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February 27, 2015 | NPR · Nemtsov served as a regional governor and deputy prime minister in the 1990s. He became an opposition leader and sharp critic of Putin in the early part of the last decade.
 

February 27, 2015 | NPR · Royal elder Prince El Hassan bin Talal talks to Robert Siegel about the country’s role in fighting terrorism and extremism. He concludes that the Arab world needs more literacy to combat fanaticism.
 

February 27, 2015 | NPR · At the State Department on Friday the U.S. and Cuba held high level talks as they try to thaw a half century freeze in relations. They are working on plans to upgrade diplomatic posts in Havana and Washington, D.C. to full embassies.
 

February 27, 2015 | NPR · This weekend, the Chinese government will begin requiring people who use a vast array of social media and Internet messaging platforms to register with their real names. People believe it will target political speech.
 

February 27, 2015 | NPR · Another Mexican cartel leader is behind bars. Police arrested Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, a leader in the Knights Templar cartel. The cartel trafficked methamphetamine in the United States and once dominated the Mexican state of Michoacan through extortion, killings and kidnapping.
 

February 27, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Kelly McEvers speaks with Maajid Nawaz, a self-described former Islamic radical who grew up in Essex, England. He now runs the counter-extremist organization Quilliam.
 

February 27, 2015 | NPR · The family of Steven Sotloff said they hoped the man identified as Mohammed Emzawi is brought to justice. The daughter of aid worker David Haines said she wanted a “bullet between … [his] eyes.”
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · Authorities say they have detained Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, one of the most wanted men in the country.
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · The 70-year-old, best known for the stadium rock anthem “Rock & Roll (Part 2),” was convicted for sex offenses during the 1970s and ’80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.
 

 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · Father Ted, as he was known to his friends, was influential in reshaping Catholic higher education. He was also a champion for human rights and nuclear disarmament.
 

AP
February 27, 2015 | NPR · For your weekend, here are three recommendations for stories that may surprise you about the rise of OxyContin, the fall of Venezuela and an undocumented immigrant who made money for Goldman Sachs.
 

Arts & Life

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · Survivors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino brought a Title IX complaint against the University of North Carolina. “This is not about UNC,” Clark says. “We’re not doing this to vilify our institution.”
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Eastern Boys, a French film that is half love story, half home invasion drama.
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · The Star Trek actor, writer, poet and photographer has died of lung disease at 83. NPR’s Neda Ulaby has a look back at the long career of the man who was (and was not) Spock.
 

Music

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February 27, 2015 | WXPN · The man who chooses music for shows like Weeds and True Blood discusses making his own album.
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · The retro singer-songwriter proclaims his love for a charming and alarming Hoosier girl who bats right, throws left.
 

Buck Lewis
February 27, 2015 | NPR · Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners features this week a selection of drum fills handpicked by Steve Jordan. Hear the fill and match it to the song.
 

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