First it was the 540 McTwist by Mike McGill in 1984,

then the 720 by Tony Hawk in 1985,

then the 900 by Tony Hawk in 1999,

then the 1080 by 12-year-old Tom Schaar in 2012,

and then the second 1080 by 16-year-old Colorado Springs resident Jono Schwan this […]

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July 2, 2015 | NPR · The president’s proposal would make 5 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. But the changes don’t mean that employers will pay more.
 

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July 2, 2015 | NPR · The Labor Department’s June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015’s first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.
 

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July 2, 2015 | NPR · Personal data of at least 18 million federal workers may have been accessed via the OPM computer system. Some officials quietly blame China; others want to avoid upsetting this major trade partner.
 

Arts & Life

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July 2, 2015 | NPR · A new documentary about singer Amy Winehouse goes beyond biopic standards to reveal a woman whose pains and successes were both well-earned.
 

July 2, 2015 | NPR · Poet Tess Taylor reviews The Uses of the Body by Deborah Landau.
 

July 2, 2015 | NPR · Maria from Sesame Street — aka actress Sonia Manzano — is retiring after more than 40 years. NPR reports on the Hispanic pioneer’s impact on generations of children.
 

Music

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July 2, 2015 | WXPN · Yes, you heard right: Outlaw is this L.A. country singer’s mother’s maiden name.
 

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July 2, 2015 | NPR · From more than 3,000 listener suggestions, we’ve whittled the mix down to 99 songs you say are perfect for long summer drives. Stream the playlist here.
 

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July 2, 2015 | NPR · We’ve tallied your votes and compiled a playlist of your favorite new artists and songs from this year.
 

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