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7:11 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Jury Finds Tradition Is No Excuse For Brutal Hazing

Pam Champion (second from right) and Robert Champion Sr. (right), parents of Robert Champion Jr., listen as the guilty verdict against Dante Martin is read in an Orlando courtroom on Friday.
Red Huber AP

Originally published on Sat November 1, 2014 1:25 pm

A jury has rejected a defense argument that beatings of Florida A&M University band members were a band tradition. The panel found a former member of marching band guilty of felony hazing and manslaughter in one such beating.

Dante Martin is now looking at a possible sentence of up to 22 years in prison for his role in the death of Robert Champion. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 9.

Called "The Example" by band colleagues, Champion was an accomplished clarinetist, drum major and leader of the "Marching 100."

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Around the Nation
7:11 am
Sat November 1, 2014

At This Museum, Falling Back An Hour Takes The Whole Weekend

Originally published on Sat November 1, 2014 1:25 pm

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It's All Politics
12:57 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Ranting And Throwing Papers: An Angry Candidate Runs For Congress

Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost argues about gun legislation in 2013. Bost's angry rants have become a campaign issue in his race against Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart for Enyart's U.S. House seat.
Seth Perlman AP

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 10:43 am

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Global Health
6:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Ebola Vaccine Tester Feels A 'Real Satisfaction'

Originally published on Sat October 25, 2014 10:57 am

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon.

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Sports
6:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Royals Take Game 3; Cowboys Surge: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat October 25, 2014 10:57 am

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Now why don't we turn to sports?

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Music Interviews
6:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Oratorio Tackles The Issue Of Leaks From 'The Source'

Originally published on Sat October 25, 2014 10:57 am

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Author Interviews
11:01 am
Sat October 18, 2014

424 Steps To Happiness: A Father's Journey Beyond 'The Fall'

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 2:46 pm

Tito is a delightful young man. The world would call him disabled; he's had cerebral palsy since birth, the result of a bungled medical procedure at a hospital in Venice.

Tito was born to Anna and Diogo Mainardi, who is one of Brazil's best-known columnists as well as a novelist and screenwriter.

Tito is dauntless and spirited. He can walk 424 steps before he falls — but he always falls.

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Simon Says
7:42 am
Sat October 18, 2014

A Candidate With Low Poll Numbers, But High Hopes

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 2:46 pm

Dr. Doug Butzier died on duty this week. He was 59 and crashed in his own small plane flying home to Dubuque, Iowa.

Doug Butzier was a former paramedic who put himself through medical school and became chief of the emergency room and medical staff at Mercy Medical Center and the Dubuque Fire Department. An EMS supervisor named Wayne Dow told the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, "We adored him ... He appreciated what we did, and he never forgot where he came from."

Dr. Butzier leaves behind his wife, two sons, and three step-children.

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Sports
6:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Two Wildcard Teams Meet In World Series

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 2:46 pm

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BJ Leiderman writes our theme music. Want to hear it?

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Economy
6:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Pritzker Travels Europe And Asia On Commercial Diplomacy Tour

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 2:46 pm

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