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The South Carolina House has approved a measure that allows them to consider removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. Legislators convened a session Tuesday to pass a state budget.
The Senate cleared a big hurdle Tuesday in an elaborate plan crafted by Republican leaders to get President Obama what he wants on trade, despite significant opposition from Democrats.
Hollywood composer James Horner is presumed dead, after a plane crash Monday involved a plane that was registered to him. Horner scored notable films, including Titanic and Avatar.
NPR's Tom Moon reviews the new album from pianist Robert Glasper, Covered.
ESPN reported Monday new documents show Pete Rose bet on baseball as a manager and player. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to T.J. Quinn of ESPN's Outside the Lines about the findings.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Saeed Jones, literary editor at BuzzFeed, about his picks for summer reading. He recommends books where a character goes on some sort of journey.