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The Two-Way
2:25 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

California Governor Signs School Vaccination Law

Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed a controversial vaccination bill into law on Tuesday.
David McNew Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 3:09 pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed off on one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country a day after the state Legislature gave the measure final approval.

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The Two-Way
2:16 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Venus And Jupiter Set For A Close Encounter Tuesday Night

A NASA projection shows the path of Venus and Jupiter; the two planets will converge in the Earth's sky Tuesday night.
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Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 3:31 pm

It's not as if two worlds will collide tonight — Venus and Jupiter are only converging into a small area of the Earth's sky. NASA says the two bright planets will be "a jaw-dropping one-third of a degree apart."

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Code Switch
2:07 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

A Slave Plantation Tour Guide Recalls Awful Questions From White Visitors

Michael Coach Flickr

Over at Vox, a white woman who until recently was a tour guide at a historic Southern plantation recounts some . . . interesting questions she got from the mostly white tourists she encountered over the years, some of whom had jaw-dropping ideas of what slavery was really like.

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The Two-Way
1:34 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Deadline In Iran Nuclear Talks Extended To July 7

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, flanked by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (left) and U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman met with Iranian negotiators Tuesday at a hotel in Vienna.
Carlos Barria AP

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 2:17 pm

The Iran nuclear talks, which had been scheduled to wrap up Tuesday, have been extended. The U.S. and the five other nations negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program announced they'll meet for another week, as it became clear that they weren't likely to reach a deal by today's deadline.

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The Two-Way
1:16 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Pope In U.S. Visit Will Meet With Poor, President, Politicians

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 3:51 pm

Pope Francis will meet the homeless, immigrants and prisoners as well as President Obama, and become the first pope to address Congress when he visits the U.S. in September, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

The Sept. 19-28 visit will take Francis to Cuba and the U.S., where he will visit Washington, New York and Philadelphia.

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