Weekend Edition SundayWeekend Edition Sunday combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. The show features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.
Libyan women hold pictures of leader Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli earlier this month during a protest against the U.N. resolution authorizing a no-fly zone. The government, says NPR's David Greene, wants Tripoli to seem like a place full of people who revere Gadhafi. There are signs, however, that Gadhafi's grip on the capital could be loosening.
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The U.S.-Mexico border is marked with steel vehicle barriers near Columbus, N.M. The quiet border town was rocked recently when its mayor, police chief, a city councilman and others were arrested on gun smuggling charges.
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Albert Stinson, 38, mentors 10 boys at Marshall High School, on Chicago's West Side. Most of them are affiliated with gangs and have criminal records — and are at serious risk for becoming victims of violence.
U.S. Air Force and Japanese Defense Force workers unload relief supplies at Misawa Air Base in Japan on Saturday. Both the Air Force and the Navy are using the base to move crucial materials to the affected areas of the tsunami and earthquake zones on the northeast coast of Japan's main island.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, shown on Capitol Hill on Thursday, is heading to Egypt and Tunisia as the U.S. tries to stay on top of what's happening in the Arab world.
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An Iraqi cuts a pomegranate on his fruit stall at the Al-Shorja market, central Baghdad, in 2007. In her book Day of Honey, author Annia Ciazadlo says she visited the local Bagdhad markets when first arriving as a reporter in order "to to comprehend the place I've landed in, to touch and feel and take in the raw materials of my new surroundings."
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Demonstrators gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse last week to protest Senate Bill 5, which would have banned collective bargaining for state workers. Unions say legislation being pushed by Republican governors nationwide is an attack on their very existence.
Matthew Alfred Yankovic, better known as "Weird Al," has recorded 12 albums and won three Grammys. He once worked as an "accordion repo man," collecting rented accordions from children when they had stopped taking lessons at school.