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Author: Supreme Court Usurped Congress On Voting Rights

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Darryl Pinckney about his essay "Blackballed," a personal and historical reflection on the struggle of black Americans for the right to vote.

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Governor's Wife's Revelations Show Flair For Scandal In Oregon

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

On Thursday, Oregon's first lady, Cylvia Hayes, admitted to receiving $5,000 to marry a man who wanted a green card. NPR's Scott Simon talks to political editor Charlie Mahtesian about the scandal.

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Some Weapons Bound For Syrian Rebels End Up With ISIS

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

Conflict Armament Research tracks the weapons the self-proclaimed Islamic State uses. As Damien Spleeters tells NPR's Scott Simon, the group traced weapons back to more than 20 countries.

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Turkey's Troubles Complicate U.S. Battle With ISIS

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

Turkey is divided over how to respond to ISIS on its border and Kurdish unrest within the country, making Turkey a shaky partner for the U.S.-led coalition.

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Researchers Say Beavers Are More Than Simple Pests

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

Most people think of beavers as pests — they cause floods and block irrigation. But as Mel Babik tells NPR's Scott Simon, she's finding a new use for the buck-toothed critters in the Yakima Basin.

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Director Tries To Keep Guantanamo Politics Out Of 'Separation;

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

In a new movie, Camp X-Ray, Kristen Stewart plays a guard at Guantanamo who lets one of the detainees get to her. NPR's Scott Simon talks to director Peter Sattler about his first feature film.

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Half-Year After Takeover, Russia Controls Crimea

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

Six months after it was annexed by Russia, most nations still consider Crimea part of Ukraine. But Morning Edition's David Greene tells NPR's Scott Simon the republic is clearly dominated by Russia.

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Despite New Sources, Europe Still Relies On Russian Oil

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

Suma Chakrabarti, president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, tells NPR's Scott Simon about efforts to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Russia.

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A Pop Star And An Indie Folk Singer Intersect At 'Rose Ave.'

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 5:19am

Pink and City and Colour's Dallas Green speak with NPR's Scott Simon about their new album as You+Me,.

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Twitter Is Suing The U.S. Over Free Speech (Its Own)

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 5:17am

Twitter sued the federal government because it stopped the tech company from disclosing government requests for user information. Twitter says the current disclosure rules aren't transparent enough.

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Angaleena Presley And The Country Song As Documentary

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 5:16am

On her solo debut, the Kentucky-born songwriter and member of the country trio Pistol Annies relishes storytelling. Not all the stories are true, but every one comes from real life.

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Photographers Capture The Sorrow And Pain Of Global Girls

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 5:15am

For the International Day of the Girl Child, we wanted to bring to light issues that are often hidden from view. So we turned to five photographers who devote much of their time to girls' issues.

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'Schiaparelli': The Shocking, Shadowed Life Of A Fashion Icon

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 5:14am

A new biography by Meryle Secrest looks at the troubled life of designer Elsa Schiaparelli — renowned as the Queen of Fashion, a glamorous innovator whose career never recovered from World War II.

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Landon Donovan Makes An Emotional, If Slightly Awkward, Farewell

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 4:59am

Although he was cut from the roster for the World Cup this summer, the retiring soccer legend got a grand send-off in his final game with the U.S. team.

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Feds Clear 7 On No-Fly List To Travel, Will Tell 6 More Why They Can't

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:06pm

The government long maintained it could not tell anyone whether they were on the list or provide a reason why. In June a judge struck that down as unconstitutional.

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Episode 575: The Fondue Conspiracy

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:57pm

The popularity of fondue wasn't an accident. It was planned by a cartel of Swiss cheese makers, which ruled the Swiss economy for 80 years.

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Gay Marriages To Begin In Idaho, After High Court Lifts Stay

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:33pm

The order from the Supreme Court signals yet again that the justices are disinclined to review cases throwing out state bans on gay marriage.

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WATCH: The Most Charming Thing On The Internet Today

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:21pm

The New York Times invited six second-graders to eat at the acclaimed French restaurant Daniel. The result is the most charming thing on the Internet today.

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Clinton Documents: 7 Excerpts You Should Read

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:03pm

The Clinton Presidential Library finished releasing documents that had been withheld previously. They reveal nothing we didn't already know, but give insight into a tumultuous time at the White House.

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