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10:06 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years For Leaks

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 11:03 am

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Army Private Bradley Manning was sentenced this morning to 35 years in a military prison. The intelligence analyst shared hundreds of thousands of documents with the website WikiLeaks in what prosecutors call the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history. The 25-year-old Manning stood at attention as his sentence was handed down in a courtroom in Fort Meade, Maryland.

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The Two-Way
9:56 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Sales Of Existing Homes Rose 6.5 Percent In July

A "sale pending" sign in San Anselmo, Calif., earlier this year.
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Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 10:22 am

There was a strong increase in sales of existing homes in July, the National Association of Realtors reports, in yet another sign that the important housing sector is back on its feet.

In fact, says The Associated Press, sales approached "a healthy level for the first time since November 2009."

According to the NAR:

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NPR Story
9:55 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Rep. John Lewis Looks Back, 50 Years After March On Washington

Congressman John Lewis. (Eric Etheridge)

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 5:13 pm

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NPR Story
9:55 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Chicago Rocked By Spate Of Shootings

(voteprime/Flickr)

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 5:13 pm

Five people were shot last night in an uptown Chicago neighborhood

The shootings took place in broad daylight outside a church during prayer service, ironically along a so-called safe passage route.

One victim, shot in the head, remains in critical condition. The others are all stable.

The shootings come on the heels of a weekend shooting spree that killed one and left another eight injured, including a seven-year-old, in the city’s south, west and southwest.

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NPR Story
9:54 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Olympian Edwin Moses Helps Kids Clear Their Own Hurdles

Edwin Moses jumps a hurdle on his way to winning the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles in Los Angeles, August 5, 1984. (AP)

Originally published on Sat August 24, 2013 12:22 pm

Edwin Moses was one of the best ever at clearing hurdles on the track.

Now, the two-time Olympic gold medal winner is helping kids in underserved neighborhoods clear their own hurdles.

Moses is chairman of the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation, which supports the training and placement of coaches in sports-based youth development programs in U.S. cities.

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NPR Story
9:51 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Leaked UN Report Increases Certainty On Climate Change

An iceberg in Greenland is pictured in May 2012. (Ian Joughin)

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 2:08 pm

In a leaked climate report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — a United Nations scientific body that makes definitive assessments on climate change — has determined with 95 percent certainty that humans are responsible for global warming.

The report also increased its estimate for sea level rise, as a result of the warming planet.

The final report is due to come out in September. A draft was leaked over the weekend.

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9:50 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Whistleblowers' Stories Head To The Big Screen

Among the films based on the Wikileaks saga is "The Fifth Estate," starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Bruhl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg. (DreamWorks)

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 5:13 pm

There’s a great deal of interest in the whistleblowers who have revealed details of American military and intelligence operations.

Bradley Manning is due to be sentenced after being convicted of 20 criminal counts for handing over secret U.S. documents to WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in Ecuador’s embassy in London, and from Russia, Edward Snowden continues to embarrass the U.S. National Security Agency.

That fascination has also gripped the film world, as the BBC’s Tom Brook reports.

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NPR Story
9:50 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Maria Hinojosa Reflects On 20 Years Covering Latinos

Maria Hinojosa, is host of Latino USA, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. (Facebook)

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 5:13 pm

Amid the continuing debate over immigration reform, one person who has been looking past the headlines is Maria Hinojosa.

She’s host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated public radio program “Latino USA,” which has been telling the stories of immigrants and Latinos for the past 20 years.

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9:50 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Former Pakistani Leader Indicted For Murder

In this April 20, 2013, photo, Pakistan's former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf arrives at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Anjum Naveed/AP)

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 5:13 pm

In a historic first for Pakistan, a court has indicted the country’s former army chief and president for his alleged role in the assassination of the Benazir Bhutto, the country’s former prime minister.

The indictment is the most serious challenge for Pervez Musharraf since his return to Pakistan this March. It is also the first time in Pakistan that a head of the armed forces has been charged with a crime.

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Microphone Check
9:49 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Goodie Mob On Hip-Hop Made By And For Adults

Goodie Mob is, from left to right, Khujo, T-Mo, Cee-Lo and Big Gipp.
Courtesy of The Chamber Group

Originally published on Tue September 3, 2013 1:50 pm

  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley With Goodie Mob

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