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Law
4:03 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Court Decision On Texas Abortion Law Could Hasten Clinic Closures

Abortion-rights supporters (foreground) try to disrupt an anti-abortion march to the Texas Capitol during a Texas Rally for Life on Jan. 24 in Austin, Texas.
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Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 2:10 pm

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a controversial state law requiring nearly all Texas facilities that perform abortions to operate like hospital-style surgical centers.

If the ruling stands, abortion providers say another dozen could close in the next few weeks. They say that would leave nearly a million women at least 150 miles from the nearest abortion provider.

Since the law first passed in 2013, about half the state's 40 clinics have shut down.

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Sports
4:03 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Cleveland Takes 2-1 Lead In NBA Finals Over Golden State

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 7:01 am

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Around the Nation
5:55 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Bird Flu Forces 4-H Fair To Get Creative

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 7:08 am

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Asia
5:43 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Japanese Author Builds Monument To Honor Dead Insects

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 7:08 am

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NPR Story
4:04 am
Tue June 9, 2015

South Korea Scrambles To Contain MERS Virus

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 1:14 pm

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4:04 am
Tue June 9, 2015

'Sesame Street' Improves School Readiness, Researchers Say

Originally published on Sun June 14, 2015 8:58 pm

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It turns out classroom training in this country has been given a boost by "Sesame Street." A new study shows that the PBS program leads to long-lasting academic gains similar to those of preschool. NPR's Will Huntsberry reports.

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NPR Story
4:04 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Apple Jumps Into The Music Streaming Business

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 1:07 pm

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Now to some news about how you get your music. Apple has jumped into the streaming music business. It announced the new service, Apple Music, at its developers conference yesterday in San Francisco. And as NPR's Laura Sydell reports, DJs may be key to its success.

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Theater
7:12 am
Mon June 8, 2015

'Fun Home,' 'Curious Incident' Take Home Top Tony Honors

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Broadway has been having a boom. The past year has brought record attendance and the best ticket sales ever. That provided a nice backdrop for the Tony Awards last night. Reporter Jeff Lunden brings us all the big winners.

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Around the Nation
6:50 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Fake Orca Will Get Another Try To Scare Off Sea Lions

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 7:12 am

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Around the Nation
5:54 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Video Game Hall Of Fame Inducts First Class

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 7:12 am

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