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10:29 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

WATCH: 'NPR Sports' Parody: A Classical NBA Finals

Official Comedy parodied NPR's sports coverage of Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
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Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 9:38 pm

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The Two-Way
10:28 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

FAA To Examine Near Collision Of Passenger Jets Over NYC

A Delta Air Lines 747 similar to the one involved in the near collision last week.
Ted S. Warren AP

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 6:06 pm

The FAA says it's investigating how two passenger jets managed to come within just a few hundred feet of each other last week over New York City.

The Federal Aviation Administration says a Delta Air Lines Boeing 747 approaching New York's John F. Kennedy airport and a Shuttle America Embraer E170 departing LaGuardia Airport passed within 200 feet vertically around 2:40 p.m. EDT on June 13.

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It's All Politics
10:28 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Marco Rubio's Big Problem: Explaining His Immigration Shift

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is a member of the so-called Gang of Eight, a bipartisan group of lawmakers working on immigration reform.
Drew Angerer Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 8:23 pm

Sen. Marco Rubio has a problem. He has transformed from conservative hero to suspect in the eyes of many on the political right because he now supports "a path to citizenship" for people unlawfully in the U.S. after forcefully opposing it in 2010 when he was running for U.S. Senate.

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The Two-Way
10:28 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Teen Who Served Time For Bomb Plot Wants Your Vote For Mayor

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 6:30 pm

Joshua Kyler Hoggan of Roy, Utah, probably wasn't thinking this far ahead when he conspired to blow up his high school last year.

Hoggan, now 18 and a student at Weber State University, has declared his candidacy for mayor of Roy, challenging two-term incumbent Joe Ritchie and City Council member Willard Cragun, according to the Ogden Standard-Examiner.

Roy is a suburban community about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City.

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The Two-Way
10:27 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Judge Shaves 10 Years From Ex-Enron CEO's Prison Sentence

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling talks to the media after his October 2006 sentencing in Houston.
Johnny Hanson Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 5:28 pm

Disgraced former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling — convicted of conspiracy, fraud and insider trading related to the 2001 collapse of the Houston-based energy company — has gotten a decade subtracted from his 24-year sentence.

Skilling, 59, has been in prison since he was convicted and sentenced in 2006. With the sentence reduction on Friday and time off for good behavior, he could go free in 2017.

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This Is NPR
10:26 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Buika Hearts NPR

Amy Ta NPR

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 5:10 pm

Just over ten years ago, Spanish flamenco singer Concha Buika was performing as an impersonator in Las Vegas and conjuring her idol, Tina Turner. Now, she's composing her own songs, and inspiring other artists in the process.

In an interview with Tell Me More host Michel Martin, Buika shared how her own heritage plays a large role in inspiring her music. "I never knew, you know, where I was from," she says.

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NPR's Backseat Book Club
10:26 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

July Kids' Book Club Pick: 'Glory Be'

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 4:13 pm

In July, NPR's Backseat Book Club is heading to Hanging Moss, Miss., and boy, is it hot. Hanging Moss is the setting for Glory Be, by Augusta Scattergood. The time is 1964, and this coming-of-age story intersects with the country's own coming of age during the civil rights era.

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This Is NPR
10:26 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

NPR's Backseat Book Club Puts Kids' Summer Reading Front And Center

NPR

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 3:43 pm

School may be out, but reading is always in – especially when kids get to read along with NPR's award-winning host and special correspondent, Michele Norris.

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The Summer of '63
10:25 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Shake, Rattle And Rally: Code Songs Spurred Activism In Birmingham

When played on the radio in 1963, songs like Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll" were code to Birmingham youths, telling them to assemble.
Jan Persson Redferns

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 6:11 pm

In 1963, civil rights activists wanted to recruit more of the city's young people to the cause. The way to their hearts was often through DJs and music. These days, Shelley "The Playboy" Stewart is the head of a major marketing firm, but in the 1950s and '60s, he was a popular DJ in Birmingham, Ala.

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From Scratch
10:25 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Square and Twitter

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 1:28 pm

Jack is a serial entrepreneur who has started two companies — Twitter and Square — that, on the surface, seem entirely different. Twitter is a social networking service; Square is a mobile payments company. But Jack believes that their shared purpose is to make each of their related tasks —communicating and transacting — easier. Twitter gets messages from point A to point B just as Square gets money from point A to point B.

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