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4:44 am
Sun May 13, 2012

Al-Qaida Infiltration 'Important' But 'Not Unheard Of'

Originally published on Sun May 13, 2012 9:09 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

For more on the Yemen bomb plot and what it tells us about U.S. intelligence operations, we're joined by Philip Mudd, former deputy at the CIA's Counterterrorism Center. He's now a senior research fellow with the New America Foundation here in Washington. He joins us in studio.

Thanks for coming in.

PHILIP MUDD: Thank you for having me.

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Middle East
4:44 am
Sun May 13, 2012

For Egyptian Candidate, Broad Appeal And Expectations

Originally published on Sun May 13, 2012 9:09 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Egypt, under ousted President Hosni Mubarak, was one of America's closest intelligence partners in the Middle East. And U.S. officials are watching this month's presidential election in Egypt very carefully.

A one-time leader of the Muslim Brotherhood is emerging as a leading candidate. He's considered a moderate Islamist who appeals to secular as well as religious Egyptians.

But, as we hear from reporter Merrit Kennedy in Cairo, the candidate is walking a fine line trying to stay true to his agenda.

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Religion
4:44 am
Sun May 13, 2012

Military Chaplains Raise Gay Marriage Concerns

Originally published on Sun May 13, 2012 9:09 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News, I'm Rachel Martin.

On the same day that President Obama announced that he's had a change of heart and now publicly supports same-sex marriage, there were quieter moves on Capitol Hill to protect the rights of some who do not.

On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee passed its version of a bill designed, in part, to protect military chaplains from coming under pressure to marry service members of the same sex.

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Sports
4:44 am
Sun May 13, 2012

The NFL's Defense Against Head Injury Lawsuits

Originally published on Sun May 13, 2012 9:09 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

MARTIN: If life is a ball game, then Mike Pesca is the guy behind home plate helping us sort out the check swings from the foul balls. He is, of course, NPR's sports correspondent and our guide to the fascinating intersections between life and sports. He joins us, as he does every week. Hey, Mike.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hey. Every once in a while you could foul a ball off a check swing.

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Presidential Race
4:44 am
Sun May 13, 2012

To Largest Crowd Yet, Romney Speaks Of Faith

Originally published on Sun May 13, 2012 9:09 am

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