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10:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Limericks

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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Now on to the final game Lighting Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Prediction

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Now panel, who will push for independence next? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: America will insist that Florida and Texas gain independence.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

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Politics
9:18 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go The Border To Court Voters

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis shakes hands with state Attorney General Greg Abbott after their debate in the Rio Grande Valley on Friday.
Gabe Hernandez AP

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 10:16 am

The candidates running for Texas governor, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis, held their first televised debate on Friday in heavily Hispanic South Texas, in the border county of Hidalgo in the Rio Grande Valley.

The county is 90 percent Hispanic. It was the first gubernatorial debate on the border since 1998.

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the fast-growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and many Republicans believe their survival lies in recruiting Hispanic supporters.

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Goats and Soda
9:01 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Workers Hand Out Soap And Advice As Sierra Leone Locks Down

During the three-day lockdown, the government of Sierra Leone is sending teams of workers door-to-door to talk to people about how to protect themselves from Ebola.
Anders Kelto/NPR

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 10:16 am

Sierra Leone is holding a country-wide experiment: For three days, no one is allowed to leave their home.

It's part of the country's strategy for controlling the deadly Ebola virus. While people across Sierra Leone stay at home, teams of workers go door-to-door, educating the public about the disease.

The effort got its shaky start on Friday.

The streets were empty in the heart of Freetown, the capitol. The only sound came from a few street sweepers and a police van blasting a song from an old speaker.

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Europe
9:01 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Over Spain's Objections, Catalonia Plans Referendum On Independence

Pro-independence demonstrators shout slogans outside the Catalan parliament on Friday in Barcelona, Spain. The Catalan parliament has approved rules for a self-determination referendum — which would violate the Spanish constitution.
David Ramos Getty Images

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 10:16 am

In sultry Barcelona, it was a unexpected gathering of bagpipes, tartan plaid, Scotch and even haggis — the traditional Scottish innards-and-oatmeal dish.

Spaniards turned out en masse to celebrate Scotland's referendum on independence from the United Kingdom.

"For one day, I would like to be Scottish," said Gabriel Herredero, 25, who wore a Scottish kilt out to a bar. "As Catalans, we would be proud also to be able to vote for something we really want."

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Simon Says
8:22 am
Sat September 20, 2014

A Man Who Knew The Value Of The Human Voice

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 10:16 am

A man known around here as "The Host Whisperer" has died.

David Candow was 74. He was a slightly tubby man from Newfoundland with a sly smile and a soft voice. I wanted nothing to do with him.

David was a consultant, brought in to work with NPR hosts and reporters on writing and delivery. People who make their living on the air often distrust consultants. We figure they've been brought in by executives who have usually never recorded more than a voicemail message, and want all hosts to sound the same.

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Sports
6:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

The Week In Sports: Serious Problems For The NFL

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 10:16 am

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Law
6:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Judge's Credibility In Question After Domestic Abuse Arrest

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 10:16 am

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Middle East
6:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Analyst: U.S. Needs To 'Deconflict' Syria To Defeat ISIS

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 10:16 am

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