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Obama Returns To U.S. To Face Prisoner Release Issue

This week the veterans health care scandal gave way to a new political storm over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, as Washington editor Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.
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No One Judges The Ride At Americade

This week, bikers in the Northeast are flocking to Lake George, N.Y., for a motorcycle rally called Americade. Some 50,000 visitors take to the streets in tattoos, leather jackets and revving engines.
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Actor Tracy Morgan Injured In A Car Accident In New Jersey

The actor was scheduled for a stand-up gig at a Delaware casino. A tractor trailer is thought to have crashed into a bus limo carrying six passengers, including Morgan.
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A Small Device Helps Severely Nearsighted Drivers Hit The Road

Dustin Jones is visually impaired, but after he got a bioptic telescope he started driving. About 40 states allow severely nearsighted drivers to use this technology on the road.
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Job Outlook Brightens For Graduates, Though Problems Linger

The Class of 2014 is coming into a labor market that now offers a record number of jobs. But May's employment report also shows 9.8 million people remain out of work, and the jobless rate is stuck.
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Armed Man Killed In Attack On Atlanta Courthouse

The man, who was scheduled to plead guilty to drug-related charges later Friday, was armed with an assault rifle, grenades, smoke bombs and tear gas.
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GM Recalls 105,000 More Vehicles

The latest recall comes a day after General Motors admitted that it had failed customers who owned cars with potentially deadly ignition switch problems.
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Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.
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A Campaign To Bring Back 'America's Distance': The 1-Mile Race

The mile was once an important running competition, but today's races are generally measured in meters. A race that's often called a mile — four laps around a 400-meter track — is just shy of one.
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Prison Rape Law A Decade Old, But Most States Not In Compliance

A law to educate inmates about their rights and how to report sexual violence crimes went into effect in 2003. But most states are still not in full compliance. Others are protesting the rules.

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