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12:03 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

U.S. And Sweden Struggle To 0-0 Tie In Women's World Cup

U.S. forward Sydney Leroux controls the ball during a Group D match with Australia on Monday during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. The U.S. won, 3-1.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 9:35 pm

Update, 10:10 p.m. ET:

The U.S. and Sweden fought to a 0-0 tie in Winnipeg on Friday night — a disappointing result against the Americans' trash-talking former coach, but enough to keep them in control of their group at the Women's World Cup.

The U.S. struggled to maintain control in the Swedish half for much of the game, and had a hard time connecting on their longer passes forward. Two header attempts off corners around the 72nd minute were tipped over the crossbar and went wide right, and a frenzy in the final minute of extra time came up empty.

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10:51 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Dealing Blow To Obama, Efforts To Pass Trade Plan Fail In The House

President Obama walks with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as he visits Capitol Hill on Friday.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 12:14 pm

Dealing a big blow to President Obama's agenda, the House of Representatives failed to pass a key element of a package of bills that would have given Obama the ability to fast-track a trade deal with Pacific Rim nations.

The House began by voting on a bill that would provide funding for training Americans who would lose their jobs because of the trade deal. Failing to attract enough Democratic votes, the body rejected the measure by a large margin.

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The Two-Way
10:40 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Jack King, NASA's 'Voice Of Apollo,' Dies At 84

A Nov. 14, 1969, photo made available by NASA shows Jack King in the Firing Room of the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Control Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., during the countdown for Apollo 12. King, who died Thursday, became known as NASA's "Voice of Apollo."
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Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 12:17 pm

Jack King, who uttered the countdown heard 'round the world followed by the historic words "Liftoff on Apollo 11!" has died at age 84.

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The Two-Way
9:51 am
Fri June 12, 2015

American Red Cross News Conference In Haiti Grows Heated

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 12:36 pm

Haitian journalists pressed an official from the American Red Cross to explain how the charity spent almost half a billion dollars in the country — but got few answers at a news conference this week at Le Plaza Hotel in downtown Port-au-Prince.

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The Two-Way
8:44 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Big Change Yields Small Change As Zimbabweans Turn In Their Trillions

An old one hundred trillion Zimbabwean dollar note on top of a pile of other old Zimbabwean notes of various denominations in Harare, Thursday. Starting next week, Zimbabweans will be able to exchange their trillions for up to $5 U.S.
Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi AP

Originally published on Sat June 13, 2015 8:13 am

In Zimbabwe, even the trillionaires are struggling to make ends meet.

But that is about to change as the government begins a phasing out of the massively hyperinflated Zimbabwean dollar in favor of a multi-currency regime involving mainly a mix of U.S. dollars and South African rand that, in any case, has been the de facto norm since 2009.

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The Two-Way
8:34 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Spokane NAACP Leader's Race Becomes Subject Of Controversy

Rachel Dolezal stands in front of a mural she painted, in July 2009.
Nicholas K. Geranios AP

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 3:20 pm

Is the leader of Spokane's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People black?

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The Two-Way
6:49 am
Fri June 12, 2015

French Court Clears Dominique Strauss-Kahn In Pimping Case

Former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss Kahn leaving his hotel in Lille, northern France, in February.
Christophe Ena AP

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 7:11 am

A French court has found Dominique Strauss-Kahn not guilty on a charge of "aggravated pimping."

The court said the former head of the International Monetary Fund and one time French presidential candidate did not promote or profit from the prostitution of seven women.

The Guardian reports:

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The Two-Way
5:56 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Germany Closes Probe Into Alleged U.S. Hacking Of Merkel's Phone

President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk to a group photo of G-7 leaders in June.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 3:51 pm

Germany's top prosecutor, Harald Range, has decided to close an investigation into whether the United States' National Security Agency eavesdropped on Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone calls due to lack of evidence.

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The Two-Way
10:57 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Warriors' Shooters Break Out Of Slump To Tie NBA Finals, 2-2

Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala outruns center Cleveland Cavaliers Timofey Mozgov to the hoop Thursday during Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

It took four games, but the Golden State Warriors' shooters finally got on track Thursday night, while Cleveland Cavaliers guard and surprise hero Matthew Dellavedova finally came back to reality.

The result was a relatively easy 103-82 win on the road for the Warriors, and an NBA Finals tied 2-2 as it heads back to Oakland, Calif.

League MVP Stephen Curry retained the hot hand he had at the end of Game 3, hitting four of seven three-point shots en route to 22 points.

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The Two-Way
7:01 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Some Answers To Your Questions About California Water Use

Drought-stricken California hopes to save some water by not serving it to restaurant patrons who don't ask for it. Other water-conservation measures aren't so straightforward.
Paul Sancya AP

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 9:17 pm

As California endures its fourth year of drought, water restrictions are taking effect across the state. On April 1, Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order implementing a mandatory 25 percent water cutback in cities and towns across the state from 2013 usage levels. It took effect June 1.

Brown's executive order, and the hundreds of other water guidelines throughout the state, can be confusing. NPR asked listeners what questions they have about California water restrictions. We took those questions to experts to get to the bottom of what all these rules actually mean.

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