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Turkey Launches Crackdown On Government Critics

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 1:11pm

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has rounded up two dozen journalists, television producers and police with close ties to an exiled cleric who is fiercely critical of the government.

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Prince George's Christmas Snapshots

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 11:59am

The newest member of the British royal family is seen in 3 new photos released by his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School Market

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 11:03am

ITT Technical Institute sought to open high schools around the country, but it's meeting resistance.

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Haiti's Prime Minister To Step Down

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:55am

Laurent Lamothe says he will resign following violent protests in the impoverished Caribbean country. Anti-government demonstrators are angered over a long delay in holding parliamentary elections.

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Geminid Meteor Showers Light Up Both Hemispheres

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:22am

Pieces of gravel and dust from a "rock comet" called 3200 Phaethon are still shooting across the sky, dazzling the Earthlings below.

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Prosecutor Releases More Documents Related To Ferguson Shooting

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 9:36am

Among the 23 new documents released is an interview by police of Dorian Johnson, the young man who was with Michael Brown on the day he was killed by officer Darren Wilson.

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Gaza Tech Incubator Finds Success In International Crowdfunding

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:57am

Billions have been pledged to help rebuild Gaza, but little of that money has arrived yet. But a startup accelerator is drawing interest and crowdfunding from around the region and the world.

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Japan's Ruling Party Poised For Landslide In Snap Elections

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:07am

The victory is seen as a mandate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic overhaul plan, even as Japan has fallen back into recession in the second half of 2014.

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Nations Salvage Deal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 7:16am

The deal is the first-ever to require all nations to reduce emissions, but it doesn't include a mechanism to monitor compliance.

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A Puzzle Worth A Fortune

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 7:03am

Every answer is the name of a Fortune 200 company —that is, one of the top 200 corporations according to the 2014 list in Fortune magazine.

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Mead Moves Out Of The Middle Ages

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

Mead was a favorite drink of ancient Egyptians and Vikings, and now it's making a comeback. Weekend Edition food commentator Bonny Wolf examines how the beverage has been updated for the 21st century.

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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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