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What If 'Gone With The End' Had This Ending, Instead?

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

NPR's Scott Simon takes a moment to note a newly found script for the film Gone With the Wind that contains an alternate ending.

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Comedian Irwin Corey Turns 100

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

"Professor" Irwin Corey is known as "the world's foremost authority." His birthday bash was held this week at the Actors Temple in New York City.

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America's Obsession With Sharks Has A Long History

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

America's obsession with sharks dates to 1916 and a series of attacks along the Jersey Shore — and includes a forgotten act of courage.

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In 1879, Explorers Set Sail To Solve Arctic Mystery, Once And For All

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

In the Kingdom of Ice tells the story of a "grand and terrible" 19th century expedition into uncharted Arctic waters. Of the 33 men who set out, only 13 made it home after a truly harrowing voyage.

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Syrian Conflict Isn't Just A Civil War, But 'A War On Childhood'

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

A new BBC documentary tells the stories of six young Syrians from different sides of the war: among them, one who learns the names of bombs, not how to read; another who didn't eat bread for a year.

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Postcards From The Common Core Classroom

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

The Common Core State Standards mean big changes in classrooms across the country. This... is the sound of that change.

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Encouraging Kids To Do Dangerous Things

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

NPR's Guy Raz of the TED Radio Hour talks with Tinkering School founder Gever Tulley, who says that when kids are encouraged to do dangerous things, they become better problem solvers.

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Sports Talk: Baseball Trades And World Cup Controversy

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

The Oakland A's and Boston Red Sox make a big trade, and there's talk about taking World Cup 2018 out of Russia. NPR's Tom Goldman gives Scott Simon the details.

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Amid Criticism, States Gear Up For Common Core

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell co-chaired the Common Core State Standards Initiative. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the set of standards, and responds to its critics.

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3 Lives Collide 'At The Cat's Pajamas'

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

2 a.m. at the Cat's Pajamas is a novel about three rolling stones who run in to each other on the eve of Christmas Eve. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the author, Marie-Helene Bertino.

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'Flight 232': Survival And Heroism In Sioux City

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

Twenty-five years ago, United Airlines Flight 232 crash-landed in Sioux City, Iowa. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Laurence Gonzales, author of the book Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival.

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Chicago Students To News Media: 'You Don't Know Us'

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

In response to the media's coverage of crime in their neighborhood, a group of students wrote an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune. NPR's Scott Simon talks with two of those students and their teacher.

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Atlanta Hospital Prepares To Treat 2 Ebola Patients

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

Two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus are being flown from West Africa to the U.S. Emory University Hospital says they'll have a state-of-the-art containment unit.

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As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

A combination of partisanship, a president's desire to fill judicial vacancies and divided Republicans in the House helped mold a Congress this session that had trouble passing even must-pass bills.

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Treating Ebola With An Experimental Serum: Why It Might Help

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 6:03am

In 1995, doctors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo skimmed serum rich in antibodies from the blood of Ebola survivors to treat other patients. It's a 19th century approach. Does it work?

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Gorgeous 'Graveyard Book' Is A Group Effort

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 6:03am

Artist P. Craig Russell has gathered six colleagues who each bring unique talents for faces, color and lettering to a graphic adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2009 young adult novel, The Graveyard Book.

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Guess Who's Been Waiting In The Lobby For A Hundred Million Years?

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 6:03am

The M-Thing. It's patient. It's modest. It's relentless. It stays.

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House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:48pm

The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.

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