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  • 8:17pm Jan 25, 2014
    World News World News

    Three Years Later, Tahrir Protesters Drained And Defeated

    On Jan. 25, 2011, millions of Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo to demand President Hosni Mubarak step down. Now those who led the revolution have all but disappeared, and iconic Tahrir Square is a bitter place for many — a reminder of a momentary high in a battle they say they have lost.
  • 12:14pm Jan 25, 2014
    World News World News Sports

    Li Wins Australian Open; Ralph Lauren Overdoes Olympic Cardigan

    The Australian Open is drawing to a close with Li Na of China winning the women's tournament on Saturday. If Rafael Nadal wins on Sunday, he'll be the first man to win all the majors twice in the era of opens. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine joins NPR's Jacki Lyden to talk tennis and weigh in on the U.S. Olympic team's uniforms.
  • 12:14pm Jan 25, 2014

    Brushing Off The Mockery, Curlers Push For Olympic Glory

    It's difficult to find a sport more maligned than curling, but curlers say that's changing. NPR's Jacki Lyden talks with Paul Savage, a formerly overweight Canadian curling champion who took home an Olympic medal at age 50. These days, the sport is more about fitness than it is about the beer.
  • 12:14pm Jan 25, 2014
    Books Books

    An Admitted 'Ham' Shares Slices Of Show-Biz Life

    Sixteen short stories of a triumphant, tragic, and most of all, hilarious life in show business make up Sam Harris' new memoir, Ham: Slices of a Life. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks to Harris about his rise to fame after winning the first season of the 1980's hit TV show Star Search.
  • 7:20pm Jan 18, 2014
    World News World News

    Under Government Pressure, Mexican Vigilantes Vow To Fight On

    Federal forces are backing away from a plan to disarm the civilian militias that are defending their communities from ruthless drug traffickers. In the western state of Michoacan, it's unclear how long the fragile peace will last.
  • 11:35am Jan 18, 2014
    National National Economy

    Donors Pitch In To Protect Detroit's Art And Pensions

    Under a deal mediated by a federal bankruptcy judge, a group of local and national foundations this week pledged more than $330 million to help Detroit's pension fund and protect the city's valuable art collection. Bio-chemical entrepreneur Paul Schaap is one of the donors; he speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the effort.
  • detail from cover of Forgiving the Angel
    11:35am Jan 18, 2014
    Books Books Arts

    Living, And 'Forgiving,' In A Brilliant Writer's Orbit

    Jay Cantor is a hard author to nail down. He's written about topics as wide-ranging as Che Guevara and Krazy Kat. His latest work expands his range even more, fictionalizing the lives of four of Franz Kafka's friends and lovers. It's called Forgiving the Angel, and Cantor tells NPR's Lynn Neary it's a book born out of gratitude.
  • 11:35am Jan 18, 2014
    Sports Sports

    Countdown To The Super Bowl

    Sunday is the Sunday before the Sunday before the Super Bowl, and that means New England takes on Denver and San Francisco goes up against Seattle, to see who's headed to the big game. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest news in football.