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In Super Bowl This Sunday, Don't Forget The Guys Behind The Super Stars

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:04pm

We know all about the stars playing in Sunday's Super Bowl: Tom Brady and Richard Sherman to name two. But there are lesser-known players and positions whose roles are just as essential.

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DEA Using License Plate Readers To Spy On Drivers

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:04pm

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been tracking the movement of vehicles around the U.S. and storing that information. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Devlin Barrett.

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Recent Attacks Highlight Difficulty In Combating ISIS

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:04pm

ISIS militants continued their deadly attacks this week, evidence that the campaign by Iraq and the U.S. to defeat the group could take years. NPR's Arun Rath talks with reporter Alice Fordham.

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After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:04pm

Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.

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Bach, Brits And A Bodacious Boston Orchestra: New Classical Albums

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:04pm

From a sensational soprano to an audacious new work for orchestra, NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Arun Rath spin a broad selection of new classical albums.

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Impressions From The Ice: A Poet Returns From Antarctica

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:04pm

Jynne Dilling Martin spent six weeks living on the bottom of the world and watching scientists work. The experience inspired many of the poems in her new collection, We Mammals in Hospitable Times.

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Cumberbatch Wants Britain To Pardon Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 3:15pm

The Oscar-nominated star of the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has joined actor and comedian Stephen Fry in calling for a blanket pardon of 49,000 men punished under long-defunct law.

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Video Appears To Show Beheading Of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 2:50pm

The SITE Intelligence group has acquired footage that appears to show the execution of the Japanese journalist a week after another Japanese hostage was killed by the so-called Islamic State.

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Islamic State Blames Coalition Airstrikes For Losing Kobani

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:22pm

For the first time, the extremist group acknowledges its defeat earlier this week in the heavily contested Syrian border town.

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Four Years After Revolution, Libya Slides Into Chaos

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:41am

Libya was hopeful after Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, but today Libya is a country torn apart, with two competing governments in two different cities, each with its own parliament and military.

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U.Va. Sorority Women Say Party Ban Is Patronizing

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:16am

National sorority leaders have told members at the University of Virginia not to attend a multi-frat Bid Night party after a discredited article about a gang rape. Students call the order patronizing.

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Record-Setting Balloonists Touch Down In Mexico After Pacific Crossing

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 9:36am

Pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, dubbed the "Two Eagles," traveled the farthest and stayed aloft the longest for anyone in a gas-filled balloon.

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Prediction

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 9:00am

Our panelists predict what will be the big surprise from this year's Super Bowl.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 9:00am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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Limericks

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 9:00am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: Mommy Got Back; Maitre McD; PU Brew.

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Panel Round Two

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 9:00am

More questions for the panel: Chin-osuction; Not So Forever Young; Snowbuddy Loves Me.

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Bluff The Listener

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 9:00am

Our panelists tell three stories about someone saving the environment only one of which is true.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 9:00am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: It's a crime not to eat this food.

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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 9:00am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Modi and The Bam; New Koch; An Offensive Play.

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Not My Job: Sen. Jon Tester Gets Quizzed On Testers Of Johns

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 9:00am

Jon Tester of Montana may be the only senator who regularly travels to Washington with a 40-pound suitcase filled with meat he butchered himself.

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