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John Lydon: The Foul-Mouthed Yob Sets The Record Straight

Saturday, May 02, 2015

"After reading so much rubbish written about me over the years, it became obvious that I had to just tell it like it is," Lydon tells NPR's Arun Rath. Lydon just wrote his memoir, Anger Is An Energy.

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Want To Learn tlhIngan Hol (Klingon)? An App Will Teach You

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Duolingo, an app that allows users to learn new languages, is adding Klingon to its course list. The language, used by a fictional alien race in Star Trek, should be available next year.

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30 Graves, Thought To Be Burmese Migrants, Found In Thailand

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Remains from the graves are believed to be illegal migrants who were likely victims of human trafficking.

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Death Toll In Nepal Crosses 6,800

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The United Nations has complained that Nepal's bureaucracy is getting in the way of relief efforts. Government officials in Kathmandu say they aren't receiving enough of the right kind of aid.

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All Tapped Out In A Tiny California Town

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The years-long drought in California has taken a severe toll on the rural, mainly African-American community of Fairmead, where water drawn for agriculture has left wells dry.

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Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!

Not My Job: Designer Jonathan Adler Gets Quizzed On New Coke

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Thirty years ago the Coca Cola company introduced New Coke, which is legendary as both the most disastrous, and most successful product launches of all time.

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May Day Protesters, Police Clash In Seattle

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Black-clad demonstrators hurled stones and other objects as authorities responded with pepper spray and flash bangs.

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Baltimore Activists Hold 'Victory Rally' After Charges In Gray Death

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The march comes a day after the city's chief prosecutor filed criminal charges against six officers involved in the arrest of Gray, who died from injuries sustained in custody.

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In Danang, Where U.S. Troops First Landed, Memories Of War Have Faded

Saturday, May 02, 2015

U.S. Marines were deployed to the coastal Vietnamese city 50 years ago last month. Now, 40 years after the war's end and amid great change, former Viet Cong and an American reflect on that time.

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Citing Religious Beliefs, Muslim Gitmo Inmates Object To Female Guards

Saturday, May 02, 2015

A judge has blocked women from shackling and escorting the five Muslim men on trial for plotting the Sept. 11 attacks. Soldiers, in turn, have filed Equal Opportunity complaints against the judge.

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Lincoln's Tomb Site At Risk With State Budget Cuts

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Thousands will honor Lincoln's death in Springfield, Ill. this weekend. Yet, the tomb's caretakers are facing criticism from scholars and are struggling to find funding to maintain the historic site.

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Getting To Know The Real Story Was Key To Broadway's 'King And I' Revival

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The musical's heroine was inspired by an English-Indian governess who really did travel to the king of Siam's court. The revival, directed by Bartlett Sher, has received nine Tony nominations.

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'Louie Louie': Indecipherable, Or Indecent? An FBI Investigation

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The Kingsmen's 1963 version of the song was a huge hit — though no one could make out the words. Some fevered imaginations and misheard lines led to an FBI investigation into alleged obscenity.

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A Veteran Scientist Dreams Boldly Of 'Earth And Sky'

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Famous — and occasionally controversial — physicist Freeman Dyson's new essay collection ranges from scientific history to today's hot-button issues like climate change and genetic engineering.

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Grade-Skippers: Where Are They Now?

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Earlier this week, we reported on "acceleration": jumping ahead by either skipping a grade or entering kindergarten early. We asked if any of you had done it ... and how it all turned out.

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Kate Middleton, Wife Of Prince William, Has A Baby Girl

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Just hours after she checked into the hospital in early labor, the Duchess of Cambridge delivered her second baby.

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Can You Spot The Fake Fragonard?

Saturday, May 02, 2015

A London gallery has asked visitors to spot the single fake, produced for about $100 in China, and displayed among its priceless collection. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what makes art valuable.

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At 81, The Man Behind Big Bird Sees 'No Reason To Quit'

Saturday, May 02, 2015

"It's an awfully good job," Caroll Spinney says, of the more than 40 years he has spent on Sesame Street. A new documentary tells the story of the octogenarian man playing a 6-year-old bird.

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You Want To Go To Nepal And Help Out. Is That A Good Idea?

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Volunteers are eager to lend a hand as the country recovers from the earthquake. That's a noble intention — but it could backfire.

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3-D Printers Bring Historic Instruments Back To The Future

Saturday, May 02, 2015

You just can't stick a modern mouthpiece on an antique saxophone and get the right sound. The answer could be in the lab.

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