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Fri April 29, 2011

Spectating At The Royal Wedding

Originally published on Fri April 29, 2011 9:38 am


RENEE MONTAGNE, host: This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP: And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. One of the television images from London this morning captured none of the pomp, none of the elaborate backdrop of Westminster Abbey, no horses, no carriage, no kings or queens or expectant crowds. The image simply showed a ring being placed on Kate Middleton's finger.

Archbishop ROWAN WILLIAMS (The Archbishop of Canterbury): I William Philip Arthur Louis...

PRINCE WILLIAM: I William Philip Arthur Louis...

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Fri April 29, 2011
Games & Humor

Peyton Hillis Isn't Worried About 'Madden Curse'

Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns is the latest football star featured on the cover of the Madden NFL game. Several players who've been on that cover — including Marshall Faulk, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady — went on to have lousy seasons or injuries. Hillis says he intends to show the curse does not exist.


Fri April 29, 2011

Peter, Deborah Popular Names For CEOs

If your name is Peter or Deborah, you're more likely to be a CEO. That's what the social networking site LinkedIn found. Other top CEO names: Bob, Jack, Cynthia and Carolyn. It turns out shorter names for males suggest friendliness. For women, full formal names evoke a professional image.


Fri April 29, 2011
NPR Story

London Streets Packed With Royal Watchers

The day fans of the royals have been waiting for is finally here. Hundreds of thousands of people are gathered on the streets in London to try to catch a glimpse of Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton. Renee Montagne talks to NPR's David Greene, who's been meeting well-wishers.


Fri April 29, 2011

Westminster Abbey Packed With Wedding Guests

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Phil Reeves, who is keeping tabs on the wedding ceremony. The events have been planned with military precision.