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- POTUS Weighs In: No Peas In Guacamole
The online debate began after the <em>New York Times</em> published a guacamole recipe that includes fresh peas.
- Cities In California Conserved A Lot Of Water In May
Felicia Marcus of the State Water Board said, "We need all Californians to step up â€” and keep it up â€” as if we don't know when it will rain and snow again, because we don't."
- Puerto Rico Says With Restructuring It Can Pay Off Debts
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Luis Vega Ramos, representative of Puerto Rico, about the commonwealth's debt deadline Wednesday. The governor says the island's $73 billion debt is unpayable.
- Senators Call For VA To Explain Why It Couldn't Find Mustard-Gassed Veterans
A dozen senators have also called on the Veterans Administration to say why some of the WWII-era troops who were found by an NPR Investigation were denied benefits.
- As The NBA's Free Agency Period Begins, LeBron James Has All The Power
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to sportswriter Bob Ryan about the start of NBA free agency Wednesday, and the man with the most power in the NBA â€” LeBron James.
- How Mississippi Defaulted On $7 Million Worth Of Bonds In 1841
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Clifford Thies, a professor of economics and finance at Shenandoah University, about Mississippi's unpaid bonds from the 1840s and collecting on old state-owed debt.
- Justice Department Investigates Possible Collusion In U.S. Airline Industry
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who asked the Justice Department to investigate possible collusion in the U.S. airline industry to keep ticket prices high.
- The Economics Of Airline Baggage Check; To Pay Or Not To Pay
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Rick Seaney, CEO of Farecompare.com, about the economics of luggage fees for airlines. JetBlue started to charge fees for the first checked bag on Wednesday.
- Justice Department Investigating Airlines For Possible Price Collusion
The department says it is looking into "possible unlawful coordination" by several major carriers. American and United have confirmed that they are among the airlines under scrutiny.
- Charleston, S.C., Residents Call On Each Other To Improve Race Relations
Two weeks after nine were killed in a church in Charleston, protesters and politicians are calling for a renewed focus on remedying racial disparities in the state and for discussions about race.
- Salvadorean Children Hope To Reunite With Parents Under U.S. Program
Under a new program started this year, children from Central America who fear for their lives in their home country and have a relative living legally in the U.S. can petition for refugee status. In part two of NPR's look at one family's attempt to reunite under the program, a story of two children in El Salvador who haven't seen their father in more than 16 years.
- U.S., Cuba To Reopen Embassies In Step Toward Normal Relations
The White House announced Wednesday the opening of a U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, which is seen as a key step toward more normal diplomatic ties with the Cold War foe.
- Maine Lawmakers Consider Investigating Gov. Paul LePage
Lawmakers want to probe the allegation that Gov. LePage threatened to withhold over $500,000 from a state charter school if it didn't remove a Democratic legislator.
- Frontier Airlines Exit Leaves Delaware Without Commercial Flights
Frontier Airlines is saying goodbye to New Castle Airport in Wilmington, Del. That makes the second-smallest state the only one in the country without access to commercial passenger flights.
- New LGBT Issues Enter Spotlight After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
After last week's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, events are being held across the country, including in Allentown, Penn., to decide the LGBT community's next public policy objective.