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12:25am

Thu December 20, 2012
Music News

Joe Strummer's Life After Death

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 8:37 am

Joe Strummer performs with his solo project, The Latino Rockabilly War, in 1989. The Clash frontman died of heart failure in December 2002.
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12:24am

Thu December 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Maya Expert: The 'End Of Times' Is Our Idea, Not The Ancients'

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 1:05 pm

Tourists are seen in front of the "Gran Jaguar" Mayan temple at the Tikal archaeological site in Guatemala, where ceremonies will be held to celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Baktun 13 and the start of the new Maya Era on December 21.
Johan Ordonez AFP/Getty Images

Update at 7 a.m. ET, Dec. 21: We're Still Here.

Our original post continues:

It is Dec. 20, 2012 — and citizens of Earth are panicking, consumed by the idea that the world will end Friday, something they say was predicted by Mayan astronomers. Of course, most people are not panicking, and Maya expert David Stuart says no one should. The calendar, he says, has plenty of room to go.

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3:43am

Wed December 19, 2012
Around the Nation

Oregon Man Advertises For Wife

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 2:44 am

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3:37am

Wed December 19, 2012
Around the Nation

Lottery Winners Donate To School's Football Stadium

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 2:44 am

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2:08am

Wed December 19, 2012
Politics

Capitol Hill Reaction To Gun Mayhem Varies

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 2:44 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

Even before the events of the last few days, Congress had a busy agenda. Lawmakers are negotiating over taxes and spending that could affect the economy in the year ahead, not to mention almost every part of the federal government and the take-home pay for millions of Americans.

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