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Sports
5:28 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

As The NBA's Free Agency Period Begins, LeBron James Has All The Power

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:22 pm

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Movie Reviews
5:28 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

'Magic Mike XXL' And 'Terminator Genisys' Bring The Testosterone

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:22 pm

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Dinosaurs have been rampaging through movie theaters for weeks. And now, just in time for Independence Day, they are joined by robots and male strippers. Critic Bob Mondello says let the block busting go on.

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Monkey See
5:12 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

It's Like It Never Happened: A 'Terminator' Dossier

Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator.
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In 1984, a $6.4 million sci-fi chase flick by a skinny 29-year-old whose prior feature directing credit was a T&A horror flick called Piranha II: The Spawning became a surprise hit, launching the career of future King of the World and depths-plumbing oceanographer James Cameron. He'd sold his screenplay and his rights to The Terminator to his future ex-wife, producer Gale Anne Hurd, for $1 and the promise that he would direct the movie.

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Ask Me Another
4:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

I Want My Puzzle Back

Even if you've never set foot in a Chili's, you know their classic jingle. In this game, contestants are given clues to three-syllable things that rhyme with "back." Could you go for some Kraft microwavable elbow-shaped noodles in cheese sauce? "I want my Easy Mac, Easy Mac, Easy Mac."

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Ask Me Another
4:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Celebrity Foods

In this punny round, contestants are described famous people who have food as part or all of their last names. For example: "Wesley Crusher had to leave when the Enterprise went gluten-free and no one would stand by this actor." Answer: Wil Wheaton.

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Ask Me Another
4:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Don't Be So Literal

We describe film titles literally, like the 1999 film Richard III, Louis XIV and Tutankhamen, aka Three Kings.

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4:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Your Answer Is Some Kind Of Land

Jonathan Coulton revisits the John Mayer song "Your Body is a Wonderland" to be about other things that end in "-land."

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4:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Drive My Car

"For sale: classic Delorean with pre-installed Flux Capacitor. Can go from 0 to 88 mph in a flash. Runs on garbage. Perfect for time travel." See if you can identify the fictional rides for sale in this game.

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Ask Me Another
4:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Results May Vary

Actor Kevin Corrigan
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Ask Me Another
4:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Water World

In this final round, questions are about words or phrases that include the word "water." You might talk about the answers while standing around the device for dispensing refrigerated liquid, usually in an office.

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Latin America
4:39 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Salvadorean Children Hope To Reunite With Parents Under U.S. Program

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:23 pm

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Health
4:39 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Health Officials Announce Return Of Ebola In Liberia

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:41 pm

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Politics
4:39 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

U.S., Cuba To Reopen Embassies In Step Toward Normal Relations

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:22 pm

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Middle East
4:39 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Islamic State Affiliate Claims Responsibility For Attack On Egyptian Soldiers

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 5:51 am

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Parallels
4:39 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Who's Behind A String Of Bombings In Ukraine's Black Sea 'Pearl'?

Police search the area near a destroyed billboard reading "Crimea is Ukraine!" following an explosion in Odessa on June 12.
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Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:42 pm

Oleg Konstantinov, the editor of a news website called Dumskaya in Ukraine's port city of Odessa, pulls up a map on a computer screen in his small, crowded newsroom. It's dotted with red, yellow, orange and green fire-burst icons, indicating where 34 bombings have taken place in the city over the past year or so.

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The Two-Way
4:28 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Militants Stage Series Of Deadly Attacks In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Militants launched a number of deadly attacks on checkpoints in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula early Wednesday. A group linked to the so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility.

Merrit Kennedy filed this report from Cairo for Newscast:

"In Egypt, militants launched a coordinated series of assaults in the restive north Sinai peninsula. The military says 17 soldiers were killed, though local security officials earlier in the day said more than 50 soldiers were killed.

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World Cafe
3:19 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

On World Cafe, A Look At The Grateful Dead's Legacy

David Browne's new book.
Courtesy of the author.

The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well Tour concerts in California have wrapped up, and this weekend, the band moves on to Chicago for its final three shows. From its beginnings in San Francisco, and certainly since the 1970s, the Dead has inspired fans to join it — following the group became a lifestyle.

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NPR Story
3:06 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter Among Social Media Sites Moving Into News

Facebook is millennials’ No. 1 source for political news, according to a recent study by Pew Research Center. Now, other social media outlets are trying to get on board.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with media analyst John Carroll about social networks’ stampede to become news outlets and get journalists on staff.

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NPR Ombudsman
3:05 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

On 'Fast-Track' Reporting And Voices From Just The Victors

President Obama signs the Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act, which includes fast track trade promotion authority that allows Obama to negotiate trade treaties, including the Trans Pacific Partnership.
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Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 5:08 pm

Over the weekend, the left-of-center "media watch group" known as FAIR, for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, sent out an "Action Alert" with the headline "NPR Celebrates Fast-Track Victory With an All-Corporate Lobbyist Segment." The alert generated a number of emails to my office (many from people who clearly had not listened to or read the report in question.)

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World Cafe
2:49 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

DMA's On World Cafe

DMA's.
Courtesy of the artist.

The Australian trio DMA's experienced radio success with the first three singles its members released. On the heels of sold-out tours in Australia and a journey across the U.S., DMA's just released a self-titled EP, with a full-length debut due out next year. The band performs some of its new songs in this World Cafe session, including the hit "Delete."

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