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Supreme Court Rejects Arizona's Proof Of Citizenship Law
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tossed out an Arizona law that required proof of citizenship for its voters. In a 7-2 majority, the justices said the state's voter-approved Proposition 200 interfered with federal law. For more on the ruling, David Greene speaks with NPR's Carrie Johnson and Ron Elving.
Mayoral Races Across Mexico Are Turning Into A Zoo
In Xalapa, a cat named Morris is running with the campaign slogan "Tired of voting for rats? Vote for a cat!" Candidates in other cities include Chon the Donkey and Tina the Chicken.
Putin Denies Stealing Kraft's Super Bowl Ring
When New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft met with then-Russian President Vladmir Putin in 2005, he showed off his Super Bowl ring. Kraft told a crowd last week Putin put the ring on, and said, "I can kill someone with this ring." He then put it in his pocket, and walked away. The Kremlin says the ring was a gift.
Rose Wins U.S. Open, Mickelson Loses Again
Jason Rose, 32, has won the U.S. Open golf tournament. David Greene talks to Christine Brennan, sport commentator for USA Today, about Rose, who is the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open in 43 years. Phil Mickelson has come in second numerous times.
U.S. War Planes Participate In Exercises In Jordan
Jordan is hosting major military exercises known as Eager Lion 2013. More than 15,000 soldiers from 18 countries, including the U.S., will be participating. The war games kicked off as Syria's civil war rages next door.
Archaeologists Search Lake Michigan For 1679 Ship Wreckage
In northern Lake Michigan, explorers are stepping up their effort to find a ship that sank in 1679. French and American archeologists are on the lake looking for the ship sailed by French explorer Rene-Robert Sieur de la Salle. So far, the excavation has uncovered a wooden beam that looks like the mast of a ship.
Iran Elects Moderate Cleric Hasan Rouhani President
Moderate cleric Hasan Rouhani replaces Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has been in power since 2005. David Greene talks to Thomas Erdbrink, a reporter for The New York Times in Tehran, about Iran's newly elected president.
Turkish Security Forces Arrest Hundreds Of Protesters
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan drew hundreds of thousands supporters to Taksim Square, where he celebrated the successful eviction of protestors by riot police using teargas and water cannons. Unions have called for a national strike to protest Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian rule.
Smartphones Help Bridge Gaps In Electronic Medical Records
Hospitals, doctors and Medicare are making it easier for people to have access to their own health records. Some app developers have even created ways to have health information available even on a smartphone.
Nazi-Era Past Clouds Germany's Leadership Role
After the G-8 Summit in Northern Ireland, President Obama travels to Germany to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Renee Montagne talks to Zanny Minton Beddoes, of The Economist, about the magazine's upcoming cover story on Germany and its failure to take a leadership role in the European Union.