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6:45am

Sat September 6, 2014
Simon Says

Cruising Attitude: Recliner Rebellion Building In The Sky

Originally published on Sat September 6, 2014 1:29 pm

On packed flights, space is at a premium and tempers sometimes flare.
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There might be a recliner rebellion going on.

At least three flights have been grounded in little more than a week after passengers had disputes over reclining their seats, or not being able to. On most airlines these days, passengers are packed so close that — insert your favorite Joan Rivers joke here.

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4:50am

Sat September 6, 2014
Author Interviews

Stars Line Up To Reimagine Laura Nyro

Originally published on Sat September 6, 2014 8:28 am

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4:50am

Sat September 6, 2014
Movie Interviews

Comedians Take A Dark Turn In 'Skeleton Twins'

Originally published on Sat September 6, 2014 8:28 am

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4:50am

Sat September 6, 2014
Sports

Baseball Playoffs, U.S. Open: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat September 6, 2014 8:28 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Where BJ Leiderman writes our theme music and now, including this one - it's time for Sports.

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9:33am

Sat August 30, 2014
Politics

Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media and supporters after he was booked on August 19 in Austin. Perry is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official.
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The day he was booked, Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a big smile for his mug shot — which was then printed up on t-shirts to demonstrate just what a farce he thought the indictment was. In a press conference, the scorn dripped from Perry's voice as he took up the sword — defender, not of himself, but of the state's constitution.

"We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country," he said. "It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state's constitution."

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