2:14pm

Tue July 3, 2012
Politics

How History Colors Our View Of Presidents

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 5:06 pm

Transcript

JOHN DONVAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm John Donvan in Washington. John Roberts plays the hero and the villain. Charlie Rangel may face a recount in New York. The attorney general is held in contempt, and Chris Christie has something spicy to say to a reporter. Stand by for it, it's Wednesday(ph) and time for a...

GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE: Are you stupid?

DONVAN: Edition of the Political Junkie.

PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN: There you go again.

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2:10pm

Tue July 3, 2012
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

Watch your speed and obey all traffic laws because state troopers, along with city and county law enforcement agencies will be out in force over the July 4th holiday weekend.  Alabama Public Safety director, Colonel Hugh McCall, says all available troopers will be on the roads from early Wednesday morning through Sunday night. 

Alabama Power

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2:09pm

Tue July 3, 2012
Around the Nation

Poll Shows A New American Definition Of Optimism

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 2:55 pm

Transcript

JOHN DONVAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm John Donvan.

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2:03pm

Tue July 3, 2012
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Life, Cosmos, Books And Love

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 2:28 pm

1:45pm

Tue July 3, 2012
It's All Politics

Polls Show Americans, Like Their Justices, Are Still Divided Over Health Care

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 1:50 pm

The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, when the justices released their ruling on President Obama's health care law.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Americans remain about as polarized over President Obama's health care law as the nine members of the Supreme Court, according to polls taken after last week's ruling.

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1:41pm

Tue July 3, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

Showing Vultures A Little Love

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 12:32 pm

iStockphoto.com

Think of a giraffe lying on the Serengeti plain. He has just died, maybe of disease, maybe he was killed by a pride of lions, but now he's a 19-foot-long, 4,000-pound mound of meat, which very soon is going to stink and rot and muck up the neighborhood.

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1:32pm

Tue July 3, 2012
The Salt

Three Ways Pie History Is Like HBO's 'Game Of Thrones'

Originally published on Fri October 26, 2012 12:21 pm

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Going medieval in the kitchen: The recipe for this sweet pork pie came from the new, official Game of Thrones cookbook.
Benjamin Morris NPR

Much has been written about the real-life historical people and events that inspired Game Of Thrones. Many fans of the hit HBO series and the fantasy books on which it is based know that author G.R.R.

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1:12pm

Tue July 3, 2012
Remembrances

Andy Griffith: A TV Icon From Mayberry To 'Matlock'

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 7:06 pm

In the drama Matlock, Kene Holliday (top left), Nancy Stafford, Julie Sommars, Griffith and Kari Lizer played a criminal defense team that often came out on top.
NBCU Photo Bank

In a career that spanned half a century, actor and comedian Andy Griffith starred in five different television series, made more than 30 movies and even recorded a Grammy Award-winning gospel album. He died Tuesday morning in North Carolina at the age of 86.

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1:01pm

Tue July 3, 2012
The Two-Way

After Apology, Pakistan Agrees To Reopen Military Supply Line, Says Clinton

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 6:03 pm

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for the "for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military" during a NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani troops.

When announcing the apology, the AP reports, Clinton also said that Pakistan was reopening a crucial military supply line into Afghanistan. Pakistan had closed its border to the coalition forces since the attack in November.

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12:30pm

Tue July 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Andy Griffith Dies, Was TV's Sheriff Taylor And Matlock

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 2:06 pm

Andy Griffith in 1960, when he started playing Sheriff Andy Taylor on TV.
CBS /Landov

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