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1:34pm

Thu February 10, 2011
World of Opera

It Must Have Been Fate: 'La Forza del Destino'

When puzzling events happen in life — things that simply can't be explained, or at least can't be explained simply — people often put them down to fate. It's as though ascribing our troubles to fate somehow relieves us of the need to understand them. But what is fate, really? At best it's a difficult concept to grasp, much less explain in words. That may be why so many evocations of fate can be heard in music, a medium in which words are optional.

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12:58pm

Thu February 10, 2011
New In Paperback

New In Paperback: Feb. 7-13

Union Atlantic

by Adam Haslett

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12:55pm

Thu February 10, 2011
Anti-Government Protests Roil Egypt

Last Word On Egypt

Steve Inskeep has today's Last Word to reflect news in Egypt.

12:54pm

Thu February 10, 2011
Anti-Government Protests Roil Egypt

'Arabist' Blogger Amrani Weighs In On Egypt News

Steve Inskeep talks with Issandr El Amrani, author of the blog "The Arabist," about the latest developments in Egypt. There are reports that President Hosni Mubarak may announce he is stepping down.

12:51pm

Thu February 10, 2011
Anti-Government Protests Roil Egypt

Will Egyptian President Mubarak Step Down?

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson about indications that President Hosni Mubarak may step down within hours.

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