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Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By Rams

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 3:59pm

The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis' roster.

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South Africa Condemns Apparent Coup In Lesotho

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 2:53pm

Early Saturday, soldiers in the tiny kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa took to the streets amid gunfire, forcing the prime minister to flee. The army has denied a takeover.

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U.N. Peacekeepers Rescued After Being Trapped By Syrian Militants

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:49pm

Dozens of blue-helmeted Filipino soldiers were extracted after a firefight with militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

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Nicaraguan Miners Trapped After Collapse

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:24am

Four miners remain trapped after 22 others were rescued at a gold and silver mine near the south central city of Bonanza.

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Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:19am

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.

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Making Sure Those Walking Horses Aren't Hurting Horses

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:45am

Animal rights groups say the Tennessee walking horses' distinctive high-stepping gait is partly the result of trainers hurting the animals. This year, a major show is testing to try and curb abuse.

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The National Museum Of American Everybodystory

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:13am

The Museum of American History adds articles to its collection, representing the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks.

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How Are Different Asian-American Groups Faring Economically?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 9:25am

In a recent report, the U.S. Department of Labor broke down different economic outcomes among Asian-American and Pacific Islander ethnic subgroups.

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John Walker Jr., Cold War Spy For Soviets, Dies At 77

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 9:09am

The U.S. Navy warrant officer recruited his son, brother and a friend to help him steal and sell classified message keys to the USSR over a 17-year period.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Dave And Phil Alvin, Adam Rogers And Benjamin Booker

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 8:03am

Dave and Phil Alvin talk about singing together again; Adam Rogers discusses his book Proof: The Science of Booze; Benjamin Booker's debut album is raw yet disciplined.

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Kiev Calls For Response To Russia As Town Falls To Rebels

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 7:43am

Speaking at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the West needs to make an "appropriate response" to the Kremlin's aggression.

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U.S. Open, Football's New Rules: The Week In Sports

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

Howard Bryant of ESPN joins NPR's Scott Simon from the U.S. Open. They'll talk tennis and a new amendment to the NFL's personal conduct policy, meant to curb domestic violence.

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NIH Hopes Ebola Vaccine Will Help Protect Aid Workers

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

Next week, the NIH begins its first clinical trial of a vaccine to prevent Ebola. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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Bringing Ice Hockey To A Land With No Ice

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

Former NHL star Graeme Townshend was the first Jamaican-born player in the NHL. Now he wants to bring hockey to Jamaica. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Townshend about building a team in the Caribbean.

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Why The British Allowed The Rotherham Abuse To Fester

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

The Guardian's Randeep Ramesh tells NPR's Scott Simon about the social and societal forces at work in British culture which might have contributed to the cover-up of the Rotherham child abuse case.

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Fiancee Of Imprisoned Journalist Advocates For His Release

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

The fiancée of Al Jazeera journalist Mohammed Fahmy, jailed in Cairo, stays in touch with him and plans their wedding, even as the case languishes and world attention on it dims.

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Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

The tuba was the first bass instrument in jazz, until it was replaced by the string bass. For nearly 50 years, Bob Stewart has been trying to carve out a new niche for his instrument in modern jazz.

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Horses And Toilets In The Kitchen: Terrible Real Estate Photos

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

Andy Donaldson was browsing new flats in London when he noticed that some photos in real estate ads are really, really bad. His blog and book showcase some of the worst, as he tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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London Evacuees Bore A Painful Cost Of War

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Pam Hobbs about the 75th anniversary of Operation Pied Piper. She was one of the children who were evacuated from London during World War II.

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Immigrants Keep Children Bilingual By Schooling Them At Home

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

Many Spanish-speaking immigrants want their children to stay fluent in Spanish even as they learn English. Bilingual home schooling does that on a more personal level.

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