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6:00am

Sat September 3, 2011
Around the Nation

Fortune Telling Machine Worth A Fortune

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SCOTT SIMON, host: An antique fortune-telling machine called Gypsy could be worth nearly two million dollars. Bet she couldn't have predicted that. Gypsy's an old arcade machine, owned by the state of Montana and she's thought to be one of a kind.

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SIMON: Her rarity is causing excitement in the world of antique collectors. John Papa collects and restores antique coin-operated machines and joins me from WAMC in Albany, New York.

Thanks very much for being with us.

JOHN PAPA: Oh, it's my pleasure.

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6:00am

Sat September 3, 2011
Simon Says

A Paraphrased Quote Set In Stone

There's a quote carved into the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the National Mall: "I was a drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness."

Except, as poet Maya Angelou pointed out this week, it's not a quote. It's a concentrated paraphrase that takes a word here and there from a speech that begins with Dr. King saying that he didn't wanted to be lauded, but --

"If you want to say that I was a drum major," he began, "say that I was a drum major for justice ..."

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6:00am

Sat September 3, 2011
NPR Story

Thousands Still Feeling Blow From Hurricane Irene

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SCOTT SIMON, host: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. The country is facing two more major storms, just a week after Irene barreled up the East Coast. Tropical Storm Lee is already pelting parts of the Gulf Coast with rain, and Hurricane Katia is farther out in the Atlantic and threatening to hit in the next few days.

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6:00am

Sat September 3, 2011
NPR Story

Divisions Emerge Over Libya's Next Steps

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SCOTT SIMON, host: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. In Libya, victorious rebels are struggling to organize themselves after taking over Tripoli and sending Moammar Gadhafi into hiding. There's a lack of water, medicine and basic supplies in the capital. A stabilization committee's been formed. Among its members is a man that NPR profiled last May. He's from the city of Misrata, west of Tripoli, that saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the Libyan War.

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