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7:57 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

A Story Of Love, Pride And Cuban Coffee

A macchiato photo by Jenny Lee Molina on the 3:05 Miami Cafecito Break Facebook page. (Jenny Lee Molina)

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 10:50 am

As often as they can, Kelly Woodward and her fiance hop on Skype at 3:05 in the afternoon.

The Chicago native is now in Miami full-time leading Miami Food Tours. Her Colombian husband-to-be is in grad school at Notre Dame.

Their 3:05 chats are a excuse to catch up, but it’s mostly about Cuban coffee.

A movement began to make 3:05 p.m. the official Cuban coffee time of Miami. What started organically by a Miami PR rep Jenny Lee Molina has now been officially recognized by the city.

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7:56 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Sigur Rós Goes Industrial

Image from the album cover of Kveikur, the new album by Sigur Rós. (Sigur Rós)

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 10:50 am

Each week, NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson brings us new music.

This week, he has us listening to “Brennesteinn,” off the new album Kveikur by the Icelandic band Sigur Rós.

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7:56 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Politics Outside The Beltway

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 10:50 am

During the summer, some of the most interesting political news doesn’t come from Washington, but instead from state legislatures.

We talk to NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian about the Texas legislature’s second special session, where they plan to take up abortion restrictions.

The legislature’s Republican majority is vowing to pass wide-ranging restrictions on abortion. Opponents are mobilizing for more protests.

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7:55 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Chinese Manufacturing Activity Declines

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 10:50 am

Two surveys show China’s manufacturing weakened again in June amid a credit crunch and slower U.S. and European orders.

HSBC Corp. said Monday its monthly purchasing managers’ index declined to 48.2 from May’s 49.2 on a 50-point scale. Numbers below 50 show a contraction.

A separate measure by an industry group, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, showed activity declined to 50.1 from May’s 50.8.

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7:47 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

President Obama Makes Final Stop In Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama, center-right, and first lady Michelle Obama, right, wave as they enter State House accompanied by Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, center-left, and Tanzanian First Lady Salma Kikwete, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Monday, July 1, 2013. (Ben Curtis/AP)

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 10:50 am

President Barack Obama is visiting Tanzania on Monday, the last stop on his weeklong, three-country tour of sub-Saharan Africa. It’s the president’s second trip to the continent.

NPR’s White House correspondent Ari Shapiro has been traveling with the president, and he opens up his reporter’s notebook to give a glimpse into the trip.

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7:47 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Hotshots: What It's Like To Be An Elite Firefighter

Members of the Entiat Hotshots, based out of central Washington State, work on a spot still burning near Reserve, N.M., Thursday, June 7, 2012. (Brandon R. Oberhardt/U.S. Forest Service via AP)

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 10:50 am

Most of us are learning a new meaning for the term “hotshot,” with the tragic news that 19 firefighters — most of them members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots – died fighting an out-of-control wildfire in Arizona yesterday.

The fire is believed to have been caused by a lightning strike on very dry brush and grass.

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7:33 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Egypt's Protesters Give Morsi Deadline To Leave

Egyptian protesters shout slogans and wave national flags during a demonstration against Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Monday, July 1, 2013. (Amr Nabil/AP)

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 10:50 am

Protesters stormed and ransacked the Cairo headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood group early Monday.

The attack that could spark more violence as demonstrators gear up for a second day of mass rallies aimed at forcing the Islamist leader from power.

Organizers of the protests, meanwhile, gave Morsi until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to step down and called on the police and the military to clearly state their support for what the protest movement calls the popular will.

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7:32 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Singing Nuns Top Classical Charts

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 10:50 am

Angels and Saints at Epheseus” has topped Billboard’s classical charts for weeks.

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7:30 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Is It Still The Roberts Court?

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 10:50 am

After wrapping up the 2013 Supreme Court term, you’re probably up to your ears in Supreme Court coverage.

So instead of looking back at the major decisions, NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins us to take a look at some of the personalities on the Supreme Court.

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7:30 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

San Francisco Strike Has Commuters Scrambling

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Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 10:50 am

Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco area commuters are scrambling to get to their destinations on Monday, after the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) went on strike for the first time since 1997.

Each side accuses the other of throwing in the towel early on negotiations, even after Governor Jerry Brown asked them to return to the negotiating table over the weekend.

Disputes center around economic issues: wages, contributions to pensions and health insurance payments.

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