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7:14 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Theater Diary: Ludacris Meets The Von Trapps, And A Bartender Proves Unreliable

Three's company: M (Jason Butler Harner, left) and F (Amanda Quaid) spar over the affections of the paralyzingly uncertain John (Cory Michael Smith) in Mike Bartlett's The Cockfight Play.
Joan Marcus

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 11:22 am

On Monday night, a theater-critic buddy and I were hoisting a round at a 9th Avenue saloon called Flaming Saddles. "God Bless Texas" was on the jukebox, which was an actual jukebox and not somebody's Spotify playlist, and the big-screen TVs were showing Shirley MacLaine getting smashed in Can-Can, because it's that kind of establishment.

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The Record
7:00 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Tell Us What Your American Dream Sounds Like

Axl Rose onstage. In American flag bike shorts.
Kevin Mazur WireImage

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 2:22 pm

What is the American dream?

A white picket fence and a walk-in closet? Mobility? The promise that your kids will walk an easier road than you did? Bank deposit insurance? Equality under the law? Showing up to your 25th high school reunion with a full head of hair and a fancy title? A Murcielago and a boob job?

And what in the world does that sound like? John Cougar Mellencamp? Lynyrd Sknyryd? Bruce Springsteen? Duke Ellington? KRS-One? Elton John? Jay-Z?

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The Two-Way
6:50 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

An Unexpected Discovery: A Tropical Methane Lake On Saturn's Titan

Scientists said it was an "unexpected" discovery: There's a liquid methane filled lake near the equator of Saturn's moon Titan.

Scientists had seen lakes on Titan before, but they didn't expect them near the equator because they believed the intensity of the sun at those latitudes would evaporate the liquid.

"This discovery was completely unexpected because lakes are not stable at tropical latitudes," planetary scientist Caitlin Griffith of the University of Arizona, who led the discovery team, told the AP.

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It's All Politics
6:09 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Casino Owner Expected To Make $10M Donation To Pro-Romney SuperPAC

Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson watches a performance at the Sands Cotai Central in Macau in April.
Kin Cheung AP

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 7:32 pm

Restore Our Future, the superPAC supporting GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is expecting a $10 million boost from a single donor.

The Wall Street Journal reports that gift is coming from a man who just a few months ago was spending money to attack Romney.

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This Is NPR
6:09 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Lynn Shelton and Mark Duplass Heart NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 2:15 pm

Lynn Shelton – director of the 2009 film Humpday – spoke with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air about her latest movie, Your Sister's Sister, which stars Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt.

Shelton and actor Mark Duplass (who also stars in the film) couldn't help showing their love for NPR.

The Two-Way
5:43 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Alleged Victim Says Sandusky Issued Threats To Keep Him Quiet

On the third day of the trial against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, jurors heard more graphic testimony.

One of the alleged victims identified as "Victim 10," testified that after Sandusky had sexually abused him when he was in the seventh grade, he threatened him.

MSNBC reports:

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Parallel Lives
5:39 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Romney As Governor: Confrontation, One Big Deal

Mitt Romney, then the governor-elect of Massachusetts, walks into the House chambers during inaugural ceremonies at the Statehouse in Boston, on Jan. 2, 2003.
Elise Amendola AP

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 1:30 pm

Whether President Obama or Republican Mitt Romney comes out on top in November, the man who occupies the Oval Office next year will bring exactly four years of experience as a top political executive.

Obama has gotten his experience in the White House; Romney got his as governor of Massachusetts, from 2003 to 2007.

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Sports
5:32 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

New Doping Charges Filed Against Lance Armstrong

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 7:32 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block. There's news today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, or USADA, has brought formal doping charges against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. USADA is the body that fights performance-enhancing drug use in Olympic sports.

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The Picture Show
5:30 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Frustrated By Autism, A Father Turns To Photos

Timothy Archibald

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 8:14 pm

"I don't care about autism," says San Francisco-based photographer Timothy Archibald, who has a way of being refreshingly candid about kids who have it.

"They can frustrate you to no end," he says.

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The Two-Way
5:24 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Can The Klan "Adopt-A-Highway"? Not In Georgia

This one probably isn't over yet. A local Georgia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan applied for permission to conduct regular trash clean ups along a state road, as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program. In exchange, Georgia usually posts a couple of small road signs honoring volunteers. This group's sign would read: IKK Realm of GA, Ku Klux Klan.

It would get your attention.

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