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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.

9:02am

Sat June 7, 2014
Politics

Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock

As New Jersey's fiscal outlook worsens, Gov. Chris Christie is fighting to ensure that a traffic scandal is the worst of his political problems as he eyes a 2016 presidential campaign.
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The U.S. economy reached a milestone this week: The country finally recovered all the jobs it lost during the Great Recession. But some states still lag behind when it comes to job creation — including New Jersey.

The Garden State's stalled economy may be an even bigger problem for Gov. Chris Christie than the scandal over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

When Christie took office in 2010, the state had just lost more than 100,000 jobs. Christie was undaunted. He talked about the "Jersey Comeback" at town hall meetings, on TV and at ground-breaking events.

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7:55am

Sat June 7, 2014
Author Interviews

Swallowed By The Times And The Fate Of 'Great Powers'

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 9:41 am

Tom Rachman has written a book for book lovers in The Rise and Fall of Great Powers. The best-selling novelist talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the difference between reading and literature.

5:14am

Sat June 7, 2014
Simon Says

On The 70th Anniversary Of D-Day, A Look At What Could Have Been

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 9:41 am

On June 6, 1944, U.S. assault troops landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy. What might be different today if they had been turned back?
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The men and women who brought down Adolph Hitler's war machine cannot defeat mortality. As the dwindling number of veterans who served during D-Day are saluted on the 70th anniversary, we might consider how different our lives might have been if those soldiers and sailors had been turned back from the beaches.

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