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NBC's Brian Williams To Temporarily Step Away From Anchor Desk

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 3:44pm

The anchor, who apologized for misremembering that a helicopter he was traveling during the 2003 invasion of Iraq had been fired on, said he would return to hosting the Nightly News "in a few days."

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Facing 1,000 Miles Of Frigid Winds With Loyal Dogs And Willpower

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 3:39pm

The 1,000-mile-long Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race is underway Saturday. It's not so much a race as it is a test of survival — and veteran musher Lance Mackey knows all about fighting for the finish.

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UAE To Resume Anti-ISIS Airstrikes 'In Solidarity With Jordan'

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 2:32pm

The United Arab Emirates had suspended sorties against the self-declared Islamic State over concerns that its pilots wouldn't be rescued if shot down.

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After Years In Lockdown, Rosa Parks' Papers Head To Library Of Congress

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 1:18pm

Meg McAleer, one of the archivists working on the Rosa Parks collection, says the documents provide a new window on the courage and skill of Parks, and the consequences she and her husband suffered.

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Adnan Syed, Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast, Granted Appeal

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 12:48pm

Syed was convicted in 2000 of murdering his ex-girlfriend. In October, a series of podcasts produced by the makers of This American Life re-examined his case and raised questions about his guilt.

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Radio, Radio: How Formats Shaped, Splintered And Remade Pop Music

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 11:40am

Over the second half of the 20th century, radio gave music its deepest connection to Americans. By splitting the dial into different formats, it produced a pop scene of striking diversity.

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Prediction

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 10:31am

Our panelists predict now that measles are back, what will be the next old timey thing to hit it big.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 10:31am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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Limericks

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 10:31am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: High Speed Insult Service; Teddy Bare; Walk to the Nearest Couch.

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Panel Round Two

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 10:31am

More questions for the panel: Lord Schocktham; Delta Air Wick; Very, Very Smiley.

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Bluff The Listener

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 10:31am

Our panelists tell three stories about soccer moms making the news is a surprising way, only one of which is true.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 10:31am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: JihadiMingle.com

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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 10:31am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Contagion; Anchor Away; Gingko Bulloba.

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Sat, 02/07/2015 - 10:25am

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China Seizes Toilet Tissue Featuring Likeness Of Hong Kong Leader

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 10:17am

The approximately 8,000 rolls, with images of the territory's unpopular Beijing-appointed chief executive, were confiscated from a factory on the mainland.

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Not My Job: Fashion Guru Simon Doonan Gets Quizzed On Microsoft Windows

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 10:12am

Doonan got his start designing the famous display windows at the Barneys clothing boutique in New York. So we'll ask him three questions about another sort of windows — Microsoft Windows.

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