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10:37 am
Sun May 19, 2013

The Canadian Astronaut's Accompanist

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. The video of Commander Hadfield's performance of David Bowie's song "Space Oddity" has been viewed more than 11 million times since it was posted to YouTube.
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Originally published on Sun May 19, 2013 8:26 am

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The Two-Way
10:37 am
Sun May 19, 2013

On Sunday News Shows, Obama Official Plays Defense

President Obama walks across the tarmac to greet well-wishers on Sunday upon his arrival in Atlanta, Ga., where he will attend the commencement at Morehouse College.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun May 19, 2013 1:24 pm

Talk during the Sunday news shows today focused expectedly on the trifecta of scandals — IRS targeting of conservative groups, the seizure of AP phone records and the attack of the Benghazi consulate — rocking the Obam

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All Songs Considered
10:36 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Do You Have A Favorite Record Label?

Marie McGrory NPR

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 9:13 pm

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The Two-Way
10:36 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Nigeria Declares State Of Emergency In 3 States

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares a state of emergency during a live broadcast on state television on Tuesday.
Utomi Ekpei AFP/Getty

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:35 pm

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan imposed states of emergency in three states Wednesday, promising to send more soldiers to the northeast to put down a growing threat from militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram group and an offshoot, Ansaru.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
10:35 am
Sun May 19, 2013

For The Love Of Science: A Call To Action

Mountains in the area where Marcelo first explored the wonders of the natural world.
Leonardo Pallotta Flickr

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:06 pm

People often ask me how I got interested in science. I wish I could answer that I had a mentor when I was a child, that a biologist or a physicist visited my school when I was in third grade and transformed my life. But that's not what happened to me and, sadly, not what happens to the vast majority of children.

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Political Junkie
10:35 am
Sun May 19, 2013

It's ScuttleButton Time!

Ken Rudin collection

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 11:34 am

We know how the president feels about it. "We don't have time to be playing these kinds of political games in Washington," Barack Obama said on Monday, in what many took to be a full attack on ScuttleButton, America's favorite political game.

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Monkey See
10:35 am
Sun May 19, 2013

What's On TV This Fall? The Networks Roll Out Their New Shows

Betsy Brandt and Michael J. Fox star in NBC's The Michael J. Fox Show, coming this fall.
Eric Liebowitz NBC

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 11:26 am

This was the week of the broadcast network "upfront" presentations, which are the splashy ads for new programming that networks show to advertisers to entice them into ignoring their fears that everybody is fast-forwarding through all the commercials anyway.

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Kitchen Window
10:35 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Bringing Back Butterscotch

Rina Rapuano for NPR

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 6:22 am

Butterscotch is going through something of a revival. So much so, that two Kitchen Window regular contributors wanted to write about it. Therefore, welcome to the more-than-you-ever-thought-you-needed-to-know-about-butterscotch special coverage. Today is the first in our two-part butterscotch series. Check in next week (May 22) for more recipes featuring this resurgent flavor.

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Book Reviews
10:34 am
Sun May 19, 2013

West Meets Midwest In Tom Drury's Quirky 'Pacific'

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 8:44 am

There are novels you read to find out what happens next, and novels you read to linger in the moment. Tom Drury's new book, Pacific, falls squarely in the second category. Drury started writing about the inhabitants of fictional Grouse County in 1994, in The End of Vandalism, and continued with 2000's Hunts in Dreams. But to call Pacific a sequel implies that you need to read the first two installments to fully invest in this slight, beguiling third. You don't.

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Business
10:34 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Is A Smaller Budget Deficit A Lasting Trend?

Copies of President Obama's budget plan for fiscal 2014 are prepared for delivery at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington in April. The Congressional Budget Office has sharply cut the outlook for the federal deficit.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 10:22 am

As the economy improves, the federal budget deficit is growing dramatically smaller. The Congressional Budget Office has sharply revised its estimates from just a few months ago, knocking off $200 billion in red ink for the current fiscal year. Some temporary factors are being cited for the projected improvement.

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