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3:48am

Sat April 27, 2013
Around the Nation

Gathering Of Presidential Lineage Celebrates U.S. History

Originally published on Sat April 27, 2013 12:57 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Descendents of famous American political figures, both Democrats and Republicans, white and black, coming together in a small Ozarks town this weekend. The Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield is hosting the descendents of more than 30 past presidents, including relatives of the country's founding fathers and one of the country's most famous slaves.

From member station KSMU, Jennifer Davidson reports.

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3:48am

Sat April 27, 2013
Commentary

Athlete Brings New Meaning To 'Taking One For The Team'

Originally published on Sat April 27, 2013 12:57 pm

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3:48am

Sat April 27, 2013
Around the Nation

Cambodian Americans Celebrate New Year, But Honor Grim History

Originally published on Sat April 27, 2013 12:57 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Today in Long Beach, California, Cambodian-Americans are celebrating their new year with traditional foods, dance and songs. But the festivities also coincide with the anniversary of the Cambodian genocide. During the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror between 1975 and 1979, cities were emptied and nearly one-fourth of the population was executed, starved or worked to death. Doualy Xaykaothao reports.

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3:48am

Sat April 27, 2013
Middle East

Does Syria's Alleged Use Of Chemical weapons 'Cross The Line?'

Originally published on Sat April 27, 2013 12:57 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. This week the calls for U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war got a bit louder. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters that U.S. intelligence sources now believe with, quote, varying degrees of confidence that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons in Syria.

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2:04am

Sat April 27, 2013
Author Interviews

Through Art And Industry, Chicago Shaped America

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 7:16 am

The term "third coast" refers to American cities that sit on the Great Lakes shoreline, like Chicago.
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After World War II, America became a superpower. New York experienced a global rise; Los Angeles was sprawling. But in a new book, Thomas Dyja writes that "the most profound aspects of American Modernity grew up out of the flat, prairie land next to Lake Michigan" — Chicago.

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