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Dr. Schovanec reflects on his life growing up and discusses his new role as President of Texas Tech University.  

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.

Sure, the U.S. economy has problems: income inequality, aging infrastructure and slowing entrepreneurship.

But cheer up, Americans. The latest figures on developed economies show the United States is in far better shape than other countries.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an international group that tracks global growth, said Thursday that the United States is making one of the strongest comebacks in the developed world.

NPR Politics on Orlando

Jun 15, 2016

Last weekend’s horrific attack on an Orlando nightclub, set off a fierce debate among presidential candidates and lawmakers over how to combat terrorism, both domestic and abroad. Speaker Paul Ryan faced protests in the House over inaction on gun control. 

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