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1 Dead, 2 Missing After Hot Air Balloon Catches Fire In Virginia

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 7:25am

The balloon hit power lines and video showed the basket on fire. Witnesses said they heard an explosion and saw people jumping or falling from the balloon.

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Bob's Rainbows: May 10, 2014

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 7:03am

The albums, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs Considered host in his tracks this week. This week: Dave Grohl throws his childhood heroes a rocking hometown party.

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Seeing The Whole Picture In We'll Go To 'Coney Island'

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:52am

In a collection of old photos, Barbara Scheiber spotted her father and his mistress on the Coney Island boardwalk. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon about her new book: We'll Go to Coney Island.

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The Music Of Oak And Forest Sprite Blend In Sylvan Esso

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:52am

Delicate folk vocals combine with thumping electronics in Sylvan Esso's debut album. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the duo of Amelia Heath and Nick Sanborn.

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Michael Sam Waiting For An Invite In NFL Draft Spectacle

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:52am

The spectacle of the NFL draft round enters its third day. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Tom Goldman about meritocracy, race and politics in sports.

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9/11 Remains Returned To World Trade Center Site

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:23am

9/11 remains returned to World Trade Center site

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Bombings Kill 14 People In Iraq; Shelling Kills 11

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:03am

Bombings kill 14 people in Iraq; shelling kills 11

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A Fractured Tale Of Time, War And A Really Big Diamond

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:03am

Anthony Doerr's new novel, All The Light We Cannot See, follows a blind French girl and a young German private after the Normandy invasion — but his gorgeous prose is marred by jagged jumps in time.

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Questions For Earl Swift, Author Of 'Auto Biography'

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:03am

It's been a long and winding road for the '57 Chevy station wagon at the heart of Earl Swift's new book Auto Biography. Swift traces the car through 13 owners and a dramatic restoration attempt.

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Pakistan Court Asks Police To Charge FBI Agent

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 5:53am

Pakistan court asks police to charge FBI agent

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First Lady Gives Weekly Address On Nigerian Girls

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 5:23am

First lady gives weekly address on Nigerian girls

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Timber Timbre: Tiny Desk Concert

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 5:07am

It's hard to capture the swamp-folk band's eerie and mysterious vibe while playing live in an office on a Wednesday afternoon. But that doesn't keep Timber Timbre from pulling it off.

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Tech Week: Target CEO Out, Drones In Question, Apple's Big Deal

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 5:07am

This week's technology news included the departure of Target's chief in the wake of the chain's data breach, efforts to regulate commercial use of drones and reports Apple may buy Beats Electronics.

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How Loud Is Too Loud? A High-Decibel Debate On Expanding Heathrow

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 5:05am

Schoolkids under the flight path of London's main airport now play in noise-reducing huts because it's so loud. Yet the airport wants a third runway so it can accommodate more flights.

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With Great Korean Barbecue Comes Great Responsibility

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 5:04am

The bulgogi beef in Los Angeles' Koreatown might be the best grilled meat you'll ever have. At least, if you know how to place an order. We'll walk you through one important rule.

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Ukraine President Decries Eastern Sovereignty

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 5:03am

Ukraine president decries eastern sovereignty

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Bridging The Cultural Gap With A Mother-In-Law In The Kitchen

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 5:03am

My Indian mother-in-law and I didn't have an exact recipe to follow as we forged our relationship. At times it seemed like we might never understand each other, but we cooked together.

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The Congresswoman Whose Husband Called Her Home

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 4:58am

Coya Knutson was the first woman elected to Congress from Minnesota. But the charismatic farmer's daughter saw her political career derailed by one of the worst dirty tricks ever.

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