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Afghans To Decide Successor To Karzai On Saturday

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to Abdullah Abdullah, the Afghan presidential frontrunner. Abdullah faces a runoff with Ashraf Ghani to determine who will succeed embattled Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone'

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 2:04am

Fifty years ago, J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo jumped into a whites-only pool in Florida as part of a civil rights protest. They were taken to jail — after the hotel owner poured acid into the water.

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Uruguay Soccer Legend Left Off World Cup Guest List

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 5:58am

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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University Of Virginia Professor To Be Poet Laureate

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 5:19am

The Library of Congress is expected to announce on Thursday that Charles Wright, 78, of the University of Virginia will be the nation's next poet laureate.

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One Day, World Cup May Be Out Of This World

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:58am

At a news conference on Wednesday, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said, "We shall wonder if one day our game is played on other planets."

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