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Russia Condemns U.S.-Led Airstrikes

Apr 14, 2018

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And now for a view from Russia, where President Vladimir Putin has called the airstrikes in Syria, quote, "an act of aggression." We're joined now by independent journalist Charles Maynes in Moscow. Charles, thanks so much for being with us.

Germany Car Crash Leaves Several Injured

Apr 7, 2018

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To the German city of Muenster now, where police say a vehicle has crashed into a crowd, killing several people and injuring others. For more on this developing story, NPR's Esme Nicholson joins me now from Berlin. Hello, Esme.

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A couple of weeks ago, NPR's Weekend Edition told you about America's only elected dogcatcher, Zeb Towne. He's held that position in the town of Duxbury, Vt. for 15 years in a row.

Towne told us he had never been bothered by that timeworn political insult: "You couldn't get elected dogcatcher!"

The Grass Is Always Greener At The Baseball Field

Apr 7, 2018

Major League Baseball players have more than a month to get ready for the season and shake off their winter rust, there's no spring training for the grounds crew.

There isn't much prep time before the MLB's nationwide opening day, when the field has to be perfect: Not too wet, not too dry, and the grass just the right length so that ground balls don't slow down too much or skip too quickly.

Saturday Sports: Tiger Woods And The Masters

Apr 7, 2018

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Time now for sports.

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DETROW: Tiger Woods made his much-anticipated return to the Masters this week, and Shohei Ohtani, a pitcher who can hit, is tearing it up for the Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles.

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And I can't wait for sports.

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SIMON: Thrills, chills, OTs and a huge upset in the women's Final Four. The men play, too, this weekend. Howard Bryant of ESPN joins us now. Morning, Howard.

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Egypt has a presidential election starting Monday, but the winner is almost certain already: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. And tight restrictions limit discussion of other options.

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And now it's time for sports.

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The U.K., U.S. And Russia's Election

Mar 17, 2018

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Russian Trolling Continued After Election

Mar 17, 2018

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Slovaks Protest After Journalist's Killing

Mar 17, 2018

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A love story turned murder mystery is sparking mass protests across Slovakia and even led to the collapse of that government there earlier this week. But that wasn't enough for many Slovaks who took to the streets again last night, as NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports.

Saturday Sports: NCAA Shocking Upset

Mar 17, 2018

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Now time for sports.

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"The Dude abides."

OK. As iconic movie lines go, maybe it's not as iconic as "Here's looking at you, kid" or "I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

But for fans of the film The Big Lebowski, there are few things better than hearing Jeff Bridges say those words with such nonchalant slacker indifference.

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