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Stories for June 22, 2013

Ohio Family-Planning Services At Mercy Of Budget Bill

June 22
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Working its way through the Ohio Legislature is a state budget bill that has major implications for the way family-planning services are provided. The Ohio budget contains language that puts family-planning clinics at the bottom of the list to receive funding.

Stunt Plane Crashes At Air Show, Killing Pilot, Wing Walker

June 22
Scott Neuman / NPR

A stunt biplane crashed and burst into flames at an air show in Dayton, Ohio, killing the pilot and a stunt wing walker, authorities said.

Is This Dog Really That Ugly?

June 22
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We don't mean to be offensive, but someone has to say it: Walle, a 4-year-old beagle-basset mix who was just crowned the 2013 World's Ugliest Dog, is just NOT that ugly.

Judge In Zimmerman Trial Bars Audio Experts' Testimony

June 22
Scott Neuman / NPR

A judge in the murder trial of George Zimmerman has excluded testimony from two audio experts who've suggested that Trayvon Martin can be heard screaming on a 911 call moments before the unarmed teen was fatally shot.

Snowden Extradition Could Get Snarled In Hong Kong Courts

June 22
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Now that Edward Snowden is an accused spy in the U.S., how will federal prosecutors get him extradited from the Chinese territory of Hong Kong, where he's reportedly in hiding?

Finding A Salad Bar In Your Backyard

June 22
Charlotte Albright / NPR
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Nova Kim and Les Hook live on a lush farm between a large lake and the Connecticut River near the Vermont-New Hampshire border. Over the decades, they've become skilled gatherers of edible wild foods, which they sell to high-end restaurants. But on this drizzly day, they're in their own kitchen, making dressing for a picnic green salad.

Presents From The President: What Obama Gives His Friends

June 22
Ari Shapiro / NPR
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Between his trip to Europe last week and his travels to Africa next week, President Obama is doing a lot of gift exchanges with foreign leaders.

Political Fight Jeopardizes Medicaid In Mississippi

June 22
Jeffrey Hess / NPR
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Medicaid and controversy seem inseparable in many states lately. For the most part, the wrangling is about a new wrinkle in Medicaid -- the expansion of the health program for the poor and disabled under Obamacare.