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4:03 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Thinner Arctic Ice Sparks Massive Algae Bloom

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 7:02 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Scientists on an expedition off the coast of Alaska found something they had long thought was impossible. Beneath two, three, even four feet of ice in the frozen Chukchi Sea, they found algae. Not just a little but a bloom that ran at least 60 miles wide. The team just published its findings in the journal Science.

Here to tell us why it's a big deal is the man who led the expedition, Kevin Arrigo, professor of environmental earth systems science at Stanford University. Professor Arrigo, thanks for talking with us.

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Sports
4:03 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Maypoles, Mosh Pits In Olympics Opening Ceremony

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 7:02 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

More details have emerged about the opening ceremony of the London Summer Olympics, including a lovely model of the Olympic stadium that looks like a really big bowl of grass.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Or a meadow in the middle of a roundabout. There will be cows.

BLOCK: There will be sheep.

CORNISH: There will be sheepdogs to herd the sheep.

BLOCK: There will be hedges and maypoles.

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Sports
4:03 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

L.A. Kings' First Stanley Cup Win 'Unbelievable'

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 7:02 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

The screams have died down and the playoff beards are coming off, but hockey fans in Southern California are still celebrating. The L.A. Kings won the Stanley Cup last night, the first championship in the team's 45-year history.

As NPR's Carrie Kahn reports, many fans say the long wait just makes the victory sweeter.

(APPLAUSE)

CARRIE KAHN, BYLINE: The screaming and cheering was part relief, part joy for fans last night spilling out of the North End Bar and Grill in Hermosa Beach, southwest of downtown L.A.

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The Record
4:03 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Diplo: Building A Bridge From The Underground To The Mainstream

The DJ and producer Diplo, who also records as Major Lazer, has produced songs for M.I.A., Beyonce and Usher.
Jordan Strauss Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 6:41 pm

The music made by Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known by his stage name, Diplo, is one part club-music mashup and one part pop music forecast. In 2009, he took bubblin' — a syncopated house style born in the clubs of Holland — as inspiration and collaborated with fellow DJ Switch, his partner in the group Major Lazer, to make the dance-floor hit "Pon de Floor." But he wasn't done with the bubblin' sound yet. In 2011, he used that song as basis for "Run the World (Girls)," a single by the pop star Beyonce.

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The Two-Way
3:43 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

George Zimmerman's Wife Charged With Perjury

In this handout from the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting Trayvon Martin, is seen in a police mug shot on Tuesday in Sanford, Florida.
Handout Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 8:07 am

Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, has been charged with one count of perjury.

According to court documents, Shellie was charged for knowingly making a false statement during the bond hearing of George Zimmerman.

George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, has claimed he acted in self defense.

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This Is NPR
3:23 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

A Tryst to Remember: Susan Stamberg on "A Rage to Live" and "Forever Amber"

Antony Nagelmann NPR

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 12:41 pm

For our continuing riff on NPR Books' PG-13 series, in which NPR staffers recall the Young Adult novels inspired their own coming-of-age moments, we spoke to special correspondent Susan Stamberg.

Since Susan couldn't settle on just one novel, her recollection focuses on her quiet transition from the children's section to the "grown up stuff" at the New York Free Circulating Library:

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The Two-Way
3:14 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Vatican Says American Sisters Are Under 'Supreme Direction' Of Holy See

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 3:15 pm

Leaders of a group that represents most Catholic sisters in the United States meet with Vatican officials in Rome today. As we've reported, the sisters went to Rome to talk to the head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith about a report that found the group was running afoul of church doctrine.

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The Impact of War
3:13 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

To Rehabilitate Young Vets, Go Hunting

Jake Dobberke, 26, a Marine who lost his legs in Afghanistan, watches for turkeys in Potter County, Pa. The LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve helps healing young vets explore the wilderness in adaptive hunting gear.
Jenelle Pifer WESA

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 7:02 pm

Recreational rehabilitation programs have long been a favorite for helping disabled veterans acclimate after war, and the number of young and disabled vets returning who need those services is on the rise.

Two brothers — with nearly 60 years of military service between them — are trying to help with a unique retreat that's free for young vets. The program gets them out of their hospital beds for a few days to hunt in rural Pennsylvania.

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Asia
2:54 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

A Nobel Acceptance Speech — Two Decades Overdue

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is heading to Europe for the first time in more than two decades and will be giving a series of high-profile speeches She's shown here on June 2 meeting with Myanmarese refugees who are living in camps in Thailand.
Pornchai Kittiwongsakul AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 9:49 pm

Aung San Suu Kyi heads to Europe Wednesday, where she'll deliver a speech she was invited to give more than two decades ago: the one for her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, which she was unable to collect while under house arrest.

In Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, at the headquarters of Suu Kyi's party, spokesman U Nyan Win says she is busy writing speeches for her extended trip to Europe, including the visit to Oslo for the belated Nobel address this weekend.

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The Salt
2:52 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Will Beer And Brats Break Through Wisconsin's Partisan Divide?

Democrats may not bite at the brats and beer Gov. Walker is offering.
SaucyGlo Flickr.com

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back Democrats' efforts to kick him out of office last week in an election widely seen as a national referendum on labor policies.

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