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U.S. Reportedly Unaware Of Second Hostage Ahead Of Failed Rescue

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:54am

When U.S. Navy SEALs raided an al-Qaida hideout in a failed bid to rescue American Luke Somers, they didn't know that South African Pierre Korkie was also being held there.

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Growing Up Gender-Nonconforming Amid Scolding, Awkward Silences

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:30am

Kiyan Williams tells Darnell Moore about growing up in Newark as a kid who liked lipstick and eyeliner. There was a lot of judgment — but surprising moments of bonding, too.

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6 Gitmo Detainees Transferred To Uruguay, U.S. Says

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 7:51am

Four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian were released to the South American country early today as part of a deal to reduce the inmate population at the controversial prison.

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Protests Over Police Killings Turn Violent In Berkeley, Calif.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 7:05am

At least two officers were injured trying to quell vandalism and looting among demonstrators protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and chokehold victim Eric Gardner.

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Just Say No, N-O

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 7:03am

Every answer today is a familiar two-word phrase or name with the initial letters N and O.

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Police In Other Communities Are Consumed By Ferguson

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to high- and low-ranked police officers for their views on Ferguson, New York, body cameras, and why they think there's such a divide between police and communities of color.

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Rolling Stone 'Blurred The Lines' In Its Campus Rape Story

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Emily Renda, who handles sexual misconduct response and prevention at the University of Virginia, about the fallout from the retraction of a Rolling Stone article.

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Red Cross Finances Called Into Question

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

For years, the American Red Cross has said that 91 percent of donations go to help victims of disasters. The only problem? It's not true. This story originally aired Dec. 4 on All Things Considered.

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For Iran, The Trend Lines All Seem To Point In The Wrong Direction

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

Many Iranians were upbeat when Hassan Rouhani was elected last year. But much of that optimism has faded due to the nuclear talks that are dragging and a bleak economic outlook.

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In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

As the nation endures a season of racial tension, NPR's Michel Martin talks about the mission of the black church and whether it remains relevant in the social justice movement.

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Stephen Hawking Gets A Voice Tech Upgrade

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

Stephen Hawking has been using the same communication system for more than 20 years — until now. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Horst Haussecker of Intel about the new and faster technology.

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Staff Favorite: An Interview With Poet Stephen Dunn

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

Weekend Edition is picking its favorite interviews of 2014. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to editor Barrie Hardymon about her selection — an interview with poet Stephen Dunn.

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Mideast Conflicts Converve In Once-Quiet Turkish City

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Robin Wright, of the Wilson Center, about her recent trip to Gaziantep, Turkey, a city that brings together Syrian rebels, U.S. aid workers, and suspected ISIS militants.

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Before Dylan, Dave Ray's Blues Rocked Minneapolis

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

When Bob Dylan moved to Minneapolis in 1959, he was overshadowed by a singer and guitar player named Dave Ray of the blues trio Koerner, Ray and Glover. A new box set traces the singer's evolution.

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GOP Unseats Landrieu In Louisiana

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

Republicans have reason to party in New Orleans this weekend. The GOP picked up a ninth Senate seat in Louisiana's runoff election Saturday — and by a wide margin.

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Lame Duck Congress Waddles Up Against A Deadline

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

As Congress wraps up for the year, it still must pass a federal budget, address immigration and release a torture report. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about Congress's agenda.

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In Liberia, 'Looking Good Is A Business'

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

Liberians have been through a lot. A long devastating civil war left the nation in a shambles, and now Ebola. But even when things are bad, Liberians like to look good.

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Billions Of Years Go By, All In The Same 'Room'

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Richard McGuire about his arresting graphic novel, Here. It's an austere, profound journey backward and forward in time through the life of a single room.

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