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Sunday Puzzle
6:05 am
Sun June 7, 2015

Take Two (Letters) And Solve Me In The Morning

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Originally published on Sun June 7, 2015 10:35 am

On-air challenge: Every answer today is a made-up two-word phrase, in which the two words rhyme. The initials of the two words will be provided, along with a one-word clue. Example: C S, Tennis ---> Court Sport

1. N L, Moon
2. B R, Semitrailer
3. P T, Cuestick
4. H C, Electrocardiogram
5. N H, Cold
6. T V, Haiku
7. H S, Bowwow
8. R P, Speedway
9. L N, Slipknot
10. D S, Coma
11. P T, Hookah
12. G W, Obesity
13. M W, Bull
14. S O, Exclaim
15. P D, Pepto Bismol

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Law
5:40 am
Sun June 7, 2015

Procedural Justice: Taking The Ego Out Of Policing

Originally published on Sun June 7, 2015 10:35 am

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Sports
5:40 am
Sun June 7, 2015

Between Horses, Hoops And Ice, A Triple-Fine Sports Weekend

Originally published on Sun June 7, 2015 10:35 am

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Sports
5:40 am
Sun June 7, 2015

FIFA Scandal Set Aside As Women's World Cup Opens

Originally published on Sun June 7, 2015 10:35 am

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Around the Nation
7:22 am
Sun May 31, 2015

Secretary Of Agriculture: Bird Flu Poses 'No Health Issue' To Humans

A gate blocks the entrance of a farm operated by Daybreak Foods, on May 17, 2015 near Eagle Grove, Iowa. The facility was reportedly struck by the current outbreak of bird flu. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsick says biosecurity measures are crucial to containing the spread of the disease, which has only infected birds, not humans.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Sun May 31, 2015 10:12 am

Bird flu is raging through poultry farms across the United States. It's the largest outbreak in U.S. history, affecting 20 states and tens of millions of birds. The disease is particularly ravaging farms in the Midwest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the H5 bird flu, the variety causing the outbreak, has not been detected in humans and currently poses a low threat to the public.

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Remembrances
6:49 am
Sun May 31, 2015

A Century After His Birth, Saul Bellow's Prose Still Sparkles

Author Saul Bellow, the 1976 Nobel Prize winner for literature is shown in this 1977 portrait. He was born 100 years ago this June.
Eddie Adams AP

Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 10:39 am

Saul Bellow, one of the 20th century's great writers, was born 100 years ago next month. The publishing world is marking the anniversary with a flurry of books — a Library of America edition of Bellow's fiction, a hefty tome of collected nonfiction, and a big new biography.

Another way to remember the author, of course, is to go back to the original books. His best-known work is probably Humboldt's Gift, the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1975 novel based on his own friendship with poet Delmore Schwartz.

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Around the Nation
6:17 am
Sun May 31, 2015

On Lake Michigan, A Cleaner Coal-Powered Ship Ferries On

The coal-powered S.S. Badger pulls out of the Ludington, Mich., harbor in August 2011. This summer is the first season that the Badger is operating with its new ash retention system, which passes EPA standards.
Denise Stocker/Chicago Tribune MCT /Landov

Originally published on Sun May 31, 2015 10:12 am

A slice of history sails across Lake Michigan, carrying cars between Ludington, Mich., and Manitowoc, Wis. It's the SS Badger: the largest coal-fired passenger ship still operating in the United States.

For years, the ship was the focus of environmental scrutiny because of its practice of dumping waste coal ash directly into the lake. The pollution nearly stopped the Badger from steaming again — but now, the ash-dumping has ended.

And this summer, after a half-century on the waters, the Badger is still ferrying on.

Brass And Telegraphs

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Games & Humor
6:03 am
Sun May 31, 2015

First, Do This Puzzle

NPR

Originally published on Sat June 6, 2015 7:54 am

On-air challenge: Because tomorrow is June 1st, today's game is one of categories, based on the word "first." For each category, name something in it starting with each of the letters F-I-R-S-T. For example, if the category were "Two-Syllable Boys' Names," you might say Francis, Isaac, Richard, Simon and Tony.

1. State Capitals

2. Foreign Makes of Cars

3. Parts of a Book

4. Common Newspaper Names (like Post, Herald or Daily News)

5. Things to Take to the Beach

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Around the Nation
6:03 am
Sun May 31, 2015

Mississippi's Beloved Blues-Playing Son Comes Home

Originally published on Sun May 31, 2015 10:12 am

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Music
5:35 am
Sun May 31, 2015

On Algiers' Debut Album, Southern Boys Find A Common Cause

Algiers' self-titled debut album is out June 2.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun May 31, 2015 10:12 am

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