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Italian author Umberto Eco died yesterday at the age of 84. We recall last year's conversation between the author and Scott Simon.

The spread of Zika is taxing Colombia's already over-burdened health care system.

Linda Wertheimer talks to Harper Lee's longtime friend Wayne Flynt about the late author. He will deliver Lee's eulogy.

Today: a funeral Mass for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Linda Wertheimer speaks with Eduardo Miranda and Elisa Bergersen about their project that enables paralyzed musicians to perform again through proxies.

Linda Wertheimer talks with The Washington Post's Terrence McCoy about brain-damaged Baltimore residents signing away lead poisoning settlement money. He just won a Polk award for his reporting on it.

Pope Francis turned heads this week with statements on birth control and same-sex marriage that seemed at odds with Church doctrine. Then he waded into a spat with Donald Trump.

As the late Supreme Court justice lay in repose on Friday, he was surrounded by his large family and nearly 100 former law clerks, and visited by all, from Obama to the court's blue-collar staff.

For many, the alligator is the face of the Florida Everglades. But the reptiles are shrinking in size and population, a signal that the watershed might not be doing as well as it should.

Zika was ignored by infectious disease scientists for years. This happens more often than you might think, especially with diseases discovered in remote regions. A researcher says we can do better.

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