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Melissa Block

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Obama's Request For Immigration Funds Meets Pushback On The Hill

Thursday, July 10, 2014

President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to address the influx of immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing about the request.

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Humpty's 2nd Fall Calls For An Artist, Not An Army

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But at the Enchanted Forest theme park in Salem, Ore., only one man is needed to put him back together again: theme park owner and sculptor of Humpty himself, artist Roger Tofte.

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U.S. Readies To Step Onto Stage For Knockout Round Drama

Monday, June 30, 2014

In its first match of the knockout round, the U.S. soccer team plays Belgium on Tuesday. NPR's Tom Goldman previews the game, explaining what to expect from the matchup.

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A Comedian Walks Into A Bar ... And Gets Misattributed

Friday, June 27, 2014

In a recent piece on the World Cup, Phil Stark was incorrectly identified as a "wannabe comedian." It turns out that he is actually a professional comedian โ€” and he has a joke to prove it.

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The Young Cuban Who's Bringing Activism In Line With The Revolution

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Morning Edition host David Greene speaks about a man named Isbel Diaz Torres, a new kind of Cuban activist. Greene says Torres' interests extend Cuba's socialist revolution, rather than oppose it.

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3-D Printing Lends Doctors A Hand, Building Tailor-Made Body Parts

Monday, June 23, 2014

Medicine is making use of 3-D printing more and more. Researchers are creating three-dimensional models of body parts to help plan surgeries; they're even creating replacement body parts from plastic and human cells. This has prompted the Food and Drug Administration to set up a 3-D printing lab of its own, to evaluate the flood new medical devices using the technology.

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Correction: Al Feldstein Obituary

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Melissa Block and Robert Siegel correct an omission in an earlier piece, which failed to acknowledge source audio in an obituary for Mad magazine editor Al Feldstein.

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The Shape Of Extremist Ambitions In Iraq And Beyond

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Deborah Amos, author of Eclipse of the Sunnis, talks about the extremist vision for establishing a new Sunni caliphate, as well as what it might look like if a group like ISIS managed to do so.

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Letters: The World Cup And The Stanley Cup

Friday, June 13, 2014

Melissa Block makes a few corrections to stories that aired recently, including one about past World Cup matches, and reads a listener's letter about "Doc" Emrick.

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Letters: Maya Angelou And Doc Holliday

Friday, May 30, 2014

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about a mistaken Wild West reference and the death of the poet Maya Angelou.

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Spelling Co-Champs Beat The Bee, Leaving Judges Without Words

Friday, May 30, 2014

For the first time since 1962, there are co-champions at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Teens Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar tied when the pair exhausted the official list of words.

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TV Offerings Are Hotter Than Usual This Summer

Thursday, May 29, 2014

This year, more original, highly anticipated summer TV series are debuting on the broadcast networks than ever before โ€” along with some big-ticket series from cable and one of Netflix's biggest shows.

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Singing Star Of All-Black Cowboy Movies, Herb Jeffries, Dies

Monday, May 26, 2014

Herb Jeffries was the first singing star of all-black cowboy movies in the late 1930s, which garnered him the nickname the "Bronze Buckeroo." He died Sunday in California, at age 100.

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Who's Using The Data Mined From Students?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Information tracked by educational software can be of great help to teachers. But as Politico's Stephanie Simon explains, private companies can also monetize the data by selling it to marketers.

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On Memorial Day, Revisiting Stories Of The Fallen In Afghanistan

Monday, May 26, 2014

At Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama honored the sacrifices of those who died while serving in the military. We remember the stories of some of those who died in America's longest war.

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What We Know About The Man Behind The Isla Vista Killings

Monday, May 26, 2014

Scott Gold, senior writer for The Los Angeles Times discusses Elliot Rodger, the man who police say went on a stabbing and shooting rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., last week before killing himself.

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To Pay For Hepatitis C Drugs, Medicare Might Face A Steep Bill

Friday, May 16, 2014

The federal Medicare program for the elderly and disabled will cover two new drugs that can cure hepatitis C, a liver disease that can cause cancer and lead to death. The drugs are very expensive, but they cure hepatitis C in most cases. The government and insurers are concerned about these costs; three million Americans have hepatitis C, most of whom don't know they have it.

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'The New York Times' Announces Surprise Change Of Management

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The New York Times has announced that Dean Baquet, the paper's managing editor, will replace Jill Abramson as the executive editor. Both Abramson and Baquet were named to their current jobs in 2011.

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Home Of Sanctuary Movement Revives Strategy To Stop Deportation

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In Tucson, Ariz., a man set to be deported has taken sanctuary in a church. Immigrant rights activists are hailing the move as a new way to fight the Obama administration's deportation policies.

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Stanford Dumps Its Holdings In Coal, With Climate In Mind

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Stanford says it will its divest holdings in coal companies over climate change concerns. It's the most prominent of the roughly one dozen colleges that have decided to sell off fossil fuel holdings.

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