8:21am

Sat June 25, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Your Health Podcast: Hammocks Rock For Sleep And Two-Faced Nuts

Swaying to and fro can help you rest easier.
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Nuts and yogurt came out as big winners in new research we discuss in this week's podcast, while potatoes were losers. The contest? Which foods can help you keep weight off as you age.

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8:05am

Sat June 25, 2011
Simon Says

A Chinese Dissident Is Freed, But He's Still Not Free

Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and human rights activist, was released from prison late Wednesday night, and told western reporters, "In legal terms, I'm — how do you say? — on bail. So I cannot give any interviews. But I'm fine."

The state news agency says Mr. Ai was released after 80 days "because of his good attitude in confessing his crimes," which the state says is tax evasion, though he was held by the internal security bureau.

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8:00am

Sat June 25, 2011
U.S.

How 'Whitey' Bulger Greased Palms For His Freedom

Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was captured this week after 16 years as a fugitive. His years in hiding were aided by corrupt FBI agents who protected him in exchange for information. Host Scott Simon talks to former Boston Globe reporter Dick Lehr, author of Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob, about the relationship between Bulger and his contacts.

8:00am

Sat June 25, 2011
Afghanistan

Troop Withdrawal Disappoints Military Advisers

Despite the pressure to draw down troops in Afghanistan quickly, President Obama was being tugged in the opposite direction. His military advisers wanted to keep more of the "surge troops" for a longer period of time. Host Scott Simon talks to NPR Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman, reporting from Afghanistan, about the president's decision to withdraw U.S. troops.

8:00am

Sat June 25, 2011
Politics

The President's Week Ends On A Productive Note

President Obama says if America wants a strong, growing economy, it needs robust, growing factories. In Pittsburgh Friday, Obama launched a new partnership with businesses and universities. It's designed to give a boost to the manufacturing sector in hopes that factories will then offer more, good-paying jobs. The announcement capped a week in which Obama also began winding down the war in Afghanistan and tip-toed around the fight over same-sex marriage. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

8:00am

Sat June 25, 2011
Around the Nation

New York Legalizes Gay Marriage

New York became the sixth and the largest state to approve same-sex marriage Friday night after a contentious debate in the state legislature. Host Scott Simon gets the details from Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio.

8:00am

Sat June 25, 2011
Politics

House Votes On Libya Split Both Parties

It's 96 days now since President Obama ordered U.S. forces to begin airstrikes against the forces in Libya of Col. Moammar Gadhafi. That's six days longer than the 1973 War Powers Resolution, which says a president can carry out a military campaign without congressional authorization. Two measures were brought before the House of Representatives that might have provided such authorization, albeit with strings attached. Both failed. NPR's David Welna reports.

8:00am

Sat June 25, 2011
Sports

Sports: Baseball's Bright Lights; NFL, NBA Labor Pains

Baseball players are cursing the sun, football players are still cursing the owners, and basketball players may join them. Host Scott Simon and NPR Sports Correspondent Tom Goldman discuss Wimbledon, the NBA draft and labor talks in the NFL and the NBA.

7:22am

Sat June 25, 2011
Europe

Has Greece Been Prescribed Bad Medicine For Crisis?

Greek police unions, coast guards and firemen protest outside the finance ministry in Athens against the new austerity package.
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Next week, the Greek government will reveal a five-year austerity plan drafted by the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank.

Parliament's approval is required if Greece is to receive an installment of $17 billion as part of last year's international bailout. But the new measures include even deeper spending cuts and tax hikes than those that have triggered weeks of massive street demonstrations.

Many economists believe Greece's international lenders are prescribing a harmful and inefficient medicine.

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7:21am

Sat June 25, 2011
National Security

The FBI's 'Ten Most Wanted': Two Down, Eight To Go

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 11:42 am

Glen Stewart Godwin has been caught before, at least twice. Convicted of murder, he escaped California's Folsom State Prison in 1987, only to be caught later that year for drug trafficking. While serving time in a Guadalajara prison, Godwin allegedly murdered another inmate in 1991 and escaped again, just months later.
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Little-Known Facts About An Infamous List

In The Beginning
The "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" program was launched on March 14, 1950 — a joint effort between the FBI and national news media.

Nobody Is THE Most Wanted
The list doesn't rank fugitives in any order; just being on the list makes them all equal priority — the highest.

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