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Ukraine: Peace Disrupted By Barrage; Russia Sends New Aid Convoy

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:39am

Rocket fire tested — but didn't break — a week-old cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists Friday night. And the EU made concessions to Russia on a trade pact.

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Obama's Hawkish Plan For Islamic State Puts Doves In A Quandry

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:34am

The president's proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.

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Prediction

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:25am

Our panelists predict what Great Britain will do to make Scotland stay.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:25am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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Limericks

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:25am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: Touchy Typing; More Fish In The Sea; Beast of Burden.

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Panel Round Two

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:25am

More questions for the panel: Uberette, Island of Rivals, Google Squat.

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Bluff The Listener

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:25am

Our panelists tell three stories about a new parenting technique, one of which is true.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:25am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Too Big for Your Britches.

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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:25am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: The Un-war; Out Of His League; Stay Together For The Sake of The Baby.

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Not My Job: Comedian Richard Lewis Gets Quizzed On Confidence

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:25am

Comedian Richard Lewis has made a successful career out of being a nervous, complaining, chronic worrier. So we're going to ask him three questions about "how to become a badass."

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'So We Read On,' Roosevelt Documentary And Terence Winter

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:03am

Book critic Maureen Corrigan looks at the story behind The Great Gatsby; the new PBS biography of three Roosevelts is Ken Burns' best yet; Boardwalk Empire creator reminisces about how the show began.

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Northern Lights Put On Show, Thanks To Large Solar Flare

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:35am

If you weren't far enough in the north — or well-rested enough – to see the show, don't worry: stunning images were posted to Twitter and elsewhere. Here's a selection.

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After Exoneration, Small Moments Take On New Meaning

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:15am

Two more men sentenced to die have been exonerated. Another wronged man, James Lee Woodard, visited NPR's Wade Goodwyn years ago. On his first day out of prison, he bonded with Goodwyn's dogs.

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It Was One Of The Roughest Weeks Ever For America's Favorite Sport

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:39am

In the wake of players being accused of domestic abuse, the NFL has enacted a tougher policy on domestic violence. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest sports news.

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Can A Cow Even Jump — Let Alone Circle The Moon?

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:39am

For Cow Week, NPR's Wade Goodwyn blows the lid off of a children's nursery rhyme. He talks to Modern Farmer correspondent Tyler LeBlanc about whether a cow could jump over the moon.

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Medic Returns From Afghanistan To Broken Family In 'Bliss'

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:39am

In the film, Fort Bliss, a sergeant serving in Afghanistan struggles between her duties as a mother and as a soldier. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with director Claudia Meyers about her latest movie.

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2 Troopers Shot At Pennsylvania State Police Barracks

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:28am

The attack killed one trooper and left another wounded, police say. The troopers were shot at a barracks in Pike County, northeast Pennsylvania.

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What The U.S. Has Given To Fight Ebola (And Why It's Not Enough)

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:03am

U.S. aid is beginning to flow into the countries fighting the deadly virus. But while protective equipment and food supplies are vital, what's really needed now are health workers.

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Reality Check For Young Farmers: It's An Expensive 'Habit'

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:03am

More young people are trying their hand at farming, hoping to make a living out of it. But, as it turns out, passion and grit are just a few of the prerequisites for success.

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1 Trooper Dead, 1 Injured In Penn. Police Barracks Shooting

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 5:28am

The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. Friday at the barracks in Pike County's Blooming Grove, about 35 miles east of Scranton.

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