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12:24 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Citrus Salad With Rose Water

T. Susan Chang for NPR

This salad is loosely adapted from May Bsisu's The Arab Table: Recipes & Culinary Traditions (William Morrow 2005). Cutting out the fruit segments is a messy job, but not terribly difficult and well worth the trouble. Is it worth the trouble to blanch the pistachio nuts? Up to you. I like it because it gives you a lovely, brilliant green contrast to the sunset colors of the fruit. But they would probably taste just as good unblanched.

Makes 4 servings

2 tablespoons rose water

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

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The Record
12:03 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Clear Channel Will Be The First To Pay Royalties For Music On Its Air

Tim McGraw (left) and Scott Borchetta, CEO of Big Machine Label Group, at a press conference in Nashville last month announcing McGraw's signing to the label.
Royce DeGrie WireImage

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 7:40 pm

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Sweetness And Light
10:03 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

The Language of Baseball: In Is Out And Foul Is Fair

Pittsburgh Pirates fans reach for a foul ball hit into the stands by Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals in the seventh inning of a game in Pittsburgh.
Keith Srakocic AP

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

Baseball historians continue to poke around in the 19th century to better explain how the game was originated and developed, but I've always wondered if one of the prime movers wasn't a student of Shakespeare.

While I certainly don't know the terminology of all ball games, the popular ones I'm aware of — everything from basketball and football to golf and tennis — all use some variations of the words in and out when determining whether the ball is playable.

Only baseball is different.

"Fair is foul and foul is fair; Hover through the fog and filthy air."

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Planet Money
8:58 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Episode 378: How Spain Created A Banking Monster

A bunch of troubled little Spanish banks got together and became Bankia, a troubled big Spanish bank.
Pierre-Phillippe Marcou AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 11:08 am

On today's show, we take you backstage in Spain's banking mess, the latest front in the never ending financial crisis that is Europe.

It's the story of how a group of people tried to fix a problem, but wound up creating a banking monster.

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Shots - Health Blog
8:33 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Putting Fear In Your Ears: What Makes Music Sound Scary

Susan Backlinie swims as the great white shark rises toward her in publicity art for the 1975 film Jaws.
Universal/Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 3:24 pm

DUH-duh ... DUH-duh ... DUH-duh!

Like those ominous bars of music signaling the approaching shark in Jaws, some of the most recognizable film scores were designed to terrify us.

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The Two-Way
7:15 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

From Our Readers: Less Hedginess, More Neology

Our use of the term "hedginess," coined by finance criminologist Bill Black, inspired commenter "Tim Myers" to engage in some neology of his own in order to prove his point:

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Your Money
7:07 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Credit Card Debt Cut: The Reason May Surprise You

iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 7:17 pm

A Federal Reserve study showing that Americans lost wealth in the Great Recession turned up another, perhaps more surprising, result: Credit card debt fell sharply.

"The percentage of families using credit cards for borrowing dropped over the period; the median balance on their accounts fell 16.1 percent" between 2007 and 2010, the report concluded.

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The Two-Way
7:05 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Dimon Will Tell Congress JPMorgan 'Let People Down' With Trading Loss

JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon.
Mario Tama Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 10:00 am

"This portfolio morphed into something that, rather than protect the firm, created new and potentially larger risks. As a result, we have let a lot of people down, and we are sorry for it."

That's part of JPMorgan Chase President and CEO Jamie Dimon will tell the Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs tomorrow, when it looks into the botched trades that lost the bank $2 billion. Chase released Dimon's prepared remarks this afternoon.

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The Two-Way
6:06 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Feds Say Mexican Cartel Used American Quarter Horse Racing To Launder Money

Mr. Piloto, which federal authorities are trying confiscate, is offered on a website for sire services.
Southwest Stallion Station

Federal authorities arrested seven people, today, in connection with what authorities say was a multi-million dollar money laundering operation run by Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas.

The scheme allegedly used the millions earned through the illicit drug trade to purchase, train, breed and race American quarter horses in the United States. The Department of Justice said 14 had been indicted; among them is Zetas leader Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales and his brothers Oscar Omar Treviño Morales and José Treviño-Morales.

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This Is NPR
5:15 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

'Dallas' Stars Heart NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:46 pm

Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson are reigniting the Ewing family rivalry as on-screen step-brothers in TNT's reboot of Dallas. The actors talked with NPR's Allison Keyes on Morning Edition today about the show's new (and returning) characters. Fortunately, the rivalry doesn't get in the way of their love for NPR.

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