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Russian Band Pompeya Finds Safety In English-Language Lyrics

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 6:35am

Yes there are other bands from Russia besides Pussy Riot. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Daniil Brod, lead singer for Pompeya, who says they wanted to create music that's sunny, light and fun.

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Saudi Shiites Fear A Backlash From Neighbor Yemen

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 6:35am

Saudi Arabia's Shiite Muslim minority rose up four years ago to demand equal rights. Now it's even more marginalized, as the Sunni government wages war against Shiite fighters in neighboring Yemen.

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Nate Silver On Missed UK Forecasts: We Flubbed The Margin Of Error

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 6:35am

Data guru Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com tells NPR's Scott Simon how all the forecasts, including his own, were so far off in predicting the results of this week's British election.

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Plenty Were Humbled In UK Elections

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 6:35am

After conservatives swept to power in the British vote on Thursday, we look at the election's many losers and what their defeat means.

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Ex-NATO Chief: 'We Will Never Reconcile' With Russia Over Ukraine

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 6:35am

As Moscow marks 70 years since the allied victory over Hitler, NPR's Scott Simon talks to former NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen about the West's frayed relations with Russia.

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Russia Holds WWII Remembrance; Western Leaders Stay Home

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 6:35am

NPR's Corey Flintoff tells NPR's Scott Simon about Russia's celebration of the victory over Hitler 70 years ago Saturday. Western leaders stayed away to protest Russian moves on Ukraine.

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Desilicious: A Bollywood Bash And A Safe Haven

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 6:35am

Since 2002, LGBT South Asians have regularly gathered in New York City for this blowout dance party. Attendees welcome the chance to be open about their sexuality and embrace their heritage.

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Block By Block, Health Workers Lead Liberia To Victory Over Ebola

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:19am

People accused them of making everyone sick and threw water at them. But community volunteers pushed on, knocking on doors to stop the virus's spread. On May 9, Liberia will be declared Ebola-free.

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New Yorkers To Mayor De Blasio: 'Get Used To It'

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:18am

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio had to wait a full 20 minutes for the subway. NPR's Scott Simon says that New Yorkers responded with a collective shrug and thought, join the club, buddy.

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What Song Makes You Cry Every Time?

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:12am

Tell us about the songs that crush you no matter how many times you hear them.

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For 'New Yorker' Cartoonist, '90 Percent Rejection Is Doing Great'

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:11am

It once took Matthew Diffee years of trying — and a push from his mom — to get one beloved cartoon in the magazine. Diffee's new collection is called Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People.

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Shake What Your Mama Didn't Give You: Shapewear Through The Ages

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:09am

From corsets and codpieces to shapewear and Spanx, people have tried to change their silhouettes for centuries. From The Seams, Jacki Lyden takes us on a sartorial tour of shapewear.

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