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Middle East
10:41 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Four Years After Revolution, Libya Slides Into Chaos

Bullet holes from recent clashes riddle an apartment building in Tripoli.
Bilal Hussein AP

There was hope in Libya and around the world for Libya after Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown four years ago.

But today, Libya is a country torn apart. There are now two competing governments, in different cities with their own parliaments and their own military.

A traveler first needs a visa from one government to land in Tripoli, then a so-called "landing permission" to fly east to the other government's territory — and has to hopscotch around jihadist-controlled areas along the way.

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Fresh Air Weekend
10:35 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Fresh Air Weekend: Benedict Cumberbatch, 'American Sniper' Review And 'Teenage Brain'

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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Education
10:16 am
Sat January 31, 2015

U.Va. Sorority Women Say Party Ban Is Patronizing

University of Virginia students walk to fraternities at the start of rush week. Sorority women are always invited to Boys' Bid Night, but this year national sororities have ordered women to stay clear.
Steve Helber AP

Saturday is Boys' Bid Night at the University of Virginia, when fraternities welcome their new members.

Women from U.Va.'s sororities are always invited to join the Boys' Bid Night party, but this year, they're under strict orders from national sorority presidents to stay clear of frat houses. The orders come after a Rolling Stone article about a gang rape at U.Va. that was later discredited.

But the women at U.Va.'s sororities are outraged, calling the ban unnecessary and patronizing.

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NPR Story
9:13 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Has Record-Breaking Attendance—Again

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 6:43 am

Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail had another record-breaking year in attendance. The trail’s nine participating distilleries had 627,032 visitors in 2014, an increase of 10 percent over the previous year.

The nine smaller facilities that make up the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour are also seeing an increase in popularity.

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The Two-Way
9:07 am
Sat January 31, 2015

All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaking at a pre-Super Bowl news conference in Phoenix.
David J. Phillip AP

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 8:46 am

Another day, another controversy.

It's been that kind of a year for the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about it all Friday at his annual State of the League address in downtown Phoenix.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 10:32 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 10:33 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 10:33 am

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Remembrances
6:37 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Rod McKuen, The Cheeseburger To Poetry's Haute Cuisine

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 12:14 pm

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Sports
6:37 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Super Bowl And Skullduggery: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 12:10 pm

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