Politics
9:35 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Congress Divided On NSA Role

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Arts & Life
9:35 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Sundance Festival Celebrates 30 Years Of Independence

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Lynn Neary. Way back in 1985 when I was hosting WEEKEND ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, I found myself interviewing Robert Redford about a new film festival sponsored by the Sundance Institute. Redford was enthusiastic about his film festival, showcasing independent film. He described it as far from Hollywood.

ROBERT REDFORD: It's free from the meter ticking of money and people in suits walking around looking at watches.

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9:33 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat January 18, 2014 10:02 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Melting tennis players; beard benefits; what your cat thinks of you.

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9:33 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat January 18, 2014 10:02 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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9:33 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat January 18, 2014 10:02 am

Our panelists predict, what will A-Rod do now he's not playing baseball?

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9:33 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Not My Job: Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Gets Quizzed On The Future

Eric Levin Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Originally published on Sat January 18, 2014 10:02 am

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has written a series of presidential histories — covering Lyndon Johnson, Franklin Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. Her book about Abraham Lincoln, Team of Rivals, helped inspire the movie Lincoln, and her latest book, The Bully Pulpit, is about Teddy Roosevelt.

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The Two-Way
9:09 am
Sat January 18, 2014

India Reels Over Sudden Death Of Official's Wife

Shashi Tharoor listens to his wife Sunanda Pushkar at their wedding reception in New Delhi, India in 2010.
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Originally published on Sat January 18, 2014 2:21 pm

India is reeling after the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of government minister Shashi Tharoor. As NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from New Delhi, Tharoor, who was a United Nations official for years, and his wife had been at the center of a social media scandal that grabbed national headlines.

Julie filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"Tharoor, the flamboyant diplomat turned politician, found his wife Pushkar dead in a room at a luxury hotel in Delhi.

"The cause of death is under investigation.

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Reporter's Notebook
8:38 am
Sat January 18, 2014

In Appalachia, Poverty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Originally published on Sat January 18, 2014 9:35 am

President Lyndon B. Johnson went to eastern Kentucky in 1964 to promote his War on Poverty. But when he did, he opened a wound that remains raw today. People in the region say they're tired of always being depicted as poor, so when NPR's Pam Fessler went to Appalachia to report on how the War on Poverty is going, she was warned that people would be reluctant to talk. Instead, she got an earful.

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The Two-Way
7:36 am
Sat January 18, 2014

UPDATED: Student In Philadelphia School Shooting Surrenders

Originally published on Sat January 18, 2014 2:12 pm

Update at 4:10 p.m. ET. Student Surrenders:

A 17-year-old suspected in a shooting that injured two students at a Philadelphia school has turned himself over to police.

Philly.com reports:

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Around the Nation
7:31 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Donors Pitch In To Protect Detroit's Art And Pensions

Originally published on Sat January 18, 2014 9:35 am

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