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NPR Story
5:22 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Manchester United's Brand Is Devalued

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:57 am

According to a study by Brand Finance, a brand valuation consultancy, Manchester United is no longer the sporting world's most valuable brand. The team didn't bring home any trophies this year.

Around the Nation
4:14 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Bison Invade Wyoming Golf Course

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:57 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This is NPR News.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. A golf course in Wyoming has been invaded by bison. The one-ton animal sometimes damaged the greens, nevermind the brown. Officials tell the Jackson Hole News & Guide they tried to move the bison using sprinklers, but mostly golfers have to play around them. This could enliven other events on grass - boring baseball game?

GREENE: Make them play around bison.

INSKEEP: Want to enliven the World Cup?

GREENE: Bison.

NPR Story
4:09 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Bob Newhart Looks Back On A Career Of One-Sided Conversations

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:57 am

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DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: Amazing to think comedian Bob Newhart has been in television for more than 50 years. But his first Emmy - last year for a guest role on "The Big Bang Theory." He played a professor who hosted a geeky science show that was canceled long ago.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "THE BIG BANG THEORY")

JOHNNY GALECKI: (As Leonard) If you would've told me when I was a kid that someday I would be doing science next to Prof. Proton, I would not have believed you.

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NPR Story
4:09 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Grand Canyon Officials Want To Evict Bison From Park

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:57 am

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DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: OK, this next story is about an eviction notice for bison. The animals live in Grand Canyon National Park, and park officials say the herd has just gotten too big. Bison are overgrazing, they're draining water resources, and they're trampling all over archaeological sites. From member station KJZZ, Laurel Morales reports.

LAUREL MORALES, BYLINE: There's an estimated 350 bison living in Grand Canyon National Park, but that doesn't mean they're easy to find.

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Around the Nation
6:23 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Anonymous Person Distributes $100 Bills

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Middle East
6:23 am
Mon May 26, 2014

After Mubarak, Egypt Appears Ready To Elect Another Military Man

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And so as Leila just told us, Egyptians appear ready to elect a military man - which in a way seems amazing considering the images we remember from three years ago. At that point, a military dictator, Hosni Mubarak, was removed from power. At that time, it was NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in Cairo. She was witnessing all of the celebration.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

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Europe
6:23 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Far-Right Parties Made Big Gains In European Parliamentary Elections

In Great Britain, the anti-Europe UKIP was the No. 1 vote getter. In France, Marine Le Pen's National Front also did much better than expected.

Around the Nation
5:42 am
Mon May 26, 2014

New York's Marble Collegiate Church Remembers The Fallen

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 6:23 am

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Around the Nation
5:41 am
Mon May 26, 2014

World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division

Crowds gather around the lead tank of the 1st Battalion 400th Infantry task force, and 103rd Cactus Division, after soldiers entered without resistance in Innsbruck, Austria, on May 19, 1945.
Jim Pringle AP

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 3:04 pm

When Kansas native Torrence Riggs was only 24, his Army division, the 103rd infantry, entered southwest Germany.

"I seen a lot of soldier boys with grim faces, I'll tell you that," he says. "I had one, too."

It was 1945, and the people in Germany's Dachau concentration camp had either been worked or starved to death.

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Middle East
5:41 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Pope Francis Wraps Up 3-Day Trip To Middle East

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 6:23 am

Pope Francis is in Jerusalem. He stopped at the holiest Jewish and Muslim sites in that city. The pope has invited Palestinian and Israeli leaders to join him in Rome to discuss Mideast peace.

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