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5:00am

Sat June 21, 2014
Around the Nation

Suburban D.C. Bear Gets Social Before Getting Relocated

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 8:52 am

A bear that was found walking around Bethesda, Md., has been returned to his natural home. But not before gaining a moment of Internet fame with two fake Twitter accounts created on his behalf.

7:35am

Sat June 14, 2014
Around the Nation

The 'Kony 2012' Effect: Recovering From A Viral Sensation

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 8:52 pm

Invisible Children co-founders Jason Russell, left, Bobby Bailey, center, and Laren Poole, record footage in Africa in 2007.
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A little over two years ago, you or somebody you know probably watched "Kony 2012," the YouTube video that redefined what it means to go viral.

The video was made by a small San Diego nonprofit called Invisible Children. It shed light on Joseph Kony, the central African warlord who recruited child soldiers.

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5:57am

Sat June 14, 2014
Code Switch

50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 3:51 pm

Freedom Summer activists sing before leaving training sessions at Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, for Mississippi in June 1964.
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Idealism drove hundreds of college students to Mississippi 50 years ago.

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5:04am

Sat June 14, 2014
Around the Nation

Obama Takes A Trip To A Sioux Indian Reservation

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 9:12 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

President Obama visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation yesterday on the border between North and South Dakota. At a celebration honoring Native American veterans, he quoted the tribe's best-known member - Chief Sitting Bull.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: He said, let's put our minds together to see what we can build for our children.

(APPLAUSE)

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5:04am

Sat June 14, 2014
The Second Term

Netherlands Routs Spain In World Cup Rematch

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 1:59 pm

It was a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final. But the similarity ended there. Netherlands routed the defending champions, Spain, 5-1.

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