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Friday, August 23, 2013

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  • Obama Still Wary Of U.S. Military Intervention In Syria
    President Obama continued on his two-day bus tour to talk about high college costs, but saw his remarks to CNN about Syria getting much of the attention.
  • Week In Politics: Syria, FISA Court, Debt Ceiling
    Audie Cornish talks to talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Amy Holmes, anchor of "The Hotlist" on They discuss President Obama's bus tour, the FISA court and the debt ceiling.
  • Haven't I Heard This Song Before?
    A pinch of melody, a dash of groove. Pop music is built on making a song sound just new enough to be intriguing. So what happens when one song sounds a little too familiar?
  • The 'Consensus' View: Kevin Trenberth's Take On Climate Change
    Climate skeptics point to 15 years of no warming trend as a reason to doubt global warming. But Kevin Trenberth at the National Center for Atmospheric Research can explain a good bit of that temperature plateau — and he argues the Earth has continued to warm appreciably, even though our thin blanket of atmosphere hasn't.
  • Chicago School Closures Send Kids Through Dangerous Areas
    Chicago is preparing for the first day of school, which has extra challenges this year. The city closed about 50 schools recently, so some children will have to walk through dangerous neighborhoods to get to class. The city is expanding its "Safe Passage" program, training workers who will be stationed on school routes to protect students.
  • What To Make Of Tiger Woods' Major-less Year
    By the standard of normal golfing mortals, Tiger Woods has had an incredible summer. He's won multiple tournaments and millions of dollars in prize money. What he didn't do was win any of golf's four major championships. And those major wins are his measure of success.
  • Why It's Difficult To Find Full Video Of King's Historic Speech
    Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted, limiting its presence online. One organization, however, has decided to provide ready access to the video.
  • 'World's End' Finishes Comic Trilogy On A High Note
    Bob Mondello reviews the new British comedy The World's End, about a nostalgic pub crawl that turns unexpectedly lethal.
  • Batman Fans Howling After Ben Affleck Casting
    Melissa Block talks with NPR pop culture podcaster and blogger Glen Weldon about the news that Ben Affleck has been cast as the next Batman.
  • Hasan Could Receive Death Penalty After Guilty Verdict
    A military jury has unanimously convicted Major Nidal Hasan of 13 counts of pre-meditated murder in the attack on Fort Hood. Hasan could now face the death penalty.

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