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12:04 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

'So Much In This World We Can Learn': PBS Remixes Mr. Rogers Again

Hulton Archive Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 8:53 am

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Monkey See
12:02 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Entirely Real Photos: Please Don't Cry On The One Direction Wax Figures

Madame Tussauds in London takes delivery of a bulk order of tissues after One Direction fans began to break down.
Ben A. Pruchnie Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 7:50 am

Hmm, tell me if this sounds like a publicity stunt to you.

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A Blog Supreme
12:02 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Ben Tucker: Remembering A Bassist And Citywide Icon

Ben Tucker.
Savannah College of Art and Design Courtesy of Savannah Music Festival

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 7:01 am

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Book Reviews
12:01 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

'Cinnamon And Gunpowder': Haute Cuisine On The High Seas

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 6:01 am

Food porn and rip-roaring pirate adventure are two great tastes that taste great together in Eli Brown's rollicking Cinnamon and Gunpowder. Owen Wedgwood is the brilliant but rather prissy chef to shipping magnate Lord Ramsey — until privateer captain "Mad Hannah" Mabbot shoots Ramsey at point-blank range and takes Wedgwood prisoner, charging him to earn his keep by preparing her one magnificent dinner a week, using only the ingredients he can find on her ship, the Flying Rose.

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Asia
12:01 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

What Does China's Leader Want From The U.S.?

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 11:10 am

After years of distrust, China's government says it wants a new type of great power relationship with the United States. Chinese President Xi Jinping will begin trying to lay the groundwork Friday at a summit with President Obama in California, but just what kind of relationship does Xi want?

"He wants to challenge the Cold War mentality, which believes that the existing power and also the emerging power cannot have a relationship other than conflictual," says Cheng Li, a specialist in Chinese politics at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank.

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The Two-Way
12:00 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

NSA Collecting Verizon Phone Records Of American Customers

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 6:43 am

The National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of Verizon customers in the U.S., NPR has confirmed.

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The Two-Way
12:00 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Vilsack: Farmers Must Respond To Rising Temperatures

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 2:56 am

The political debate over the causes of climate change will go on. And on.

But as far as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is concerned, farmers, foresters and ranchers need to respond right now to the impact of climate change on their businesses.

"This problem is not going to go away on its own," Vilsack said Wednesday during a speech at the National Press Club. "You're going to see crops produced in one area no longer able to be produced, unless we mitigate and adapt now."

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The Two-Way
12:00 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

84-Year-Old Woman Claims Powerball Jackpot

Powerball winner Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, leaves the lottery office escorted by her son Scott (right) after claiming a single lump-sum payment of just over $370 million before taxes on Wednesday in Tallahassee, Fla. Officials say she is the largest sole lottery winner in U.S. history.
Steve Cannon AP

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 7:04 pm

The question of who won the record $590 million Powerball jackpot was answered Thursday when an 84-year-old woman came forward to collect the money.

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The Two-Way
11:59 am
Fri June 7, 2013

London Islamic Center Fire Is Under Close Police Scrutiny

Fire officers walk past the fire-damaged Al-Rahma Islamic Centre in Muswell Hill in London Wednesday. Counter-terrorism officers have been called in amid suspicions that it was a racially motivated attack.
Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 6:42 pm

Two weeks after the brutal murder of a British soldier that brought a rise in hate crimes against Muslims in the U.K., a fire devastated an Islamic community center in London Wednesday. Scotland Yard says the cause of the blaze is being treated as suspicious.

"Graffiti was found amid the charred ruins, including an abbreviation for a far right anti-Muslim fringe group," NPR's Philip Reeves reports for our Newscast unit. "Detectives are trying to figure out when it was written."

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This Is NPR
11:59 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke Heart NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 5:09 pm

Before Midnight is the third movie about Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), and takes place 23 years after the first one (Before Sunrise) and 15 years after the second (Before Sunset). All three films were written and directed by Richard Linklater. For Before Midnight and Before Sunset, Delpy and Hawke joined Linklater as co-writers. All three came in to NPR West to talk with Fresh Air Host Terry Gross about the popular trilogy.

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