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'Obit' Follows The 'Times' Team Charged With Turning Lives Into History

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A documentarian spent six days filming The New York Times obit desk at work. One staffer describes the process of writing an obituary as "equal parts exhilaration and terror."

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Turkey Blocks Wikipedia Accusing It Of Running 'Smear Campaign'

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Wikipedia refused to remove content, leading to the ban. It's the latest in what critics say is a crackdown on free speech.

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Marchers Unite To Take On Trump's Climate Policies

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On the symbolic 100th day in office for President Trump, who has denied climate change, protesters are rallying in front of the White House to call for better environmental protections.

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In The Wake Of Prince's Death

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A year ago today, fans made a pilgrimage to Paisley Park, the home of Prince. What they found there was a communal altar, separated from the building by about 100 feet.

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Tutu Protests And Parties Break Out In Wyoming Over Senator's Remark

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People are using the #LiveandLetTutu hashtag to share images of themselves wearing tutus, in response to Sen. Mike Enzi saying a man who wears a tutu in a bar is asking for it.

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Bluff The Listener

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Our panelists read three stories about a very modern crime, only one of which is true.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

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All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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Limericks

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Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks... Demon Barber, Filthy Fashion, The Emperor's New Jeans

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Not My Job: We Quiz A Retired CIA Analyst On Briefs (The Underwear)

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John Nixon has done both briefing and debriefing, so we'll see what he knows about underwear briefs. The former CIA analyst, who interrogated Saddam Hussein, is the author of Debriefing the President.

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Panel Questions

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We quiz our panelists...A Novel Solution, Scaterpillar.

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Prediction

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Our panelists predict the next big thing in blue jean technology.

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Round One

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An Echo No-No.

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Who's Bill This Time

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Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...Who's Counting; More from 44; and Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads.

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People Are Reporting Criminal (Space) Aliens To New ICE Hotline

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Immigration authorities launched a hotline for victims of crimes "committed by illegal aliens." Trump critics are calling with reports of Martians instead.

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Pope Francis Winds Up Trip To Egypt

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Military helicopters flew overhead as the Pope celebrated Mass for some 15 thousand Catholics in a stadium.

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Turkey Blocks Wikipedia Accusing It Of Running 'Smear Campaign'

Wikipedia refused to remove content, leading to the ban. It's the latest in what critics say is a crackdown on free...

Marchers Unite To Take On Trump's Climate Policies

On the symbolic 100th day in office for President Trump, who has denied climate change, protesters are rallying in...

Pope Francis Winds Up Trip To Egypt

Military helicopters flew overhead as the Pope celebrated Mass for some 15 thousand Catholics in a stadium.

People Are Reporting Criminal (Space) Aliens To New ICE Hotline

Immigration authorities launched a hotline for victims of crimes "committed by illegal aliens." Trump critics are...

NPR News Nuggets: Night Lights, Robo Cops & A Sweet Treat

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

In Utah, How You Tread Through This Canyon Matters

In Utah's canyon country, federal land managers are partially lifting a ban on off-road vehicle travel through an...

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