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Today's Stories July 30, 2015

Oxford Conservationist Talks About 7 Years Of Tracking Cecil

The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.

NAACP To Begin 860-Mile 'Journey For Justice' March

The march, which will travel from Selma, Ala. to Washington, seeks to highlight vulnerable communities subject to regressive voting rights.

Activists Seem To Turn Back Shell Icebreaker Headed For Drilling Operation Off Alaska

The Greenpeace activists say they are prepared to stay suspended from the bridge for days.

Silicon Valley Tech Giants Start To Raise Workers' Wages

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WWII 'Good Luck Flags' Head Back To Japan

Seven Pacific Northwest veterans of World War II leave for Tokyo today carrying 70 captured Japanese flags for the 70th anniversary of war's end.

12:06 PM EDT Comment

Theories About MH370 Disappearance Range From Unlikely To Absurd

We've heard many of the theories on Here & Now, including one guess that involved a possible Russian government plot.

1:20 PM EDT Comment

Haiti Observes 100th Anniversary Of 19-Year U.S. Occupation

The Dominican Republic's treatment of Haitians has drawn criticism from American politicians, but the U.S.' role in the problem is rarely discussed.

12:33 PM EDT Comment

Sports And Media Pros Bet Big On Fantasy Sports

Some investors believe the online games may also help create a larger fan base for professional sports.

12:53 PM EDT Comment

Medicare, Medicaid Turn 50 Years Old

Former President Harry Truman was the first to enroll in Medicare.

12:12 PM EDT Comment

Iran Deal Sparks Potential Arms Race In Region

In the wake of the historic deal over Iran's nuclear program, several nations in the region are seeking to boost their missile defense systems.

1:06 PM EDT Comment

Ocean Currents, Drifting Debris And Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Airplane debris washed up on a beach on Reunion Island off Madagascar yesterday. But how did it get there?

1:33 PM EDT Comment

Congress Heads Toward Recess With Export-Import Bank In Limbo

The bank has become a hot-button political issue for conservatives who see the bank as corporate welfare.

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DJ Sessions: Latin America And Beyond

KCRW DJ Raul Campos shares four interesting alternative international musicians, from Chile's Astro to Kutiman of Israel.

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July 27 13 Comments

U.S. Wind Power On Course To Grow Big

The Department of Energy says wind power is poised to become one of the country's largest sources of energy.

July 27 2 Comments

Alaskans Still Cleaning Up Reminders Of Japan Tsunami

Crews are picking up and bagging tons of debris that were swept out to sea when the tsunami hit in 2011.

July 24 11 Comments

U.S. Takes Home Gold… In Math

For the first time since 1994, six American teens won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

July 24 3 Comments

Food Innovators Develop Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon

Researchers say a fast-growing new form of a seaweed tastes like bacon when fried.

July 23 5 Comments

‘Paper Towns’ Author John Green Taps Into Teens

The film adaptation of "Paper Towns" comes a year after "The Fault in Our Stars" grossed over $300 million.

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CDC Study: Teen Sex, Pregnancy On The Decline

The number of teenagers having sex is at the lowest level in 25 years. Less than half of 15 to 19-year-olds say they've had sex.

July 22 4 Comments

Education Secretary Responds To New ‘No Child Left Behind’ Bills

After several failed attempts, the House and the Senate have passed their own bills to revise U.S. education policy.

July 22 10 Comments

After 37 Years, Tony Geary Leaves ‘General Hospital’

Since 1978, Anthony Geary has played Luke Spencer on the ABC soap opera, winning eight Daytime Emmy Awards.

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July 29 2 Comments

Garden-Inspired Cooking With Kathy Gunst

We visit our resident chef's garden in Maine, make gazpacho and get a recipe for a plum tart with hazelnut crust.

July 29 428 Comments

Two Sides Of The GMO Debate

We moderate a debate over a bill that would bar states from forcing food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods.

July 28 152 Comments

Religious Groups Upset Over Boy Scouts’ Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

The chairman of Trail Life USA, a group that formed after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to gay youth, explains his position.

July 28 5 Comments

Shamir: From Country To Pop

The 20-year-old talks about his new album, his androgynous voice and how his disco-pop sound has evolved.