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Obama Said WHAT? At The Correspondents' Dinner?

Politicians, journalists and celebrities gathered in Washington, D.C., Saturday night for the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Guest host David Greene chats with veteran White House correspondent and SiriusXM host Julie Mason for a wrap-up of the night's festivities.
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Egyptian Comedian's Case Raises Free Speech Concerns

An Egyptian court has upheld the conviction against famous comedian Adel Imam for offending Islam in some of his most popular films. Despite protests by Islamists, he received only a suspended sentence and paid a fine of about $170. NPR's Soraya Nelson reports the court's ruling bolsters worries that an Islamist-ruled Egypt will stifle freedom of speech.
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Single-Handedly Pitching 'An Improbable Life'

Guest host David Greene talks to former Yankee Jim Abbott about his new memoir, Imperfect: An Improbable Life, which chronicles his success as a Major League pitcher — despite only having one hand.
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Chris Colfer Goes From 'Glee' Singer To 'Struck' Screenwriter

Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on the hit TV show Glee, wrote and stars in a new film Struck by Lightning, a darkly comic take on the high school experience. Colfer talks with Weekend All Things Considered's Guy Raz about the film and his role on Glee.
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Blasts From The Past: The Art Of Video Games

Hopper, Hockney, Lichtenstein. Among these great artists featured in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., you'll now find Lara Croft and Earthworm Jim.
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'Hot Dog' Meets 'Bun': Famous Food Discoveries

Some of the most popular culinary creations — Granny Smith apples, Caesar salad and nachos — are products of fortuitous discoveries. Josh Chetwynd's new book, How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, chronicles the quirky history of kitchen favorites.
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To Cross This Puzzle Safely, Look Left And Right

Every answer today is a familiar three-word phrase in which the second word is "and" and the first word starts with the letter "L." You'll be given the last word of the phrase, and you must identify the first word, starting with "L." For example, given "master," the answer would be "lord," as in "lord and master."
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Director Barry Sonnenfeld Plays Not My Job

Sonnenfeld either directed or shot some of the best movies of the '80s and '90s. He was the cinematographer on the Coen Brother's first movies and directed the Men in Black movies and Get Shorty, among other works of dark genius. His movie Men in Black III is coming out in May.
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'Headhunters': The Caper Flick, Raised To A Fine Art

A smooth corporate headhunter who moonlights as a high-end art thief runs afoul of the wrong mark. NPR's Bob Mondello says the grisly, humorous and altogether fascinating Norwegian thriller boasts thorough storytelling worthy of Hitchcock. (Recommended)

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