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4:28pm

Sat December 10, 2011
Around the Nation

Volunteers Lay 90K Wreaths At Arlington Cemetery

Originally published on Sun December 11, 2011 10:00 am

Volunteer Pati Redmond of Frederick, Md., helps to lay holiday wreaths over the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington Saturday.
Jose Luis Magana AP

Thousands of wreaths were laid around the country Saturday and at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the 20th anniversary of an effort honoring the nation's veterans for their service.

The pristine white tombstones at Arlington were dotted with bright green holiday wreaths and big red bows. Wreaths Across America executive director Karen Worcester says volunteers laid nearly 90,000 wreaths in a little over an hour.

"We had a tremendous crowd," Worcester said. "They're telling me we had close to 20,000 [people]."

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2:50pm

Sat December 10, 2011
Music Interviews

Christian McBride: Tackling Two Sides Of Jazz At Once

Originally published on Sun December 11, 2011 11:20 am

Jazz bassist Christian McBride has just released two albums — a set of intimate duets called Conversations with Christian and a big-band affair called The Good Feeling.
Courtesy of the artist

In jazz, to be a bassist usually means playing in someone else's band. The bassist-as-bandleader is a fairly rare thing, with the torch being passed over the years from Charles Mingus to Ron Carter ... and now to Philadelphia-born Christian McBride.

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1:40pm

Sat December 10, 2011
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Jockey Chris McCarron Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Thu December 8, 2011 9:37 pm

Chris McCarron crosses the finish line on Go for Gin to win the 120th running of the Kentucky Derby in May 1994.
Michelle Wilkins AFP/Getty Images

Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron has won every race a jockey can win ... from the Kentucky Derby to ... let's be honest — who cares about those other ones? These days, he trains jockeys at the North American Racing Academy.

We've invited him to play a game called "On your marks, get ready, squirm!" McCarron has had plenty of success on horseback, but people like to race other things, too. So we'll ask him three questions about different kinds of racing around the world.

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1:00pm

Sat December 10, 2011
Asia

Russians Protest Amid Alleged Election Fraud

Originally published on Sun December 11, 2011 4:50 am

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GUY RAZ, HOST:

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1:00pm

Sat December 10, 2011
Politics

GOP Hopefuls Ready For Debate In Iowa

Originally published on Sat December 10, 2011 5:17 pm

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GUY RAZ, HOST:

Turning now to domestic politics. The Iowa caucuses are just about three weeks away now. Herman Cain is gone. Newt Gingrich is the new front-runner. And Mitt Romney is slipping somewhat in the polls. Meanwhile, the attacks among the GOP contenders are getting sharper. And against that backdrop, there's another debate tonight. This one at Drake University in Des Moines.

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