Riot police spray South Korean protestors with water cannons in front of the main gate to the Gyeongbok Palace, during a rally to commemorate the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster in Seoul on Saturday. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Heavy Police Presence At Ferry Demonstrations Bring Seoul To A Halt

Thousands of police formed a perimeter around the heart of South Korea's capital Saturday, in an effort to dampen a third day of protests over the government handling of a ferry disaster one year ago.

Asad Ali, 63, was unemployed for four years when Pakistan banned live music in 1977. He now plays the guitar for Sachal Studios Orchestra around the globe and in his hometown, Lahore. Courtesy of Mobeen Ansari hide caption

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Goats and Soda

In 'Song Of Lahore,' A Race To Revive Pakistani Classical Music

In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government banned live concerts. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest.

Demonstrators march in Glasgow, Scotland, to call for the scrapping of Britain's Trident nuclear weapons program on April 4. Opposition to Trident is a cornerstone of the SNP's platform. Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

From Losers To Possible Kingmakers, A Scottish Party Comes Back Strong

No party is expected to win a majority in the upcoming U.K. elections. That means the Scottish National Party, after losing a vote on independence last year, could determine the country's next leader.

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Music News

It's Thin, It's Plastic, It's Back: Flexi Discs Find New Fans

In the '60s, the cheap music format was stocked in vending machines and embossed on cereal boxes. Now, magazines like Decibel and bands like Deerhoof are reviving the once-dead flexi disc.

Police made one of several arrests at this house in Narre Warren, a suburb of Melbourne, Saturday. Police raided houses in the city's outer eastern suburbs and made several arrests over an alleged attack planned for ANZAC Day. David Crosling/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Australia Says It Broke Up ISIS-Inspired Plot To Attack WWI Event

In a series of early-morning raids, Australian counterterrorism police arrested five men in the Melbourne area Saturday, over their possible involvement in a plot to attack a memorial ceremony.

Declared and potential candidates are already in New Hampshire. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and others spoke at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit this week in Nashua. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Commentary

Advice For Beleaguered Battleground State Residents: Leave Town

With the presidential campaign season already underway, NPR's Linda Wertheimer has a hot tip for swing state voters feeling besieged: Rent your house to a political operative and take a vacation.

Scott Skiles, 61, and his son Zach Skiles, 32, had never sat down to talk about Zach's life after his deployment to Iraq --until their recent StoryCorps interview. StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps

Formerly Homeless Vet And His Dad Remember His Darkest Moments

When Marine Cpl. Zach Stiles returned from Iraq, he couldn't sleep, hold down a job or pay rent. He and his father sat down with StoryCorps to talk, for the first time, about his life after the war.

The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was "literally right up against the road so it was extremely vulnerable," said architect Barbara Nadel. One of the government's first responses was to close a two-block stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

Oklahoma City Bombing A 'Wake-Up Call' For Government Security

After the bombing 20 years ago, the government determined federal buildings should be set back from the street and engineered to prevent floors from collapsing. But has it gone to far?

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It's All Politics

On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough

Golf is a sport that's been enjoyed by both Democrats and Republicans through the decades, but bipartisan golf outings may be disappearing like a shanked tee shot into a water hazard.

Ivo (Lembit Ulfsak) is a pacifist. But NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Tangerines is an "object lesson in the resilience of ancient animosities." Courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films hide caption

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Movie Reviews

A Tart Take On Bitter Realities In 'Tangerines'

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews Tangerines, an unconventional war drama that was this year's Estonian nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

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The Salt

How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

Critics of the system that ushers food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on food companies for work, they may be less likely to contest food safety.

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis has the ball but the New York Mets' David Wright is safe on an eighth-inning stolen base in New York on Tuesday. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Reflections On The 'Boys' Of Summer

The new baseball season is underway, and commentator Alva Noë, a first-time Little League coach, is struck by what Little League and the professional game share in common.

A woman cultivates seaweed off the coast of Madagascar to counter overfishing. She's working with Blue Ventures, a business that supports its conservation projects by giving eco-tours. Courtesy of Skoll Foundation hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Yes, You Can Help The World And Make Money At The Same Time

Entrepreneurs are figuring out ways to make the world better without relying on charity. It's called social entrepreneurship, and its rising stars showed us how it works at a conference in Oxford.

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