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9:00 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Love and Roaches; AyePhones; Aloof Aliens.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:00 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Newt Reaches out to Florida Voters; Raiders of the Lost Yo Momma Joke.

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9:00 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Oops! I Did It Again

Carl reads some recent newspaper corrections.

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9:00 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Carl reads three quotes from the weeks news: Poor Mitt; Half-time with Madonna; and Snakes on an Everglade.

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9:00 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat February 4, 2012 8:05 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what is everybody going to be talking about after the Super Bowl? Mr. PJ O'Rourke?

PJ O'ROURKE: Well, Indiana's passed the right to work act and the unions are angry, and I think they've got an idea for a pretty attention getting protests. A bunch of burly AFL-CIO guys, this is not a wardrobe malfunction you're going to want to look at.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Charlie Pierce?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:00 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

The Two-Way
8:24 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Occupy D.C. Dismantled Quietly By Park Police

A U.S. Park Police officer removes a wooden structure from an Occupy D.C. protester's tent at McPherson Square in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
Cliff Owen AP

Since the early a.m., U.S. Park Police have been moving into a park near the White House where the Occupy D.C. movement has been encamped for months. Some officers are on horseback and dressed in riot gear, but there haven't been any major clashes so far.

If there are, you'll likely see it on this Washington Post live video stream.

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NPR Story
6:25 am
Sat February 4, 2012

20 Million Years Later, Russians Work To Drill Into Lake

Originally published on Sat February 4, 2012 10:05 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Imagine a place on earth where there's been no light, no wind for millions of years. Lake Vostok is one such place. The world's third largest lake, in terms of amount of water, has long been hidden, buried beneath two miles of ice until, perhaps, this coming week. Russian researchers are about to break through that ice.

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Middle East
5:28 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Activists: Syrian Assault Leaves More Than 250 Dead

Originally published on Sat February 4, 2012 10:05 am

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Simon Says
5:01 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Standing In Defense Of Diet Coke

Diet Coke. David Greene likes it.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Sat February 4, 2012 10:05 am

I would like to rise up today in defense of Diet Coke. All diet sodas, in fact. But Diet Coke happens to be my favorite.

I like the stuff.

Cracking open a can of it, or pouring some over ice, helps me survive a long work day.

This love of Diet Coke is one reason my re-entry into the United States has been a little rocky. When I moved back recently after a reporting assignment in Russia, nobody warned me that war had been declared on Diet Coke.

The artillery was fired by Men's Health magazine.

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