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Friday, June 28, 2013

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  • Retired Marine General Target Of Leak Investigation
    The former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a target of an investigation into the leak of classified information. Justice Department officials tell NPR that retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright has been told he's being investigated as part of a probe into the disclosure of a U.S. role in a covert cyber attack against an Iranian nuclear facility. That information was disclosed in a New York Times article in 2012.
  • Week In Politics: Supreme Court Decisions
    Audie Cornish talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss this week's Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and the Voting Rights Act and the future of the Senate immigration bill.
  • At Trial, Witness Says Zimmerman Acted In Self-Defense
    A key witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial took the stand on Friday. Neighbor John Good is the only person to have seen the fight between Zimmerman and 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman shot and killed Martin. Good testified it appeared Martin was on top of Zimmerman, straddling him and that Zimmerman was the person calling for help.
  • Lack Of Video Kills Media Buzz At Whitey Bulger Trial
    It's emotional, high-stakes and dramatic. But the trial of reputed mobster James Whitey Bulger now ongoing in federal court in Boston, is not being recorded or televised, so the drama is harder to come by for anyone not inside the courtroom.
  • Police Take Different Approaches To 'The Tyranny Of 911'
    Most people know to phone 911 in an emergency, but police departments are often overwhelmed by the sheer volume of calls. Some cities use 311 lines to help divert non-emergency requests, while Miami dispatches a group of unarmed public servants to tackle many non-urgent situations.
  • City Life Snapshot: Pullman Rail Car
    In this City Life Snapshot from Chicago, we board a Pullman Rail Car that regularly makes the trip to New Orleans and back. Head Steward Rick Hansen gives us a tour.
  • Brazil Tramples Poor Citizens In Its Rush To Glory
    Brazil wanted this to be their moment in the sun — hosting the World Cup and the Olympics was meant to show the country at its best. Instead, the spotlight is being shone on glaring inequality and a culture that invests in glossy stadiums while displacing its poor.
  • Bullock And McCarthy, Packing 'Heat' (And Laughs) In Boston
    Director Paul Feig and writer Katie Dippold have found a perfect pair of leads for their cop comedy. Critic Bob Mondello says Oscar winner Sandra Bullock and Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy turn out to have enviable comic chemistry.
  • Mandela Remains Hospitalized As Obama Lands In South Africa
    President Obama arrived in South Africa on Friday.
  • Mandela's Graceful Departure A Hallmark Of His Presidency
    Robert Siegel talks with John Matisonn, who was NPR's southern Africa correspondent from 1986 to 1991, about Nelson Mandela's unusually generous departure from power. He served one term, then retired — bucking a trend common among many well-known African leaders.

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