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UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:01pm

In a recent article, a student named Jackie describes how her initial excitement of being invited to a party was replaced by fear and violence, after a group of men trapped her in a room.

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Lovers Of California Wine, Keep An Eye On Anderson Valley

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:26pm

Anderson Valley doesn't typically make the shortlist when travelers are planning a California wine vacation, but commentator Christine Ciarmello says it's like visiting Napa — back in the '70s.

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Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 1:16pm

As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.

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Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 1:06pm

Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.

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Who Will Get The Biopic Treatment Next?

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:16pm

For better or worse, biopics — those big, sweeping epics about the life of a Very Important Person — have been reliable vehicles for actors of color to establish their mainstream actor bona fides.

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In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:05am

After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment building. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while the Palestinians call it "collective punishment."

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In Bowling Alleys And In Rock Clubs, The Dude Abides

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:03am

Big Lebowski star Jeff Bridges is known as an actor, but he's been playing music for just as long. "Whenever I'm working, I'll have my guitar with me," he says.

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Tiny Texas Town Sees School's Record-Setting Football Season End

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:34am

The 29 players on Booker High School's football team include two cousins who became the state's all-time leading passer and leading receiver this season.

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It's Crunch Time For The Iranian Nuclear Talks

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:00am

Iran and six world powers are meeting this weekend in Vienna with a Monday deadline looming. Here's a look at what it all means for Iran and its neighbors.

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Prediction

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:23am

Our panelists predict what will be the next cause to get a fundraising song.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:23am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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Limericks

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:23am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: Yes I Almost Can Barbie; Sprechen Sie Popularity; Passionate Pathology.

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Panel Round Two

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:23am

More questions for the panel: It's All In The Delivery; F-Harmony.

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Bluff The Listener

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:23am

Our panelists tell three stories about a crazy way to get kids to eat their vegetables, only one of which is true.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:23am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Downward Facing Pimple.

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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:23am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Border Clash; Uber-stepping Boundaries; Do They Know It's Condescension Time At All.

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Not My Job: We Ask 'Real Housewives' Producer Andy Cohen About House Flies

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:23am

Andy Cohen is host of Watch What Happens Live and also the Bravo producer responsible for the Real Housewives franchise. He'll play a game called "Bzzz ... bzzz ... bzzz."

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Highway Bandits Steal Blood Believed To Contain Ebola Virus

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:08am

A roadway robbery in Guinea resulted in an alarming haul this week, as thieves made off with cash, personal items – and a batch of Red Cross blood samples.

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Diplomats Look To Solve Iran's Nuclear Issue As Deadline Nears

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:22am

More diplomats are joining the discussions this weekend, hoping to broker a deal to ease years of disputes over Iran's nuclear program.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Norman Lear, A Review Of Basement Tapes, Jon Stewart

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:03am

Lear, co-creator of All In The Family, talks about his new memoir; Ken Tucker reviews an album of musicians using Bob Dylan's lyrics; Stewart talks about his future hosting the Daily Show.

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