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A Syrian Cease-Fire, In Name Alone : NPR

npr.org — There is a cease-fire in Syria. Really. The 17 nations of the International Syria Support Group signed it in February. The United States, Russia, the European Union and United Nations can all say they negotiated a cease-fire. But in just 48 hours this week, an average of one Syrian has been killed every 25 minutes.

Joking About A North Korean Cooking Show Just Isn't Funny

wfae.org — A cooking show has reportedly dominated the recent television ratings in North Korea. Of course there's just one broadcaster. And it's the government. The show featured Kim Jong Un, North Korea's Supreme Leader - and he is on North Korean television a lot more than the Kardashians, "Duck Dynasty," and Wolf Blitzer put together are on American TV - presiding over a cooking show: a cooking competition with over a thousand competitors.

Joking About A North Korean Cooking Show Just Isn't Funny

npr.org — A cooking show has reportedly dominated the recent television ratings in North Korea. Of course there's just one broadcaster. And it's the government. The show featured Kim Jong Un, North Korea's Supreme Leader - and he is on North Korean television a lot more than the Kardashians, "Duck Dynasty," and Wolf Blitzer put together are on American TV - presiding over a cooking show: a cooking competition with over a thousand competitors.

Inky The Octopus's Great Escape

kuow.org — Inky is out. Inky, an octopus who is about the size of a basketball and of undetermined age, has lammed it out of his tank at the National Aquarium of New Zealand and is at large somewhere in Hawke's Bay, on the east coast of of New Zealand's north island.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Inky The Octopus's Great Escape

wfae.org — Inky is out. Inky, an octopus who is about the size of a basketball and of undetermined age, has lammed it out of his tank at the National Aquarium of New Zealand and is at large somewhere in Hawke's Bay, on the east coast of of New Zealand's north island.

Inky The Octopus's Great Escape

npr.org — Inky is out. Inky, an octopus who is about the size of a basketball and of undetermined age, has lammed it out of his tank at the National Aquarium of New Zealand and is at large somewhere in Hawke's Bay, on the east coast of New Zealand's north island.

Merle Haggard, Country's Outlaw With A Heartfelt Message

npr.org — Some songwriters are able to write songs about those turns in life too painful to talk about. When I met Merle Haggard aboard his tour bus in the early summer of 2001, he no longer looked much like the hard-scrabble outlaw of his 20s, but a man who had been tempered by the ups and downs of riches and bankruptcy, love, loss and time.

'Hijack Selfie' Subject Ben Innes Sought Fame During EgyptAir Hijacking : NPR

npr.org — What would you consider "the best selfie ever"? A shot of yourself alongside the pope, the president, Angela Merkel, Lin Manuel Miranda or Steph Curry? This week Ben Innes, a health and safety auditor from Leeds, Great Britain, used those words to send out a photo in which he posed with the man who hijacked his plane.

Refugees Rescue German Politician, But The Rhetoric Stays The Same

krwg.org — There are some weeks in which there is so much news about death, loss, and cruelty that you are happy to find a story that can remind you in unexpected ways about life and kindness. Stefan Jagsch, who is a local leader of Germany's far-right NPD party, is reported to be recovering after a car crash near Büdingen.
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Apr 30, 2016

@coachkitty @blastertheburro @EricBoehlert @mtomasky Katherine, not sure what you count as negative coverage. A story that raises-

Apr 30, 2016

-I've always enjoyed it, I confess.-I've always enjoyed it, I confess.

Apr 30, 2016

-good questions have been raised about how much dinner actually raises for scholarships, & role of corporate support. But--good questions have been raised about how much dinner actually raises for scholarships, & role of corporate support. But-

Apr 30, 2016

To those who ask: not going to WHCA dinner (wasn't asked). Family movie night. I have been to past ones & enjoyed it, but-To those who ask: not going to WHCA dinner (wasn't asked). Family movie night. I have been to past ones & enjoyed it, but-

Apr 30, 2016

RT @MiaFarrow: “I wish it was me, not you” a boy cried over brother’s body. Bombings killed dozens incl 50 ppl at hospital #Syria https:/independent.co.uk/news/world/mid…t.co/EamZIlkcnc

Apr 30, 2016

@EuropaPhoto Barbara, things balance out over the long view, if not a given hour. Also interviewed Jason Furman, Rob Reiner, Don DeLillo etc

Apr 30, 2016

And now--the matchless Don DeLillo on his new novel, Zero K. Kind of like Frozen for adults?And now--the matchless Don DeLillo on his new novel, Zero K. Kind of like Frozen for adults?

Apr 30, 2016

@blastertheburro @EricBoehlert @mtomasky He made remark in 88 & retracted it in next sentence. Cosby case was about conduct, not just words.


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