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Tue June 30, 2015
Business

Obama Proposes Expanding Overtime Pay To Nearly 5 Million Workers

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 5:12 pm

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4:15pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Economy

Export-Import Bank Set To Expire At Midnight After Congress Fails To Act

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4:12pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Prison Officials On Leave After New York Escape

Police stand over David Sweat after he was shot and captured on Sunday. Authorities say he has told them he and Richard Matt performed a dry run of their escape the day before they broke out.
AP

Twelve officials at an upstate New York prison have been placed on leave, as authorities investigate how two convicted killers managed to escape from the facility on June 6.

Among those placed on leave are Superintendent Steven Racette, of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, and Deputy Superintendent Stephen Brown, according to multiple media accounts.

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4:09pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Two-Way

California Governor Signs School Vaccination Law

Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed a controversial vaccination bill into law on Tuesday.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed off on one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country a day after the state Legislature gave the measure final approval.

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3:34pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Shots - Health News

Caveats About Favored Access Method For Dialysis

What's the best way to connect patients to dialysis machines?
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When it comes to dialysis, one method of accessing the blood to clean it gets championed above the rest. But quite a few specialists say there's not enough evidence to universally support the treatment's superiority or to run down the other options.

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3:16pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Venus And Jupiter Set For A Close Encounter Tuesday Night

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 4:31 pm

A NASA projection shows the path of Venus and Jupiter; the two planets will converge in the Earth's sky Tuesday night.
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It's not as if two worlds will collide tonight — Venus and Jupiter are only converging into a small area of the Earth's sky. NASA says the two bright planets will be "a jaw-dropping one-third of a degree apart."

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3:07pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Code Switch

A Slave Plantation Tour Guide Recalls Awful Questions From White Visitors

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Over at Vox, a white woman who until recently was a tour guide at a historic Southern plantation recounts some . . . interesting questions she got from the mostly white tourists she encountered over the years, some of whom had jaw-dropping ideas of what slavery was really like.

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2:31pm

Tue June 30, 2015
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Science And The Agony Of Ignorance

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 5:11 pm

A cluster of mysterious bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres can be seen in this image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Ceres is the largest body in the asteroid belt. For billions of years, it has been out there, biding its time, orbiting 250 million miles from the sun.

Now, for the first time, a robot emissary from Earth has made the long dark journey to Ceres, revealing it to be a spherical, cratered world awash in the color of gray mud. Except, however, for the bright spots. The weird, mysterious bright spots.

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2:21pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Deadline In Iran Nuclear Talks Extended To July 7

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 3:17 pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, flanked by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (left) and U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman met with Iranian negotiators Tuesday at a hotel in Vienna.
Carlos Barria AP

The Iran nuclear talks, which had been scheduled to wrap up Tuesday, have been extended. The U.S. and the five other nations negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program announced they'll meet for another week, as it became clear that they weren't likely to reach a deal by today's deadline.

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2:16pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Pope In U.S. Visit Will Meet With Poor, President, Politicians

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 4:51 pm

Pope Francis will meet the homeless, immigrants and prisoners as well as President Obama, and become the first pope to address Congress when he visits the U.S. in September, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

The Sept. 19-28 visit will take Francis to Cuba and the U.S., where he will visit Washington, New York and Philadelphia.

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