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

Bolden grew up in segregated South Carolina. One of his state senators, Strom Thurman, 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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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.

Law

High Court Temporarily Blocks Enforcement Of Carbon Emissions Rules

The Supreme Court put a temporary hold on President Obama's stricter limits on carbon emissions. The justices say the rules can't take effect until courts have considered challenges from the states.

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