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2:24 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

A Doctor Takes A Look In The Medicare Mirror

Katherine Streeter for NPR

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 8:13 am

After decades of fighting to keep how much Medicare pays individual doctors a secret, the federal government bowed to pressure from journalists and consumer groups and released the information in April.

The data let reporters — and anyone else — figure out who is getting paid by Medicare for what.

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The Two-Way
2:21 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Reports: Bergdahl Tells Medical Officials Taliban Kept Him In A Cage

In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (right) stands with a Taliban fighter in eastern Afghanistan.
AP

The New York Times and the Associated Press are reporting details about how Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was treated by his Taliban captors.

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The Two-Way
1:47 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

In Quebec, 3 Inmates Escape Prison Using Helicopter

Denis Lefebvre, 53, is one of the three inmates who escaped using a helicopter.
Sûreté du Québec

It's happened again: Three inmates at a Canadian prison have escaped using a helicopter.

The CBC reports:

"A Sûreté du Québec spokesperson confirmed to CBC News that the prison break occurred at 7:45 p.m. ET from Orsainville Detention Centre and the inmates fled westbound in a green helicopter.

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The Two-Way
1:01 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Amid Tight Security, Egypt Swears In A New President

A life size figure of Egypt's new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi faces a mannequin.
Mohamed El-Shahed AFP/Getty Images

Egypt has sworn in former defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sissi as its new president. This comes after a campaign season when his victory was never in doubt.

Sissi walked into the Supreme Constitutional Court in dark sunglasses Sunday morning. He then took the oath of office to booming applause from the mostly male, mostly graying public figures in the audience.

Interim President Adly Mansour stood beaming at his side and gave him a kiss on both cheeks after the ceremony.

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Digital Life
4:23 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

Bartering With Billions: How Silicon Valley Makes It Rain

Originally published on Sun June 8, 2014 4:21 pm

Carlos Watson, co-founder of the online magazine Ozy.com, talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the offense and defense of making billion-dollar deals in Silicon Valley.

Politics
11:02 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock

As New Jersey's fiscal outlook worsens, Gov. Chris Christie is fighting to ensure that a traffic scandal is the worst of his political problems as he eyes a 2016 presidential campaign.
AP

The U.S. economy reached a milestone this week: The country finally recovered all the jobs it lost during the Great Recession. But some states still lag behind when it comes to job creation — including New Jersey.

The Garden State's stalled economy may be an even bigger problem for Gov. Chris Christie than the scandal over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

When Christie took office in 2010, the state had just lost more than 100,000 jobs. Christie was undaunted. He talked about the "Jersey Comeback" at town hall meetings, on TV and at ground-breaking events.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:38 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 11:39 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Peter and Mo each have three. Jessi has two going into this.

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Author Interviews
10:37 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Swallowed By The Times And The Fate Of 'Great Powers'

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 11:41 am

Tom Rachman has written a book for book lovers in The Rise and Fall of Great Powers. The best-selling novelist talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the difference between reading and literature.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:37 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 11:39 am

Our panelists predict the new system for identifying hurricanes.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:37 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 11:39 am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: Manmary Glands, Larger Loafers, Bargain Hunting vs. Bed Hopping.

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