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A Canadian college student was caught at a border checkpoint with more than 50 live turtles in his pants and has pleaded guilty to six smuggling charges in the U.S.

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Chris Joyce about the obstacles in reaching a climate deal. We hear from various countries and get a sense of the competing views and interests on reducing emissions.

Rachel Martin talks with Parul Sehgal of the New York Times about the use of the word "resilience" as something to aspire to and how it's become a coded way to shame people who speak about injustice.

The president will address the nation on the threat of terrorism after recent shootings. Rachel Martin speaks with National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson about what the President might say.

With nations struggling to agree on how to reduce greenhouse emissions, many cities have stepped in to fill the gap. Some 1,000 mayors from around the world pledged new measures in Paris this week.

The FBI is now investigating the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed 14 people as an act of terrorism. At the site of the attack, workers were allowed to retrieve their cars Saturday.

The Chicago police force is under intense scrutiny. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Reverend Jesse Jackson about the policing situation in Chicago and what action he'd like to see taken.

Kurdish forces have been an ally to the U.S. in the fight against ISIS. NPR's Scott Simon talks to The Guardian columnist Jonathan Steele about whether the U.S. owes something to the Kurds in Syria.

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have found a field of dinosaur footprints on the Isle of Skye. The footprints were made by giant dinosaurs 50 feet long that weighed nearly 20 tons.

The New York Times published an editorial on its front page, calling for an end to the "gun epidemic." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's David Folkenflik about the paper's decision.

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