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National Security
4:25 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Senate Advances USA Freedom Act, After Republican Leaders Fail To Amend Bill

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National Security
4:21 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

ABC News Report Is 'Very Disconcerting,' Former TSA Administrator Says

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Youth Radio
4:21 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Young Trans Woman: I Felt 'A Lot Of Shame' In Coming Out

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Remembrances
3:19 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Jean Ritchie, Singer Known As 'The Mother Of Folk,' Dies At 92

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Business
3:19 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Questions Remain About Airbag Recall After Takata Testifies Before House

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U.S.
3:19 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Obama Awards Posthumous Medals Of Honor To Two World War I Veterans

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It's All Politics
9:48 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Justices: Retailer Can't Refuse To Hire Someone Because She Wears Hijab

Samantha Elauf outside the Supreme Court after the court in February 2015.
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Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 12:31 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Abercrombie & Fitch violated the nation's laws against religious discrimination when it refused to hire a Muslim teenager because she wore a headscarf.

Samantha Elauf, 17, applied for a job selling clothes at the Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa. She long had worn a hijab — a headscarf — for religious reasons, and she wore the black scarf when she was interviewed by the store's assistant manager.

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The Salt
4:55 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

It's Raining Nitrogen In A Colorado Park. Farmers Can Help Make It Stop

Jim Cheatham, a biologist with the National Park Service, studies the ways nitrogen in the air has been disrupting the ecological balance of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn/KUNC

Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 11:29 pm

It's May in Rocky Mountain National Park, but on a mountainside 10,829 feet above sea level, snow is falling. It's pelting Jim Cheatham, a biologist with the National Park Service. Shrugging off the cold, Cheatham seizes a teachable moment. This snow, he says, holds more than just water.

"Chances are it's carrying the excess nitrogen we're talking about," says Cheatham.

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It's All Politics
4:55 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Americans Say They Want The Patriot Act Renewed ... But Do They, Really?

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to reporters on May 31 after leaving the Senate floor, where he spoke about surveillance legislation.
Drew Angerer Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 1:20 pm

Three controversial provisions of the Patriot Act expired Sunday night, ending — among other things — the government's ability to collect bulk metadata on Americans' phone calls and emails.

The fight pits Sen. Rand Paul and other legislators fighting for greater privacy against fellow Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell and others who are in favor of extending the legislation as is. But if the lawmakers are looking to their constituents for direction, they might not get much help.

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Commentary
4:32 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Getting A Tattoo Is An Unlikely Rite Of Passage For This Teen

Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 9:46 pm

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