6:48am

Sat November 17, 2012
Middle East

Hamas Remains Defiant As Fighting Escalates

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 8:28 am

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Sports

A Peek At Basketball, How Head Trauma In The NFL

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News, I'm Scott Simon. Time for sports.

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SIMON: L.A. topsy-turvy with the Clippers now the top NBA team in town, while the Lakers try to pick themselves up with a new coach. And remember those three NFL quarterbacks who were knocked out of their games last week? A couple of them kept playing. NPR's Tom Goldman joins us now.

Good morning, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi, Scott.

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Sat November 17, 2012
Food

For Calif. Family, It's Not Thanksgiving Without Rice

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 11:10 am

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What does a two-time James Beard award-winning chef make every Thanksgiving? Well, if you're San Francisco's Traci Des Jardins, it's rice. Lisa Morehouse has our story.

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Sat November 17, 2012
U.S.

FBI And Petraeus Affair: Back The 'Bad Old Days'?

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The scandal ensnaring General Patreaus has raised new questions about the CIA and the FBI. For more, we're joined by Tim Weiner. He's the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of two books on security services - one, "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA," the second, "Enemies: The History of the FBI." He joins us from New York. Thanks very much for being with us.

TIM WEINER: My pleasure, Scott.

SIMON: It's been a week of revelations, ruined careers, shaken families. Any crimes revealed?

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Sat November 17, 2012
Planet Money

A Sequester Is A 'Jelly-Like Mass,' And Other Notes On Fiscal-Cliff Jargon

Charles Dharapak AP

Here's a quick rundown on three of the most impenetrable terms related to the fiscal cliff. For more, see our post, The Fiscal Cliff In Three And A Half Graphics.

1. Sequester

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Sat November 17, 2012
Remembrances

Valerie Eliot Helped Shape A Writing Legend's Legacy

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Author Interviews

'The Lawgiver': Telling Moses' Story, Differently

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Sat November 17, 2012
Middle East

Renewed Violence In Gaza A Test For New Leaders

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 8:29 am

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The violence in Gaza is the first escalation of this intensity since uprisings in the Arab world almost two years ago. We're joined now by Rob Malley. He's with the International Crisis Group. He joins us from Dubai. Mr. Malley, thanks so much for being with us.

ROB MALLEY: Thanks for having me.

SIMON: And do you think a ground war is just a matter of time?

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4:28am

Sat November 17, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama And Lawmakers' Confidence About Avoiding Cliff Isn't Universal

Congressional leaders after their meeting with President Obama Friday. From left: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), House Speaker John Boehner (R) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R).
Jacquelyn Martin AP

As President Obama and congressional leaders started negotiations Friday to find a way to avoid the nation's going over the fiscal cliff, it was fairly plain that even some of those who are wisest in the ways of Washington couldn't agree on whether policymakers would actually be able to prevent the federal government from becoming a cliff diver.

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Sat November 17, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

The Big Apple's Mayor Makes A Very Scary Video

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 9:15 am

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