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Puerto Rican Flags Wave To New York's Parade Goers

In terms of Puerto Rican Day parades, New York City's event still takes the cake with its millions of parade watchers. Despite a steady population drop, the city is still home to the largest Puerto Rican community in the United States — and you'll find it by the flags.
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WWII Vets Have All But Vanished From The Halls Of Congress

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died this week at 89, had been the only remaining World War II veteran in the Senate. Just two are left in the House. Today, fewer than 1 in 5 members of Congress have military service on their resume.
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NSA Scandal Looms Over Obama-Xi Talks

The goal of the meeting between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping is for the leaders of the world's largest economies to find common ground and build trust. But the summit threatens to be overshadowed by revelations about secret NSA surveillance programs.
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Fatal Shootings In Santa Monica Leave Several Injured

Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Kirk Siegler about Friday's shootings in Santa Monica, Calif. A gunman killed six people before he was shot and killed.
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Grand Jury Indicts Ariel Castro On 329 Counts

Ariel Castro, whose Cleveland, Ohio, home allegedly became a prison for three kidnapped young women, has been indicted on 329 counts by a grand jury. The charges include aggravated murder, stemming from "the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy."
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May Unemployment Report Adds Up To Modest Growth

May was another month of steady but modest job growth. Employers across the economy added 175,000 jobs last month, in line with analyst predictions. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.6 percent.
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Week In Politics: Sifting Through Surveillance

Robert Siegel speaks with columnist David Brooks of The New York Times and Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker about this week's big disclosures of data collection by the National Security Agency.

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