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Strasburg Surpasses Expectations

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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg more than lived up to expectations in his major league debut. The young star struck out 14 batters in the Nationals 5 to 2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates last night.

How good was Stephen Strasberg last night? The 21-year-old broke the Nationals strikeout record in his first start ever. It was a dominating performance and one that left many fans giddy with excitement.

Patrick Madden reports.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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