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Squirrel Foils Attempted Theft

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Idaho isn't always a hot bed for news. But this week a pet squirrel scared off a would-be burglar trying to break into a gun safe.

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'Are We Alone?' Churchill Concludes It's Likely Life Circles Other Suns

Saturday, February 18, 2017

In an essay written in 1939, Winston Churchill pondered the possibility that there might be life elsewhere in the universe. The document was recently rediscovered in a museum in Fulton, Mo.

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Amnesty International Identifies Assad's 'Policy Of Extermination'

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Amnesty International says as many as 13,000 opponents of Bashar Assad have been hanged outside Damascus. NPR's Scott Simon wonders why any Syrian refugee who opposes the regime would return home.

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When Caterpillar Leaves Peoria, What Will Become Of The Town?

Saturday, February 04, 2017

The Caterpillar company is moving its headquarters from Peoria, Ill. to Chicago. It's a blow to Peoria, but the company says its executives need to be closer to Chicago's transportation options.

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Remembering Mary Tyler Moore, Whose Sunny Smile Masked Steel

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Many women in the news business cited Mary Richards, the role Mary Tyler Moore played on her eponymous show, as an inspiration. NPR's Scott Simon notes she inspired men, too, and showed a lot of grit.

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Remembering Actor John Hurt

Saturday, January 28, 2017

British actor John Hurt, who had memorable roles in The Elephant Man and Alien has died at 77.

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In North Carolina The Women's March Continues In Raleigh

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's marches are being held across the country, including in Raleigh, N.C. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jess Clark of member station WUNC.

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Women's March On Washington Starts To Move Toward White House

Saturday, January 21, 2017

As participants in the Women's March on Washington prepare to begin their walk down the National Mall to the White House NPR's Sarah McCammon checks in.

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Trump Attends National Prayer Service Before Heading To CIA Headquarters

Saturday, January 21, 2017

President Trump attended an interfaith prayer service at Washington's National Cathedral, but he's also attending to more secular matters, with a visit to the CIA headquarters.

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Crowds Unite At Women's March In Boston

Saturday, January 21, 2017

As the Women's March on Washington continues in the nation's capitol, people are marching in cities across the world. Deborah Becker of member station WBUR is at the march in Boston.

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Lacking An Inaugural Poet, Scott Simon Steps In With A Poem

Saturday, January 21, 2017

There was no inaugural poet for Friday's ceremonies, so NPR's Scott Simon picked a poem to mark the occasion: Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Populist Manifesto No. 1.

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A Plea For President Trump: Restore Respect

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The presidential campaign was filled with coarse language. Now that the inauguration is over, NPR's Scott Simon encourages all Americans to treat and speak to each other with respect.

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Through Organ Donation, One Woman's Death Gives Life To Others

Saturday, January 14, 2017

When Ashley Theriot died unexpectedly at the age of 32, her friend asked her family if they'd donate Theriot's kidney. They agreed, and now that kidney — and seven more of her organs — have new lives.

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With One Photo Op, Teen Revives Dabbing — Or Sounds Its Death Knell

Saturday, January 07, 2017

When a congressman's son performed a dance move called the dab after his father's swearing-in ceremony, he made headlines. Or was he sneezing? Either way, the 17-year-old got grounded.

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NASA Faces The Unknown In Preparing For Trump Administration

Saturday, January 07, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has not provided many specifics about what he plans to do with NASA. But private companies are expected to take a bigger role in space travel in the coming years.

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Trump Could Make Good On Tariff Threats, Thanks To Existing Laws

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Donald Trump turned to Twitter again to lambast big automakers into building more cars in the U.S. Experts say the president has wide-ranging powers to restrict trade.

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What To Watch For In Sports This Year

Saturday, January 07, 2017

In this week's sports roundup: The start of NFL playoffs, the fate of running back Joe Mixon, who was caught on video punching a woman in 2014, and a 105-year-old Frenchman still on his bike.

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Fort Lauderdale Hoping To Reopen Airport After Shooting

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Fort Lauderdale officials hope to reopen the city's airport this morning, a day after 26-year-old Esteban Santiago opened fire in a baggage claim area, killing five people.

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The View From Moscow On U.S. Hacking Accusations

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Russian state television said that U.S. intelligence accusations of Vladimir Putin ordering election meddling are nothing new.

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Intelligence Report Points Blame To Putin For Hacking

Saturday, January 07, 2017

U.S. intelligence officials briefed President-elect Donald Trump Friday. Agencies say Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered a campaign to try to tip the election to Donald Trump.

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