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4:21pm

Fri June 28, 2013
Around the Nation

Coming To An Airport Near You: Fluffy Stress Relief

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 8:22 pm

Therapy dogs Barney (rear) and Hazel are on the job comforting weary travelers at LAX.
Gloria Hillard NPR

Summer travel is in full swing, and that means crowded airports, flight delays and long security lines. To help calm weary travelers, some airports are turning to man's best friend.

San Jose's and Miami's international airports have therapy dog programs, and Los Angeles International Airport — ranked the second-most-stressful airport in the country last year — launched its own crew of comfort dogs this year.

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4:21pm

Fri June 28, 2013
The Summer of '63

Bittersweet At No. 1: How A Japanese Song Topped The Charts In 1963

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 8:22 pm

Underlying the sweetness of Kyu Sakamoto's unexpected hit song "Sukiyaki" was a story of sadness and loss.
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3:01pm

Fri June 28, 2013
NPR Story

Cleveland Cavaliers Shock NBA With First Draft Pick

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 8:22 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel. The NBA season may have ended, but there is still a lot of pro basketball to talk about. The NBA draft took place last night with a real surprise choice leading things off, and there's a big trade in the news too. NPR's Mike Pesca is with us. Hi, Mike.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hello.

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3:01pm

Fri June 28, 2013
NPR Story

Wedding Vendors That Refuse Gay Customers Often Lose In Court

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 8:22 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

With the Supreme Court's landmark decisions on gay marriage cases earlier this week, the country has shifted further toward acceptance of same-sex matrimony.

Obviously, there are many Americans who are not on board with that. So, what happens when a private businessperson, because of religious convictions, refuses to provide services for a gay wedding?

Here's NPR's John Burnett.

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3:01pm

Fri June 28, 2013
NPR Story

Election Laws Likely To Change Without Voting Rights Act

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 8:22 pm

The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act this week. The court said that the standard by which it is determined that some states need preapproval for making changes to voting laws was unconstitutional. So what does it mean for the Department of Justice and states that were affected by the law? Audie Cornish speaks with Bill Yeomans, law professor at American University.

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