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2:00pm

Sat April 14, 2012
NPR Story

The Week In News: A Rough Cycle For N. Korea, China

Originally published on Sat April 14, 2012 5:49 pm

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GUY RAZ, HOST:

It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: It's simple. If you make more than $1 million every year, you should pay at least the same percentage of your income in taxes as middle-class families do.

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RAZ: President Obama from his weekly Saturday video address talking taxes and his proposal for a millionaire's tax, the so-called Buffett Rule. James Fallows of The Atlantic is with me now for more on this story and others we're following. Hello, Jim.

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2:00pm

Sat April 14, 2012
NPR Story

Arrest, Charges Push Trayvon Martin Forward

NPR's Joel Rose has a round-up of the week's news in the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is in jail and the legal case is moving forward.

2:00pm

Sat April 14, 2012
Arts & Life

Three-Minute Fiction: Judge's Current Favorites

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4:23pm

Fri April 13, 2012
Three Books...

Permanent Siesta: 3 Books To Whisk You Away

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 4:55 pm

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One doesn't necessarily associate spring travel with heavy reading. For one, books are bulky luggage, the weighty enemies of economical packers; even an e-reader takes up precious space in one's overflowing duffel. And two, escapist migration to mountaintops or flowery fields or seaside locales for sun worship and meditative communion with nature connotes a markedly book-free environment, an escape from the office or the solemn halls of academe.

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3:32pm

Fri April 13, 2012
Jazz

Alfredo Rodriguez: 'Crossing The Border' To Meet A Legend

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 5:06 pm

Alfredo Rodriguez's new album is titled Sounds of Space.
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In 2009, jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez showed up in Laredo, Texas, with only a suitcase, some sheet music and one aim: to collaborate with Quincy Jones. A Cuban seeking amnesty in the U.S., Rodriguez ended up arrested by Mexican border officials. He says they questioned him for hours and demanded money.

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