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3:40 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

WATCH: An Amazing Rescue In Colorado

In this image made with a slow shutter speed which blurred the rushing water, flood waters course through a small park in Boulder, Colo., on Thursday.
Jud Valeski AP

Despite the bad news out of Colorado — where massive flooding has left three people dead — there is a bright spot: Rescue workers were able to extract three drivers stuck inside submerged vehicles.

Video of one of those rescues is awe-inspiring. Via ABC News, it speaks for itself:

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3:38 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

How Russian Come-Back Kid Vladimir Putin Stays Strong

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 4:48 pm

Audie Cornish speaks with Politico's Susan Glasser about Russian leader Vladmir Putin's return to the presidency and how he has re-asserted himself on the domestic and international stage.

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3:38 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Floods Kill Three, Cause Havoc In Colorado

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 4:48 pm

At least three people are dead as flash floods caused by heavy rains swept through areas near Boulder, Colo. The flooding left motorists stranded, forced hundreds of people to be evacuated from their homes and caused several buildings to collapse.

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3:38 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Bulgaria Closes Cold War Poison Umbrella Murder Case

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 4:48 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

One of the most sensational assassinations of the Cold War may never be solved. Who stabbed Georgi Markov with a poisoned umbrella tip? The exiled Bulgarian dissident died after someone jabbed his thigh on September 7th, 1978 on London's Waterloo Bridge. Markov died four days later from what was believed to be ricin poisoning. No one has ever been arrested or charged in the case. And Bulgaria's chief prosecutor closed it yesterday after 35 years.

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3:38 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Why TV Networks Want You To Watch Fall Shows Before They Air

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 4:48 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

The fall TV season doesn't officially begin for another few weeks, but you can already get an early look online. At least six series premiers are now available for free. Commentator Andrew Wallenstein says it's a risky bet for the networks.

ANDREW WALLENSTEIN, BYLINE: Of all the new TV shows, I was most interested in seeing "The Goldbergs," a new ABC sitcom set in the 1980s about a dysfunctional family.

(SOUNDBITE FROM TV SERIES "THE GOLDBERGS")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: I know you go through life feeling angry, misunderstood.

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3:38 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Kerry-Lavrov Syria Talks Get Underway In Geneva

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 4:48 pm

Secretary of State John Kerry met his Russian counterpart in Geneva Thursday to go over the details of Moscow's proposed plan to place Syria's chemical weapons arsenal under UN control.

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3:38 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Menendez: Need To Ensure Syria Plan Not 'A Stall For Time'

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 4:48 pm

Robert Siegel talks with New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, about the latest developments in Syria.

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3:38 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

6 Lessons From The Colorado Gun Wars

A man walks past a Democratic campaign office (left) and a pro-gun-group's office, which display signs against, and in favor of, recalling Democratic state Sen. Angela Giron, on the day of the Sept. 10 recall vote in Pueblo, Colo.
Brennan Linsley AP

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 4:12 pm

In the latest faceoff over gun control laws, gun rights groups won big.

In Colorado this week, the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups helped oust two state senators — both Democrats — in contentious recall elections prompted by their support of a package of gun control laws the Legislature passed earlier this year.

The recalls weren't an easy lift. One of the targets was the state Senate president, John Morse, and the other, Angela Giron, represented a very solidly blue district.

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3:38 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

New York Fashion Week Shows Little Model Diversity, Again

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 4:48 pm

As New York Fashion Week comes to an end, Audie Cornish talks to Robin Givhan, style and culture writer for The Cut from New York Magazine, about diversity on the runway and her favorite show.

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3:38 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

U.S. Might Pause Plans To Ramp Up Syrian Rebel Training

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 4:48 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel.

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