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5:05am

Sat March 2, 2013
NPR Story

'It Can't Go On Forever': Michigan Steps In To Help Detroit

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 10:04 am

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5:45am

Sat February 23, 2013
NPR Story

Pistorius Case Puts South African Courts In Spotlight

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 10:55 am

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DON GONYEA, HOST:

Now, to a case that has gripped not only South Africa but much of the world: Olympian and double-amputee Oscar Pistorius posted bail on Friday, at a cost of one million rand, or roughly 112,000 U.S. dollars. The trial will begin June 4th. Pistorius is facing charges of murdering his girlfriend nearly two weeks ago on Valentines Day.

David Smith has been covering the Pistorius case for the Guardian newspaper and he joins us via satellite from his home in Pretoria, South Africa. Thanks for joining us, David.

DAVID SMITH: Thank you.

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5:45am

Sat February 23, 2013
NPR Story

Week In Sports: The NFL Begins Hunt For New Talent

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 10:55 am

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DON GONYEA, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Don Gonyea. Time now for sports.

It is officially springtime in the world of sports. Baseball is back. And the NFL Combine has commenced, plus the justice department makes a big move in the case against disgraced cycling star Lance Armstrong. NPR Sports correspondent, Tom Goldman, joins me now. Good morning, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi Don, how are you?

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5:45am

Sat February 23, 2013
NPR Story

Statement Over 'Three-Fifths' Creates Full Controversy

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 10:55 am

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4:49am

Sat February 23, 2013
It's All Politics

Senate Decisions Could Put Lindsey Graham's Seat At Risk

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 10:55 am

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina voices his opposition to President Obama's choice of former Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska as secretary of defense, on Capitol Hill last week.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

It seems Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has done his best in recent weeks to get as much ink as possible, talking about things that play well with the conservatives in his home state of South Carolina, like Benghazi and gun rights.

Graham also held up the nomination of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary to get more answers about what happened in Benghazi, even as he admitted Hagel had nothing to do with it. But his opposition might have more to do with home state politics than the nomination itself.

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