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Judge To Bulldog Thief: 'You Hid The Pup; The Jig Was Up'

The judge composed a rhyme to let an Oregon man know he'd been found guilty of the crime: stealing a bulldog puppy from its owners at gunpoint.


Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket, Says She 'Can't Drive 55'

The former governor faces a fine for exceeding the limit in Wasila, Alaska. She joked that the Sammy Hagar song distracted her, adding, "I wasn't speeding; I was qualifying."


A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."


Videographer's 'Happy' View Of Gaza Turns Tragic

A few months ago, 24-year-old Anas Hamra made a "Happy" video about Gaza. If the rest of the world was playing off Pharrell Williams' song, he figured Gaza ought to step up, too. Plus, even with salty tap water and travel restrictions, life in Gaza was not all misery. On Wednesday, Hamra spent 24 hours with his video camera in Shifa Hospital in Gaza and emerged unable to find a word to describe how he feels. The first song that came to mind is "Wake Me Up When It's Over."


Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."


What Would Demilitarizing Gaza Entail?

Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars talks with Steve Inskeep about Israel's call to demilitarize Gaza and whether such a proposal is realistic.


As Millions Of People Fast For Ramadan, Does The Economy Suffer?

New research examines the effects of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month during which millions of people around the world go without food all day. Does religious practice affect economic growth?


The 313 Turns 313: Happy Birthday, Detroit

In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded the beginnings of modern-day Detroit — area code 313. Motor City can't throw a big celebration because of its bankruptcy, but there will be some parties.


In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense

The murder trial is underway for Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who shot Renisha McBride, an unarmed black teen, on his porch. Wafer claims self-defense; prosecutors say there was no threat.


Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

The governor of Iowa says he's empathetic but doesn't want to host any of the unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America. But advocacy groups and other officials in the state are urging Iowans to welcome them.



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