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Mon June 15, 2015

Former 'LA Times' Editor John S. Carroll Dies At 73

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 12:24 pm

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Research News
5:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Having An Older Sister Can Change Siblings' Lives, Study Finds

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 11:17 am

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NPR Story
5:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Saudi Arabia Opens Its Stock Exchange To Foreign Investors

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 8:07 am

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NPR Story
5:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

How An African-American Ad Man Changed The Face Of Advertising

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 10:42 pm

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Here is an idea that took advertisers decades and decades to realize.

TOM BURRELL: Black people are not dark-skinned white people.

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NPR Story
5:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Court In South Africa Detains Sudan's President On War Cimes

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 5:16 pm

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Parallels
5:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Fans Obsessed With 'Game Of Thrones' Seek Parallels In Spanish Politics

Extras on Game of Thrones leave a bullring in Seville, Spain in October 2014. More than 85,000 locals applied to be extras on the show.
Christina Quicler AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 10:43 am

It's the height of summer, but "winter is coming" to Spain.

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Shots - Health News
3:48 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Take A Swing At This: Golf Is Exercise, Cart Or No Cart

Ryo Ishikawa, one of Japan's biggest golf stars, demonstrates his swing on the pro tour in February.
Donald Miralle Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 8:59 am

When we asked adults who play sports which one they play the most, golf topped the list. That's right: Our poll finds that a day on the links beat out soccer, softball and tennis.

My first reaction was: Whaaat? Golf is played by people riding around in motorized carts; how much exercise could you possibly get?

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Shots - Health News
3:03 am
Mon June 15, 2015

A Look At Sports And Health In America

Alyson Hurt/NPR

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 9:42 am

Play ball! Fore! Swish!

Americans love sports — watching them and playing them.

But as participants, Americans' relationship with sports changes as we grow older. About three-quarters of adults say they played sports when they were younger. By the time people are in their late 20s, however, only 26 percent say they've played sports in the past year.

Those are just two of the findings from the latest poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that takes a look at sports and health in America.

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News
2:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

PODCAST: Is this the year VR will dominate?

Gaming fans sample devices and new titles on the second day of the E3 videogame extravaganza in Los Angeles. 
David Brancaccio

On Friday, the house of representatives failed to pass measures that would have granted President Obama a kind of fast-track authority to negotiate the so-called Trans-Pacific Parternship. Claiming victory here: labor unions. More on that. And with the E3 video game conference beginning Tuesday, will this be the year that virtual reality takes prominence in gaming? Plus, a huge swathe of people don’t take all their vacation in this country. To what extent is corporate culture and badly designed vacation policies to blame?

News
1:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

A trans fat ban might just be the icing on the cake

Pillsbury Creamy Supreme frosting, which contains trans fat , is displayed at a grocery store. 
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

About a year and a half ago, the FDA said that partially hydrogenated oils — the source of trans fat — “are not generally recognized as safe.” 

Would an outright ban be a big burden for the food industry? Food companies say they’ve already eliminated 86 percent of trans fats voluntarily.

“There’s been huge progress," says Michael Jacobson, executive director of the consumer group Center for Science in the Public Interest. “And now the FDA needs to nail the coffin shut,” he says.

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