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4:02am

Fri November 2, 2012
Around the Nation

Photo Helps Track Down Calif. Lottery Winner

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 9:43 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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8:32am

Wed October 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Tigers & Giants Have Been To Series Many Times, But Never Together

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 12:15 pm

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has seen a lot in his day, but never a World Series matchup between his team and the Giants.
Karl Mondon MCT /Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': Tom Goldman and Renee Montagne preview the World Series

Seamheads surely know this, but here's a bit of baseball trivia that the rest of us can drop into a conversation today if we're caught in a discussion about the World Series, which gets started tonight at 8 p.m. ET. (on Fox TV).

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6:58am

Wed October 24, 2012
The Two-Way

After Shark Kills Surfer, Central California Beach Closed

The beach is closed near Vandenberg Air Force Base after Tuesday's shark attack.
U.S. Air Force photo Reuters /Landov

Surf Beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base along California's central coast is closed after the death of a 39-year-old man who was attacked by a shark Tuesday while surfing.

The man's death came two years and a day after a shark killed a 19-year-old man along the same stretch of the coast.

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3:53am

Tue October 23, 2012
Strange News

A Captive Beluga Whale's Remarkably Human Song

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a tale of the singing whale. Scientists this week published a study of a captive beluga whale in San Diego. The whale began to sing, apparently after spending time close to people. It died several years ago, but left behind a recording that sounds like a person in the shower.

(SOUNDBITE OF WHALE SINGING)

INSKEEP: We do not know if during his lifetime the singing whale ever made it to a karaoke bar.

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4:14pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Youth Radio

Teen Debaters Parse Candidates' Style And Substance

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 4:25 pm

Young debaters at the Bay Area Urban Debate League in Oakland, Calif., say that there are a lot of differences between the way that they debate the issues and what they see the presidential candidates doing on debate nights.
Jenny Bolario/YouthRadio for NPR

The high school debaters at the Bay Area Urban Debate League get together every week in downtown Oakland, Calif., to hone their arguments and debating styles. But the young debaters have had a chance during the recent presidential debates to see how it's done on the national stage.

They watch with pen and worksheet, taking notes and analyzing the candidates' debating styles, hoping to glean some lessons from the pros.

There is a lot for these young debaters to observe and compare, but they have also noticed some key differences.

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