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4:59 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musician Gunther Schuller Dies At 89

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 6:18 am

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Shots - Health News
4:44 am
Mon June 22, 2015

To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist Instead Of Popping A Pill

Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 8:07 am

We all know that listening to music can soothe emotional pain, but Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys can also ease physical pain, according to a study of children and teenagers who had major surgery.

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U.S.
4:43 am
Mon June 22, 2015

After Waterway Closure, Minneapolis Sees An End To River Shipping

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 8:07 am

It's late on a Tuesday morning and — as it's done every day for decades — the Patrick Gannaway towboat pushes its two barges up the Mississippi River right through downtown Minneapolis.

To get its 2,400 tons of sand, gravel, and limestone past the river's only waterfall, the barges take a five-story vertical ride inside the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock.

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U.S.
4:42 am
Mon June 22, 2015

After Prison Break In New York, Viral Video Raises Questions

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Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 8:07 am

The nationwide manhunt continues for two convicted murderers who escaped earlier this month from a maximum security prison in New York. At the same time, a viral video is raising new questions about security at the prison in Dannemora, New York.

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Economy
4:35 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Summit To Concentrate On Greece's Impending Deadline To Repay IMF Loan

Demonstrators hold flags and banners during a protest march in solidarity with Greece in Brussels on Sunday. Heads of state in the eurozone will meet in Brussels on Monday for a special summit to discuss the financial crisis with Greece.
Virginia Mayo AP

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 8:07 am

European leaders hold an emergency summit in Brussels on Monday in an effort to prevent Greece from defaulting on its debts. Greece owes the International Monetary Fund $1.8 billion by the end of this month, and it needs Europe's help to make the payment. But the Athens government is refusing to commit to an economic overhaul package that officials are demanding.

Greece has come close to default many times before — only to work out a last-minute compromise with its creditors. This time, though, it faces much longer odds.

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