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Iraq
5:04 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Is ISIS Violence A Sign Of A Permanent Sunni-Shiite Rift?

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 9:16 am

The conflict in Iraq is rooted in long-running ethnic and religious divisions. Middle East analyst Phebe Marr tells NPR's Scott Simon why political reconciliation appears nearly impossible.

National Security
5:04 am
Sat June 14, 2014

After Isolation, Bergdahl Likely Faces A Long Recovery

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 9:12 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. And I'm Scott Simon. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has returned to the United States. He's at the Brooke Army Medical Hospital in San Antonio, Texas as new details of his imprisonment by the Taliban continue to emerge. Fox News is reporting that Sergeant Bergdahl spent the last two years in solitary confinement. From San Antonio, NPR's Wade Goodwin has more on this story.

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The Second Term
5:04 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Netherlands Routs Spain In World Cup Rematch

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 1:59 pm

It was a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final. But the similarity ended there. Netherlands routed the defending champions, Spain, 5-1.

Sports
5:04 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Kings Beat Rangers For Stanley Cup

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 9:12 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG)

SIMON: BJ Leiderman writes our theme music. And the Los Angeles Kings have won the Stanley Cup last night. They're making a habit of this, aren't they? They defeated the New York Rangers in double-overtime. Were joined now by Howard Bryant of espn.com and ESPN the Magazine. Howard, thanks for being with us.

HOWARD BRYANT: Oh. What a day in sports yesterday, Scott. Unbelievable.

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Latin America
5:04 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Ecuador Fights 'Bad Left' Notoriety

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 9:12 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Hillary Clinton calls for a new approach to Latin America in her new book out this week, and she told NPR that that began with an attempt to try to normalize relations with Cuba so the issue wouldn't get in the way of relations with others.

HILLARY CLINTON: It's really important that we pay more attention to our own hemisphere. And there's some great opportunities that we can pursue if we take a more creative, more collaborative approach to working with the rest of the hemisphere.

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A Blog Supreme
5:03 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Rhythm Runs In The Family: Drummers On Their Dads

Percussionist Pete Escovedo and his daughter Sheila E. perform together in Rome in 2013.
Jun Sato WireImage

Originally published on Sun June 15, 2014 1:35 am

When you read enough about the early lives of jazz musicians, you begin to spot a trend. A lot of artists caught the music bug from their parents.

With instruments and musicians around the house, it's easy for kids to grow curious about playing. But that's not nearly the whole story. Sometimes parents are the first teachers. Other times, parental guidance doesn't fully kick in until much later.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
5:03 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Eliot Fisk And Paco Peña: Tiny Desk Concert

Paco Pena performs at the Tiny Desk in April 2014.
Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 7:07 am

Eliot Fisk looks like the happiest man on the planet. Watch that face as he plays guitar. Between performing music by J.S. Bach and partnering with the world's best flamenco guitarist, Paco Peña, Fisk can barely control his joy. I find his exuberance and their performance undeniably brilliant, inspiring and so completely universal.

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The Two-Way
5:01 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Ukraine Promises 'Adequate Response' After Rebels Shoot Down Plane

A pro-Russian fighter guards the site of remnants of a downed Ukrainian army aircraft near Luhansk, Ukraine on Saturday.
Evgeniy Maloletka AP

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 9:53 am

Pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine shot down a military transport plane as it made an approach to Lugansk Airport on Saturday. All 49 people on board were killed.

The Kyiv Post reports this marks the deadliest day in the conflict between the central government in Kiev and pro-Russian rebels.

The Post adds:

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NPR Ed
4:29 am
Sat June 14, 2014

The Anatomy Of A Dress Code

Joanna Neborsky for NPR

For principals and administrators, spring means a welcome end to snow days and delayed start times. But as the flowers and trees emerge from their winter slumber, so too do short pants, T-shirts, flip-flops and the inevitable battles over what kids can and can't wear to school.

It might as well be called "dress code" season.

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Deceptive Cadence
2:50 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Join A Nationwide Performance Of The National Anthem

The Star-Spangled Banner manuscript and flag together in a gallery at the National Museum of American History.
Jaclyn Nash Jaclyn Nash/National Museum of American History

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 5:49 am

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