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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
 
July 23, 2014 | NPR · An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has ended its isolation in Brazil. Fiona Watson, the field and research director for Survival International, explains why this tribal people left its village.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Carl Kasell

Apr 2, 2014 — Join us in celebrating Carl Kasell's 80th birthday.
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Mar 4, 2014 — Kasell, whose voice is synonymous with NPR, will record his final broadcast for Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! this spring. From then on, he'll become "scorekeeper emeritus."
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Jul 21, 2013 — You may need some napkins for this one. Today we all scream for what may be the coolest holiday of the year, National Ice Cream Day.
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Jul 17, 2013 — This weekend, one of our listeners spent their "cognitive surplus" producing a video. It remixes audio of Carl Kasell reading LOLcats captions on TED Radio Hour with the corresponding feline images. Watch the video and get the back story here.
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May 10, 2013 — The North Carolina Press Association recently honored Carl Kasell as North Carolinian of the Year, 2013. Watch a short video honoring the legendary broadcaster.
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Apr 2, 2013 — We knew that Carl Kasell has a few magic tricks up his sleeve, but for his 79th birthday, the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! scorekeeper surprised us all. Happy Birthday, Carl!
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Oct 1, 2011 — In response to the U.S. Postal Service's decision to start putting living people on stamps, Wait Wait presents the most avuncular living person ever to appear on a stamp.
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Jun 16, 2010 — Vote Carl into the Radio Hall of Fame!
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May 29, 2010 — Not My Job guest Bettye LaVette honors The Who with her renditon of their hit song 'Love Reign O'er Me' at the Kennedy Center back in Decemeber.
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Nov 23, 2009 — NPR's Kasell to retire as newscaster, keep his "Wait Wait" job Memo to NPR employees 11/23/2009 10:22 AM After 30 years of waking up at 1:05 a.m. to anchor the top of the hour newscast during Morning Edition, Carl Kasell has decided the time has ...
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