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4:48am

Sat June 16, 2012
Science

A Flicker Of Inspiration Brings Cave Drawings To Life

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 11:22 am

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Before Pixar or Walt Disney, was there Paleolithic Man?

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SIMON: The Chauvet prehistoric cave paintings in France have always glimmered with a mystery: why do the depictions of ancient animals seem to show beasts with several heads and multiple limbs? Are the multi-headed creature figures from mythology, folk art, or some kind of lost world?

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4:48am

Sat June 16, 2012
Politics

Mayoral Agenda: What To Do About Gang Violence

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 11:22 am

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4:34am

Sat June 16, 2012
NPR Story

Egyptians Vote President To Succeed Mubarak

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 11:22 am

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4:34am

Sat June 16, 2012
NPR Story

Suu Kyi To Accept Nobel Peace Prize, Decades Late

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 11:22 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Aung San Suu Kyi has delivered a speech in Norway to formally accept the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize. The opposition leader of Myanmar, also known as Burma, was delayed giving that speech for 21 years because the country's then ruling military junta had put her under house arrest. In her speech, Aung San Suu Kyi urged the world not to forget prisoners of conscious who, unlike herself, are not free.

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4:34am

Sat June 16, 2012
NPR Story

Voters To Decide Outcome Of Current Greek Drama

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 4:53 pm

Street art by Bleeps.gr are allegories of the effects of the economic crisis on ordinary Greeks.
Sylvia Poggioli NPR

Debt-burdened Greeks go to the polls Sunday to choose between an establishment party, and continuing harsh austerity measures, or a leftist party that vows to replace the current bailout deal with less punishing conditions.

But many Greeks are aware that whatever the outcome, they face years of hardship in a rapidly unraveling society.

A recent TV news report on medicine shortages illustrated the anguish rippling through the country. The piercing screams of a woman in a pharmacy can be heard as she shouts, "Where am I going to find my medication?"

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