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It's All Politics
9:57 am
Tue June 30, 2015

'Jiggery-Pokery': The Justices Have A Punny Way With Words

Justice Scalia has pioneered using the words "tutti-frutti," "argle-bargle" and "jiggery-pokery" in the dissenting opinions of the nation's highest court.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Supreme Court justices have been turning heads this month with their choice of words as well as with their landmark rulings.

June decisions have given us Justice Elena Kagan's bountiful Spiderman allusions, Chief Justice John Roberts' exclamation of "What chumps!" and Justice Antonin Scalia's exhortation to "Ask the nearest hippie."

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Code Switch
9:29 am
Tue June 30, 2015

How 4 Gay Black Women Fought Back Against A Sexual Harasser — And Landed In Jail

The New Jersey 4 stand together.
Blair Dorosh-Walther Blair Dorosh-Walther

Everyone agrees on one thing: on the night of August 18th 2006, Dwayne Buckle catcalled Patreese Johnson.

Johnson and six of her friends, all young lesbians of color, were walking down Sixth Avenue in New York City's West Village to hang out at the clubs in one of the gayest neighborhoods in America. That's when Buckle, a then-28-year-old black filmmaker, called out to Johnson, who was 19 at the time, with an obscene comment.

"Mister, I'm gay," Johnson says she told Buckle, trying to wave him off.

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It's All Politics
8:50 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Jeb Bush To Release 33 Years Of Tax Returns

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a campaign event Saturday in Nevada.
John Locher AP

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 9:04 am

Jeb Bush will release 33 years of tax returns later this afternoon, a Bush campaign aide confirms to NPR.

"This is more than any presidential candidate in the history of the United States," Bush spokeswoman Allie Brandenburger wrote in an email. "This display of transparency is consistent with the high level of disclosure he has practiced during his life in public office."

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The Two-Way
8:49 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Wisdom Of The Crowds? Online Effort Seeks To Raise Funds For Greece

A collection of old Greek Drachma and euro notes and coins.
Geert Vanden Wijngaert AP

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 11:17 am

Updated at 12:14 p.m. ET

Only 1,599,888,909 euros to go. A crowd-funding effort to raise the 1.6 billion euros (about $1.8 billion) Greece needs to make a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund has so far raised 111,091 euros ($124,569) from 7,275 donors.

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Goats and Soda
8:07 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Meet Your New Neighbors, The American Filmmakers

Chris Temple, left, and Zach Ingrasci, far right, get to know a few of the 81,000 Syrian refugees at the Zaatari camp.
Courtesy of 1001 Media/Living On One

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 11:50 am

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