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Middle East
4:55 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Oman Recalls Its Trade Empire With Hand-Built Boats

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 1:46 pm

The country of Oman once ran a vast maritime trading network. Today, a group there devotes itself to preserving that legacy by recreating the traditional boats that sailed the seas back then. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Nov. 19, 2014.

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Governing
4:55 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Asians — Not Just Latinos — Benefit From Obama's Immigration Action

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 8:21 am

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Sports
4:55 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Cavaliers, Lakers Lagging: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 8:21 am

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Author Interviews
4:55 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Author Wrestles With Wolves In 'Treat Us Like Dogs'

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 12:55 pm

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Environment
4:55 am
Sat November 22, 2014

What We Learn When Find Silence

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 8:21 am

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Around the Nation
1:29 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

For Best-Selling Truck, Ford Bets Big On Aluminum

A 2015 F-150 rolls off the assembly line at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. The aluminum-sided F-150 could set a new industry standard — or cost the company its pickup truck crown.
Paul Sancya AP

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 2:30 pm

The first 2015 Ford F-150 rolled off the assembly line this week, and it is no normal truck. The new F-150 pickup is the first with an aluminum body, making it hundreds of pounds lighter than its predecessors.

Ford isn't taking this gamble on just any truck — the F-150 is the company's most important vehicle. Morgan Stanley estimates the F-Series truck line and SUV derivatives represent 90 percent of Ford's global profits.

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Simon Says
5:12 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Comet Lander, Firefighters Execute Dazzling Feats Above The Earth

Onlookers take cell phone pictures of stranded window washers hanging from scaffolding on the side of One World Trade Center.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 7:21 am

Everyone has days in which we wonder if much of anything works. Websites crash. Screens blink, go blank, or taunt: I'm sorry. Try later. We have an unusually high volume of calls. Download to update. Click here if you've forgotten your password.

But for a couple of hours on an afternoon this week, people got glimpses of excellence.

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Remembrances
4:49 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Mayor Jane Byrne: 'No One Else Had The Guts'

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 7:21 am

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Sports
4:49 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Chicago Dominates The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 7:21 am

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Author Interviews
4:49 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Shriver Finds Wisdom Among The Intellectually Disabled

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 7:21 am

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