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Sat May 12, 2012

Big Game Sevens On Both Coasts

Originally published on Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 am



This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. You didn't think we were going to get through this week without talking about sports.


SIMON: Both New York and L.A. host big game sevens tonight - hoops on the West Coast, pucks on the East Coast. NPR's Tom Goldman can open a can of bean dip, sit on the couch, watch the TV and say, hey, don't bother me, I'm working. He joins us from an undisclosed location.

Morning, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi. I wake up eating bean dip.

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Fri May 11, 2012
Planet Money

Where Teenagers Run The Economy

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 5:10 am

Future central bankers of Ridgefield High

Every spring, high school students descend on the headquarters of the New York Federal Reserve, a few blocks from Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. They compete to see who does the best impression of a central banker.

The High School Fed Challenge is a big deal. Schools like Montclair High in Montclair, New Jersey have multiple rounds of tryouts just to get on the team. Then they practice for months.

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Thu May 10, 2012
Around the Nation

Accidental Calls To New York City's 911 Add Up

A report says in 2010, 38 percent of 911 calls in New York City were accidental calls lasting just seconds. Most, according to the New York Daily News, appear to be calls made from pockets or purses. There were actually more of these calls than calls that warranted a response by a police car.



Fri May 4, 2012
The Two-Way

Police In New York Clock Motorcyclist Going 170 MPH

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 2:59 pm

Nikkolaus McCarthy.
New York State Police

Talk about a heavy hand: State police say they clocked Nikkolaus McCarthy, 25, flying across the New York Thruway at 170 mph.

That's not a typo. Police said when they finally caught up with him 50 miles later and told McCarthy how fast he was going, he allegedly bragged saying his bike could break the 190 mph barrier.

The Albany Times Union reports:

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Fri May 4, 2012
The Two-Way

No Mo! Yankees Great Mariano Rivera Suffers Possible Career-Ending Injury

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 3:19 pm

New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera, earlier this season.
Patrick Semansky AP

Update at 5:18 p.m. ET. He'll Be Back:

"I can't go out like this."

That's what Mariano Rivera told the AP about an injury that many thought could end the greatest closer in baseball history's career.

The AP reports that Rivera said he would be back on the mound by 2013.

Our Original Post Continues:

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