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Homemade Bitters Put The Local Bite Back Into Cocktails

From Prohibition until just a few years ago, almost every bartender in the country relied on just one brand of bitters. But now some are rediscovering old recipes for these bittersweet infusions.

Despite Repeated Tries, Afghan Peace Efforts Still Sputter

The latest effort, like others before it, has gone nowhere. With American combat troops planning to leave by the end of next year, the opportunities for peace talks are dwindling.

Judge To Zimmerman: 'You Have No Further Business With The Court'

Saturday night's acquittal of George Zimmerman is reigniting conversations that began with the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The case has sparked debates on race, profiling and Stand Your Ground laws.

Crazy For Cronuts: Picking Apart The Tasty Trend

The cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid, has skyrocketed ever since Dominique Ansel started selling it at his New York City bakery this spring. Patrons line up for hours, and scalpers have jacked up the price exponentially.

A Trial Made For Primetime

The trial of George Zimmerman has not only made news, it has also made for must-see daytime TV These days, cameras inside the courtroom routinely make stars out judges, lawyers and witnesses, But is that a good thing? Host Jacki Lyden talks to the lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial, Marcia Clark, about how the spotlight affects a courtroom.

Russia Says It Hasn't Received Snowden Asylum Request

The former CIA contractor who leaked top-secret information about U.S. electronic surveillance programs says eventually he wants to find refuge in Latin America.

Zimmerman Jury Deliberates

The jury in the Florida murder trial of George Zimmerman must decide whether Zimmerman believed he was acting in self-defense in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Greg Allen, who has been closely following the trial.

Witness In Zimmerman Case Testifies By Skype

Two problems arise with the new technology: The witness's testimony in this case was interrupted by pranksters; and appearing via Skype may violate the constitutional right to face your accuser. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with attorney John Hutchins about using Skype in criminal cases.

A Summery Spread That's As Cool As A Cucumber

It's summertime and cucumbers are abundant. If you don't feel like making pickles, why not try Benedictine? This blend of cream cheese, cucumber juice and onion is a Kentucky classic, dating back a century to a Louisville tearoom.

Trayvon Martin In Death: Whose Story Is It?

Gawker published an image of Trayvon Martin's body taken shortly after he was shot and killed. But should it have?