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New PBS Kids “Measure Up” App

2 hours ago

School’s out for summer and that means endless days at the pool, but with the new PBS KIDS’ education phone app, children won’t be falling behind anytime soon.

Democrats in the House of Representatives continued their sit-in overnight and into Thursday morning, calling for votes on gun control — despite the fact that in the middle of the night, the GOP defied the protest to pass a Zika funding bill and then adjourn for the July Fourth recess.

The Brazilian army says it shot dead an escaped jaguar, shortly after the animal was displayed at a ceremony celebrating the Olympic torch in the Amazonian city of Manaus.

The jaguar named Juma had escaped his leash at a zoo affiliated with a local military training center, after appearing earlier at the Olympic event, the military said in a statement.

Michael Lopreste imagines it would be easier if he had the sort of job that allowed him to simply walk away from a co-worker's political diatribe. But as sales manager of a high-end furniture chain, he often can't afford to.

"Being in sales, we're kind of this captive audience," Lopreste says. "You know, you want to make the client feel at ease, you want to make them feel important, you want to be able to have a good rapport with them. And a lot of times that manifests itself by being able to mirror back what they're saying, or perfecting the nod and smile."

All Things Considered: Orlando's Recovery

Jun 17, 2016

At the end of a tough week in Orlando, NPR's All Things Considered will check in with people living in the city. For some, it seems a life is frozen just as it was at 2AM on Sunday.

"There have been cars that have been there since Saturday, and they're still there." says a local resident.

Reflecting on the week in Orlando and more will be discussed on today's All Things Considered. Listen at 4pm on 89.1 KTTZ-FM.