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Fri July 3, 2015
Parallels

Debt Crisis Puts The Squeeze On Greece's Banks

Pensioners queue outside a national bank branch in Athens on Thursday. Greek banks are running out of cash and the situation poses further danger to the economy, analysts say.
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As they rapidly run out of cash, Greece's banks could hardly be in a more precarious position.

For months, as this crisis has intensified people have been slowly withdrawing their money. The banks have been able to do business only because of emergency loans from the European Central Bank.

But when Greece missed a payment to the International Monetary Fund this week, the ECB decided not to lend any more money.

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Fri July 3, 2015
Environment

On The Rebound, Panthers Prowl Expanding Swath Of Land In Florida

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 5:25 pm

Panthers roam in rural Collier County, in southwest Florida. As the Florida state animal's population has grown, wildlife officials may seek to take the panther off the endangered species list.
Courtesy of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

In Florida, the official state animal triggers mixed feelings. The Florida panther has been on the endangered species list for nearly 50 years. From a low point in the 1970s when there were only about 20 panthers in the wild, the species has rebounded.

Now, nearly 200 range throughout southwest Florida. And some officials, ranchers and hunters in the state say that may be about enough.

Florida panthers are a subspecies of the cougar or mountain lion. They're slightly smaller than their cousins, but like them, the panthers need lots of room to roam.

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Fri July 3, 2015
Architecture

Chicago To Replace Famed Ferris Wheel With Taller One

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 5:25 pm

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4:58pm

Fri July 3, 2015
Movies

On Its 40th Anniversary, Remembering The Terror Of 'Jaws'

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Fri July 3, 2015
Commentary

Week In Politics: New GOP Candidates, Donald Trump

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Fri July 3, 2015
Business

Aetna To Buy Insurance Rival Humana For $37 Billion

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Fri July 3, 2015
Politics

Despite Offensive Comments, Donald Trump Polls Strong In New Hampshire

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 5:25 pm

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4:58pm

Fri July 3, 2015
Politics

Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 5:25 pm

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Fri July 3, 2015
Sports

Portland, Ore., Soccer Fans Gear Up For Women's World Cup Final

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 5:25 pm

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4:34pm

Fri July 3, 2015
The Two-Way

#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 5:58 pm

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, we bring you five reads.

From Ina Jaffe, NPR's Los Angeles-based correspondent:

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