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5:11am

Sat March 30, 2013
Europe

German Anti-Euro Group Has Big-Name Backers

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 9:34 am

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5:11am

Sat March 30, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

Gay Marriage Recap: Will Justices Rule On Constitutionality?

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 9:34 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon and we'll have to wait until June to learn what the U.S. Supreme Court has decided on the two gay marriage cases before it. But this week, the justices heard oral arguments and they gave perhaps some hints of their thinking. One case concerns the constitutionality of California's ban on gay marriage, the other case is a challenge to what's called DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act.

We're joined now by NPR legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg. Thanks for being with us.

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5:11am

Sat March 30, 2013
Sports

No Longer In Disguise, Female Pakistani Keeps Up Squash

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 12:26 pm

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Pakistan's top female squash player used to have to pretend that she was as boy. Maria Toorpakai is now 22 years old. She was born in Waziristan, that region of the country that's been called one of the most dangerous places on Earth, and home of the Pakistani Taliban. They did not like a girl running around in shorts, playing squash.

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5:11am

Sat March 30, 2013
Arts & Life

A Fossilized Confection Baked For Easter 1807

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 9:34 am

A British couple believes they've come across a hot cross bun that was baked more than 200 years ago. Host Scott Simon explains.

6:57am

Sat March 23, 2013
NPR Story

From One Author To Another, Letters Of Praise

Originally published on Sat March 23, 2013 7:13 am

Host Scott Simon reads some of the best fan mail to authors, written by authors.

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