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NPR Story
6:16 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Large Blue Diamond Unearthed In South Africa

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 7:56 am

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NPR Story
5:10 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Could Political Patronage In Chicago Be A Thing Of The Past?

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 9:47 am

A federal judge in Chicago will decide on Monday whether to end the federal monitoring of hiring, firing and promotions in city government to ensure politics is not a part of the process.

NPR Story
5:10 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Legendary Radio Host Casey Kasem Dies At 82

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 7:56 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

We'd like to take a moment now to remember legendary radio host Casey Kasem who died yesterday. He was the voice behind the hugely popular music countdown program, the long-running American Top 40, which he launched in 1970.

(SOUNDBITE OF RADIO SHOW, "AMERICAN TOP 40")

CASEY KASEM: There it is - the number one song in the USA on American Top 40 for the fourth week running - "Hey Ya!" by OutKast.

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NPR Story
5:10 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Maliki Government Blamed For Militants Advance In Iraq

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 7:56 am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Reuters Baghdad Bureau Chief Ned Parker about Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's time in office, and how his policies have contributed to deteriorating security conditions.

Around the Nation
7:02 am
Fri June 13, 2014

FBI To Auction Off Confiscated Cyber Currency

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 7:29 am

Authorities seized $17 million worth of bitcoins from the illegal online drug market Silk Road. This virtual liquidation could cause the value of bitcoins to fall but the FBI says everything must go.

Iraq
6:58 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Iraq's Army Stumbles Because U.S. Left Too Quickly, Analyst Says

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 7:29 am

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Latin America
6:25 am
Fri June 13, 2014

World Cup's First Day Marred By Protests

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 9:28 am

Riot police in Sao Paulo used tear gas and stun grenades against protesters angry over Brazil's attention to the World Cup over the needs of its people. The violence came before the first game began.

Around the Nation
6:19 am
Fri June 13, 2014

George H.W. Bush, 90, Jumps Out Of A Helicopter

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 7:29 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. We noted yesterday that it was George H.W. Bush's 90th birthday. And if you're thinking the president celebrated with an early bird dinner at the local diner, try parachuting out of a helicopter from 6,000 feet. The former president marked his 75th, 80th and 85th birthday with skydives. This time the Boston Globe reports, Bush landed with an unpresidential face-plant on a lawn. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Middle East
6:08 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Iraq's Army Is Ineffective Against Islamist Insurgents

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 9:30 am

There are reports of Iraqi government troops just fleeing, dropping their weapons and shedding their uniforms. The U.S. spent a lot of time and money training Iraqi forces.

Business
5:17 am
Fri June 13, 2014

At E3, Critics Renew Calls For More Diverse Video Game Characters

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 9:29 am

Even though women make up a significant proportion of dedicated gamers, there are few female protagonists in big-selling video games. The same goes for ethnic and racial minorities.

History
5:15 am
Fri June 13, 2014

40 Years On, Woodward And Bernstein Recall Reporting On Watergate

Journalists Bob Woodward (left) and Carl Bernstein at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Their reporting about the scandal later known as "Watergate" won a Pulitzer Prize.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Originally published on Sun June 15, 2014 11:59 am

Many people know All the President's Men as a film: a hit movie about the two young reporters who cracked the Watergate conspiracy. It's the only blockbuster that centers on two guys making phone calls, organizing paper notes and meeting a source called Deep Throat in a parking garage.

But before the movie, there was a book, which came out 40 years ago this month. In it, reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein tell the story of how they uncovered the scandal.

It all started in the Watergate hotel and office complex in Washington.

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Music
5:02 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Just In Time For Father's Day: Bad Dads In Opera

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 8:19 am

Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman, who says his candidate for opera's most evil father is the character of Alberich from Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung.

NPR Story
5:02 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Sioux Reservation Has Mixed Feelings About Obama Visit

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 7:29 am

President Obama will go the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation which straddles the border between North and South Dakota. It's his first visit to an Indian reservation since becoming president.

Politics
5:02 am
Fri June 13, 2014

The Challenges Behind Accurate Opinion Polls

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 9:27 am

This week's stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor came after his internal polls showed him winning — instead he lost by double digits.

Sports
7:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Uruguay Soccer Legend Left Off World Cup Guest List

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 7:41 am

Alcides Ghiggia is normally invited to the opening match of the World Cup but he wasn't this year. He scored the winning goal against Brazil in 1950, the last time Brazil hosted the tournament.

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