Morning Edition for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lawmakers in the House intend to vote soon on funds for the $15 billion school meals program. Passage would undermine nutrition standards set five years ago by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.
The School Nutrition Association, which supported imposing healthy food requirements on the nation's school lunch program, has reversed itself. It's now supporting a waiver for schools to delay them.
Over the past year, we've learned a lot about what the National Security Agency can do. Our technology correspondent allowed his phone and Internet activities to be monitored to see what was revealed.
Sportswriter David Roth was having some fun and tweeted a made-up quote he attributed to Donald Trump. Later, the fake quote was retweeted by Trump.
Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered three men arrested in connection with the assaults in Tahrir Square over the weekend to be put on trial immediately. Graphic video has been made public.
Amid all the national discussion about helping minority students succeed in college, a chain of private Catholic high schools is being held up as a model. Detroit Cristo Rey opened in 2008.

College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea

The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.

Emirates Airlines Cancels Major Airbus Order

The airline dropped plans to buy 70 Airbus A350 wide-body jets — a deal worth close to $22 billion. An Emirates spokesman said the airline is "reviewing our fleet requirements."
Banks aren't always the right fit for small businesses. Local branches of the Seattle startup called Community Sourced Capital hook up small businesses with local residents as a loan source.
Voters in the Cleveland area renewed a tax on alcohol and cigarettes to fund upgrades to professional sports stadiums. A new proposal would require teams to compete for that money by playing better.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat Tuesday night in Virginia. Cantor was widely expected to eventually replace House Speaker John Boehner.
Republicans have been using the 2012 attack in Libya against her. Analysts say while Hillary Clinton is talking about Benghazi, she is defining the issue herself well ahead of any political campaign.
Tablet computers and a creative teacher have helped open doors for some kids with serious learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. The P.S. 177 Technology Band is in Queens, N.Y.

Traveler Makes The Best Of Empty Airport

When Richard Dunn found himself stuck overnight in the deserted Las Vegas airport, he spent his time making a video selphie — lip-synching Celine Dion's version of "All by Myself."

In Iraq, Mosul Falls To Insurgent Group

An extremist group that has taken over large parts of Syria has stormed into the major Iraqi city of Mosul. There are concerns that a crucial oil refinery could fall into their hands too.
Since an increase in 2013, the minimum wage in San Jose is now one of California's highest. Some businesses have thrived in the past year, but for others, it's a more complicated picture.
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced strict new carbon emissions regulations. Washington state has the largest reduction target — about 72 percent overall.
Despite strikes and protests, fans are converging on Brazil in advance of the World Cup. The soccer tournament starts on Thursday. People from all over the world are getting into the soccer spirit.
Commentator Frank Deford compares FIFA, the organization that puts on soccer's World Cup, with the International Olympic Committee — and finds both lacking.
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