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7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

A Study Of Gods And Human Nature In 'Tiberius'

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

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Politics
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

SuperPac Filings, Candidates' Forums: The Week In Politics

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

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Middle East
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Kerry Aims To Repair Relations With Egypt

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

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Energy
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Winds Of Change? Rhode Island Hopes For First Offshore Wind Farm

The first foundation jacket installed by Deepwater Wind in the nation's first offshore wind farm construction project is seen next to a construction crane on Monday, on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Block Island, R.I.
Stephan Savoia AP

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

Aboard a ferry off the coast of Rhode Island, state and federal officials take a close look at a steel structure poking out of the ocean. It's the first foundation affixed to the seafloor for a five-turbine wind farm off the state's coast.

It's a contrast to what's happening off the coast of Massachusetts. Developer Cape Wind has spent more than 10 years and millions of dollars there on a massive wind farm that it may never build.

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History
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Edison's 'Little Monsters' Restored To Their Original Freakishness

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

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Food
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D.
Trevor Yehle

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

NPR is snacking its way around the country this summer, sampling a few delicacies that locals swear by and visitors want to find.

Today, pie is on the menu.

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb jalepeno, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking pies since 2009.

Customers hear that bumbleberry pie is the best on the menu — not from a bumbleberry bush but mixture of all the berries they use.

Yehlie's stepmother and a few helpers make 60-120 pies a day, he says.

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Around the Nation
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Police-Community Collaboration Has Helped Kept Peace In Cincinnati

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

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Middle East
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Kurdish Militias Appear To Be Sidelined By U.S.-Turkey Military Deal

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

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Asia
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Some Kazakhs Celebrate The Loss Of The 2022 Winter Olympics

Boosters of Kazakhstan's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics rally in Almaty as they wait for word of whether their city won. It didn't, forcing Kazakhstan back to the drawing board for ways to achieve international recognition.
Corey Flintoff NPR

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 2:07 pm

There was a moment of drama in global sports on Friday, when the International Olympic Committee chose Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Games.

The loser was Almaty, Kazakhstan, a major city in an oil-rich central Asian nation that's trying to raise its profile on the international scene.

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Africa
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Zimbabwe May Give Land Back To Some White Farmers

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

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Europe
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

France Refuses To Sell Two Warships To Russia

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

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Simon Says
7:20 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Boston's Ride, Or Thanks But No Thanks, Olympic Committee

The Olympic flag flutters near the Cauldron at the Olympic Park during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Adrian Dennis AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

What do you give a city that has everything? Maybe not the Olympic Games.

This week the city of Boston declined to sign what's called a host city contract that would make it liable to pay for any losses incurred by the Olympics, which effectively ended its bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Shots - Health News
7:03 am
Sat August 1, 2015

No Shame, No Euphemism: Suicide Isn't A Natural Cause Of Death

Keith Negley for NPR

Beware the mention of natural causes, as in my mother's obituary:

"Norita Wyse Berman, a writer, stockbroker and artist ... died at home Friday of natural causes. She was 60."

Sixty-year-olds don't die of natural causes anymore. The truth was too hard to admit.

Fifteen years on, I'm ashamed of my family's shame. Those attending her funeral and paying shiva calls knew the truth anyway. People talk.

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Book Reviews
7:03 am
Sat August 1, 2015

'Three Moments' Is A Symphony Of Short Story Strangeness

"A dense forest of might'ves." That's how the Willesden Kid, the main character in China Miéville's short story "The Dowager of Bees," describes the weird world he's found himself in: A world much like ours, only ominously askew. The Willesden Kid is a newcomer to an underground circuit of gambling. His sense of reality is already a little off the grid.

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Goats and Soda
7:03 am
Sat August 1, 2015

How Sierra Leone's Most Famous Journalist Helped NPR Get The Ebola Story

Umaru Fofana
Ben de la Cruz NPR

It's an open secret among journalists: When reporting a major news story in an unfamiliar country, it's great to have a "fixer."

That's the catch-all term we use for our local guides to language and logistics — the people who can translate documents, interpret during interviews and generally help you figure out the most efficient and the safest way to get from one location to the next.

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NPR Ed
5:35 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Coding Camp to Baltimore Schools: Bring Us Your Bored!

Middle-school boys participate in the Minority Male Makers summer program at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
Elissa Nadworny NPR

On the second floor of Morgan State University's engineering building, Jacob Walker, 12, is putting the finishing touches on a ruler he's just created.

Not yet an actual ruler. One he's designing on the computer. He just needs to add his initials — then it's time to produce it on a 3-D printer.

Jacob starts seventh grade in the fall and has big dreams. Building this ruler is all part of the plan.

"When I was a child," he says, "I loved to play with Legos, and it inspired me to be an engineer when I get older."

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Music Interviews
5:30 am
Sat August 1, 2015

With 'Faded Gloryville,' Lindi Ortega Explores The Rougher Edges Of Fame

Country artist Lindi Ortega's new album, Faded Gloryville, takes inspiration from artists who may be past their peak.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 10:16 am

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Architecture
5:27 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Blueprints Before High Tide: An Architect Explains The Perfect Sandcastle

This gargantuan beauty was built during the 1999 Delaware State News Sandcastle Contest. The castle was lost all too soon in a tragic high-tide accident.
Grant L. Gursky Associated Press

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

Architect Renzo Piano has designed the 87-floor Shard skyscraper in London, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the new home for the Whitney Museum in New York.

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The Two-Way
4:03 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Israeli Officials Promise To Find Arsonists Who Killed Palestinian Child

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah inspects a home that was badly damaged from a suspected attack by Jewish extremists in the West Bank village of Douma. An 18-month-old child was killed and other family members seriously injured.
Prime Minister's Office APA/Landov

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 1:38 pm

Israeli leaders vowed to find the suspected Israeli extremists behind an arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler early Friday.

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The Two-Way
9:58 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, clad in his trademark kilt, speaks in 2009 at the WrestleMania 25th anniversary press conference at Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. Piper fought in the main bout at the first WrestleMania in 1985, losing a tag-team match to Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.
Andrew H. Walker Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 11:51 pm

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, a premier wrestler in the now-WWE during the 1980s and 1990s who fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the main event at the first WrestleMania in 1985, has died, the company reports. He was 61.

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