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Patriots' Coach: Team 'Followed Rules' On Inflation Of Footballs

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 3:09pm

Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies.

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Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:22pm

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

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First Attempt To Lift AirAsia Fuselage Fails

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:12am

Ropes supporting the core piece of wreckage as it was lifted from the sea floor snapped just as the fuselage neared the surface, officials say.

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Prediction

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:08am

Our panelists predict how the New England Patriots will cheat to win the Super Bowl.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:08am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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Limericks

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:08am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: Chilly Willy; Sleep Mode; My Headlines Are Up Here.

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Panel Round Two

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:08am

More questions for the panel: Love and Appyness; Large Child With Extra Cheese; IndieNoGo.

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Bluff The Listener

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:08am

Our panelists tell three stories about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein showing up in an unexpected place, only one of which is true.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:08am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Tut's Klutz; Hopping Mad.

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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:08am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Presidential Comeback; Ballghazi; Fahrenheit 2014.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Funk Legend George Clinton On The British Parliament

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:08am

Clinton, the founding father of funk, is the creator of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. We'll ask him three questions about another kind of parliament — namely, the British parliament.

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Japan Vows To Continue Efforts To Free Hostages From ISIS

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:13am

The deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for the lives of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yakaw has passed with no confirmed word from their Islamic State captors.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Al Michaels, Review Of Sleater-Kinney's New Album, David Morris

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 8:03am

Broadcaster Al Michaels talks about anchoring the Super Bowl; Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Sleater-Kinney's latest album; Journalist David Morris talks about his book The Evil Hours about PTSD.

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Let's Play Two! Remembering Chicago Cub Ernie Banks

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 8:03am

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has died. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the two-time National League MVP as the nice guy who finished first and brought smiles to all his fans' faces.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Al Michaels, Review Of Sleater-Kinney's New Album, David Morris

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 8:00am

Broadcaster Al Michaels talks about anchoring the Super Bowl; Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Sleater-Kinney's latest album; Journalist David Morris talks about his book The Evil Hours about PTSD.

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Ukraine Rebel Leader Claims New Attack On Mariupol

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:59am

The attack follows a rebel rocket barrage that hit an open-air market in the port city, killing at least 15 civilians.

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Why A Black Man's Murder Often Goes Unpunished In Los Angeles

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

From witnesses to reluctant gang members, Jill Leovy says, "everybody's terrified." Her book, Ghettoside, uses the story of one murder to explore the city's low arrest rate when black men are killed.

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Facebook Aims To Weed Fakes From Your News Feed

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

No, Macauley Culkin didn't die - that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.

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Remembering Ernie Banks, A Fan Favorite Whose Favorite Was The Fans

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

Ernie Banks, Hall of Fame baseball player, has died. NPR's Scott Simon and Tom Goldman remember the Chicago Cub who meant so much to the city, and the fans he loved to greet.

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In Argentinian Murder Mystery, Prosecutor's Death Spawns Many Suspects

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

The death of an Argentinian prosecutor investigating what he said was a government cover-up has the entire country talking. NPR's Lourdes Garcia Navarro tells Scott Simon the latest developments.

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