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11:35 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Surprise Teams Round Bases To MLB Playoffs

The Oakland A's are headed to the playoffs for the first time in six years, and Washington's Nationals brought the pennant home for the first time since the Senators did it back in 1933. NPR's Mike Pesca talks about the surprises, the end of the baseball season and the outlook for the playoffs.

World
11:12 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Russia May Be Poised To Regain Influence In Region

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 11:35 am

Elections in Georgia, Ukraine and Lithuania are being closely watched in the West as a test of whether former Soviet states will shift closer to Russia. Russian president Vladimir Putin, for his part, has made political, economic and security reintegration of former Soviet republics a priority.

From Our Listeners
11:06 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Letters: School Lunch And Intellectual Disability

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 11:35 am

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Law
11:06 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Wire Tapping, Gay Marriage On SCOTUS Docket

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 11:35 am

With the presidential election a month away, the Court may soon weigh in on several contentious cases. Los Angeles Times Supreme Court correspondent David Savage talks about the upcoming session and whether the Court can insulate itself from the heat of this political season.

The Two-Way
10:40 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Pope's Butler's Pleads Innocent, But Says He Betrayed Pontiff

Pope Benedict XVI and his former butler, Paolo Gabriele (center), are shown at the Vatican in this file photo. The pope's private secretary, Georg Gaenswein, is on the left.
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Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 3:14 pm

Pope Benedict XVI's former butler took the stand at his trial Tuesday and offered a somewhat contradictory message: He declared himself innocent of stealing papal documents, but acknowledged betraying the trust of Pope Benedict XVI.

As NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports, Paolo Gabriele, 46, is charged with stealing documents pointing to corruption and power struggles with the church. Prosecutors say Gabriele has confessed to giving the material to an Italian journalist, and that his motive was to expose "evil and corruption" in the church.

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