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Vladimir Putin Is Right Out Of A Russian Novel

Sat, 2014-03-29 07:11

Russia has a long and legendary literary tradition that can perhaps give us insight into their president today.

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Boeing's Iconic 747 May Be Flying Into The Sunset

Sat, 2014-03-29 07:11

Sales of the airliner are flagging, and airlines are retiring their 747 fleets. The end may be near for the original "jumbo jet," but in its glory days, it offered an experience like no other.

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Russia Says It Doesn't Plan To Invade Ukraine

Sat, 2014-03-29 06:48

"We have absolutely no intention of — or interest in — crossing Ukraine's borders," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a Russian TV station Saturday.

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NCAA's Elite 8 Is Set; A Listing Of Weekend Games

Sat, 2014-03-29 05:19

Kentucky came back to beat defending champ Louisville, and Michigan State upset Virginia Friday night, as the NCAA men's basketball championship finalized its Elite Eight lineup.

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Taliban Attack On Election HQ Makes Good On Campaign Promise

Sat, 2014-03-29 05:06

It's the latest violence leading up to the April 5 vote. The Taliban is warning citizens that heading to the polls could be deadly.

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Tape Of Hobby Lobby Case Shows Justices' Gender Differences

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:00

This week the Supreme Court heard arguments that test an important part of the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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McCain: Sanctions Are Not Enough Against Putin

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:00

Some lawmakers are saying that the annexation of Crimea could fundamentally change how the U.S. relates to Russia. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sen. John McCain.

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GM Expands Ignition Switch Recall To Newer Cars

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:00

General Motors announced Friday that it was recalling 824,000 more small cars due to faulty ignition switches. NPR's Sonari Glinton speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about GM's woes.

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Survivors Of Malaysia Airlines Flight Ask, What Next?

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:00

The families of passengers who were aboard the missing airline have many hard questions — including what kind of compensation they can expect. NPR's Scott Simon discusses this with lawyer Marc Moller.

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Wikipedia Holds An Edit-A-Thon To Draw Women Editors

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:00

A Wikipedia edit-a-thon is designed to encourage women to contribute to the online encyclopedia. Sara Snyder of the Smithsonian American Art Museum tells NPR's Scott Simon why.

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Activists Push Public Financing Of N.Y. Political Campaigns

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:00

Even as the presidential public financing system has been all but abandoned, advocates are trying to bring such a system to New York state. What happens there could be a model for other states.

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Egypt's Death Penalties Set New Standard Of Severity

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:00

This week an Egyptian court sentenced over 500 people to death. NPR's Leila Fadel tells NPR's Scott Simon that it was one of the harshest verdicts ever imposed in modern Egypt.

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The Pope And Obama Share A Knack For Inspiring The Young

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:00

President Obama met with Pope Francis this week at the Vatican. Among those watching most closely were young American Catholics.

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Obama Holds Talks With King Abdullah In Saudi Arabia

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:00

President Obama is wrapping up a quick visit to Saudi Arabia, where he met with King Abdulla. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Ellen Knickmeyer, who is based in Riyad.

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Never Truly Over: Discussing Deployment A Challenge Of Its Own

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:00

Fighting in Afghanistan was extremely difficult, but now that Army Capt. Drew Pham is back in the U.S., he says he doesn't even know how to talk to people. It's his wife, he says, who keeps him going.

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Batter Up: Baseball Just Got Its Most Decorated Corn Dog

Sat, 2014-03-29 01:38

The latest expression of over-the-top stadium food is a $25 bat-shaped corn dog packed with cheddar cheese, bacon and jalapeños. Its creator says he's game for some competition between teams.

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Batter Up: Baseball Just Got Its Most Decorated Corn Dog

Sat, 2014-03-29 01:38

The latest expression of over-the-top stadium food is a $25 bat-shaped corn dog packed with cheddar cheese, bacon and jalapeños. Its creator says he's game for some competition between teams.

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Would March Be Less Mad If Players Were Paid?

Sat, 2014-03-29 01:37

A ruling this week that football players at Northwestern University could join a union has prompted dire warnings, but the most popular college sports probably wouldn't change much at all.

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Made In China — But Was It Made In A Prison?

Sat, 2014-03-29 01:37

Prisoners in China's re-education-through-labor camps make everything from electronics to shoes, which find their way into U.S. homes. U.S. efforts to stop their export have met with limited success.

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Magnitude-5.1 Quake Rumbles Los Angeles

Fri, 2014-03-28 20:53

The U.S. Geological Survey said the Friday quake was centered near Brea in Orange County — about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

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