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Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election

With three justices dissenting, the high court's ruling effectively blocks a lower federal court decision declaring the law restrictive and unconstitutional.
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Syria's 'Moderate Rebels' Say They Are Willing, But Need Weapons

The Free Syrian Army has been outgunned in the country's multi-sided civil war. But they say they have fighting experience, and if the U.S. provides arms and training they could play a key role.
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European Slowdown Drives Roller-Coaster Week In Markets

Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.
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James Foley Memorial Set In His New Hampshire Home Town

A memorial for journalist James Foley will be held Saturday, on what would have been his 41st birthday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rev. Marc Montminy, who is presiding over the service.
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Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law For November Election

The Supreme Court announced that Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law for the November election. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from Supreme Court correspondent Nina Totenberg.
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Brooklyn DA Works To Overturn His 'Legacy Of Disgrace'

Since Kenneth Thompson became district attorney, he's been investigating a number of old cases. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, he recently asked a judge to throw out a 30-year-old murder conviction.
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Pritzker Travels Europe And Asia On Commercial Diplomacy Tour

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently returned from Ukraine and Turkey, and she heads next to Japan and South Korea. NPR's Scott Simon talks to her about practicing commercial diplomacy.
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In Alaska Race For Governor, Democrats Try An Unusual Tactic: Dropping Out

Alaska's Republican governor looked to have a lock on re-election, until state Democrats realized that their best tactic would be to give up — and clear the path for an independent challenger.
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Dallas Hospital Deals With Aftermath Of Ebola Missteps

Authorities in Texas are working to limit travel by health workers who may have been exposed to Ebola. Meanwhile, the hospital at the center of the first cases in the U.S. is trying to move forward.
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Advice For Reporting On Detroit: Avoid 'Urban Settler' Metaphors

Detroit Metro Times Editor Michael Jackman wrote about some phrases to avoid when writing about his city. Hold the "tabula rasa" and "urban frontier," he tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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