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Cleveland Police Officer Receives Not Guilty Verdicts

The verdicts for Officer Michael Brelo came on allegations of voluntary manslaughter and lesser charges, stemming from a 2012 police shooting of an unarmed couple.

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Robert Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq

The former secretary of defense says that even stepping up the rules of engagement for U.S. troops in Iraq might not keep ISIS in check. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says.

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'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

Bikers claim that many who were arrested in the Waco, Texas, brawl last week were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But police say the bikers were "known criminal gang members."

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Historian May Have Discovered Henry I's Final Resting Place

Yet another English monarch might be buried underneath an English parking lot. Scott Simon has more.

Weekend Edition Saturday

NBA, NHL Finals Loom: The Week In Sports

The end is nigh! Howard Bryant tells Scott Simon which the matchups to look forward to in the Stanley Cup and NBA finals.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Takata Air Bag Recall Could Take Years

The recall of Takata airbags this week was the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sonari Glinton about how and when companies announce a recall.

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Ireland Appears To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Results are coming in from Ireland's vote on same-sex marriage. It's not just a referendum on gay rights; it's also a litmus test for how much this socially conservative country has changed recently.

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Hot Content Went Viral In The 1800s, Too

Page through a 19th-century newspaper and you'll be surprised at how 21st-century it looks. Northeastern University's Ryan Cordell tells NPR's Scott Simon about the listicles of the 1800s.

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Reopens Fierce Environmental Debate

The long-term environmental impacts of this week's oil spill in California may not be clear for some time. Meantime, the spill has reignited a fierce local debate over off-shore oil drilling.

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Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

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'Mislaid' Punctures Notions Of Gender And Race

In Nell Zink's new book, Mislaid, a young woman marries her male professor. It's 1965. She likes women; he likes men. What follows is a biting satire about gender, race and sexuality.

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The Stories Behind The Symbols On Vets' Headstones

Government gravestones for veterans usually have an "emblem of belief." This can be a cross, a Jewish star or a Muslim star and crescent. It can also be a Wiccan pentacle or the hammer of Thor.

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At Day Center For The Elderly, 'They Have Everything'

As America grapples with how to care for an aging population, a growing industry aims to provide families a place to send their loved ones who need supervision and support — just for the day.

Weekend Edition Saturday

El Salvador Arch Bishop Moves Closer To Sainthood

One of Latin America's most celebrated religious figures moves one step closer to sainthood Saturday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Carrie Kahn about the beatification of Oscar Romero.

Weekend Edition Saturday

This Summer, A 'Mature' Season For Action Stars And Fashion Models

A bunch of movies this summer will feature aging action stars, and older fashion models are showing up in ads for brands from J. Crew to Lanvin. NPR's Ina Jaffe tells Scott Simon about the trend.

Weekend Edition Saturday

TLC's '19 Kids' Pulled For Sex-Abuse Scandal

Josh Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting admitted "wrongdoing" amid media reports that he allegedly fondled underage girls as a teenager. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with TV critic Eric Deggans.

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