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#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.
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Aetna Announces $37 Billion Merger With Health Insurance Rival Humana

If the deal passes antitrust scrutiny, it would be the largest such acquisition in the insurance industry. It's the latest sign of consolidation in health insurance in the wake of Obamacare.
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Greece's Bailout Referendum Boils Down To: Yes Or No

On Sunday, the people of Greece will vote on their country's future. What happens when voters are asked to choose between two options that could send their country down two very different paths?
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Busy Travel Weekend Raises Concerns About Transportation Infrastructure

Expect heavy traffic and busy airports if traveling this Independence Day weekend. Travel industry groups say with unemployment down and wages ticking up, more Americans will be on the move.
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New Rules Could Create A New Class Of Overtime Workers

The president's proposal would make 5 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. But the changes don't mean that employers will pay more.
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Man Offers Cheap Housing In Silicon Valley By Renting Out Backyard Tent

Due to high costs of housing in Silicon Valley, John Potter rents out a tent on Airbnb for $46 a night.
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Obama Touts New Federal Overtime Pay Rule In Wisconsin

President Obama traveled to Wisconsin Friday to tout the administration's new proposed rule that could make 5 million more people eligible for overtime pay.
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So Far, So Good For The Economy. But What About The Second Half?

The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.
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As D.C.'s Cost Of Living Rises, So Does Hunger Among Seniors

Washington says the D.C. Office on Aging does not appear to have enough money in its budget to add any more District seniors to its home-delivered meals program.
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Why We Shouldn't Be Surprised By Greece's Impasse With Europe

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was elected on the promise of renegotiating the regimen of austerity imposed on Greece by its creditors. And Europe warned him it expected Greece to repay its debts.

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