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8:40 am
Sat December 20, 2014

North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

A banner for The Interview is posted outside Arclight Cinemas, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Wednesday. The theatrical release of the film has been cancelled following cyber attacks and threats believed to originate in North Korea.
Damian Dovarganes AP

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 4:34 pm

North Korea, which denies that it had anything to do with a hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, now wants to help the U.S. root out the real culprit. But true to form for Pyongyang, the dubious offer comes tinged with a threat of "serious" consequences should Washington decline.

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NPR Ed
8:03 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Twelve Weeks To A Six-Figure Job

A student at the coder boot camp at General Assembly in New York City learns more than "Hello, world."
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Marlon Frausto is in pursuit of the new American dream. Just a few weeks ago he left his job, in Hispanic marketing for the legal industry, and moved to San Francisco.

Every day he wakes at 5:30 a.m., commutes 45 minutes by train, and studies until 9 or 10 at night. He's spending down his savings and says he's getting help from "my loving family."

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Middle East
7:53 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Youth Who Led Tunisia's Uprising Frustrated With Pace Of Change

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 11:39 am

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Sports
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

What A Thaw In Cuba Relations Means For Baseball

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 11:39 am

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How every week I look forward to saying, time for BJ Leiderman's Sports theme.

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Remembrances
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Bridwell Created A Big Red Dog That Grew With Readers' Love

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 11:39 am

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NPR Story
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Cubans Blame Their Woes On The U.S. Embargo

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 4:08 pm

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Europe
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Suddenly, Russia's Confidence Stumbles

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 11:39 am

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U.S.
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Obama Wraps Up A 'Breakthrough' 2014

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 11:33 am

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Africa
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Excavation Reveals Regular Citizens Who Really Ran Ancient Egypt

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 11:39 am

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Africa
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Designing State Symbols For The World's Newest Country

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 11:39 am

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Science
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

3-D Scanning Sonar Brings Light To Deep Ocean Shipwrecks

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 11:39 am

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Asia
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Obama: Sony Should Have Talked To Him Before Pulling 'The Interview'

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 11:28 am

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Iraq
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Kurdish Troops Free Yazidis, But Major Battles Remain

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 11:39 am

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Latin America
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Author: Cuban Dissidents Feel Betrayed By Obama's Action

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 11:39 am

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon.

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Goats and Soda
7:03 am
Sat December 20, 2014

The Africa I Know Isn't The Africa In The Headlines Today

Todd Moss on a 1992 visit to Tanzania.
Courtesy of Todd Moss

Stepping off the plane in Zimbabwe a quarter century ago was a huge shock. A college student on my very first visit to Africa, I was surprised how familiar everything felt.

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