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The Week In Sports: The NFL Rewrites Its Conduct Code

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:46am

The rules are what make the game, and increasingly that means more and more rules off the playing field. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca of slate.com about the NFL's revised conduct policy.

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A Mugging, A Marriage, A Movie: A Century Of Bus Rides

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:46am

Greyhound turned 100 this year. To celebrate, Weekend Edition listeners share their most memorable bus journeys. Some are bumpy, some are smelly and some are just downright scary.

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Thousands March Across U.S. Demanding Police Reforms

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:46am

Tens of thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday to draw attention to several high profile deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

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Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:46am

The Senate voted late Saturday to pass a bill that will fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about the rare Saturday session.

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Staff Picks: Transracial Adoptions, From The Adoptee's View

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:46am

Weekend Edition staff have been picking their favorite interviews from 2014. Editor Jordana Hochman and producer Chris Benderev talk with NPR's Rachel Martin about a story of transracial adoption.

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A Sax Player Pays Tribute To His Slain Daughter

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:46am

Jazz saxophonist Jimmy Greene's album is dedicated to his 6-year-old daughter, Ana, killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This story first aired on Nov. 28 on All Things Considered.

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A Survivor Recounts Horrific Attack On Mexican Students

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:46am

In Mexico, authorities continue the investigation into the kidnapping and presumed murder of 43 students from a college in Guerrero. Now one man says he's a survivor of that attack.

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Tenant Blacklist Can Haunt New York Renters For Years

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:46am

Disputes between tenants and landlords often end up in the courts. And in New York City, win or lose, tenants may end up with a bad rap that can make it hard to rent again.

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'Pippin' Performs 'The Hobbit's Final Ballad

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:46am

Billy Boyd was Pippin in The Lord of the Rings, but he's also a musician. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to him about writing the final song for the new Hobbit movie, The Battle of the Five Armies.

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A Holiday Comic Standard: 'Christmas Vacation' At 25

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:46am

With the holiday season, comes holiday movies, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the best — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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Beware The Tippling Point, And Other Cocktail Party Tips

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:46am

It's the season of holiday cocktail parties and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful podcast has tips for how to be a good guest and host. For instance, if you want to enjoy drinks and appetizers, buddy up.

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This Weekend, Pick Up The Pieces With 'Gabi'

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 4:41am

In our Weekend Reads series, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Meg Medina about Isabel Quintero's novel, Gabi, a Girl in Pieces. It's the story of a Mexican-American teenager struggling with her identity.

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How Can You Tell If Your Goat Is Happy? Now We Know!

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 4:39am

Farmers raise millions of goats. But little has been known about how to tell if a goat is doing OK — until now. A new study reveals the signs of a happy ruminant.

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Climate Negotiators Reach A Compromise In Lima

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 4:10am

The deal sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year, but rejected a rigorous review of the greenhouse gas emissions limits the plan.

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Charli XCX's Stockholm Scream Led To One Big 'Sucker'

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 1:03am

Between the vocal hook in Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and The Fault In Our Stars' soundtrack single, it's been Charli XCX's year. But it took some screams to create her sophomore album.

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Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota Wins Heisman Trophy

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 8:20pm

Mariota won by a landslide, bringing home the first Heisman for the University of Oregon Ducks.

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In Wisconsin, A Decade-Old Police Shooting Leads To New Law

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 5:58pm

Race is at the forefront of the current debate over police use of deadly force. But one shooting brought attention to another factor at play when police shoot civilians and receive no punishment.

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Haunting Sounds At Night, Kids' Puppet Show Clock By Day

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 4:17pm

A rooster crowing in the dead of night? A sinister ice-cream truck on the streets of Moscow? No, it's the musical automaton clock at the Puppet Theater in Russia.

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Thousands March In Washington For 'Justice For All' Rally

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 4:17pm

Thousands of people marched on Sunday from downtown Washington, D.C., to the U.S. Capitol, to outline an agenda for addressing police use of force. NPR's Arun Rath talks with correspondent Laura Sullivan, who attended the rally.

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How 'Putin's Kleptocracy' Made His Friends Rich

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 4:17pm

Karen Dawisha's new book Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia shows how Russian president Vladimir Putin has enabled his cronies to become enormously wealthy under his kleptocratic rule.

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