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Science
4:25 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

Supreme Court Rules In Industry's Favor. What's EPA's Next Move?

A plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. in January 2015.
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Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 5:37 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency made a mistake when it told electric power plants to reduce mercury emissions. The high court says the EPA should first have considered how much it would cost power plants to do that.

The decision comes too late for most power companies, but it could affect future EPA regulations.

Mercury in the air is a health risk. When you burn coal or oil, you create airborne mercury that can end up in fish we eat and cause serious health problems.

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The Two-Way
4:23 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

If The Mess In Greece Is All Greek To You, Then Read This

The EU and national flags fly in the foreground of the Parthenon, as Greek voters prepare to decide whether to continue negotiating for more international loans.
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Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 5:12 pm

"It was Greek to me."

Shakespeare used that phrase in one of his tragedies to suggest that a complicated matter was beyond understanding.

Many Americans may be muttering those words again as this week's Greek tragedy plays out.

The situation in Athens really is complicated, but it's also important. So let's walk through the basics together, and then consider what it might mean to Americans.

Here's what has happened so far:

-- The Greek government has way too much debt, and can't pay its creditors.

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Latin America
3:29 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

Dominican Deportations Reach Crisis Levels, Haitian President Says

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 4:41 pm

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Africa
3:29 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

Some Tourists Show Solidarity With Tunisia After Beach Attack

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 4:41 pm

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Business
3:29 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

NBC Dumps Donald Trump Over Comments On Mexican Immigrants

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 5:25 pm

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