2:55pm

Sat March 30, 2013
NPR Story

For One Military Family, DOMA Decision Will Hit Close To Home

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 4:25 pm

Same-sex couples in the military will be watching closely now that the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Anxiously awaiting a decision are Army lieutenant colonel Heather Mack and her wife, Ashley Broadway, who've been together for 15 years and have two children. They say repealing DOMA would help many enlisted same-sex military couples, who don't receive funds to move non-military spouses from one base to the next.

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12:22pm

Sat March 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Hours After Expulsion, Ex-Nevada Lawmaker Forcibly Arrested In California

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 2:05 pm

Ex-Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, pictured here after his arrest in February on a charge that he attacked a family member. He's currently in a California jail, charged with resisting arrest.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police AP

Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks is jailed in San Bernadino County, Calif., following a high-speed freeway chase with Barstow police and members of the California Highway Patrol. Just hours earlier, Brooks had been kicked out of the lower house of the Nevada State Legislature for making threats and behaving erratically.

Barstow Police Chief Albert Ramirez said the incident began when Brooks summoned a tow truck because of a flat tire, and then had a disagreement with the driver.

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11:23am

Sat March 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Music Producer Phil Ramone Dies At 72

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 3:17 pm

Phil Ramone in New York in 1997.
Ken Weingart Getty Images

Music producer Phil Ramone, who worked with top artists to create some of the most unforgettable music of our era, has died. He was 79.

Once dubbed "The Pope of Pop," Ramone was hospitalized in late February with an aortic aneurysm, Billboard reports. His son, Matt, confirmed the music producer's death Saturday morning.

Ramone was one of the most prolific music producers of his time, as NPR's Sami Yenigun says:

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10:51am

Sat March 30, 2013
It's All Politics

IRS To 'Social Welfare' Groups: Show Me The Political Ad Money

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 1:07 pm

Sen. Carl Levin has been a vocal advocate for transparency in political ad spending.
Alex Wong Getty Images

There are still unanswered questions about the politically active 501(c)(4) "social welfare" groups. The anonymously funded entities' multimillion-dollar ad budgets helped to clog the airwaves last year.

How much did they really spend to intervene in the 2012 campaign? What kinds of sources supplied their money? What ties do they maintain with other nonprofit organizations or for-profit companies?

The IRS is now trying to address some of the unknowns by asking organizations to fill out a questionnaire about their finances.

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7:03am

Sat March 30, 2013
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Chris Hayes And 'Room 237'

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 9:51 am

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since the 1970s. Their new album together is called Old Yellow Moon.
David McClister Nonesuch Records

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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4:11am

Sat March 30, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

Gay Marriage And The Evolving Language Of Love

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 12:01 am

English-language experts say how gay couples refer to themselves, and how others refer to same-sex couples, continues to evolve.
Mario Tama Getty Images

In 1982, advice columnist Dear Abby published a letter from someone who'd just moved from a conservative Midwestern town to bohemian Portland, Ore.

Suddenly the advice seeker was interacting with gay couples and wanted to know: Should a letter be addressed to "Mr. John Doe and Friend?'"

Is it proper to say, "This is so-and-so and his lover"?

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4:11am

Sat March 30, 2013
Asia

North Korea's Stepped-Up Rhetoric: Is It More Than Talk?

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 8:34 am

University students march through Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, on Friday. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms.
Jon Chol Jin AP

North Korea has cut its last military hotlines with South Korea and yet again stepped up its rhetoric, rattling nerves in the region.

Thousands of North Koreans rallied in central Pyongyang, chanting "Death to the U.S. imperialists." Their leader, Kim Jong Un, has been calling for "scores to be settled" with the U.S.

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4:11am

Sat March 30, 2013
Around the Nation

White House Easter Roll Eggs Hatched In Maine

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 11:28 am

President Obama helps a young participant roll an egg during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn. This year's event will take place on Monday.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

On Monday, thousands of children will descend on the White House lawn for the annual Easter Egg Roll. They'll walk away with keepsakes: painted wooden Easter eggs made at a small mill in rural Maine.

Drive through Buckfield, home to about 2,000 people in inland western Maine, and you'll see the markers of a typical small town: a library, a general store and a closed business — in this case, a shuttered theater.

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12:25am

Sat March 30, 2013
The Two-Way

The Slipper Didn't Fit: Elite 8 March On Without Cinderella

Originally published on Mon April 1, 2013 5:32 am

Scottie Wilbekin, No. 5 of the Florida Gators, passes the ball out between Sherwood Brown (No. 25) and Chase Fieler (No. 20) of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles on Friday in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas.
Ronald Martinez Getty Images

The "darlings" of the NCAA men's basketball tournament are "now no more," as CBS Sports reports. Florida Gulf Coast lost to University of Florida, 50-62.

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5:07pm

Fri March 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Cowboys Reach 6-Year, $108 Million Deal With Quarterback Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
Jamie Squire Getty Images

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a 6-year deal worth $108 million with quarterback Tony Romo.

The team's website reports the deal has not been signed, but agreed-to terms stipulate that $55 million of that is guaranteed.

Dallascowboys.com reports:

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