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All Things Considered for June 30, 2013

The Heat, a female buddy-cop movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, made $40 million in its opening weekend, but is one of the few movies in recent history with female leads. Gemma La Mana/Twentieth Century Fox via AP hide caption

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Casting Call: Hollywood Needs More Women

Casting Call: Hollywood Needs More Women

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Between 3,000 and 4,000 people die each year in large truck and bus crashes. New rules that go into effect Monday aim to reduce those numbers. iStockphoto hide caption

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New Rules Put Brakes On Truck Drivers' Schedules

New Rules Put Brakes On Truck Drivers' Schedules

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An ancient tablet contains records written in Linear B — a script that was discovered in the 19th century and remained undeciphered for decades. Sharon Mollerus/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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How One Woman Nearly Deciphered A Mysterious Script

How One Woman Nearly Deciphered A Mysterious Script

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All Things Considered for June 29, 2013

Field director Charles White of the NAACP speaks at a podium outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The court ruled that a key part of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Legalese Aside, How Do We Talk About Race Nowadays?

Legalese Aside, How Do We Talk About Race Nowadays?

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale. Anonymous/AP hide caption

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The Movie Paul Feig Has 'Seen A Million Times'

The Movie Paul Feig Has 'Seen A Million Times'

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Carl Brisson stars as sideshow boxer "One Round Jack" in Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 film The Ring. That and eight more of the master's early silent features have restored by the British Film Institute. Rialto Pictures/BFI hide caption

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Rescued, Hitchcock's Silent Films Flicker Anew

Rescued, Hitchcock's Silent Films Flicker Anew

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Nik Wallenda practices walking across a wire in Sarasota, Fla., last week. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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Back On The Ground, Nik Wallenda Dreams Up His Next Walk

Back On The Ground, Nik Wallenda Dreams Up His Next Walk

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Aerialist Lillian Leitzel came from a family of performers. In 1905, she toured Europe as part of the Leamy Ladies circus attraction, which included Leitzel (far left), her aunts Tina and Toni Pelikan, her mother Nellie Pelikan, and Lily Simpson. Dean Jensen's collection/Courtesy Crown Publishing Group hide caption

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Lillian Leitzel, The High-Flying 'Queen' Of The Circus

Lillian Leitzel, The High-Flying 'Queen' Of The Circus

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La Vida Bohème's second album, Sera, draws upon a handful of musical influences, from disco to reggae. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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La Vida Bohème: Dance Rockers Harness Chaos And Conflict

La Vida Bohème: Dance Rockers Harness Chaos And Conflict

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