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5:36pm

Sat October 5, 2013
NPR Story

House Votes To Give Back Pay To Furloughed Feds

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ARUN RATH, HOST:

Christina Bellantoni is the politics editor for "PBS NewsHour." She joins us to talk about the latest from Washington. Christina, welcome.

CHRISTINA BELLANTONI: Thanks for having me.

RATH: So first, let's talk about how this is playing out politically. There's been a lot of talk about who's to blame for the shutdown. Polls are showing most Americans blame the Republicans in the House. But do you think that's going to continue, if the shutdown drags on?

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5:09pm

Sat October 5, 2013
Remembrances

Angola 3 Inmate Tastes Brief, 'Bittersweet' Freedom

Originally published on Sat October 5, 2013 5:36 pm

Herman Wallace (left) and his legal team discuss his trip home to New Orleans after his release from prison on Tuesday. Wallace died on Friday.
Lauren McGaughy The Times-Picayune /Landov

Herman Wallace died early Friday in New Orleans, three days after gaining his freedom. Wallace had spent the previous 41 years in solitary confinement in Louisiana.

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5:08pm

Sat October 5, 2013
Pop Culture

The New And The Next: Fighter Who Won't Quit And Country Rap

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 1:27 pm

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4:33pm

Sat October 5, 2013
Deceptive Cadence

How Verdi Improved On Shakespeare

Originally published on Wed October 9, 2013 2:22 pm

Johan Botha as the title character and Renée Fleming as Desdemona in the Metropolitan Opera's fall 2012 run of Verdi's Otello.
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

This past week may have been a rough one for the classical world, but there is something to look forward to.

This coming week, we celebrate the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi, composer of the best opera of all time. (That's right, Wagner fans. Start writing those letters.)

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3:57pm

Sat October 5, 2013
World

What A Downed Black Hawk In Somalia Taught America

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 8:44 am

A U.S. UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies over Somalia in September 1993, a month before the battle of Mogadishu.
Alexander Joe AFP/Getty Images

This week marked the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, the deadliest firefight U.S. forces had faced since Vietnam.

The incident ultimately pushed the U.S. out of Somalia, leaving a safe haven for extremist groups.

It continues to impact U.S. foreign policy today, from the rise of Islamists to the nation's reaction when asked to send American troops into harm's way.

'Things Did Not Go Well'

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