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Law
10:55 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Lower Court

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

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National Security
10:55 am
Mon June 24, 2013

For Edward Snowden, A Convoluted Path To Possible Asylum

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Russia's decision to allow Edward Snowden into the country was just one more step in what appears to be a convoluted path to possible asylum. As we've just heard, Snowden is not on the flight to Cuba he was scheduled to take from Moscow. But more on the latest we are looking at, we are joined in the studio by NPR's Dina Temple-Raston. Good morning.

DINA TEMPLE-RASTON, BYLINE: Good morning.

MONTAGNE: OK. Do we know where Snowden is at this minute?

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Business
5:55 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Chinese Stocks Suffer Big Losses

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 10:54 am

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NPR's business news begins with another bad day for Chinese stocks.

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GREENE: The major indexes in China closed down more than five percent - making it the worst day of losses since 2009. And the plunge reverberated, weighing down markets across Asia. The losses we apparently caused by the Chinese government's ongoing attempt to reform its banking system. It's using high interest rates to cut down on risky loans, making access to cash very tight. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

World
5:49 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Artist's Fake Diploma To Be Sold At Auction

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 10:55 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. You can spend tens of thousands on a liberal arts degree, or just buy a fake diploma. The artist David Hockney's fake diploma is expected to sell at auction this week for up to $27,000. He created it in 1962 when he was denied a real degree by the Royal College of Art because he refused to write a final essay. And who know? The work of a famous artist might end up worth more in the long run than a real diploma.

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Business
5:43 am
Mon June 24, 2013

DuckDuckGo Benefits From Internet Searchers Wanting Privacy

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 10:55 am

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The leaks this month by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed just how widespread government surveillance of phone and online information actually is. The revelations of the government's PRISM program have been raising the concerns about privacy, but also have boom to companies that promise greater privacy online.

Emma Jacobs of member station WHYY in Philadelphia has this report.

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