Morning Edition for July 3, 2014
Jul 3, 2014 — The White House has asked Congress for $2 billion to respond to the record number of children arriving at the U.S. border. The funds would be used for shelters and to process deportation proceedings.
Jul 2, 2014 — Scientific papers that claimed stem cells could be made in the laboratory simply by dipping regular cells in acid didn't hold up under scrutiny. Now the work is being retracted because of errors.
Jul 3, 2014 — Motorcycles provide an open road for literature, a device writers can use to talk about adventure, rebellion, even inner peace. NPR's Mandalit del Barco gets some reading ideas from actual bikers.
Jul 3, 2014 — Ernesto Frieri of the Anaheim Angles was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jason Grilli. During a layover in Chicago, they both decided to hit the bathroom. Same terminal. Same bathroom.
Jul 3, 2014 — For the first time, Colombia is in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The team's winning streak is helping Colombian soccer emerge from a history of disappointment and drug-fueled violence.
Jul 3, 2014 — This week ISIS changed its name to the Islamic State and says its territory is now a caliphate. The move is just one of the things that distinguishes the group from its predecessor, al Qaida in Iraq.
Jul 3, 2014 — It's called chikungunya. And it causes severe joint pain that can last for months. A quarter of a million people have caught the virus in the Caribbean. So how big a problem will it be stateside?
Jul 3, 2014 — Beijing said banks that handle foreign currency will be able to set their own exchange rates for the yuan. Critics have urged China to let the currency trade more freely.
Jul 3, 2014 — The federal program, which would pay for catastrophic damage if a U.S. city was attacked again, is up for renewal this year and some have begun to worry that it may be in trouble.
Jul 3, 2014 — Imagine an America where trucks are called lorries. That's the idea behind an ad campaign for Newcastle Brown Ale. It envisions what the U.S. would be like if England had won the war.