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Israel has made a deal to create an area at Judaism's holiest site where women and men can pray together. But some say creating a government-supported egalitarian prayer space undermines unity.
Feb. 6, 2016
Pyongyang says it will be launching an "observation satellite," but many nations view the launch as a concealed long-range missile test. The launch had previously been scheduled between Feb. 8 and 25.
Feb. 6, 2016
Peter Saunders, a British survivor of sexual abuse by a priest, was a prominent and outspoken critic of the Vatican, pushing for more measures to protect children and punish pedophilia.
Feb. 6, 2016
Scott Simon asks scholar Matthew Levitt about links between South American drug cartels and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
Feb. 6, 2016
TV ads are a tried-and-true way for politicians to get their message out. But in this chaotic presidential primary, are they still effective?
Feb. 6, 2016
NPR's Ron Elving gives Scott Simon a preview of Saturday night's GOP debate and an analysis of the presidential race.
Feb. 6, 2016
Got a football know-it-all in your crowd? A.J. Jacobs from Esquire Magazine joins Scott Simon with some trivia, from why a football's called a pigskin to which president meddled with a Super Bowl.
Feb. 6, 2016
Scott Simon announces a leave of absence to collaborate on a book with Tony Bennett.
Feb. 6, 2016
Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican Caucuses on a platform that included opposing ethanol, a key Iowa industry. Does this mean future presidential candidates won't have to support the corn fuel?
Feb. 6, 2016
An update on convicted murderer Adnan Syed, whose case profiled in the "Serial" podcast. He is seeking a new trial.
Feb. 6, 2016
The Obama administration is planning to sharply increase spending on U.S. forces in Europe to train near NATO's eastern edge. Russia's neighbors are pleased.
Feb. 6, 2016
Scott Simon previews Super Bowl 50 with NPR's Tom Goldman.
Feb. 6, 2016
Scott Simon notes an item from the week in which a present-day mouse found its way into a mousetrap so old it's a museum item.
Feb. 6, 2016
NPR's Ina Jaffe talks with Scott Simon about the struggle to find the right words to describe older people. Longevity and lifestyles have changed and the language hasn't kept up.
Feb. 6, 2016
Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.
Feb. 6, 2016
When the remaining GOP candidates debate Saturday, several will be making their last pitch for why they should stay in the race. Meanwhile, Donald Trump returns after skipping an Iowa debate.
Feb. 6, 2016
These days, it's pretty much impossible to miss a discussion on cultural appropriation. But we explore where we draw the line between what's acceptable and what's downright offensive.
Feb. 6, 2016
That's the advice from a biologist as Brazil launches a war on the mosquitoes that are spreading Zika virus.
Feb. 6, 2016
Efforts to close the pay gap between men and women have gone nowhere in Congress, but states are forging ahead with a string of equal pay laws. And new proposals are being debated in two dozen states.
Feb. 6, 2016
Aid workers introduced kids to the support. Now there's an annual competition — canceled last year because of Ebola but back in 2016.
Feb. 6, 2016

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