2:00am

Mon June 25, 2012
Mitt Romney

Romney's Next Challenge: Woo Skeptical Republicans

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 10:30 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets attendees at the conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in Orlando, Fla., on June 21. The presumptive GOP nominee took knocks from congressional Republicans during the party's presidential primaries.
Charles Dharapak AP

The battering Mitt Romney took from Republican rivals during the primary made big news. What seemed less noteworthy at the time — the knocks he took from Republicans in Congress — is now much more significant if there is to be a President Romney.

"He's the least of the candidates running right now that would be considered a Tea Party candidate," Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., told CNN.

After Romney won Florida, GOP Rep. Allen West told CBS that Romney has to do a far better job in "making the appeal as far as being a strong constitutional conservative."

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1:59am

Mon June 25, 2012
The Salt

We Evolved To Eat Meat, But How Much Is Too Much?

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 10:31 am

Paleo diet promoter John Durant digs into some ribs.
Allison Aubrey NPR

You won't catch John Durant in a tie. Shoes are optional, too. He has traded cubicle life for something a little wild: Promoting the diet and lifestyle of our ancestors from the paleolithic era. He's blogging and writing a book about his approach.

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1:57am

Mon June 25, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Many Migraines Can Be Prevented With Treatments, But Few Use Them

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 10:36 am

A promising crop of new migraine treatments could alleviate the suffering of millions of Americans.
iStockphoto.com

Millions of Americans suffer from migraine headaches so severe they miss work, social gatherings and important family events.

But that doesn't have to be the case, according to Charles Flippen, a University of California, Los Angeles, neurologist and researcher. "Everyone says, 'Oh, well, everyone has headaches,' so they just push through and suffer in silence," says Flippen.

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1:55am

Mon June 25, 2012
Dead Stop

In Alaskan Cemetery, Native And Orthodox Rites Mix

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 10:33 am

A spirit house in the Eklutna Cemetery in Alaska.
Diana Derby

The first thing you see at Alaska's Eklutna Cemetery is a tidy white church, with copper-colored onion domes that are topped by the three-barred Russian Orthodox cross.

The church is a reminder of the days when Alaska was claimed by imperial Russia. But it hardly prepares you for the unique combination of Native American and Russian Orthodox influences in the graveyard beyond.

Our guide is Aaron Leggett, who waits patiently under a light but steady rain to explain his community's burial traditions.

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4:02pm

Sun June 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Egypt Celebrates, But Tough Road Ahead For New President, Muslim Brotherhood

Originally published on Mon June 25, 2012 7:35 am

Fireworks illuminate Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday to celebrate the victory of Mohammed Morsi in the country's presidential election.
Amr Nabil AP

The winner of Egypt's first competitive presidential election is the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi. The official announcement was made Sunday to the cheers and jubilation of a massive crowd in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Challenges remain, however, as the ruling military council has effectively stripped the incoming president of most of his powers. The popularly elected Parliament, dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, was also dissolved.

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4:00pm

Sun June 24, 2012
NPR Story

Romney Backers Wrap Up Utah Retreat

Originally published on Sun June 24, 2012 6:11 pm

Transcript

GUY RAZ, HOST:

It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz.

Eight hundred top donors to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign are wrapping up a weekend retreat in Park City, Utah. There, they've been given access to some of the biggest names in Republican politics: Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, and, of course, Governor Romney himself.

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2:43pm

Sun June 24, 2012
Music

The Co-Opting Of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture'

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 2:08 pm

A Civil War cannon with American flags in Kennesaw, Ga.
iStock

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote his piece The Year 1812, Festival Overture in E flat major in commemoration of the Russian Army's successful defense of Moscow against Napoleon's advancing troops at the Battle of Borodino. Most Americans, however, know the piece as the bombastic tune that accompanies Fourth of July fireworks shows all over the country.

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2:38pm

Sun June 24, 2012
Music Interviews

Smashing Pumpkins: Making Peace With The Immediate Past

Originally published on Sun June 24, 2012 7:45 pm

The Smashing Pumpkins in 2012 (from left): Nicole Fiorentino, Billy Corgan, Mike Byrne and Jeff Schroeder.
Paul Elledge Courtesy of the artist

Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of Siamese Dream, the second album by The Smashing Pumpkins and the one, along with 1995's Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, that broke the band into the mainstream and spawned its most lasting hits.

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12:24pm

Sun June 24, 2012
Movies I've Seen A Million Times

The Movie Anthony Mackie's 'Seen A Million Times'

Originally published on Sun June 24, 2012 6:11 pm

Kelly McGillis, left, and Tom Cruise star in the 1986 film, "Top Gun." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures)
ASSOCIATED PRESS

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen a Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.

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9:43am

Sun June 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi To Be Egypt's New President

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 5:45 am

Egyptian campaign officials of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, celebrate over a giant poster of him at his campaign headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday.
Amr Nabil AP

Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi is Egypt's new president, the country's electoral commission announced on Sunday. A massive crowd in Cairo's Tahrir Square erupted in cheers at the announcement.

Morsi's election is a victory for Islamist groups as well as those who saw his candidacy as a way to clear out last remnants of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak's regime.

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