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5:12 pm
Sat June 27, 2015

For Gay Couples In Louisiana And Mississippi, Marriage Remains On Hold

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 6:36 pm

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5:12 pm
Sat June 27, 2015

For Same-Sex Marriage Opponents, The Fight Is Far From Over

People gathered near the White House on Friday evening to see it lit in rainbow colors as a commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 9:56 pm

The Supreme Court decision Friday that upheld the right of same-sex couples to marry was one for the history books. Obergefell v. Hodges was exalted by gay rights groups and their supporters, and condemned by those who believe that marriage should be reserved for one man and one woman.

Opponents of same-sex marriage say that the fight is far from over.

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Shots - Health News
5:12 pm
Sat June 27, 2015

In Bid For Stricter Vaccine Rules, Officials Grapple With Decades-Old Distrust

Parents rally against SB 277, a California measure requiring schoolchildren to get vaccinated, outside the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 9:47 am

California is on the brink of passing a law that would require nearly all children to be vaccinated in order to attend school. The bill has cleared most major hurdles, but public health officials have grappled with a strong, vocal opposition along the way.

There's actually a long history to the anti-vaccination movement.

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Music Interviews
5:12 pm
Sat June 27, 2015

'I Just Love Dirt': Bilal Gets Grungy In The Studio

Bilal's latest album is In Another Life.
Kawai Matthews Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 6:36 pm

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Author Interviews
5:12 pm
Sat June 27, 2015

How To Win The Money Game: A Former NBA Star Shares Financial Advice

Adonal Foyle (center) plays for the Orlando Magic against the Milwaukee Bucks in 2007.
Doug Benc Getty Images

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 7:38 pm

According to Sports Illustrated, more than half of all NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. Most of the players come into professional sports totally unequipped to handle their own windfalls like cars, houses and fancy clothes.

Former NBA star Adonal Foyle is trying to help.

He offers financial advice for current and future professional athletes in his book Winning the Money Game: Lessons Learned from the Financial Fouls of Pro Athletes.

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The Two-Way
4:28 pm
Sat June 27, 2015

Police Question Suspect In Lyon Factory Beheading

The Air Products industrial gas factory in Saint-Quentin Fallavier, France, shown on Saturday, a day after the attack.
Marius Becker DPA/Landov

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 7:50 pm

Police in France are questioning a suspect they believe was responsible for an explosion and the beheading of a man at a factory near Lyon on Friday. Officials reportedly say he took a "selfie" with the slain victim — his boss at the plant — and sent it to an unidentified Canadian mobile phone number.

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The Two-Way
12:46 pm
Sat June 27, 2015

Kurds Reportedly Retake Kobani From ISIS Fighters

Turkish Kurds watch from the Turkish side of the border Friday as smoke rises in Kobani, Syria. Since last year, the town has seen control seesaw between Kurds and Islamic State militants.
AP

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 3:16 pm

Kurdish forces have retaken the key border town of Kobani from militants with the self-declared Islamic State, the second time the Islamist extremists have been ousted from the region this year, according to a British-based monitoring group.

Farther east, ISIS fighters had also attacked the government-held Syrian city of Hasaka.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which keeps close tabs on the situation on the ground, says that ISIS fighters, who are said to have captured the town mere days ago, have been forced to withdraw.

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The Two-Way
11:25 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Greece Slouches Toward Default As Germany Rules Out Further Debt Talks

People stand in a line to use the ATMs of a bank in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki on Saturday after the country's prime minister announced a snap referendum on an international bailout — pushing Athens toward a Tuesday deadline for a plan to prevent default on its IMF debt.
Giannis Papanikos AP

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 3:54 pm

Updated at 3:05 p.m. ET

Across Greece, people lined up outside banks and at ATMs to withdraw euros today after their prime minister called for a surprise referendum on a proposed international bailout for the troubled country — a move that has pushed Athens to the brink of default and an exit from the eurozone.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:31 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 11:45 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will angry Antonin Scalia say next? Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: #whatever.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: In his next angry dissent Justice Antonin Scalia will say oh, no you didn't.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Paula Poundstone.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:31 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 11:45 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:31 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 11:45 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:31 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 11:45 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, Bill pays tribute to his favorite basketball player, Rhymekeen Ramlygawan (ph).

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:31 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 11:45 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you so much.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you, guys. Right now, it's time for the WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME Bluff the Listener game. Called 1-888-WAIT-WAIT to play our game on the air. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:31 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Panel Round One

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 11:45 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Paula, breakfast is about to get a lot more boring. Cereal maker General Mills announced this week they're going to do what?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:31 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Who's Bill This Time

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 11:45 am

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm America's only 10-gallon anchorman, Bill Kurtis.

(APPLAUSE)

KURTIS: And...

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:31 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Not My Job: Astronaut Sunita Williams Gets Quizzed On Storage Space

NASA

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 11:45 am

Astronaut Sunita Williams, known as Sunny around the Johnson Space Center, has spent a total of 322 days in space. She holds the record for total cumulative spacewalk time (50 hours and 40 minutes) conducted by a female astronaut.

So since Williams is such an expert on outer space, we're going to quiz her on storage space. She'll answer three questions about the fascinating world of rental storage units.

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The Two-Way
8:51 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Tunisia IDs Beach Resort Assailant As 23-Year-Old Aviation Student

This image, which is taken from a website associated with the self-declared Islamic State, purports to show Tunisian gunman Seifeddine Rezgui.
AP

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 3:54 pm

Updated at 1:05 p.m. ET

The man who opened fire on tourists at a Tunisian beach resort, killing 39 and wounding 36 others, has been identified by the country's prime minister as a 23-year-old aviation student studying at the nearby University of Kairouan.

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Art & Design
8:11 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Queen Elizabeth, The Art Critic

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 10:30 am

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NPR Story
8:11 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Women's Sports News: World Cup, WNBA, Reigning Triathlete

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 10:30 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

And now it's time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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NPR Story
8:11 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Tunisians In Shock Following Attack That Killed Dozens

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 5:17 pm

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