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Robert Siegel

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GOP Completes Leadership Shuffle, As McCarthy And Scalise Step Up

Thursday, June 19, 2014

House Republicans voted on leadership positions. While Rep. Kevin McCarthy stepped up to the role of majority leader, Rep. Steve Scalise overcame a more crowded competition to replace McCarthy.

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Amazon Raises The Curtain On A Fire Of Its Own

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

At an unveiling in Seattle, online retail giant Amazon announced its entry into the smartphone market with a new device called "Fire."

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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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U.S. Commandos Catch Alleged Leader Of Benghazi Attack

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

U.S. special operations forces have captured one of the men suspected of playing a key role in the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi. Ahmed Abu Khatallah has been associated with one of the militias involved in the attack that killed four Americans. Currently being held outside Libya, he will face trial in a U.S. federal court.

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As Isis Strengthens Hold In Northern Iraq, Violent Reprisals Begin

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sectarian violence continues to escalate in Iraq. The militant group ISIS is maintaining its gains in the northern regions, and suspected Shiite reprisals have dozens in the city of Baaqouba.

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Audra McDonald Racks Up The Tonys, This Time As Billie Holiday

Monday, June 09, 2014

Audra McDonald just won her sixth Tony, the most wins by anyone to date. McDonald is a Broadway staple, and she earned her latest Tony playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.

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On A Day Of Looking Back, Talks Move Forward On Ukraine

Friday, June 06, 2014

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met during a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. On the same day, Putin met with new Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko.

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Letters: Ex-Cons' Struggles To Make It On The Outside

Friday, June 06, 2014

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about a series that followed two aging ex-cons struggling with a second chance in the outside world — and whether they deserve it.

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Letters: Reactions To 'Bad English'

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read letters from listeners about Ammon Shea's book, Bad English.

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'A Change-up On Steroids:' The History Of A Sky-Scraping Pitch

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

In a recent Nippon Professional Baseball game in Japan, Kazuhito Tadano threw a slow, arcing pitch that caught the batter by surprise. The pitch has a history — and a name: the eephus pitch.

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An American Suicide Bomber In Syria

Friday, May 30, 2014

The U.S. State Department has confirmed that an American was involved in carrying out a suicide attack. The man, who was fighting in Syria against President Bashar Assad's regime, had ties to Florida.

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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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Madeleine Albright: A Free, Fair Election Possible In Ukraine

Friday, May 23, 2014

Robert Siegel speaks with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who is in Kiev leading a team of international election observers set to monitor voting in Ukraine on Sunday.

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As World Cup Looms, Brazilian Cities Paralyzed By Protests

Friday, May 23, 2014

The World Cup is three weeks away, but Brazeil is wracked with unrest. Demonstrations there are unified by one theme: anger over public spending on stadiums instead of on services and salaries.

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Week In Politics: Scandal At The VA, Primary Results

Friday, May 23, 2014

Robert Siegel speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru of The National Review about the ongoing controversy at the VA and Tuesday's primary winners.

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Uncertainty Swirls Saturday's Predicted Meteor Shower

Friday, May 23, 2014

Alan MacRobert of Sky and Telescope magazine says that Earth on Saturday may pass through relatively dense streams of debris, resulting in a vivid display of shooting stars — or it won't.

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Soccer Star Landon Donovan Didn't Make The World Cup Cut

Friday, May 23, 2014

The United States is not mad about soccer but it has some pretty dedicated fans — and they're up in arms over news that player Landon Donovan will not be going to the World Cup.

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Obama Taps San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro For HUD Secretary

Friday, May 23, 2014

Castro would take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development at a time when the nation's housing market has been treading water.

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UK Government Asks: What's The Greatest Challenge Of Our Time?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In 1714, the British government established a prize to solve the greatest challenge of that time: Pinpoint a ship's location at sea by knowing its longitude. Now, 300 years later, it's bringing back the Longitude Prize. This time, the public will choose the greatest challenge in a vote that begins Thursday.

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