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Expect heavy traffic and busy airports if traveling this Independence Day weekend. Travel industry groups say with unemployment down and wages ticking up, more Americans will be on the move.
Eight Royals could start in the All Star game July 14. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Chris Eckes, curator of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, about the last time this happened.
Employers added 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. But wage growth was flat, and the drop in the unemployment rate had a lot to do with people leaving the workforce.
Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses the court's most recent session and says the rulings reveal deep philosophical differences regarding the role of judges and the Constitution.
Film critic David Edelstein calls Terminator Genesys "strenuously witless" and "lousy." But, he adds, the loose and fun Magic Mike XXL is "anything but a typical machine-tooled sequel."
The oil giant BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with Gulf states and the federal government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — the worst in U.S. history.