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Music Interviews
8:52 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Charlie Haden's Lessons On Music And Life

Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 10:47 am

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Sports
8:52 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Germany And Argentina To Finish Up World Cup

Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 10:47 am

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You're listening to NPR News. This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm a Arun Rath.

(SOUNDBITE OF MIKE PESCA THEME SONG)

RATH: That triumphant fight song means it's time to talk sports with slate.com's Mike Pesca, host of the podcast, The Gist. Hi Mike. Good to talk to you.

MIKE PESCA: Triumphant, yes.

(LAUGHTER)

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World
8:52 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Jihadi Videos Push Islamic Music's Austere Boundaries

Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 12:15 pm

Islamist militants have stepped up their game when it comes to the music and visuals in their videos. NPR's Arun Rath talks to scholar Peter Neumann about today's tech-savvy jihadists.

Sports
8:52 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Soccer Biter Will Return From His Ban To Play For A New Club

Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 10:47 am

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Middle East
8:52 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Palestinians Seek Shelter At Supply-Strapped U.N. Schools

Palestinian families travel to a United Nations school to seek shelter after evacuating their homes near the Israel-Gaza border Sunday. Israel has been warning residents to leave.
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Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 1:14 pm

Residents in Northern Gaza have been fleeing their homes in anticipation of a new Israeli assault, as the exchange of Hamas rockets and Israeli airstrikes enters its sixth day. A brief ground action conducted by Israel Sunday morning came as Israel warns that a larger campaign may be coming.

But United Nations schools in Gaza, which expect to shelter tens of thousands of Palestinians, say they're short on resources to help provide for the evacuees.

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World
9:46 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Quebec Town Honors Train Derailment Victims, One Year Later

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 11:50 am

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Games & Humor
7:10 am
Sun July 6, 2014

If You Cut In The Middle, Go To The End Of The Line

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Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 11:50 am

On-air challenge: Two clues will be given for two five-letter answers. Move the middle letter of the first answer to the end of the word to get the second answer. Example: A weapon that's thrown; a tire in the trunk. Answer: spear/spare

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Animals
6:55 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Study Shows Penguins Endangered By Waning Antarctic Ice

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 11:50 am

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You're listening to WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. A study published in the journal "Nature Climate Change" says, the population of Emperor penguins in Antarctica is in danger. Hal Caswell is a scientist emeritus at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He co-authored the report. And he joins us from Amsterdam. Welcome.

HAL CASWELL: Thank you.

WERTHEIMER: You've been studying the Emperor penguin population in Antarctica. What's happening to them?

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Around the Nation
6:55 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Keeping Time By Rubidium At The Naval Observatory

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 11:50 am

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We're spending part of our summer stargazing. And this week, as part of our series looking at the heavens, we went to the U.S. Naval Observatory, which sits on high ground, overlooking most of Washington. You're probably already familiar with what it does.

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FRED COVINGTON: U.S. Naval Observatory Master Clock. At the tone, the Eastern daylight time - 14 hours, 20 minutes exactly. Universal time...

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Author Interviews
6:55 am
Sun July 6, 2014

'Coffee For Roses' And Other Garden Myths Debunked

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 11:50 am

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It's summer time, when all that hard work putting in the garden really pays off. But some of the hard work might've been for nothing. The garden is a place filled with old wives tales and unscientific advice. For instance, have you ever been told that rusty nails planted with hydrangeas will turn the flowers blue? That myth is busted in a new book by horticulturalist C. L. Fornari. It's called "Coffee For Roses And 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening." C. L. Fornari, welcome to our program.

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