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Panelist Questions

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:50am

Yaaaassss Queen! Baiting the Press.

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:50am

Our panelists read three stories about something medieval making a comeback, only one of which is true.

Panel Questions

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:50am

Alexa Power

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:50am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: "Alabama Blues," "The Worst Wing," and "Safe Guacamole."

Not My Job: Katy Tur Of NBC News Gets Quizzed On Turducken

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:50am

The correspondent and anchor, known for her reporting from Donald Trump's presidential campaign, fields questions about the multi-poultry Thanksgiving delicacy.

(Image credit: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune)

Saturday Sports: Green Bay Packers, Houston Rockets

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:48am

The NFL continues to produce drama on and off the field while the Ball family does the same for the NBA.

Insights Into The Extinction Of The Passenger Pigeon

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:48am

Scientists have been searching through passenger pigeon DNA to try to explain how such a huge, abundant population of birds could go extinct so quickly.

The Future Of Polar Bears

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:48am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Polar Bears International chief scientist Steven Amstrup if the animals can survive if sea ice continues to melt.

VIDEO: For LSD, What A Long Strange Trip It's Been

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:00am

It's been reviled and revered, criminalized and exploited by the CIA. And now and other psychedelic drugs are being tested as legitimate medical treatments. NPR's original animation tells the tale.

(Image credit: Freddy Arenas for NPR)

In Interviews With 122 Rapists, Student Pursues Not-So-Simple Question: Why?

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:00am

Shattered by the rape and subsequent death of a student in Delhi in 2012, a graduate student in psychology wanted to know why they did it — and if they felt remorse.

(Image credit: Raj K. Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

PHOTOS: Animals That Could Disappear Because Of Us

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:00am

And the well-being of humans could suffer if the species go extinct. The images are from a new book, 'Endangered,' by Tim Flach.

(Image credit: Tim Flach)

Reverberations Of War Complicate Vietnam Veterans' End-Of-Life Care

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:00am

For Vietnam veterans who have lived a lifetime with the memories of war, what some say they want in death is often more nuanced and complicated than a civilian's desire.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Shirley Borges)

Reading The Game: This War Of Mine

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:00am

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with This War of Mine — a game about surviving during wartime that proved so wrenching, our critic couldn't bring himself to finish it.

(Image credit: 11 Bit Studios)

Washington Did A Lot This Week And America's Schools Will Feel It

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 5:04am

Changes to net neutrality and more on what the tax bill means for education, parents and students.

(Image credit: Lorenzo Gritti for NPR)

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait In Line

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 2:00am

NPR's Scott Simon considers the joys of standing in line, whether for a flight home for the holidays or a tub of popcorn at the multiplex.

(Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Female Congressional Candidate Ends Run After She Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:31pm

Retired business executive Andrea Ramsey had hoped to oust an incumbent Republican congressman in a Kansas district targeted by the Democrats.

CHART: How The New Version Of The Republican Tax Bill Would Affect You

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:12pm

The bill would lower the rate for top earners and also let graduate students keep their tuition waivers.

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Episode 813: The Produce Show

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 6:32pm

Five reporters go to the New York Produce Show and Conference, each on a mission.

(Image credit: Alex Goldmark/NPR)

Final Version Of GOP Tax Bill Cuts Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 6:16pm

Republican lawmakers have released the final version of their tax bill that cuts the corporate tax rate to 21 percent and reduces tax rates for individuals for eight years.

Chief Justice Roberts Sends Kozinski Inquiry To Another Judicial Council

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 5:53pm

The 2nd Circuit will take over the inquiry of 9th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski. Multiple former clerks and externs have accused Kozinski of sexual harassment.

(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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