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11:59:60 — Look For An Extra Tick Of The Clock Tonight

"Leap seconds" are added from time to time to keep atomic clocks in sync with a time standard tied to the rotation of the Earth. This will be the 26th time it's been done.
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Single Mom Leads Double Life On The Streets Of Shanghai

NPR's Frank Langfitt is offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities. In his latest installment, he meets a woman whose work surprises him.
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Financial Trouble In Puerto Rico And Greece

Puerto Rico's governor says the U.S. territory cannot pay its billions in debt. Like Greece, it faces a long road to stability. A look at the fundamental economic problems in Puerto Rico and Greece, and how they could affect economies in the U.S. and across the world.

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Wisdom Of The Crowds? Online Effort Seeks To Raise Funds For Greece

A crowd-funding effort to get the $1.8 billion Greece needs to make a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund has so far raised $124,569. Donors get gifts ranging from salads to gift baskets.
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Meet Your New Neighbors, The American Filmmakers

They're two guys in their 20s. And they live with the people they're covering. You can judge the results in their latest documentary, set in a Syrian refugee camp.
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Dozens Dead In Indonesia Air Force Plane Crash

Shortly after takeoff Tuesday, the C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed into a residential area in Medan, the country's third-largest city.
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Greece Seeks New Bailout From Eurozone

European finance ministers are meeting at 2 p.m. ET to consider the Greek proposal. The country has until 5 p.m. ET to make a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund.
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U.N. Brokers Global Effort To Rein In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Speeches by high-level representatives were an attempt to keep momentum going as the world moves toward a key summit in Paris this year, which may produce an agreement to control greenhouse gases.
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Congress Leaves For Recess Without Reauthorizing Export-Import Bank

A government agency is about to close. The Export-Import Bank has helped U.S. companies sell goods abroad for decades, but it will likely wind down operations after July 1 if Congress doesn't act.
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Are The French Always On Vacation Or Does It Just Seem That Way?

Many French people now enjoy nine weeks of vacation a year. Vacation in France is seen as a human right, one expert says, but it divides the haves from the have nots.

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