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10:44 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Police Officer Shot In Ferguson, Mo., As Protests Continue

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 5:19 am

A Ferguson, Mo., police officer was shot while on patrol Saturday evening, according to St. Louis police amid continuing protests over the August police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

The officer was shot in the arm at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday and was taken to an area hospital. Police say the officer, a woman, and is expected to recover.

They say the suspect fled on foot and is still being pursued.

Update At 2:42 a.m. ET:

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Shots - Health News
3:25 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

I Thought It Was Just Stress, Until It Broke My Heart

Katherine Streeter for NPR

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 10:23 am

That Friday, I was dizzy and sick to my stomach with what felt like food poisoning, only sometimes my chest throbbed. I declined my husband's offer of a ride to the emergency room because I had to prepare for a crucial school meeting on Monday.

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The Two-Way
3:22 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

At U.N., India's Modi Discusses Pakistan, Terrorism, And Peace

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, speaks at the UN General Assembly in New York City Saturday. Addressing the question of peace talks with Pakistan, Modi said they must happen "without the shadow of terrorism."
John Angelillo UPI /Landov

Saying his country is prepared to resume peace talks with Pakistan, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the U.N. General Assembly Saturday that the discussion must take place "without the shadow of terrorism."

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NPR Story
3:18 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

How Is The Arab Press Covering Its Own Crisis?

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 4:29 pm

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NPR Story
3:18 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

After Nearly Three Decades, A Royals Welcome To The Playoffs

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 4:29 pm

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In case you missed it, last night baseball history was made. Michael Taylor, from the Chicago White Sox, hits a pop-fly in foul territory.

(SOUNDBITE OF BASEBALL GAME)

UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER #1: Popped up.

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NPR Story
3:18 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 4:29 pm

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Remembrances
1:08 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Why Youngstown, Ohio, Loved 'Jimbo' Traficant

Former U.S. Rep. James Traficant, seen here during a House Ethics Committee hearing in 2002, served seven years in prison on federal bribery and racketeering charges. Traficant died on Saturday. He was 73.
Joe Marquette AP

On national holidays, I hang a beautiful American flag in my front yard. It's a keepsake flag that, at the request of a congressman, flew over the Capitol.

It was sent to me by Jim Traficant, the Ohio Democrat who spent 17 years representing my hometown in Congress. He spent seven more years in prison after being convicted in 2002 of bribery and racketeering. He was one of only four congressmen in history to be expelled from Washington.

That flag helps me understand why Traficant remained popular with so many people in Youngstown. It helps me appreciate rogue politicians.

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The Two-Way
12:38 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

Former Rep. James Traficant, seen here arriving at a House ethics hearing in 2002, has died at age 73.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 12:02 pm

Former Rep. James Traficant, the Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery, has died at age 73. Traficant's family had been fearing for his life since earlier this week, when he was critically injured in a tractor accident.

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The Two-Way
11:57 am
Sat September 27, 2014

U.S. Leads More Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq And Syria

Two Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 fighter jets prepare to take off Saturday from an airbase in Cyprus. The British warplanes were heading on their first mission over Iraq since being given parliamentary authority to strike at ISIS Friday.
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U.S. fighters and drone aircraft continue to strike targets tied to the so-called Islamic State group, with at least 10 missions carried out in Iraq and Syria since Friday. Some of the strikes hit around Kobani, a town close to Turkey's border with Syria that's been under siege.

Kobani is in an area where tens of thousands of Kurdish people have fled Syria in the past week, seeking safety in Turkey.

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Parallels
11:52 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Kidnapped By ISIS, One Woman Tells How She Saved Her Sisters

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 9:13 am

In English, the 22-year-old woman's name means life. She's afraid to let us use it for the safety of the hostages that ISIS still holds. She was taken with thousands of other women and children, but she escaped, and now they're searching for her. Her nickname is Dudu.

We meet her and her four younger sisters inside a shipping container that's propped up on cinder blocks and fashioned into a makeshift shelter. It's where her extended family lives now, just outside the northern Kurdish city of Dohuk.

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Sports
11:16 am
Sat September 27, 2014

After 7 Years, Finally, A Football Field Of Their Own

In Detroit, members of the Cody High School Comets start the football season on their own field.
Tracy Samilton Michigan Radio

The virgin Astroturf is springy underfoot, and the neon yellow goal posts stretch up into the blue September sky. The Comets should be playing well.

They're not.

After seven years of away-games, the football team at Cody High School in Detroit has their own field. The facility at Cody was in such terrible shape that they couldn't play there.

That changed Friday night. Unfortunately, the Comets homecoming did not start well.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:31 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Limericks

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:31 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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All right, it's time for our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. You how this works. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:31 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Prediction

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Now, panel, how will people gain access to the White House next? Kyrie O'Connor.

O'CONNOR: Well, it's almost Halloween. So I'm thinking a guy in a Joe Biden mask.

(LAUGHTER)

SHELBY FERO: So Joe Biden?

SAGAL: Shelby Fero.

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Fresh Air Weekend
10:30 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Fresh Air Weekend: Jimi Hendrix Movie, 'Transparent' And Ron Perlman

André Benjamin plays Jimi Hendrix in the new film Jimi: All Is By My Side.
Patrick Redmond Courtesy of Open Road Films

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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The Two-Way
9:22 am
Sat September 27, 2014

More Chicago Flights Canceled; Suspect Was Told Of Hawaii Transfer

Travelers lined up Friday to reschedule flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after the region's air traffic control was sabotaged. More flights are resuming Saturday, but hundreds were also canceled.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 3:06 pm

The number of canceled flights in and out of Chicago crept toward 800 Saturday afternoon, as workers tried to restore one of the nation's busiest air traffic control systems. The system was crippled Friday, officials say, after a disgruntled employee set a fire in a federal radar center. (We updated the number of cancellations at 5 p.m. ET).

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Fine Art
9:07 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Confined In China, Ai Weiwei Directs Alcatraz Exhibit From Afar

Ai Weiwei's With Wind greets visitors to his exhibit, "@Large," on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco.
Jan Sturmann Courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 3:03 pm

The old federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay is one of the city's top tourist attractions. Beginning Saturday, it's also the site of an installation by one of China's most famous dissident artists, Ai Weiwei.

The work, "@Large" explores themes of freedom and confinement. Finding freedom under restriction is a worthy challenge, Ai says. Confined to China himself, the artist had to pull it all off without setting foot in the U.S.

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Simon Says
7:52 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank regularly makes banned book lists, but not because it details the terror of hiding from Nazi occupiers.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 9:07 am

Here's an idea for weekend fun: Pick up a banned book.

Look for "the good parts" — the sections of Ulysses, The Grapes of Wrath, The Color Purple, Catch-22, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Lolita, the Harry Potter series, Animal Farm, A Farewell to Arms or In the Night Kitchen that have scenes and language that once made people gasp, blush or shudder. The parts that made them say, "We can't let people read this!"

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The Two-Way
7:49 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Hiker Catches Volcano's Eruption On Video, And Is Overtaken By Ash

A hiker's dramatic video captured the scene as a huge cloud of ash poured down the side of Mt. Ontake in Japan Saturday.
YouTube

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 5:08 pm

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Middle East
7:09 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Progress In Nuclear Talks With Iran Is Still Glacial

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 9:07 am

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Iraq
7:09 am
Sat September 27, 2014

One Former Marine Documents His Return To A Broken Iraq

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 9:07 am

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Sports
7:09 am
Sat September 27, 2014

The Week In Sports: Jeter Takes A Bow And The Ryder Cup Tees Off

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 9:07 am

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And now it's time for Sports. Derek Jeter takes his final curtain. The Ryder Cup tees off Scotland, still part of the United Kingdom. And FIFA contends with scandalous charges and BJ Lederman writes our theme music.

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Science
6:20 am
Sat September 27, 2014

India Zooms To Mars Much More Cheaply, But With Trade-Offs

A member of the Indian security force keeps watch over a launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe at the Indian Space Research Organization facility, in Sriharikota, in 2013.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 7:17 am

Earlier this week, two spacecraft arrived at the planet Mars. One came from India, the other from the U.S. Both are now in orbit and collecting data. But the Indian probe is conducting its mission at a tiny fraction of the cost of its NASA counterpart.

"Some of the publicly available numbers are in the $74 million to $75 million range," says Amaresh Kollipara, a managing partner of Earth 2 Orbit, a company that pairs private satellite providers with the Indian space agency.

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The Two-Way
6:20 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Catalonia Defies Spain As Leader Signs Decree For Breakaway Vote

President of Catalonia's regional government Artur Mas acknowledges cheers Saturday after signing a law setting a Nov. 9 vote on independence. At left is the president of the Catalan Parliament, Nuria de Gispert.
Lluis Gene AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 10:49 am

One week after the Catalan parliament gave him the power to do so, Catalonia's leader is calling for a vote in the northeast region of Spain on whether it should become independent. The vote is set for November 9, but Spain's central government has said it won't let the vote occur.

Catalonia has already launched a website for the independence vote, referring to it with the shorthand 9N. The website includes a sample ballot that asks two questions: Should Catalonia be a state, and should that state be independent?

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All Tech Considered
5:58 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Tech Week That Was: Apple's Gaffes, Shellshock And Hello Ello

Apple CEO Tim Cook walks off stage after speaking during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

It's time for your weekly look back at the tech headlines from NPR and beyond. Let's get to it ...

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Goats and Soda
5:03 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Denying Ebola Turns Out To Be A Very Human Response

A sign in Abidjan, Ivory Coast's capital, warns residents that "the Ebola threat is real."
Issouf Sanogo AFP/Getty Images

It was not a disease. It was a curse.

That's what the family of one Liberian Ebola patient told Dr. Kent Brantly after their relative died in the treatment center where he worked in July.

The logical next step, the family believed, was to seek revenge and kill the person who placed the curse.

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The Salt
5:03 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Culinary Diplomacy Takes Texan Chef To The Land Of Grilled Yak

As you may have heard, America's diplomats are struggling these days with a few distracting and unpleasant events in far-off parts of the world. But they're rising to the challenge: They're sending in the chefs.

The U.S. State Department launched a Diplomatic Culinary Partnership two years ago in order to "elevate the role of culinary engagement in America's formal and public diplomacy efforts." Some of the country's most renowned chefs have volunteered to help out, joining the department's "Chef Corps."

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Television
4:58 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

In 'Transparent,' A 70-Year-Old Divorced Dad Comes Out As A Woman

Jeffrey Tambor plays Maura on the new drama Transparent on Amazon Prime.
Courtesy of Amazon Studios

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 3:00 pm

Thanks to Netflix, many of us are familiar with the concept of new TV series that premiere not on broadcast or cable television, but on a streaming entertainment service. And Netflix isn't the only streaming service getting into the act. Starting Friday, Amazon Prime subscribers have access to the entire first season of a new series called Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor.

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The Two-Way
4:44 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Ex-Teacher At Center Of Rape Sentencing Controversy Gets 10 Years In Jail

Stacey Dean Rambold
Montana Department of Corrections

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 5:20 pm

After a long-running controversy over his original punishment, a convicted rapist in Montana was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Friday.

As we've reported, Stacey Dean Rambold was originally sentenced to 30 days in jail for raping one of his 14-year-old students.

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The Salt
4:15 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens

How did that genetically modified wheat end up in a field in Oregon? Investigators still don't know, but now they've found GMO wheat in Montana, too.
iStockphoto

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 5:38 pm

Investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) say that they cannot figure out how genetically engineered wheat appeared, as if by magic, in a farmer's field in eastern Oregon in the spring of 2013.

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