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5:43pm

Mon June 29, 2015
Latin America

Like Greece, Cash-Strapped Puerto Rico Needs A Fiscal Lifeline

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 5:52 am

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5:41pm

Mon June 29, 2015
U.S.

The Economic Reality Of The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 6:32 pm

Supporters of same-sex marriages gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28, in Washington, D.C.
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At Pride events in New York City this weekend, the emotional excitement about marriage equality was evident. But many people also were thrilled about the practical considerations.

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5:41pm

Mon June 29, 2015
Space

SpaceX Rocket Explosion Raises Questions About Private Space Companies

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 6:35 pm

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5:23pm

Mon June 29, 2015
The Two-Way

If The Mess In Greece Is All Greek To You, Then Read This

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 10:59 am

The EU and national flags fly in the foreground of the Parthenon, as Greek voters prepare to decide whether to continue negotiating for more international loans.
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"It was Greek to me."

Shakespeare used that phrase in one of his tragedies to suggest that a complicated matter was beyond understanding.

Many Americans may be muttering those words again as this week's Greek tragedy plays out.

The situation in Athens really is complicated, but it's also important. So let's walk through the basics together, and then consider what it might mean to Americans.

Here's what has happened so far:

-- The Greek government has way too much debt and can't pay its creditors.

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4:29pm

Mon June 29, 2015
Business

NBC Dumps Donald Trump Over Comments On Mexican Immigrants

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 6:32 pm

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3:54pm

Mon June 29, 2015
The Two-Way

NBCUniversal Is Cutting Ties With Donald Trump

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 4:56 pm

NBCUniversal announced that it is cutting ties with Donald Trump after comments he made about immigrants.
Jim Cole AP

Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET

NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Donald Trump following comments Trump made about Mexican immigrants. Trump's controversial remarks came as he was announcing his bid for the Republican Party's presidential nomination.

NBC said in a statement that:

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11:33am

Mon June 29, 2015
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Blocks Obama Administration Plan On Power Plant Emissions

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 3:36 pm

Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET

The Supreme court has ruled against an Obama administration effort to limit toxic mercury emissions from power plants, saying the costs of compliance should be taken into account at the very earliest stages of the regulatory process.

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11:16am

Mon June 29, 2015
Shots - Health News

Supreme Court's Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage

The crowd reacts as the ruling on same-sex marriage was announced outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Friday.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

The right to marry in any state won't be the only gain for gay couples from last week's Supreme Court ruling. The decision will likely boost health insurance among gay couples as same-sex spouses get access to employer plans.

The logic is simple. Fewer than half of employers that offer health benefits make the insurance available to same-sex partners who aren't married. Virtually all of them offer coverage to spouses.

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7:32am

Mon June 29, 2015
The Two-Way

European Leaders Warn Greeks On 'No' Vote In Referendum

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 4:30 pm

Pensioners, who usually get their payments at the end of the month, wait outside a closed bank in Thessaloniki, Greece, on Monday. Greece's government announced capital controls, and the country's banks remained closed Monday.
Giannis Papanikos AP

Updated at 11:42 a.m. ET

European leaders are warning Greeks who vote "no" in Sunday's referendum will be choosing to leave the eurozone, the bloc of countries that uses the common currency.

"It is democracy, it is the right of the Greek people to decide what they want for their future," French President Francois Hollande said in Paris. "What is at stake is whether or not Greeks want to stay in the eurozone (or) take the risk of leaving."

The comment was echoed by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who said on Twitter:

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5:15am

Mon June 29, 2015
Europe

Greece To Impose Capital Controls Amid Looming Default

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 6:14 pm

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