Around the Nation
4:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

No One Judges The Ride At Americade

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 3:03 pm

This week, bikers in the Northeast are flocking to Lake George, N.Y., for a motorcycle rally called Americade. Some 50,000 visitors take to the streets in tattoos, leather jackets and revving engines.

Politics
4:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Obama Returns To U.S. To Face Prisoner Release Issue

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 3:01 pm

This week the veterans health care scandal gave way to a new political storm over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, as Washington editor Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

National Security
4:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Vets Bring A 'Level Of Selflessness' To Service In Congress

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 3:04 pm

The number of veterans in Congress is at its lowest since World War II. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Seth Lynn of the Veterans Campaign about how he's trying to get those numbers back up.

National Security
4:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

The Long-Range Staying Power Of The B-52

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 3:03 pm

The B-52 bomber has recently undergone an overhaul of its communications systems. The aircraft has remained in continuous service since 1955. We look at what makes it so remarkable and enduring.

Politics
4:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Senate Bill Would Crack Down On Auto Defects

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 3:04 pm

A GM investigation revealed the company's failure to fix a deadly defect in its cars. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., about a law that would require more transparency.

Politics
4:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Obama Reassures Allies As He Honors D-Day Sacrifices

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 9:41 am

President Obama has had an eventful visit to Europe, which included attending the 70th D-Day commemoration in Normandy.

Parallels
4:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Like 'Doctor Who,' Syrian Activists Hang In Limbo Post-Election

Syrian activist Dandachi found solace, and lessons, in Doctor Who (the title role portrayed here, in his 11th incarnation, by English actor Matt Smith).
Adrian Rogers BBC

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 6:19 am

A popular, British science-fiction TV show about a time-traveler would seem to have few parallels with the Syrian civil war. But one Syrian activist sees some apt comparisons.

When Syrian President Bashar Assad was re-elected for a third term in office this week — in a tightly controlled election in which official results showed 87.7 percent of voters supported him — it demonstrated Assad's confidence, even three years after much of the country rose against him.

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Animals
4:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Pink The Pelican Released After Pouch Surgery

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 9:41 am

In April, a California brown pelican's pouch was brutally slashed. Pink the pelican was released this week after successful surgery. NPR's Scott Simon talks with veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Duerr.

Sports
4:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

N.J. Nets, Devils Owner Gave Millions To Local Causes

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 9:41 am

We remember Lewis Katz, who once said, "Life is meant to have as much fun as you can conjure up." Katz made a fortune as a sports team owner and gave millions of it away.

The Two-Way
4:33 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Actor Tracy Morgan Injured In A Car Accident In New Jersey

Tracy Morgan performs Live at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono, Pa.
Bill McCay Getty Images

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 2:25 pm

Tracy Morgan, the former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star, was injured in a six-car accident early on Saturday, Sgt. Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police says.

The accident, Williams said, happened at about 1 a.m. ET., near Trenton.

CNN reports Morgan is in "critical" condition, while USA Today reports the actor and comedian is in "intensive care."

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