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Bob's Rainbows: May 3, 2014

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 9:02am

The musical moments that stopped All Song Considered host Bob Boilen in his tracks. This week: Future Islands brings an epic U.S. tour to a triumphant close.

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Belfast Police Seek Evidence Of Adams' IRA Past

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:53am

Belfast police seek evidence of Adams' IRA past

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Al-Jazeera Reporter Held In Egypt Appeals To Judge

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:53am

Al-Jazeera reporter held in Egypt appeals to judge

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'24' Returns To Live Another Action-Packed Day

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

Jack Bauer is back and fighting terrorism in Europe. Can he save the day again? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Kiefer Sutherland about bringing Bauer back for a new season of "24."

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Sri Lankan Opera Singer Followed Her Dream To American Stage

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

A Sri Lankan soprano is shattering stereotypes. Tharanga Goonetilleke tells NPR's Scott Simon about being an opera singer and the first Sri Lankan woman accepted to The Juilliard School.

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NBA's Ban On Sterling: Moral Justice Or Smart Business Move?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

The NBA's ban on Clippers owner Donald Sterling has drawn approval all around. ESPN's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that with such heinous remarks, the league may not have had much choice.

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Discouraging Numbers Hidden By A Positive Jobs Report

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

The April jobs report came in much better than expected, though the shrinking labor force leaves some unanswered questions.

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Poland's Tumultuous History Never Straightforward In 'Ida'

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

Ida is the story of a young woman on the verge of taking her vows to be a nun when she learns her parents were murdered Jews. Pawel Pawlikowski's new film is unlike the director's other movies.

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Longtime W.Va. Congressman Faces Tough Re-Election

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:23am

Longtime W.Va. congressman faces tough re-election

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Condoleezza Rice Decides Against Rutgers Address

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:23am

Condoleezza Rice decides against Rutgers address

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European Observers Held By Pro-Russian Force Are Freed In Ukraine

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:18am

Seven observers are freed more than a week after they were seized by separatists in eastern Ukraine. Kiev's government is putting new military pressure on separatists and taking control of TV towers.

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Pope Sex Abuse Panel Highlights Accountability

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:13am

Pope sex abuse panel highlights accountability

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Fresh Air Weekend: Alan Cumming, 'Godzilla' And Matthew Weiner

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:03am

Cumming is starring in Cabaret for a third time, critic John Powers considers the movie monster and Mad Men's creator reflects on the end of Don Draper's journey.

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Israel's Race To Succeed President Peres Heats Up

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 7:43am

Israel's race to succeed President Peres heats up

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If It's OK For Women To Propose, Why Don't They?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 7:33am

If it's OK for women to propose, why don't they?

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CDC Confirms First Case Of MERS Virus In American

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 6:53am

CDC confirms first case of MERS virus in American

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