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7:13 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Nigella Lawson's Husband Cautioned By Police For Assault

Nigella Lawson's husband has been cautioned by police after photos emerged of him with his hands around her neck. Lawson, a cookbook author and TV food personality, has not commented publicly.
Valery Hache AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 7:24 am

One day after pictures emerged of TV personality Nigella Lawson seemingly being choked by her husband, British police have cautioned former advertising executive Charles Saatchi over the incident. Police reportedly questioned Saatchi for five hours Monday. Lawson is a cookbook author who has also been a frequent guest on NPR's Morning Edition.

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The Two-Way
7:11 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Navy Football Players To Be Charged In Sex Assault Case

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 7:29 pm

Three U.S. Naval Academy football players will face charges in the alleged rape of a female midshipman in 2012, according to reports. Officials at the school, which is governed by military law, say they will send the case to Article 32 proceedings, which could then lead to a court-martial. A date has not been set for the hearings.

The case dates from April of 2012, when the female midshipman reported that she had been sexually assaulted by three men after she went to a party in Annapolis.

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This Is NPR
7:10 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Matthew Morrison Hearts NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 4:42 pm

You may know Matthew Morrison as the teacher and choir director Will Schuester, aka. "Mr. Schue," from the Fox television show Glee. Given his singing and dancing on the program, however, it's probably no surprise that his heart lies with Broadway. Morrison has a new album out called Where It All Began, his second of classic Broadway standards. He stopped by NPR West to talk with All Things Considered weekend Host Jacki Lyden about singing experiences over the years.

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All Songs Considered
7:08 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Guest DJ: Daft Punk On The Music That Inspired 'Random Access Memories'

Daft Punk's latest album is Random Access Memories, the duo's first record since 2005
David Black Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 1:29 pm

  • Listen To Daft Punk Speak About Their Favorite Songs

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Planet Money
7:08 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

This One Page Could End The Copyright War Over 'Happy Birthday'

The Elementary Worker And His Work

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 7:36 pm

The birthday song — Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, etc. — is still under copyright protection. If you want to sing the song on TV, or in a restaurant, or whatever, you have to pay a licensing fee to Warner/Chappell, the music company that owns the rights. The company makes about $2 million a year off the song, according to one estimate.

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Law
7:07 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voting Law

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 7:27 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a state-mandated requirement that prospective voters in Arizona provide proof of citizenship to be able to register to vote in national elections. But some experts are concerned that the court may have inserted a few "poison pills" in its opinion that would damage voting-rights protections someday down the road.

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All Tech Considered
7:07 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Digital Scrapbook Collects Rock-Star Authors' Memories

Mitch Albom is famous for writing heartwarming best-sellers like Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. As a member of The Rock Bottom Remainders, he plays keyboard and shows off his Elvis impression.
Mike Medeiros Courtesy of Coliloquy

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 1:41 pm

Part of an occasional series of e-book reviews, co-produced by NPR Books and All Tech Considered, focusing on creative combinations of technology and literature.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
7:07 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Billy Bragg: Tiny Desk Concert

Marie McGrory NPR

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 5:26 pm

OK Go helped us move the Tiny Desk from our old building to NPR's new headquarters, and The National performed the first full new-building Tiny Desk Concert we posted to the site, but Billy Bragg gave us the first full Tiny Desk Concert

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Health
5:53 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Ohio Family-Planning Services At Mercy Of Budget Bill

Family-planning clinics would be pushed down the list of health services receiving funding from the state if a budget bill moving through the Ohio Legislature is signed into law.
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Working its way through the Ohio Legislature is a state budget bill that has major implications for the way family-planning services are provided. The Ohio budget contains language that puts family-planning clinics at the bottom of the list to receive funding.

Family Planning Association of Northeast Ohio operates several independent family-planning clinics. They do not provide abortions and have no affiliation with Planned Parenthood, but the clinics are still at the end of the line under a new tiered system because they give referrals.

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Asia
4:56 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Philippines Pulverizes Ivory To Discourage Traffickers

A steamroller tries to flatten tusks, without much luck.
Simone Orendain

Originally published on Sat June 22, 2013 5:18 pm

Poached ivory is destroying wild populations of elephants and rhinos across Africa and Asia. The strong demand for ivory takes an estimated 25,000 elephant lives each year.

Now, the government of the Philippines is sending a message to poachers and smugglers, by destroying five tons of ivory confiscated in the country. On Friday, environmentalists, government officials, and the public gathered in Quezon City to witness the pulverization.

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