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Ottawa Bird Eggs Get Moved

Jun 30, 2018

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This week, a crew showed up to begin construction of the main stage of the Ottawa Bluesfest only to find the space already in use by a nest of eggs tended by a killdeer, a bird that Canada lists as protected. Construction of the main stage couldn't continue without federal permission.

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A Story Of Twins Reunited After Death

Jun 23, 2018

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Now, a story about how a high school history project ended up making history - the project, by a teenager in Nebraska, helped reunite twin brothers separated at death during World War II. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley sends this report from the American Cemetery in Normandy.

Saturday Sports: The World Cup

Jun 23, 2018

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And now time for sports.

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Deborah Epstein has spent her professional life fighting for victims of domestic violence. But protecting such victims is also what Epstein says led her to step down from a commission meant to tackle the issue of domestic violence in the National Football League.

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And now it's time for sports.

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A Spy Talks About His Time In Al-Qaida

Jun 16, 2018

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The Trump administration's policy of separating families who are detained after illegally crossing the Southern border has become a lightning rod for the White House's critics.

Hundreds of children have already been separated from their parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy in May — though the practice has been going on for at least several months.

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The Precedent Of Recalling Judge Persky

Jun 9, 2018

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A Horse Named Justify

Jun 9, 2018

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In a few short decades, Frida Kahlo has gone from mainly known as the wife of of prominent Mexican painter Diego Rivera to becoming a pop culture icon. These days, she has far surpassed her husband's fame. Converse, Forever 21 and Zara have sold shoes and clothes with Frida's image.

Jillian Broomstein starts to cry when she talks about the day her newborn son Jeremy was taken from her by New Hampshire's child welfare agency. He was 2 weeks old.

"They came into the house and said they would have to place him in foster care and I would get a call and we would set up visits," she says. "It was scary."

Coming Up Tomorrow

Jun 2, 2018

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Tomorrow on WEEKEND EDITION Sunday with Lulu - a look at how California's teaching children about marijuana now that it's legal there. Parents and educators are looking for a message beyond the Just Say No campaign.

Laura Nyro And The Summer Of 1968

Jun 2, 2018

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We all have songs that bring memories. Fifty years ago, Laura Nyro wrote a song that put momentous and terrifying events into words. Martin Luther King, an apostle of peace, had been shot down. There was grief, unrest and uprising in the streets.

Philip Roth And His Millions Of Words

May 26, 2018

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W. Kamau Bell On The Meaning Of Patriotism

May 26, 2018

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Egypt's LGBT Crackdown

May 26, 2018

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Danica Patrick's Last Race

May 26, 2018

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Danica Patrick is one of the biggest names in motor sports, one of the most successful women in the history of American racing, and tomorrow, her last race is one of the world's most famous - the Indy 500. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.

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