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As Independence Vote Approaches, A Spirited Novel About The Scottish Experience

Friday, September 12, 2014

Next week the people of Scotland vote on whether to become independent from the U.K. Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett recommends a book that illuminates the Scottish psyche, Iain Banks' The Crow Road.
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Free Syrian Army Struggles To Maintain Control In Two-Front War

Friday, September 12, 2014

Robert Siegel speaks with Noah Bonsey, senior Syria analyst for the International Crisis Group, about the state of the Free Syrian Army.
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Week In Politics: Obama's ISIS Speech, Rand Paul

Friday, September 12, 2014

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's Islamic state speech, Rand Paul and the current political races across the country, with a trend of the public swaying more towards the Republicans.
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Criticism Of NFL Grows In Wake Of Ray Rice Case

Friday, September 12, 2014

As the details of the Ray Rice scandal continue to emerge, the calls for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to step down are growing louder. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks to Audie Cornish about how America's most popular sport is trying to weather yet another public relations nightmare.
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When Investors Buy Alibaba Shares, They Won't Get What They Paid For

Friday, September 12, 2014

When the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba goes public, it's going to the biggest public offering ever. But when investors buy their shares, it will be in a Cayman Islands-based holding company.
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'Star-Spangled Banner' Born From A Drinking Song 200 Years Ago

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sunday is the 200th anniversary of the day Francis Scott key penned what came to be known as "The Star-Spangled Banner" as he observed the American flag still flying over Baltimore Harbor's Fort McHenry after a night of British bombardment. He set his lyrics to "The Anacreontic Song."
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Cosimo Matassa Made His Reputation Behind The Studio Glass

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cosimo Matassa recorded songs by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Professor Longhair and Jerry Lee Lewis and helped get the New Orleans sound out to the world. Matassa died Thursday at the age of 88.
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Border Crossings Slow But Immigration Courts Still Face Backlog

Friday, September 12, 2014

Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, talks to Robert Siegel about how the flood of young migrants has changed the way courts prioritize immigration cases.
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In Ferguson, Mo., Before Michael Brown There Was Henry Davis

Friday, September 12, 2014

In 2009, Henry Davis was charged with destruction of property after he scuffled with police officers and his blood dirtied their uniforms.
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Ian Paisley Was 'Powerful In The Pulpit' And On Political Platforms

Friday, September 12, 2014

In Northern Ireland, preacher and politician Ian Paisley died on Friday. Robert Siegel speaks with Paisley's biographer, Ed Moloney, about his legacy.
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Do Americans Support President Obama's ISIS Plan?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Of all the variables in the U.S. battle against the Islamic State, public opinion in America may be one of the hardest to predict.
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How To Be A 21st Century 'Gentleman'

Friday, September 12, 2014

Men have expressed confusion about how to behave out in the dating world now that gender roles have shifted significantly. Do you open the door, pay for the date, pull out the chair?
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Comedian Michael Che Picked For SNL's 'Weekend Update' Chair

Friday, September 12, 2014

Saturday Night Live is bringing a new face to the Weekend Update chair โ€” comedian and former SNL writer, Michael Che.
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'Art Of Manliness' Is Finding A Balance Between Tough And Tender

Friday, September 12, 2014

To help men learn to be better men in the 21st century, Brett MacKay created the website Art of Manliness. He talks with Audie Cornish about what he sees as the basic conflict of modern masculinity.
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Remembering Biggie Smalls And 'Ready To Die' 20 Years Later

Friday, September 12, 2014

The writer dream hampton knew the rapper personally, and sat in on the studio sessions for his debut album.
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Islamic State Rule: Municipal Services And Public Beheadings

Friday, September 12, 2014

The militants are running the Syrian city of Raqqa with relative efficiency, residents say. But many object to the ultra-strict rules, the segregation of men and women, and the public executions.
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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Qiantang Tidal Bore, a big river wave that forms during China's Mid-Autumn Festival, barrels upstream for miles through the crowded city of Hangzhou.
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Court Documents Show How NSA Leaned On Yahoo, How Yahoo Fought Back

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Newly released court documents reveal details of a battle between Yahoo and the Obama administration. The government pressured Yahoo to disclose some users' data for a secret NSA surveillance program.
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Crocodile Meets Godzilla โ€” A Swimming Dino Bigger Than T. Rex

Thursday, September 11, 2014

It roamed land and sea and snacked on giant fish. The first few spinosaurus bones were discovered a century ago, but destroyed in WWII. A more complete, second specimen reveals a terrifying predator.
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SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The theme park says a 2013 documentary critical of its captive orca attraction has hurt its bottom line. Now, it's pushing back with a social media campaign and plans for new habitats for its whales.
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