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The U.S. government crushed one ton of ivory in New York's Times Square on Friday. The goal is to raise awareness of elephant poaching and the wildlife trafficking crisis.
The push for cleaner fuels in Oregon and Washington could bring the region more crude oil and a new refinery along the Columbia River. It would be the first refinery on the West Coast in 25 years.
NPR's Melissa Block talks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about this week's mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, and pending decisions from the Supreme Court.
It's crunch time again in the eurozone debt negotiations. Greece probably won't be able to pay back a bailout loan by the end of the month, as the country refuses to reform its pension system.
For the first time, the U.S. Open golf championship will be played in the Pacific Northwest. The Chambers Bay course used to be a sand and gravel quarry next to Puget Sound. Players will have to use their imagination to conquer its quirks.
Federal authorities are investigating the attack in Charleston, S.C., as a hate crime. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones about what that means for the prosecution.