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3:16pm

Tue August 28, 2012
Music Interviews

Dan Deacon On Computers, College And 'Electronic Music'

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 6:52 pm

Dan Deacon's latest project combines his signature electronic sound with live musicians and instruments.
Shawn Brackbrill Courtesy of Domino Records

3:12pm

Tue August 28, 2012
Sports

Debate Pits Strasburg's Health Against Wins

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 6:52 pm

Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park last week.
Patrick McDermott Getty Images

One of the biggest debates in Washington, D.C., these days has nothing to do with taxes, health care or the economy. It's about baseball and whether the Washington Nationals should end the season of their young pitching star, Stephen Strasburg, just as the team may be headed for the playoffs.

Two years ago, Strasburg's promising career was threatened when he tore a ligament in his pitching arm. He needed surgery and couldn't pitch for a year.

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3:01pm

Tue August 28, 2012
Politics

Gardner Only Republican Member of Congress Attending RNC

U.S. House of Representatives
  • Brian Larson speaking with Cory Gardner

Nearly 70 Colorado delegates are in Florida for this week’s convention but only one Republican member of the state’s congressional delegation is there, 4th District Congressman Corry Gardner. He says he’s not concerned if all the delegates are not in support of Mitt Romney.

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2:43pm

Tue August 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Malcolm Browne, Journalist Who Took The 'Burning Monk' Photo, Dies

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 8:36 pm

Journalist Malcome Browne took this iconic photo of the self-immolation of Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc in Saigon in 1963. The monk committed suicide to protest what he called government persecution of Buddhists. Browne, who worked for the AP and later The New York Times, died Monday at age 81.
Malcom Browne AP

Malcolm Browne was a first-rate reporter who spent decades at The New York Times, covered wars around the world and won the Pulitzer Prize for his writing about the early days of the Vietnam war.

And yet he will forever be remembered for one famous picture, the 1963 photo of a Buddhist monk who calmly set himself on fire on the streets of Saigon to protest against the South Vietnamese government, which was being supported by the U.S.

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2:27pm

Tue August 28, 2012
Politics

High-Profile Names To Speak On RNC's First Full Day

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 11:07 am

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block.

This afternoon in Tampa, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus raised a gavel.

(SOUNDBITE OF REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION)

REINCE PRIEBUS: This convention will come to order.

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