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Middle East
5:40 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Dozens Of ISIS Hostages Freed And Sent To Turkey

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 5:51 pm

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Technology
4:50 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

In San Diego, A Bootcamp For Data Junkies

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 5:51 pm

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Sports
4:50 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

What Fans, Parents Are Saying About The NFL Lately

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 5:40 pm

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Media
4:50 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

From Podcast To Broadcast: 'Men In Blazers' Gets The ESPN Bump

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 5:51 pm

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The Two-Way
4:22 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Afghan Rivals Prepare To Sign Power-Sharing Agreement

Abdullah Abullah (left) and Ashraf Ghani, shown here on August 8, have been contesting the results of Afghanistan's runoff presidential election for months. They are expected to sign a power-sharing deal on Sunday.
Wakil Kohsar AFP/Getty Images

Afghanistan's disputed presidential election appears to be finally coming to a close. A spokesman for the current president, Hamid Karzai, says that the two rivals for the presidency have reached a power-sharing deal that will formally be signed on Sunday.

The deal would create a national unity government and delegate limited powers to the loser of the election.

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Parallels
2:58 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

When The U.S. Backs Rebels, It Doesn't Often Go As Planned

Nicaragua's Contra rebels in 1990. The U.S. backed the Contras in the 1980s, which led to the ouster of the leftist Sandinista leadership. But the U.S. aid violated American law and contributed to the biggest scandal of President Reagan's administration.
Michael Stravato AP

As the U.S. steps up arms and training, Syria's "moderate" rebels are joining a long line of resistance movements the Americans have backed over the decades, from Angola to Afghanistan.

The high-water mark was President Reagan's administration in the 1980s, when the U.S. supplied weapons to three rebel groups on three separate continents in Cold War proxy fights designed to undermine the Soviet Union.

So how have they worked out?

Well, it's complicated.

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The Two-Way
12:45 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Ravens Fans Line Up To Trade In Ray Rice Jerseys At Stadium

Baltimore Ravens fans exchange the jersey of the team's former running back Ray Rice at M&T Bank Stadium Friday. "He should have been the man here and backed away" instead of hitting his fiancee, a female fan says.
Patrick Smith Getty Images

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 1:19 pm

Fans of the Baltimore Ravens, which earlier this month cut star running back Ray Rice over a domestic violence scandal, are lining up today to exchange jerseys featuring the player's name. It reportedly took more than an hour to get through the line around the Ravens' M&T Bank Stadium.

This is the second day of the trade-in, just one of the recent developments in a scandal that started taking shape back in February, when Rice hit his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, in an elevator at a casino resort in Atlantic City.

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The Two-Way
10:53 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Calif. School District Will Get Rid Of Controversial Armored Vehicle

The San Diego School District is sending back a military vehicle it had planned to use in rescue operations. The district had released renderings of what the MRAP might look like after its tan military color is repainted. This version shows it as a police vehicle.
San Diego Unified School District

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 1:17 pm

Yielding to residents' concerns, the San Diego Unified School District says it's returning the 18-ton MRAP, or mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, that its police department recently acquired from the Department of Defense's surplus equipment program.

San Diego officials had said the MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics, particularly in a summer marked by controversy over police using military-grade equipment to face off with demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Limericks

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to the final game Lighting Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

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