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National Security
7:21 am
Sat August 10, 2013

Obama Reaffirms Support Of NSA Programs

Originally published on Sun August 11, 2013 6:43 am

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Scott Simon is away. This week, President Obama said he's open to reforms of the National Security Agency's surveillance program. Speaking at a White House news conference, the President said he still believes the programs have adequate protections for Americans' privacy.

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Around the Nation
7:21 am
Sat August 10, 2013

Man Survives Attack By Shark, Snake, Lightning ...

Originally published on Sun August 11, 2013 6:43 am

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Now, as summer draws to a close, we have a harrowing tourism story from two weeks ago.

ERIK NORRIE: Yeah, we were on vacation, my family and I were out on the boat, and it was a beautiful sunny day in the Abacos in the Bahamas.

HEADLEE: This is Erik Norrie of Florida.

NORRIE: Typical, crystal clear, beautiful Bahama waters. And the kids were playing and swimming. And I took my mask and snorkel and spear and went out to a little channel there to hunt.

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National Security
7:21 am
Sat August 10, 2013

Obama Outlines Surveillance Proposal

Originally published on Sun August 11, 2013 6:43 am

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Economy
7:21 am
Sat August 10, 2013

Rise Of The New American Barons

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 12:49 pm

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This is WEEKEND EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. This week, Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post; Google's Sergey Brin backed the creation of a lab-grown beef burger. Then there's Richard Branson and his commercial space flights, and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's win in the America's Cup - a very small group of incredibly well-heeled men with the power, and the deep pockets, to effect real change in the world.

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Economy
7:21 am
Sat August 10, 2013

Housing Market Shows More Signs Of Life

Originally published on Sun August 11, 2013 6:43 am

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This week, the U.S. housing market showed a few more signs of life. New reports show home sales and prices rising. And those gains have been coming despite the recent rise in interest rates. Meanwhile, President Obama spoke out about changes he'd like to see in the mortgage market. We're joined now by NPR correspondent Chris Arnold who's been keeping an eye on all of this. Hi, Chris.

CHRIS ARNOLD, BYLINE: Hey, Celeste.

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