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Carl reads headlines to our panelists, and they try to pick which ones actually showed up in newspapers.

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CARL KASELL, Host:

From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR news quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Brian Babylon, Faith Salie and Kyrie O'Connor. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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PETER SAGAL, Host:

Thank you guys. Thank you, Carl. In just a minute, it's the Listener Limerick Challenge. If you'd like to play, give us a call at 1-888-Wait-Wait, that's 1- 888-924-8924. It's time for a round of a whole new game that we are going to call?

KASELL: Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

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SAGAL: Nice knickers, Carl.

KASELL: Thank you, Peter.

SAGAL: You're welcome. Now Carl here is going to read to each of you, three headlines, one of which we actually found in a newspaper or website this week. Your job: pick the real headline. Okay? Do that and you get a point. All right, Kyrie, this comes from the New York Post and it topped a story about a theft. Was the headline?

KASELL: Dreamy Robber Steals Heart, Valuables.

SAGAL: Or?

KASELL: Copper Thief Foiled By Coppers.

SAGAL: Or?

KASELL: Urn Stolen by Ash-Hole.

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KYRIE O: I don't care if I'm right, I want it to be number three.

SAGAL: And you are right, it was.

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SAGAL: Urn Stolen by Ash-Hole.

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SAGAL: A Connecticut man allegedly stole an urn containing his girlfriend's grandmother's ashes, which yes, makes him kind of a jackash now that we think about it.

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SAGAL: Brian, you're next. Your headline comes from the AP and it's about Disney World. Is it?

KASELL: Disney Can't Duck Donald Groping Charges.

SAGAL: Or?

KASELL: Dumbo Gets Goofy After Minnie Slips Him A Mickey.

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SAGAL: Or?

KASELL: Contest Winner Picks New Eight Dwarf: Meet Gassy.

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BABYLON: Yeah, he was eating at the food court.

SAGAL: Yeah.

BABYLON: I'm going to go with the first one.

SAGAL: You're going to go with the first one, which was Disney Can't Duck Donald Groping Charges?

BABYLON: Yep.

SAGAL: You're right.

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BABYLON: Yep.

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BABYLON: He has the busy hands, that Donald Duck.

SAGAL: Yeah, he does.

BABYLON: Hands are always busy.

SAGAL: There was an incident at the Magic Kingdom. Disney is being sued. The lawsuit points out how Donald did not and has not ever worn pants.

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SAGAL: All right.

BABYLON: Busy hands.

SAGAL: Faith, the last one is for you. Your headline comes from the Canadian site, Mopo, and it concerns a family story. Listen carefully. Is it?

KASELL: Great Grandson Not So Great, Says Grandmother.

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SAGAL: Or?

KASELL: Reunited And It Feels So Burny: Fire Ruins Family Reunion.

SAGAL: Or?

KASELL: Man who used to be a woman and woman who used to be a man support daughter who used to son.

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FAITH SALIE: Oh wow.

BABYLON: What just happened?

SALIE: I'm going to go with three.

SAGAL: You're right.

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SAGAL: It was three.

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BABYLON: I'm sorry, can you just say that one more time so I can...

SAGAL: I shall, it was.

BABYLON: Yeah, I just want to feel like I know.

SAGAL: Man who used to be a woman and woman who used to be a man support daughter who used to be son. That's both the headline and pretty much the summary of the story.

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