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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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  • High Court Strikes Down Central Tenet Of Voting Rights Act
    In striking down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court specifically said that Congress could approve a new, constitutionally sound formula to determine what jurisdictions need federal oversight. But is Congress likely to do so?
  • In Alabama, Voting Decision Seen As Sign Of Progress, Setback
    In the state where the Supreme Court case got its start, many officials lauded the justices' ruling as an acknowledgement that times have changed. But others are skeptical that enough progress has really been made.
  • Taliban Attack In Kabul Comes Ahead Of Peace Negotiations
    Suicide bombers attacked multiple buildings in Kabul, including Afghanistan's presidential palace, early Tuesday. Robert Siegel talks with The New York Times Kabul bureau chief, Alissa Rubin, about the attack and its timing in relation to negotiations with the Taliban.
  • A Revealing '60s 'Portrait,' Opening Eyes In Theaters Again
    Shirley Clarke's 1967 film Portrait of Jason has returned to theaters after a meticulous restoration. As a historian and a documentarian tell reporter Howie Movshovitz, it's as remarkable in many ways today as it ever was.
  • The Best Books For Kids Age 9-14? You Tell Us
    This summer, with your help, we're assembling the Ultimate Kids' Bookshelf — a collection of 100 titles every 9- to 14-year-old should read. What was your favorite book when you were that age? Weigh in with your nominations.
  • Extra Border-Security Spending Entices GOP, Raises Eyebrows
    The immigration bill garnered more Republican support with a provision that would double the number of Border Patrol agents to 40,000 and build more fences. But even a former Border Patrol chief is wondering where the drastic numbers came from.
  • Rep. Goodlatte: Immigration Changes Should Be 'Step-By-Step'
    Audie Cornish talks with Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Goodlatte opposes the Senate's sweeping immigration reform bill, arguing in favor of a step-by-step approach that would beef up enforcement efforts against undocumented immigrants who are already in the United States.
  • Author Matheson Left Behind Reams Of Science Fiction Writing
    Science fiction author Richard Matheson has died. Matheson wrote a number of classic episodes of television shows such as Star Trek and The Twilight Zone. His novel, I Am Legend, was adapted into movies three times.
  • Chicago Blackhawks Stun Boston Bruins In Hockey Final
    Chicago is celebrating its second Stanley Cup win in four seasons. The Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-2.
  • For Mavis Staples, 'One True Vine' Brings Together Kindred Spirits
    Produced by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, the soul singer's new album follows a narrative arc of struggle, acceptance and salvation. Tweedy's arrangements leave room for Staples' full range of vocal expression, from an R&B growl to gospel fervor.

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