'Pleaded' To Get Into Naval Academy

Charles Bolden grew up in segregated South Carolina. One of his state senators, Strom Thurmond, blocked his efforts to get to the Naval Academy, but a Hail Mary letter to Lyndon Johnson helped him get there.

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New Mix: Shearwater, Lily & Madeleine, Eskimeaux, More

On this week's show: songs of power, protest and passion, including a cut from Shearwater's "angriest" record and singer Kevin Morby's fervent if exasperated attempt to make sense of police violence.

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