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Egyptian Court Hands Down 3-Year Sentences For Journalists And Activists

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:10pm

Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.

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For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:10pm

Phillips' new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. "I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem," he says.

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A Real Horrorshow Property: 'Silence Of The Lambs' House On Sale

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:10pm

If you've ever wanted to live inside a part of Hollywood history, now's your chance. Scott and Barbara Lloyd are selling their home, which was was used for a set in The Silence of the Lambs.

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Demonstrators Storm Beirut, Demanding Solutions To Garbage-Collection Crisis

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:10pm

In Beirut, the Lebanese capital, bars and restaurants closed Saturday night in solidarity with anti-government protests that have grown over the last week.

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3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:10pm

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, devastating regions of Louisiana and Mississippi, three of NPR's correspondents saw the storm firsthand. These are their stories.

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Nathaniel Rateliff, Honky-Tonk Soul Man, Stumbles Into A Hit

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:10pm

Along with his band The Night Sweats, Rateliff is the voice behind "S.O.B." — a new song with an old sound that's catching a lot of people off guard.

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Turkey, U.S., Conduct First Joint Airstrikes Against ISIS

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 3:55pm

Ankara, long hesitant to commit to the coalition against the self-declared Islamic State, said "[the] fight against the terrorist organization is a priority."

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Donald Trump In 9 Quotes And 200 Seconds

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 3:45pm

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.

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Protests In Malaysia Target Prime Minister Over Alleged Corruption

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 3:32pm

Pressure on Premier Najib Razak has mounted since a revelation last month that $600 million had been improperly transferred from a failing state fund.

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New Orleans Mayor On Katrina Anniversary: 'We Saved Each Other'

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:42pm

The 10th anniversary of the devastating storm was marked by prayers and church bells to remember the estimated 1,800 who lost their lives in the disaster.

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Ebola Flashback: Nancy Snyderman's Experience Was Different From Mine

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:03am

The Today show medical editor gave a new interview about her controversial quarantine. It triggered powerful memories for an NPR journalist who was in Liberia around the same time.

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Not My Job: Daniel Radcliffe Gets Quizzed On Chia Pets

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:53am

The actor is famous for having played Harry Potter on screen, so we ask him questions about hairy pottery — in other words, chia pets. Originally broadcast Nov. 1, 2014.

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Not My Job: Three Questions About Bass (The Fish) For Lance Bass (The Singer)

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:53am

We invite the former NSYNC member to play a game called "It's all about the bass, 'bout that bass, no trouble." Originally broadcast Feb. 14, 2015.

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Not My Job: Molly Ringwald Answers Questions About Senator Byrd

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:53am

The star of Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink answers three questions about Robert C. Byrd, the late senator from West Virginia. Originally broadcast July 3, 2010.

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Not My Job: Brat Pack Member Rob Lowe Gets Quizzed On Bratwurst

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:53am

Lowe was part of Hollywood's Brat Pack, so we ask him three questions about some of the lesser-known facts of bratwurst. Originally broadcast May 9, 2014.

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Not My Job: Brooke Shields Gets Quizzed On Calvins

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:53am

The actress was famous for her Calvin Klein ads, so we ask her three questions about Calvins besides Klein. Originally broadcast July 13, 2012.

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Thai Police Make Arrest Possibly Linked To Deadly Shrine Bombing

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 9:46am

Authorities say it's too early to say for sure if the unidentified suspect, who they say was found with bomb-making materials, had anything to do with the attack on Bangkok's Erawan shrine.

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Al-Jazeera Journalists Sentenced In Egypt To 3 Years In Prison

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 8:54am

The outcome in the closely watched trial shocked many observers. The Qatar-based network's acting secretary-general said the verdict was politically motivated and "defies logic and common sense."

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Fresh Air Weekend: Alison Bechdel's 'Fun Home'; 'Blackout' Drunkenness

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 8:03am

Lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel talks about how her dad's closeted homosexuality affected her. Sarah Hepola examines how alcohol fit in with — and distorted — her idea of being an empowered woman.

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Texas Sheriff's Deputy Gunned Down At Gas Station

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:41am

A man walked up behind Darren Goforth as he was gassing up his patrol car and fired several shots into the deputy. A manhunt has been launched for the killer.

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