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5:04 pm
Sun June 10, 2012

'Mr. Cao' Recalls Rookie Congressman's Unlikely Rise

When Anh "Joseph" Cao beat Democratic incumbent Rep. William Jefferson in 2008, he became the first Vietnamese-American ever to serve in Congress. Two years later, he failed to win a second term.
Bao Nguyen Walking Iris Films

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 6:11 pm

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Europe
3:19 pm
Sun June 10, 2012

An Olympic Task: Finding Good Food At The 2012 Games

Vendors will serve 14 million meals during the Olympics, and critics are already panning the menu.
Dan Kitwood Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 7:43 pm

When the 2012 Summer Olympics begin in July, a culinary starting gun will go off: Fourteen million meals will be prepared for spectators and athletes during the Olympic and Paralympic games in London.

The criticism is already pouring in.

Jacquelin Magnay, the Olympics editor at The Daily Telegraph wrote a recent article calling the food to be sold at Olympic venues "bland and over-priced." In response, an Olympic caterer sent her a custom bento box of gourmet delicacies.

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Author Interviews
2:08 pm
Sun June 10, 2012

Bear Grylls on Family, Faith And Drinking Pee

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 8:31 am

Survivalist Bear Grylls has been an almost inescapable figure on the Discovery Channel for years.

His show Man vs. Wild has a global audience of millions and peaked as the highest-rated cable show in the U.S. But in March, Grylls and the Discovery Channel parted ways over a contract dispute.

He's currently taking some time away from television, developing ideas for a return, and spending time with his wife, Shara, and their three young sons, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry.

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Music Interviews
12:03 pm
Sun June 10, 2012

Fiona Apple: 'I Don't Really Have A Plan'

Known for brevity's sake as The Idler Wheel..., Fiona Apple's new album is her first in seven years.
Dan Monick

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 7:43 pm

It's been seven years since Fiona Apple has released a new album. The singer-songwriter, who broke out in 1996 with Tidal, says the delay is a quirk of her creative process.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
9:03 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Would You Call Me A Scientist?

A "little scientist" watches the transit of Venus across the face of the sun on June 5, 2012, in Medellin, Colombia.
Raul Arboleda AFP/Getty Images

We all arrive into this world as budding scientists, naturally curious about everything we encounter. I've yet to meet a 6-year-old who isn't captivated by whales, dinosaurs, or space exploration. They may not call their interests "science" or be able to recite the scientific method by heart, but elementary schools across the United States are teeming with would-be astronauts, paleontologists and ocean explorers.

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The Record
7:42 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Usher's Classic R&B Dances On The Cutting Edge

On Looking 4 Myself, Usher's seventh studio album, the singer works with producers to cloak classic R&B in cutting-edge sounds.
Francesco Carrozzini Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 7:42 pm

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World
7:27 am
Sun June 10, 2012

What's The Role Of U.S. Aid In Pakistan

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 3:50 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Senator John Kerry is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. And he is a key U.S. liaison to Pakistan. We asked him how relations stand between the two countries.

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Europe
7:27 am
Sun June 10, 2012

What's Next For Spain's Bailout Plan?

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 3:50 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

Europeans woke up this morning with a couple of big fundamental questions looming over them. Have they saved Spain? And if not, is the eurozone heading for collapse? After weeks of denial, the Spanish government finally admitted what pretty much everyone else already knew: The country's banks need a bailout. The Spanish haven't said how much they need. But eurozone finance ministers had a long conference call yesterday and agreed they'd lend Spain up to $125 billion.

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Sports
7:27 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Sports Roundup: A Hot Night For Devils, Heat

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 3:50 pm

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LIFE IS A BALLGAME")

SISTER WINONA CARR: Life is a ball game being played each day...

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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Sports
7:27 am
Sun June 10, 2012

After The Games, It's Time For British Grub

For visitors and athletes from around the world who will be staying in London this summer for the 2012 Olympic Games, they might be wondering what they're going to eat.

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