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When Do Nuclear Missteps Put Security In Jeopardy?

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 8:19am

When do nuclear missteps put security in jeopardy?

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Turkmenistan To Make People Pay For Gas

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 8:16am

Turkmenistan to make people pay for gas

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Living, And 'Forgiving,' In A Brilliant Writer's Orbit

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 8:09am

Jay Cantor is a hard author to nail down. He's written about topics as wide-ranging as Che Guevara and Krazy Kat. His latest work expands his range even more, fictionalizing the lives of four of Franz Kafka's friends and lovers. It's called Forgiving the Angel, and Cantor tells NPR's Lynn Neary it's a book born out of gratitude.

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Analysis: Congress Aims To Fix Busted Budgeting

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 7:58am

Analysis: Congress aims to fix busted budgeting

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Sundance Premiere 'Camp X-Ray' Explores Gitmo Life

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 7:57am

Sundance premiere 'Camp X-Ray' explores Gitmo life

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Scene And Heard At Sundance Film Festival

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 7:49am

Scene and heard at Sundance Film Festival

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Officials: Iranian Diplomat Killed In Yemen

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 7:24am

Officials: Iranian diplomat killed in Yemen

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Ukraine's President Approves Anti-Protest Law

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 7:14am

The new law prohibits almost any type of demonstration. The opposition has vowed to fight, calling for a big protest on Sunday.

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A Supersilly Super Bowl 'What If ... ?'

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 7:03am

It's getting close to Super Bowl time, so here's a little fantasy. What would happen if a British sports announcer who has no idea how American football works (not a clue) were suddenly thrown on the air and had to do play-by-play for a game between Alabama and Notre Dame? He knows nothing. What would he say?

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'Made For This': The Rootless Life Of A Roving Musician

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 7:00am

Guitarist and songwriter David Dondero has been touring the world and putting out records for nearly two decades. He's a favorite among critics and other musicians, but he's barely making a living — and he seems fine with that.

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Egypt: Death Toll From Friday Violence Rises To 4

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 6:10am

Egypt: death toll from Friday violence rises to 4

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When King and Johnson Joined Forces To Fight The War On Poverty

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 6:00am

This Saturday, Jan. 18, marks the 50th anniversary of a historic meeting between then-President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the White House. The president and the preacher came together to coordinate efforts to fight the War on Poverty.

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Obama: 2014 Can Be Breakthrough Year For US

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 5:01am

Obama: 2014 can be breakthrough year for US

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Clashes, Bombings Kill 6 People In Iraq

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 4:33am

Clashes, bombings kill 6 people in Iraq

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One Last Tale Of The City In 'Anna Madrigal'

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 4:32am

Armistead Maupin's famous series Tales of the City winds down with one last story about Anna Madrigal, the transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane. Maupin tells NPR the series originally grew out of his attempts to write a nonfiction piece about the heterosexual pickup scene at his local Safeway.

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Still Texting? OMG, That's Already So Old-School

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 4:31am

A new report says instant messaging is surpassing old-fashioned texting in Britain. It may seem too soon to talk about the good old days of texting, but technological turnover is another sign of the times. Also on the decline: phone numbers.

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Three Years After Uprisings, Arab States Take Different Paths

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 4:28am

Tunisians were celebrating this week. Egyptians were voting on a new constitution. Syrians are hoping peace talks can end their civil war. Several Arab Spring nations are now working through key events that will shape the road ahead.

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Sibling Snowboarders Hope To Reach Olympics At The Same Time

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 4:27am

Brother and sister Taylor and Arielle Gold have both had amazing seasons. Arielle is vying for a spot on the U.S. snowboarding team; Taylor has already made it. All this is new to them.

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China's Media Accuse Uighur Scholar Of Separatism

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 4:20am

China's media accuse Uighur scholar of separatism

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Contract Deal Reached For Workers At NY Nuke Plant

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 4:09am

Contract deal reached for workers at NY nuke plant

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