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Animals
6:10 am
Sun March 8, 2015

Elephants Will Retire From Barnum And Bailey Circus

Originally published on Sun March 8, 2015 11:08 am

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Humans
6:10 am
Sun March 8, 2015

Seniors Speed-Date In 'Age Of Love'

Originally published on Sun March 8, 2015 11:08 am

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There's a new documentary out with a very simple message - people want to find that someone special no matter their age. It's called "The Age Of Love," and it takes us to a speed dating event for seniors. NPR's Ina Jaffe has more.

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Author Interviews
6:10 am
Sun March 8, 2015

Broken Family Needs To Have A 'Man At The Helm'

Originally published on Sun March 8, 2015 11:08 am

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Parallels
6:44 am
Sun March 1, 2015

In Israel, Jewish Divorce Is Granted Only By Husband's Permission

In Gett, the character Viviane Ansalem wants a divorce but her husband will not give permission. In Israel, if you're Jewish, even if you're not religious, you have to be divorced by Jewish law.
Courtesy Music Box Films

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 1:07 pm

In Israel, religious law governs family matters.

For a Jewish divorce, an Orthodox rabbi oversees a ritual that begins with the husband placing a folded decree, called a get or gett, into the wife's cupped hands. But that paper can be hard to obtain, because the husband can refuse to grant the divorce.

A new Israeli film playing in the U.S. shows how patriarchal Jewish divorce laws can trap even secular women for years.

The film is a drama called Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem. Viviane wants a divorce but needs her husband's permission.

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Europe
6:44 am
Sun March 1, 2015

Thousands March In Moscow In Memory Of Murdered Putin Critic

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 1:07 pm

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Strange News
6:44 am
Sun March 1, 2015

Watermelon Wedge Issue Ripens In Oklahoma

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 1:07 pm

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Education
6:29 am
Sun February 22, 2015

Imagining The Future: 'Howard Project' Students Look Forward

"Howard Project" participants (left to right) Kevin Peterman, Taylor Davis, Ariel Alford and Leighton Watson in the Howard University library.
Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Sun February 22, 2015 10:36 am

In some ways, the questions young people grapple with are universal: Who are you? What's important to you? What kind of life do you want?

But at the same time, those questions are profoundly shaped by each person's experience.

As part of an ongoing conversation on Weekend Edition, four college seniors at a historically black university in Washington, D.C., are sharing insight into their experiences — both shared and individual.

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Sunday Puzzle
6:03 am
Sun February 22, 2015

And The Oscar Goes To ...

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Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 7:04 am

On-air challenge: Every answer today is the name of an Academy Award winner or nominee for best picture. Using the given anagram, decipher the title of the film. The films will go from oldest to newest. Example: OUTWORN (1940) (2 words). Answer: OUR TOWN

Last week's challenge: Name a major U.S. city in two syllables. Reverse the syllables phonetically to get the cost of attending a certain NBA game. What is it?

Answer: Phoenix, Knicks fee

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Middle East
6:01 am
Sun February 22, 2015

Turkey Launches Operation Across Syria's Border

Originally published on Sun February 22, 2015 10:36 am

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Sports
6:01 am
Sun February 22, 2015

The Week In Sports: 76ers On A Rebuilding Spree

Originally published on Sun February 22, 2015 10:36 am

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