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Japanese Baseball Games Goes 50 Innings
The game started on Thursday and it ended on Sunday with the final score 3-0. The game was played in the semi-final round of the National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament.
Archaeologists Find Brewery Remains At Virginia Campus
Archaeologists digging up the grounds of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg found the remnants of a campus brewery from the 1700s. It's already known that salves sold the school hops.
Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?
A widely watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's rekindled a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.
Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President
On Monday, Deborah Rutter begins her job as president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She says it never occurred to her that she would be the first woman in the job.
Pie Crust Scandal Hits Kentucky State Fair
The crust of this year's prize winning buttermilk pie may have been store bought. Fair officials are investigating.
Mugs Aren't Just For Liquids, Make A Microwave Meal In Them
David Greene swaps recipes for cooking in a mug with Joe Yonan, author of the "Cooking for One" column for The Washington Post. (This piece initially aired on Feb. 25, 2013 on Morning Edition.)
Democratic Candidates May Find Obama A Liability
President Obama's recent statement on the U.S. strategy against ISIS, and speculation that he'll take executive action on immigration may have a big impact on the November election contests.
Another NFL Season, Another Year LA Is Without A Team
For the 19th consecutive season, the country's second-largest sports and media market will be relegated to watching. It's been nearly two decades since LA had an NFL team, but that may be changing.
MK Asante's Poem 'In Summer' Honors Paul Laurence Dunbar
MK Asante reads a poem composed for Morning Edition titled, "In Summer." The Baltimore-based writer says it is in tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African-American poet.
Protesters Demand Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif's Ouster
Protesters surrounded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home, and for a brief period forced government TV off the air. Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Boone, a correspondent for The Guardian in Islamabad.