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A Puzzle As Easy As Falling Off A Log

14 hours 12 min ago

Every answer to today's puzzle is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with L-O and the second word starts with G.

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Detroit Bulks Up With New Classic Muscle Cars

14 hours 12 min ago

Muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s, with their oversized engines and racing stripes, hit the skids when oil prices soared. But in Detroit, some are calling now the new golden era of the muscle car.

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In San Jose, The Public Has An Eye On Police Conduct

14 hours 12 min ago

Judge LaDoris Cordell is the independent police auditor for the city of San Jose, Calif. She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how civilian review of the police works in her town.

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Number Of The Week: Migrants En Route To Europe

14 hours 12 min ago

For this Number of the Week, FiveThirtyEight.com's Mona Chalabi looks into the story of migrants trying to get to Europe — how many attempt the crossing, where they cross, how much it costs and more.

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Everest Climbers Hit By Deadly Snow, Rock After Nepal Quake

14 hours 12 min ago

Many climbers are currently trapped on Mount Everest following the earthquake in Nepal. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Outside Magazine Senior Editor Grayson Schaffer about the rescue efforts.

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Alt.Latino Finds Colombia's Mid-Century Afrosound

14 hours 12 min ago

Putting the eclectic back in alternative, Felix Contreras of Alt.Latino talks with Rachel Martin and shares some 1960s Colombian throwback tunes, Latin jazz and bluegrass mariachi.

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In This Museum, Visitors Can Eat The Exhibits

14 hours 12 min ago

The Southern Museum of Food and Beverage in New Orleans chronicles the eats and drinks of the Southern states. And it may be one of the only museums where visitors can imbibe while viewing exhibits.

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Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

14 hours 51 min ago

It's no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It's government policy – one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.

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A City Full Of Contradictions, And A Trilogy To Match In 'Nocturne'

14 hours 51 min ago

The second volume of Anne Opotowsky's lavish trilogy about the Kowloon Walled City is like the city itself — vibrant and contradictory, its skilled atmospherics sometimes marred by sloppy art.

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Actor Nick Kroll: 'I'm A Real Solid Uncle The First Hour'

16 hours 16 min ago

"By hour three," Kroll says, "I'm either on my phone or taking a nap." He tells NPR how being a youngest sibling and uncle of 12 informed his new film, Adult Beginners.

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Would Doctors Be Better If They Didn't Have To Memorize?

16 hours 18 min ago

For decades, first-year medical students have had to cram the details of the cellular metabolism cycle into their heads. Some med schools say it's time to quit cramming and focus on patients' lives.

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Powerful Aftershock Jars Katmandu; Nepal Quake Toll Rises

16 hours 47 min ago

A magnitude 6.7 aftershock rumbled the Nepalese capital and sent people running for open ground Sunday morning. The

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8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner

20 hours 53 min ago

Every year, the president sits down for dinner with Washington reporters and delivers a stand-up routine. From his "bucket list" to Hillary Clinton, here's what he came up with this year.

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Solving Crimes With Pollen, One Grain Of Evidence At A Time

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:19pm

Dallas Mildenhall is one of the world's few forensic pollen experts. He recently identified a rare, mutated pollen grain that helped police crack a murder case in his native New Zealand.

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Turkey's Armenian Artists Honor Their Community's Past

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

Turkey is gradually allowing minority populations more avenues of expression, including in the arts. This week, thousands attended a rare and moving Istanbul performance of Armenian music and poetry.

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Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

Chad Clark of the band Beauty Pill walks us through creating "Steven and Tiwonge," a song about a gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for their sexuality.

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The Armenian Diaspora Remembers And Mourns

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

The largest Armenian population in the United States lives in Glendale, Calif. NPR's Arun Rath attended a vigil to commemorate the centennial of mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

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Why Some Native Actors Quit 'Ridiculous Six'

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Native American journalist Vincent Schiller about what led a group of Native American actors to walk off the set of Adam Sandler's Netflix movie — and why others stayed.

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Behind The Scenes At Eric Holder's Last Day At The Justice Department

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

The outgoing Attorney General bade farewell to the Justice Department, where he's worked on and off since 1976.

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In Kabul, An Uneasy Springtime Equilibrium

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

At the start of Afghanistan's "fighting season," officially declared by the Taliban on Friday, NPR producer Rebecca Hersher meets a group of boys who just want to fly their kites.

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