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4:36am

Sun February 10, 2013

2:55am

Sun February 10, 2013
The Record

High School Marching Bands Lay Down The Beat Of Mardi Gras

Originally published on Sun February 10, 2013 7:18 am

The McDonogh 35 High School band marches in a parade to usher in the Carnival Season.
Keith O'Brien for NPR

In less than an hour, the McDonogh 35 High School marching band — including the flag girls, the dance team, the majorettes, the color guard and the actual band — needs to be on the parade route five miles away. It's the peak of Carnival season in New Orleans, and high school marching bands form the backbeat of Mardi Gras.

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11:05am

Thu February 7, 2013
The Two-Way

NFL's Gregg Williams, Who Orchestrated Bounty Program, Is Reinstated

Originally published on Thu February 7, 2013 8:16 pm

Gregg Williams, then a coach with the New Orleans Saints, in August 2011.
Bill Haber AP

Less than a year after orchestrating a bounty program in Saint Louis, Gregg Williams will be back in the NFL next season. The Tennessee Titans have hired the former Saints defensive coordinator as a senior assistant coach.

Back in May of last year, Williams was suspended indefinitely for being part of a scheme in which he set up cash rewards for hits that knocked opponents out of games.

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3:56am

Tue February 5, 2013
Business

Business News

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 11:47 am

Transcript

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a slip for BP.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

The British oil company, BP, announced its 4th quarter earnings today, and its net profit was about a billion dollars lower than a year earlier. BP has been shrinking as assets have been sold off to pay for its liabilities tied to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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6:35am

Mon February 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Lights Out, It Was A Memorable Super Bowl

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 9:45 am

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs waits on the field after the half the lights went out in the third quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans.
Mike Segar Reuters /Landov
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Mike Pesca on the Super Bowl

There was a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

A last-minute drive that could have won the game for San Francisco.

An MVP performance by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

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