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News, analysis, essays, and features for your weekend, anchored by Scott Simon on Saturdays, NPR's Peabody Award-winning host and correspondent. Sundays are hosted by NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and feature The New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz offering a challenging puzzle each week. 

On-air challenge: I'm going to give you two words. Insert the same letter in each of them to complete two things in the same category.

Example: Shots Skit --> Shorts, Skirt

1. FIE SEEN
2. MONEY SUNK
3. ETHER PALMS
4. BARE ALLEY
5. PARS SOFA
6. CURING WRESTING
7. MONTAGE CAPLET

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"Shock And Awe," the new film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Joey Hartstone, tells the true story of the run-up to the Iraq War. And it was a story that was only accurately reported by one journalistic outfit, Knight Ridder.

Kylie Jenner: Future Billionaire

Jul 15, 2018

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A 63-Year-Old Lifeguard

Jul 8, 2018

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A Pakistani Jew Wants To Travel To Israel

Jul 8, 2018

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When Fishel Benkhald was growing up in Pakistan, he was intrigued by his mother's traditions.

Thailand Cave Rescue Update

Jul 8, 2018

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In June, 17-year-old Ahmed Burhan Mohamed recited passages of the Quran nearly perfectly in front of a panel of judges.

Next Week On The Call-In: The Economy

Jul 1, 2018

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'Lagordiloca,' The Texas Reporter

Jul 1, 2018

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'What The Eyes Don't See' In Flint

Jun 24, 2018

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VA Reaches Out To LGBTQ Vets

Jun 24, 2018

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Some Animals Switching To Nocturnal Life

Jun 24, 2018

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On-air challenge: Every answer today is the name of a world capital. I'm going to give you two words. Change the last letter of each word to a new letter so the result, reading left to right, names the capital.

Ex. CARD CAP --> Caracas

1. BET JINX

2. BUDS PESO

3. NAB ROBE

4. PRO TORIC

5. KINK HASP

6. TRIM OLD

7. DAMP SCUM

8. KHAN TOUR

David Lynch On 'Room To Dream'

Jun 17, 2018

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LAURA DERN: (As Sandy Williams) I don't know if you're a detective or a pervert.

KYLE MACLACHLAN: (As Jeffrey Beaumont) Well, that's for me to know and you to find out.

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Maple syrup producers are furious, and they're letting the Food and Drug Administration know about it. The issue? A controversial regulation over how to label sugar on the bottles of the syrup. NPR's Allison Aubrey joins me now to talk about it. Good morning.

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Maine Voters To Use Ranked-Choice Voting

Jun 10, 2018

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Craig Johnson On 'Alex Strangelove'

Jun 10, 2018

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In the new movie "Alex Strangelove," Alex is a funny, smart, slightly neurotic teenager with a lovely girlfriend, Claire, and a new friend he meets at a party, an openly gay teenager named Elliott, and that new friendship makes Alex question if he's actually straight.

Mobster 'Cadillac Frank' On Trial

Jun 10, 2018

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Eight years ago, we introduced two unlikely friends: an Israeli and a Palestinian -- who once believed peace could override enemy lines. Dana Levy and Mohammed Saqar met in the late 1990s, as teenagers at a Seeds of Peace summer camp in the U.S.

Both had lost family in the region's conflicts, but they became friends and kept in touch by phone.

We caught up with both of them. But not together. We should tell you, this is a missed connection we could not reconnect.

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Canadian Government To Buy Oil Pipeline

Jun 3, 2018

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Failures In Afghanistan

May 27, 2018

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If you've spent any time on the Internet this past week, you've probably heard and then argued over a certain viral sound clip.

He's saying, "Laurel," some people swear. No, he's saying, "Yanny," others insist. But for Broadway and television actor Jay Aubrey Jones, he hears himself.

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