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Robert Siegel

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Argentina Steps Past The Dutch In Penalty Kicks

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Argentina beat out the Netherlands for a trip to the World Cup final, winning the game in penalty kicks. In the final, Argentina will face Germany, which dismantled Brazil in stunning fashion.

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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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In One-Sided Semifinal, Germany Hands Brazil A Devastating Loss

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Germany poured seven goals on Brazil in the World Cup semifinal. The home team had faced a steep challenge, playing without two key players, one injured and one suspended.

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In Battle Over Gaza, A Slow Build-up Shows No Signs Of Ending

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Israel stepped up its air assault on the Gaza Strip. Unlike air strikes in the past, Israel has tempered its initial show of force, but the situation appears to be steadily intensifying.

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Remembering Paul Mazursky, A Filmmaker With An Ear For His Era

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Mazursky has died at the age of 84. As seen in his films Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and An Unmarried Woman, Mazursky had a way of mixing comedy and drama that captured the 1960s and '70s.

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Obama Vows To Flex Executive Authority On Immigration Policy

Monday, June 30, 2014

President Obama announced that he would take several steps on his own regarding immigration issues — including the tens of thousands of children who have swarmed to the U.S. border in recent weeks.

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Headaches For FIFA: Injuries On Field And Hate In The Stands

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to discuss scrutiny that has recently befallen FIFA at the World Cup — both on and off the field.

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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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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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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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