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9:44 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Stroke, Stroke, Stroke — The Atlantic Ocean's Dazzling Oarsmen

Gregory G. Dimijian Science Source

Originally published on Sat June 29, 2013 1:38 am

At night, in the ocean, they look like little Broadway billboards with dazzling trills of rainbow colored light. They have eight little runways on their bodies for light display. What are they?

They're called comb jellies. They're not jellyfish. They don't pulse like jellies. They seem to hang. You can find them bobbing off eastern beaches from Massachusetts to the Carolinas and if you pull them up (you can, they don't sting), they're goopy, gelatinous clumps vaguely shaped like walnuts.

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The Two-Way
9:39 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Tour De France: A Fresh Start For 100th Race?

The 2013 Tour de France is breaking with several traditions, as it starts with a sprint stage on Corsica Saturday. Here, American Tejay van Garderen, 24, second from left, trains with his team on the island.
Laurent Cipriani AP

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 8:19 pm

With riders in the Tour de France set to begin the race's 100th edition Saturday, cycling is still coping with the fallout from doping scandals that have shaken the sport. But on the surface at least, much will be new about this year's race, which will lack last year's champion, Bradley Wiggins.

Instead of the injured Wiggins, his teammate Chris Froome, 28, is many people's favorite to win this year's Tour, particularly after he often seemed to be equal or perhaps even better than Wiggins in last year's race.

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The Two-Way
9:38 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Marry In California, After Stay Is Lifted

Kris Perry, left, kisses Sandy Stier as they are married at City Hall in San Francisco Friday. The two got their marriage license after a federal appeals court cleared the way for California counties to resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Jeff Chiu AP

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 7:24 pm

Same-sex marriages have now resumed in California, after the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday removed a stay that had kept counties from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The court's move comes two days after the Supreme Court ruled on a case involving the state's Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage.

Update at 8:05 p.m. ET: First Gay Marriage After Prop 8

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Planet Money
9:37 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Planet Money: Rhino Horns And Clean Water

Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images, Jacob Goldstein/NPR

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 5:01 pm

  • Listen to the Episode

On today's show: Two stories from Kenya.

1. Can Economics Save The African Rhino? Poachers kill rhinos for their horns. Some economists think legalizing the horns could save the rhinos.

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This Is NPR
9:35 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Chuck Leavell Loves NPR

George T. Gary III NPR

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 8:59 am

Taking a break from performing with the Rolling Stones on their "50 and Counting Tour," keyboardist Chuck Leavell stopped by NPR's Washington, D.C. headquarters to talk with Morning Edition's David Greene.

Widely thought of as the "fifth member" of the celebrated band, Leavell told Green about his time with the Stones and his long career in music. He talked about how his career got started at the age of 20 playing with The Allman Brothers Band as well as the highs and lows he's experienced through the years both on and off the stage.

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This Is NPR
9:34 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Correspondent ProFile: 'It is truly awesome to wonder something, then go find out.'

NPR International Correspondent Emily Harris in the West Bank interviewing Palestinian villagers about land and water issues.
Nuha Musleh

Originally published on Sat June 29, 2013 7:30 pm

My name... Emily Harris

Public radio listener since... Not sure. Possibly high school. I remember my first pitch to NPR, which is a funny story I probably shouldn't tell.

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The Two-Way
9:33 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Egypt Unrest Grows As Protesters Storm Muslim Brotherhood Office

An Egyptian protester looks at the damaged Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo. Protesters stormed and ransacked the headquarters early Monday, in an attack that could spark more violence as demonstrators gear up for a second day of mass rallies.
Khalil Hamra AP

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 7:51 pm

(This post was updated at 2:05 p.m.)

Egypt's military has given President Mohammed Morsi and anti-government protesters 48 hours to resolve their differences, failing which it has threatened to put forward "a roadmap" for the country.

It's not clear what that means or whether the generals will take over, which the statement put forth Monday indicated they had no interest in doing. But many Egyptians — for and against the president — are interpreting it to mean that Morsi will be forced to step down like Mubarak was in 2011.

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All Songs Considered
9:16 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Hear The Pixies' First Original Song In Nine Years

Courtesy of the artsit

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 2:48 pm

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Monkey See
9:15 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Let Us Now Have A Heated Argument About Plinko. I'll Start.

Carlos Santiago and his daughter, Jasmine, play Plinko as show host Drew Carey and model Manuela Arbelaez on a special Father's Day episode of The Price Is Right. (Plinko is terrible.)
Greg Gayne CBS

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 11:58 am

There are people who believe that Plinko is the best game on The Price Is Right. I have a name for these people. I call them "Wrongety Wrong Wrong." They are the leaders of Wrongitania. They are the Doctors Of Wrongology. They are the Wrongtown Rats.

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From Scratch
9:15 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Mick Mountz, Founder of Kiva Systems

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 11:58 am

Kiva Systems is a mobile robotics company that automates the warehouse fulfillment process. Kiva robots deliver inventory shelves to stationary human operators who then pick and pack the product. Mick started Kiva Systems in 2003, and the company was acquired by Amazon for $775 Million in Spring, 2012. Customers include Diapers.com and Zappos (both owned by Amazon), Saks Fifth Avenue, Staples, Toys 'R Us, and the Gap, among others.

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