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"Who knows why we live, and struggle, and die?... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom."

—Alan Stewart Paton (1903-88) South African writer, noted for novels Cry, the Beloved Country

 

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The Senate Battle That Looms For Scalia's Replacement 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:35:29 -0500 
    NPR's Domenico Montanaro discusses the upcoming battle on Capitol Hill on replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.


Obama Remembers Scalia As 'Consequential,' Vows To Appoint Replacement 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:05:00 -0500 
    President Obama struck a somber tone, remembering the late-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as a "towering legal mind" who influenced a generation, but made it clear, he intends to replace him.


Trump Accuses Bush Administration Of Lying About Iraq; Jeb Bush Defends Brother 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:38:00 -0500 
    The sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spurs debate over whether President Obama should fill the vacancy and what type of justice each candidate would nominate if elected.


Get Ready For A Fight To Replace Scalia 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:33:00 -0500 
    Congressional Republicans are pledging to confirm no one President Obama appoints to the Supreme Court.


Over 1,000 Clinton Documents Released, Including 84 New Classified Emails 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:11:00 -0500 
    The latest batch of the emails from Clinton's controversial private server include 81 which had been redacted and upgraded to confidential classified status and three upgraded to secret status.


Replacing Antonin Scalia Will Be No Simple Task 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:32:00 -0500 
    The Supreme Court justice's death will have enormous repercussions for the U.S. legal system. With the high court short-handed, here's the political turmoil to expect from the attempts to replace him.


Antonin Scalia's Legacy 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:45:00 -0500 
    NPR's Nina Totenberg speaks to the lasting legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia


Staunch Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia Dies At Age 79 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:17:00 -0500 
    Senior Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was confirmed dead Saturday afternoon at a West Texas ranch. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free-Press.


Justice Antonin Scalia, Known For Biting Dissents, Dies At 79 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:37:00 -0500 
    Scalia was perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the Supreme Court. In his 29 years on the court, he achieved almost a cult following for dissents.


Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:14:00 -0500 
    Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.


A Symphony's Big Challenge: Lift A Tough School Through Music 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:05:10 -0500 
    Embedding musicians in a low-income elementary school has brought gains in math and reading. But is this a boutique approach, or could it be scaled?


WATCH: Massive Gas Leak At Porter Ranch Slows To A Stop 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:22:00 -0500 
    The California Air Resources Board was recording with an infrared camera as the methane leak on the outskirts of LA was finally controlled Thursday. The leak still needs to be permanently capped.


NATO, Russia Aiming For Syria Cease-Fire 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:49:35 -0500 
    Last year's war in Ukraine dominated the Munich Security Conference. This year, Russia's intervention in the Middle East has put the focus on Syria. Michele Kelemen speaks to NPR's Linda Wertheimer.


For Nevada Democrats, A Lot Will Depend On Latino Voters 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:49:00 -0500 
    How instrumental is Nevada's Latino community in next week's race there between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? NPR's Linda Wertheimer asks Nevada state senator Ruben Kihuen.


Don't Mind The Markets, Experts Say — Economy Not Entering Recession 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:49:00 -0500 
    Stock markets rallied on Friday, but it was not enough to erase the losses from earlier in the week. Investors are fretting that the recent market turmoil could mean another recession.
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