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What Parliamentary Elections Could Mean For The Future Of The EU

Steve Inskeep talks to former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, who discusses the EU parliamentary elections that concluded Sunday. Bildt is now co-chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations.


Historic Tank Is Repainted. It's Now Lemon-Lime Yellow

The group that maintains the tank in West Virginia admits a mistake. They tried to repaint it traditional olive drab. The color seemed wrong from the start, but they thought it would dry differently.


Highly Orchestraded Pillow Fight Takes Place In Japanese Town

When the game starts, five player are quote "sleeping" all tucked in — then a whistle is blown and the fight begins. Reuters describes it as a mix between dodgeball and chess.


Selective Service Registration Comes Under Fire Again

Despite the all-volunteer military, men in the U.S. still have to register for the draft when they turn 18. But the fairness of the system, and its very existence, are again being questioned.


Former Green Bay Packers Quarterback Bart Starr Dies At 85

Legendary Bart Starr, who played for the Packers from 1956 to 1971, was the first quarterback to win five NFL championships. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.


High Voter Turn Out For European Parliamentary Elections

Centrists in Europe have lost their majority. After Europe's parliamentary elections over the weekend, nationalist and far-right parties got a boost in their share of power.


Army Surprised By Answers To Its Question: How Has Serving Impacted You?

As part of a Memorial Day tribute, the U.S. Army asked service members to tweet the answer to the question: How has serving impacted you? The answers Army officials got were not what they expected.


What Happens When A World-Class Athlete Decides To Have A Baby

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to sprinter Allyson Felix, an Olympic champion, about her contract with Nike through her pregnancy and her advocacy for black maternal health care.


The High Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic For Communities

State and local governments say the prescription opioid epidemic is costing them billions of dollars. They're suing big drug companies to recoup some of those costs.


Trump's Visit To Japan Is Overshadowed By Trade Tensions

President Trump and his Japanese counterpart held a news conference Monday after the two met to talk about trade. Trump wants Japan to even out the trade imbalance with the U.S.


 

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