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7:03 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Come Dance With Me

Urban Dance Camp YouTube

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 11:34 am

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Medical Treatments
6:51 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Fear Of Addiction Means Chronic Pain Goes Untreated

Originally published on Sat April 26, 2014 10:30 am

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The debate on approving new drugs to treat pain can sometimes get as polarized as abortion or drunk gun control as the number of people who become addicted or who have died from overdoses of legal painkillers increases. Several states are now trying to ban Zo-hydro, the newest FDA-approved painkiller. If you're a patient from who suffers from chronic pain and live in a state with regulatory barriers, it can be nearly impossible to get a doctor to prescribe anything for long-term relief.

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Middle East
6:51 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Syrian Composer-Turned-Activist Asks Americans For Support

Originally published on Sat April 26, 2014 10:30 am

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As the conflict in Syria rages, a pianist named Malek Jandali has turned to composing to express his sorrow. He was one of the first Syrian artists living abroad to openly criticize the Assad regime, not long after an uprising swept across his homeland. Jessica Jones from North Carolina Public Radio shares how he found his voice through music.

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Middle East
6:51 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Obama: May Be Time For A Pause In Mideast Peace Talks

Originally published on Sat April 26, 2014 10:30 am

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. The Obama administration's recent efforts to try to steer Israel and Palestine into - and the Palestinians into a lasting peace accord have failed. President Obama isn't giving up, but as he acknowledges, it may be time for a pause. He says Israelis and Palestinians have both taken unhelpful steps in recent weeks and neither side looks ready to compromise. This is a major setback for Secretary of State John Kerry, as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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Sports
6:51 am
Sat April 26, 2014

What Makes Americans Buy British Soccer Clubs?

Originally published on Sat April 26, 2014 10:30 am

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So if you're a fan of the beautiful game - that's soccer for those of you who aren't - you've no doubt heard that this week Manchester United sacked - that's fired, not putting a man in a sack, though it's close - David Moyes, its manager. Man U had fallen badly behind its Premier League rivals, most notably Liverpool, which is in a position to win its first league championship in almost 25 years.

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Middle East
6:51 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Egypt's Activists Battle Anti-Protest Law — And Protest Fatigue

Originally published on Sat April 26, 2014 10:30 am

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Two presidents of Egypt have been ousted after often violent street demonstrations since the Arab Spring, but a law passed in November now bans any protest that is not sanctioned by the Egyptian government as part of the broad crackdown on the dissent there, and thousands have been arrested. Many remain in jail.

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Asia
6:51 am
Sat April 26, 2014

China's Rising Influence Looms Over Obama's Asia Trip

Originally published on Sat April 26, 2014 10:30 am

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. President Obama is in Southeast Asia on the third leg of a four-nation tour of Asia. The visit is aimed at reassuring U.S. allies of its support and its intention to remain the primary power in the Asia Pacific. The president's itinerary does not include China but, of course, China's rising influence looms over the entire trip. The president's also trying to move forward on a major trade pact in the region.

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Parallels
6:51 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Two Very Different Popes Will Be Canonized

Pope John Paul II at Giants Stadium in New Jersey in 1995. John Paul, the pontiff from 1978-2005, was a favorite among traditionalist. He will be canonized on Sunday along with the late Pope John XXIII, he was popular among liberals.
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Originally published on Sat April 26, 2014 10:30 am

Pope Francis will canonize two 20th-century Catholic giants on Sunday — one a pope beloved by traditionalists the other a pontiff who was the icon of Catholic liberals.

The Polish-born John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in nearly 500 years. He traveled to every corner of the earth and helped bring down communism.

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Sports
6:51 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Road Teams Find The Edge In NBA Playoffs

Originally published on Sat April 26, 2014 10:30 am

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Look, I think this whole show is great but I really look forward to saying, time for sports. Auntie Em, there's no place like home, there's no place like home except in the NBA playoffs. And remember when Kentucky lost the college basketball championship game? Got ready to lose most of its one-and-done freshmen players to the pros? What were we thinking? NPR's Tom Goldman joins us. Morning, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Well, hi.

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History
6:51 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Family Celebrates The Return Of Missing WWII Soldier's Remains

Originally published on Sat April 26, 2014 10:30 am

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The remains of a western Kentucky man who disappeared during World War II have found their way home after almost 70 years. The body of William Carneal was discovered last year in Japan, along with his dog tags and his high school ring. He was buried yesterday in his hometown of Paducah.

Whitney Jones at member station WKMS has our story.

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