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U.S. Citizen Faces Trial In North Korea

An American tourist held in North Korea is accused of trying to bring down the country's regime, according to the North's official news agency. The move comes as tensions grow on the Korean peninsula between the isolated North and the South's Western allies.
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Suspect In Ricin Letters Case Could Face Life In Prison (Updated)

Federal agents who are investigating poison-laced letters that were sent to President Obama and others have arrested Everett Dutschke, of Tupelo, Miss. The Daily Journal of Tupelo reports that the arrest occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday.
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$600K For A Cup Of Coffee: Apple's Cook Is A Hit At Auction

The bidding hasn't closed yet, but a charity auction of having a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook has attracted offers of more than $600,000. The coffee klatch will take place at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. There is no word on whether refills are free.
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Cambodian Americans Celebrate New Year, But Honor Grim History

On Saturday, Cambodian-Americans in Southern California are celebrating their new year festival with cultural dances, day-long picnics and visits to local Buddhist temples. But one group is also using the occasion to educate a new generation about the Khmer Rouge genocide.
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Quest For Answers Continues In Boston

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Dina Temple-Raston about the latest news in the investigation and case against the accused Boston Marathon bomber.
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At Bush Library, A Chance To Be The Decider-In-Chief

The Situation Room is one of the most mysterious and important rooms in the White House. It's where George W. Bush gave the order to begin the Iraq War. Now, that famous room has been rebuilt in Dallas, inside the new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
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Baltimore Detention Center Became A Criminal Enterprise

Federal prosecutors recently indicted 25 people associated with the Baltimore City Detention Center on charges of racketeering, and drug and money laundering. Prosecutors allege that prison guards allowed gang members free reign over the prison, helping them smuggle drugs and cellphones into the facility. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with Baltimore Sun reporter Ian Duncan about the case.

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