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Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

Ben Zimmer, language columnist at The Wall Street Journal, explains the origin of the phrase "it's all Greek to me" — and shares a few variants from other languages.
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U.S. Women Win World Cup Final 5-2, After Spectacular Start

In the first five minutes, Carli Lloyd scored two swift goals. Lauren Holiday brought the score up to 3, and then Lloyd scored from midfield for a hat trick. The team led 4-0 after just 15 minutes.
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In Crucial Referendum, Greeks Reject Bailout Proposal

Greeks voted Sunday in a referendum that could decide whether the country stays in the eurozone. NPR's Chris Arnold talks about the decisive vote against an austerity package from European leaders.
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Out Of Broken English, A Film Crafts A Call For Classroom Repairs

Three high school students in Zanzibar have won a prize for a film that tackles a fierce debate: Should the teacher speak in English or the mother tongue? (This piece originally aired June 25, 2015.)
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Kerry: Iran Faces 'Hard Choices' To Reach Nuclear Deal With West

The secretary of state, who has been in talks in Vienna for the past several days, says an agreement could be done "quickly" if Tehran is prepared to compromise.
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China Takes Steps To Halt Plunge In Stock Markets

The main Shanghai stock index has dropped 30 percent since mid-June, triggering margin calls that have fueled further selling.
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Russian Supply Capsule Successfully Docks With Space Station

The Progress M-28M spacecraft delivered tons of food, water, oxygen, fuel and other supplies after previous attempts had ended in failure.
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At An Asylum In Juarez, 'We Believe In Hope'

A recovering drug addict turned pastor runs an ad hoc asylum for Mexico's indigent and mentally ill. In a filthy desert dotted with dumps, the asylum is "a recycling center for human beings."
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After Bailout Referendum Is Rejected, Greece's Finance Minister Resigns

By a decisive margin, the people rejected a package of austerity measures from international creditors and handed their leaders a mandate to try to renegotiate the deal.
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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.

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