7:59am

Mon June 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Lower Court

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 5:39 pm

Abigail Noel Fisher, who challenged a racial component to University of Texas at Austin's admissions policy, speaks to the media outside the U.S. Supreme Court building during oral in the case in October.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

One of the Supreme Court's most anticipated cases of its current term — a challenge to the University of Texas' affirmative action admissions process — has ended with a ruling that does not revisit the fundamental issue of whether such programs discriminate against whites.

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7:53am

Mon June 24, 2013
The Salt

Not Local Food, And Not Afraid To Say It

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 10:17 am

These organically farmed ingredients travel the world to join forces in a Boloco burrito.
Heather Rousseau NPR

A burrito is a thing of beauty. Swathed in tortilla, clad in foil, simple ingredients come together and something magical happens.

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7:52am

Mon June 24, 2013
Law

Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Lower Court

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 8:55 am

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7:43am

Mon June 24, 2013
National Security

For Edward Snowden, A Convoluted Path To Possible Asylum

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 8:55 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Russia's decision to allow Edward Snowden into the country was just one more step in what appears to be a convoluted path to possible asylum. As we've just heard, Snowden is not on the flight to Cuba he was scheduled to take from Moscow. But more on the latest we are looking at, we are joined in the studio by NPR's Dina Temple-Raston. Good morning.

DINA TEMPLE-RASTON, BYLINE: Good morning.

MONTAGNE: OK. Do we know where Snowden is at this minute?

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7:32am

Mon June 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Bobby 'Blue' Bland, The 'Sinatra Of The Blues,' Dies

Bobby "Blue" Bland at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Rick Diamond Getty Images
  • LISTEN: A bit of 'Turn on Your Love Light'

Bobby "Blue" Bland, the "Sinatra of the blues" who sang such classics as "Turn On Your Love Light" and "Further On Up The Road," has died. He was 83.

According to The Associated Press: "Rodd Bland said his father died due to complications from an ongoing illness at his Memphis, Tenn., home. He was surrounded by relatives."

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6:53am

Mon June 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Pakistan's Premier Says Musharraf Should Be Tried For Treason

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on April 20.
Aamir Qureshi AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the country's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf should be tried for high treason, the BBC reports.

Musharraf is currently under house arrest after returning from a self-imposed exile earlier this year. The BBC adds:

"[Musharraf] is fighting a series of charges relating to his time in power, which began with him ousting Nawaz Sharif in a 1999 military coup.

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6:24am

Mon June 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Which Key Cases Will The Supreme Court Rule On?

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 8:32 am

It's another "decision day" at the Supreme Court. So, once again, we're waiting to see which (if any) big rulings are handed down.

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5:44am

Mon June 24, 2013
KALW Almanac

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5:14am

Mon June 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Where In The World Is Edward Snowden? Still Russia, It Seems

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 6:48 am

Journalists on board a Moscow-to-Havana flight Monday thought that NSA leaker Edward Snowden would be in that window seat. Instead, the plane left with that spot empty.
Maxim Shemetov Reuters /Landov

After hours of breathless reporting about how "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden would be getting on a Moscow-to-Havana flight Monday, it seems he did not in fact board the jet for what what was thought to be a step toward asylum in Ecuador.

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4:59am

Mon June 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Prayers For Mandela; Waiting For Supreme Court

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 5:26 am

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