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AAA: More Travelers On The Road For July 4th Weekend

The number of Americans hitting the road this Independence Day weekend is expected to be up 0.07% compared to last year, according to AAA. The auto club projects 41.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from their homes during the holiday weekend, which runs from Wednesday July 1 to Sunday July 5. AAA’s Mark Jenkins says 85%, or about 35 million travelers, will drive to their destinations. “The reason we’re expecting more travelers this Independence Day is because of rising incomes,...
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Naval Air Station Whiting Field Runways To Receive Repairs

NAS Whiting Field has two main air fields: North and South. In the North field, they conduct pilot training for fixed wing aircraft, primarily the T-6 Texan. In the South field, they conduct training for TH-57 helicopters.Two of the runways in their South field have been scheduled to have some repairs done to them, beginning in a few months. Jay Cope, Public Affairs Officer for NAS Whiting Field, says the repairs are standard and to be expected after so many years. “After time, you’re going...
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The decades-old ban on taking photographs inside the White House during public tours is being lifted today, first lady Michelle Obama announced on Instagram.

The White House, in a statement, said guests are welcome to take photos throughout the White House tour route and encouraged visitors to share their experiences using the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour.

What's permitted: Phones and compact still cameras with a lens no longer than 3 inches.

Editor's Note: Unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S. southern border last year. In response, the Obama administration has introduced a program that would allow families to reunite. In this story about the divided Leveron family, NPR's Richard Gonzales reports first from California, followed by Carrie Kahn in El Salvador.

She fights for the rights of women by telling stories about heroic men.

"The struggle to end violence against women has always been carried out by women activists," says Samar Minallah Khan, who makes documentaries about gender-based violence in her native Pakistan.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Julie Hamp, Toyota Motor Corp.'s first senior female executive who was appointed head of public relations just weeks ago, has resigned after her arrest for allegedly importing the prescription painkiller oxycodone in violation of the country's narcotics laws.

Updated at 7:40 a.m. ET

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told creditors his government is prepared to accept most conditions imposed for a bailout, hours after Greece defaulted on a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund.

Having clinched the long-sought prize of same-sex marriage in all 50 states, some long-time advocates are now waking up to the realization that they need to find a new job. At least one major same-sex marriage advocacy group is preparing to close down and other LGBT organizations are retooling.

They have grown from a ragtag group with a radical idea into a massive multi-million dollar industry of slick and sophisticated sellers of a dream. Today, their very success has made their old jobs obsolete.

The 66th floor of Panama City's Trump Tower is a fine spot to experience Panama's booming economy.

Outside the windows, hundreds of skyscrapers stretch the length of the capital's skyline.

Inside, a hand of blackjack will set you back $200 but all you can drink champagne costs just $10.

On average, growth has topped 8 percent in the last five years, making Panama the envy of its struggling Latin American neighbors.

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