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Updated June 23, 2021 at 3:22 PM ET

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with students on Wednesday, ruling that a former cheerleader's online F-bombs about her school is protected speech under the First Amendment.

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For more on the nature and future of bipartisanship in Washington, we are joined by Democratic Senator Chris Coons of Delaware. Senator, thanks for being with us this morning.

CHRIS COONS: Always good to be with you, Rachel.

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BEIJING – Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy newspaper is shutting down.

The paper, Apple Daily, had managed to survive the arrest of its founder and of its editor in chief, and of several top executives. But last week, the government froze its bank accounts, crippling the paper's operations.

Apple Daily will run its last edition on Saturday — signaling the end to Hong Kong's once freewheeling and muckraking reporting environment as well.

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British Man Breaks M&M Stacking Record

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Iran has seen about 3 million COVID cases out of a population of 85 million. Now the country is starting to get vaccines in stock. And people want them. But Iranians are frustrated with how long it's taking. Here's NPR's Peter Kenyon from Tehran.

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Senator Jon Tester joins us next. He is a Democrat from Montana and supports the voting bill. Senator, good morning.

JON TESTER: Good morning.

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TESTER: How are you, Steve?

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Good morning. I'm Noel King.

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WHITNEY HOUSTON: (Singing) And I...

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A single drone has hurt an entire generation of wildlife. Authorities are looking for a pilot who crashed a drone on a protected nesting ground in Southern California.

Updated June 21, 2021 at 5:45 PM ET

Faced with the prospect of reshaping college athletics, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a narrow but potentially transformative ruling Monday in a case that pitted college athletes against the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

At issue in the case were NCAA rules that limit educational benefits for college players as part of their scholarships.

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There are a lot of great things about being a Girl Scout.

REBECCA LATHAM: If you ask a group of Girl Scouts, what is your favorite thing about Girl Scouting? - 8 out of 10 of them will tell you they love selling cookies.

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Last fall Oregon voters decriminalized possession of small amounts of almost all hard drugs, taking a groundbreaking step away from the arrest, charge and jail model for possession that's been a centerpiece of American drug policy since President Richard Nixon declared his War on Drugs 50 years ago this week.

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