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Do Political TV Ads Still Work?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

TV ads are a tried-and-true way for politicians to get their message out. But in this chaotic presidential primary, are they still effective?

DEA Arrests Connect Hezbollah Militants To South American Cartels

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Scott Simon asks scholar Matthew Levitt about links between South American drug cartels and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

New Hampshire Republican Debate: 3 Things To Watch Saturday Night

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:34am

When the remaining GOP candidates debate Saturday, several will be making their last pitch for why they should stay in the race. Meanwhile, Donald Trump returns after skipping an Iowa debate.

After Introducing Changes, Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:30am

Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.

An Ode To The Also-Rans In American Politics

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:23am

Scott Simon ponders the people behind the names on buttons and bumper stickers and other political ephemera. Though they may not have been winners, he's inspired by their determination to try.

#NPRreads: 4 Winning Stories To Tackle This Weekend

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:18am

Whitney Houston's Super Bowl masterpiece, a man of many identities, the future of military food — and from The Guardian's archives, an extraordinary, gut-wrenching chronicle of the Delhi gang rape.

A Voter's Guide To The Health Law Chatter

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:00am

A law as broad and complex as the Affordable Care Act invites both criticism and praise. Here's a look at some of the claims made on the presidential campaign trail.

After Ebola, Surf's Up Again In Liberia

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:00am

Aid workers introduced kids to the support. Now there's an annual competition — canceled last year because of Ebola but back in 2016.

Profane And Pornographic, Irvine Welsh's Latest Plumbs A New Kind Of Emptiness

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:00am

A Decent Ride brings back many of Welsh's beloved characters with their ribald humor and Scottish vernacular, but now they must address a new challenge: aging.

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