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House And Senate Reach Deal On Sanctions For Russia, Iran And North Korea

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 4:10pm

The sanctions would punish three countries; the bill also aims to prevent President Trump from relaxing sanctions without lawmakers' consent. A House vote is expected on Tuesday.

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Fate Of Poland's Supreme Court Is Now In President's Hands, Despite Protests

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:58pm

The U.S. State Department issued a statement urging all sides "to ensure that any judicial reform does not violate Poland's constitution."

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Prediction

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:54am

Our panelists predict--after the debut of a female Doctor Who this week--what will be the next thing nerds get excited about.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:54am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Limericks

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:54am

Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks...Thinking Inside The Box, Sped Talks, Oil Of Slowlay.

Panel Questions

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:54am

This Week's Trump Dump, Obstacle Concourse.

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:54am

Our panelists read three stories about an exciting new tech accessory, only one of which is true.

Panel Questions

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:54am

Time Capsule

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:54am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...Meet Cute; Frail Legislation; Nevertheless, The Doctor Persisted

Not My Job: We Quiz Comedian Bassem Youssef On Tubers

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:32am

The Egyptian satirist got his start on YouTube, so we're going to see how much he knows about actual tubers. Youssef will answer three questions about potatoes.

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U.S. Soldier In Hawaii Is Indicted On Charges Of Supporting ISIS

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:25am

Army Sgt. Ikaika Erik Kang is accused of sharing secret information and supplying gear, such as a GoPro drone, to undercover FBI agents he believed to be affiliated with ISIS.

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U.S. Airstrike Kills Afghan Police Members; More Than A Dozen Killed

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:54am

The strike hit Afghans who were in a compound that local media describe as a security outpost in a village that had come under attack.

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NAACP Holds First Trump-Era Convention With No National Leader

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:31am

The nation's oldest civil rights group is facing questions about its leadership and next steps under Trump as it opens its annual meeting in Baltimore. The group's president recently stepped down.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Billy Bragg On Skiffle; 'Crime And Punishment In Black America'

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:00am

Bragg describes skiffle, the music movement that brought guitar to British radio. James Forman Jr. explains how black Leaders unwittingly contributed to the era of mass incarceration.

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Samantha Hunt On Her Short Stories In 'The Dark Dark'

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with acclaimed novelist Samantha Hunt about her first book of short stories, The Dark Dark, which explores the fantastical and the sorrowful in everyday life.

Kenya's Rising Political Star

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Speaking on television, Muthiora Kariara, a former pig farmer who lives in one of Nairobi's vast slums, was honest and direct and exactly the opposite of the politicians Kenyans have gotten used to.

Saturday Sports: Cleveland Cavaliers, The British Open

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Kyrie Irving blindsided LeBron James by talking about wanting out of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Plus, the British Open features a new star, and the Tour de France wraps up with little fanfare.

'Nobody Kill Anybody': Working For A Pause In Baltimore's Violence

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Erricka Bridgeford about the 72-hour "cease-fire" she is trying to organize for Baltimore in August. She hopes the city can go three days without violence.

Health Insurance CEO On Expanding Coverage

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michael Neidorff, CEO of the health insurance company Centene Corporation, which has expanded coverage on the insurance marketplace even as other insurers have withdrawn.

Glenn Thrush On The Trump Communications Changes

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

Sean Spicer resigned from his position as White House press secretary after President Trump named a new communications director. Glenn Thrush of The New York Times talks with Scott Simon.

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