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Through Organ Donation, One Woman's Death Gives Life To Others

Saturday, January 14, 2017

When Ashley Theriot died unexpectedly at the age of 32, her friend asked her family if they'd donate Theriot's kidney. They agreed, and now that kidney — and seven more of her organs — have new lives.

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With One Photo Op, Teen Revives Dabbing — Or Sounds Its Death Knell

Saturday, January 07, 2017

When a congressman's son performed a dance move called the dab after his father's swearing-in ceremony, he made headlines. Or was he sneezing? Either way, the 17-year-old got grounded.

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NASA Faces The Unknown In Preparing For Trump Administration

Saturday, January 07, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has not provided many specifics about what he plans to do with NASA. But private companies are expected to take a bigger role in space travel in the coming years.

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Trump Could Make Good On Tariff Threats, Thanks To Existing Laws

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Donald Trump turned to Twitter again to lambast big automakers into building more cars in the U.S. Experts say the president has wide-ranging powers to restrict trade.

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What To Watch For In Sports This Year

Saturday, January 07, 2017

In this week's sports roundup: The start of NFL playoffs, the fate of running back Joe Mixon, who was caught on video punching a woman in 2014, and a 105-year-old Frenchman still on his bike.

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The View From Moscow On U.S. Hacking Accusations

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Russian state television said that U.S. intelligence accusations of Vladimir Putin ordering election meddling are nothing new.

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Intelligence Report Points Blame To Putin For Hacking

Saturday, January 07, 2017

U.S. intelligence officials briefed President-elect Donald Trump Friday. Agencies say Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered a campaign to try to tip the election to Donald Trump.

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Fort Lauderdale Hoping To Reopen Airport After Shooting

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Fort Lauderdale officials hope to reopen the city's airport this morning, a day after 26-year-old Esteban Santiago opened fire in a baggage claim area, killing five people.

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Wise Words From Some Of The Celebrities Who Died In 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Many famous people in sports and the arts died in 2016. NPR's Scott Simon says they'll be remembered not only for their work, but also for pithy, poignant phrases that should stand the test of time.

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They Said 'Never Again'

Saturday, December 17, 2016

In four years, an estimated 31,000 people have died in the Syrian city of Aleppo. NPR's Scott Simon asks: Does the rest of the world's indifference encourage the tyrants who crush their own people?

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Actor Kirk Douglas Turns 100

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The actor — who played a boxer, a hard-bitten detective, a cynical reporter, Doc Holliday, Vincent Van Gogh and a French colonel — turned 100. NPR's Scott Simon looks back on Kirk Douglas' career.

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Trump Team Asks Energy Dept. Employees About Involvement In Climate Change Work

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Trump transition team is asking which Department of Energy employees have been involved in climate change talks. A long questionnaire sent to agency employees is raising concerns.

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Report: Russian Doping Program Juiced More Than 1,000 Athletes

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The World Anti-Doping Agency has released a report implicating Russian officials in a widespread doping program. More than 1,000 Russian athletes may have benefited from the cheating scheme.

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Remembering NPR Essayist Alice Furlaud

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Furlaud, who filed commentaries for NPR from Paris, was a graceful writer with an unfiltered view of the world, says NPR's Scott Simon. She died this week at the age of 87.

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Simon: Pets Find Their Way Into Our Hearts When We Need Them Most

Saturday, December 03, 2016

A recent trip to New York for Scott Simon and his family found them with a new addition to their clan. She's small, furry, and a reminder of what we enjoy about pets.

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Simon: Easy To See Why Some Loved Fidel Castro's Cuba, Many More Fled

Saturday, November 26, 2016

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his time in Castro's Cuba and how its people struggled to persevere while under the rule of its dictator.

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Gwen Ifill, A Life Remembered

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Remembering Gwen Ifill

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Journalists Underestimated Trump. But We All Live In Bubbles

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Journalists, pundits, and many Americans were shocked when Donald Trump won the presidential election. It illuminates just how easy it is to live in a bubble, reinforced by social media channels.

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2016 World Series Brought Welcome Levity To Weary Cities

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Chicago and Cleveland are both cities with real problems. But while their baseball teams played out the World Series, Indians fans and Cubs fans connected and commiserated with each other.

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Stop Lying, America. You Love Election 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Americans say they're sick of this year's election campaign, that they're switching off the news. Ratings for prime-time TV are down, but cable news networks are seeing higher ratings than ever.

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