Lead Stories

Politics
3:58 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Obama Expected To Release Rule Governing Overtime

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 6:13 am

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

NPR Story
3:58 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Congress Leaves For Recess Without Re-Authorizing Export-Import Bank

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, center, speaks with, from left, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., Ellicott Dredges GM Craig Murdock and CFO Joseph Wendel during a tour of the company's manufacturing facility in March. Lew was on hand to promote investment in American infrastructure. The company has utilized the Export-Import Bank's services.
Patrick Semansky AP

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 6:41 am

An agency of the federal government will have to stop doing business today. That's because members of Congress went home last week for the July 4 recess without reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank.

The bank helps American companies sell their goods overseas. The bank's critics say they're stopping corporate welfare.

Read more
Law
3:58 am
Tue June 30, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Places A Stay On Texas Abortion Law

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 6:41 am

Copyright 2015 KUHF-FM. To see more, visit http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org.

Code Switch
3:58 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Making The Law Respect Gender Identity After Death

Filmmaker Christopher Lee attends a 1999 film festival.
Elizabeth Sheldon Courtesy of Elizabeth Sheldon

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 6:41 am

Read more
Parallels
3:58 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Would You Buy A Used Car From A Man Named Beer Horse?

NPR's Frank Langfitt (center) has been offering free taxi rides around Shanghai to talk to ordinary Chinese. He drives a Camry around the city, but rented a van for a trip 500 miles outside the city earlier this year. He recently decided to buy a car, which can be a complicated process in China.
Yang Zhuo NPR

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 6:41 am

I'd been renting a Toyota Camry to give free rides around the city for my series, Streets of Shanghai, about the lives of ordinary Chinese. But the monthly rental fees were killing me, so I figured I could save money by buying a used car.

I went to a reputable used car dealership. The first hint that this would be different than shopping in the U.S. came when I met my salesman, a fresh college grad.

Read more

Pages