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Doug Seegers (Center) in a still from the 2014 Swedish documentary, "Doug." (Courtesy Doug Seegers)
Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014

The unlikely and powerful country singer Doug Seegers performs “Going Down To The River,” “Walking On the Edge of the World” and “Will You Take the Hand?” in the On Point Studio.

 
Russian President Vladimir Putin, presented here in portrait as Hercules taming Cerberus as part of a celebratory birthday exhibit. (Alec Luhn / Twitter)
Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014

Vladimir Putin turns 62 in Hercluean fashion, a Facebook fan understands our core mission and a Morning Edition producer explains when it is appropriate to eat ice cream. (Answer: always)

 
Bounty hunter Greedo (Paul Blake) threatens Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in "Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope." (LucasFilm)
Posted on Monday, October 6, 2014

Did Han shoot first? George Lucas knows, and he likes that you’re arguing about it.

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In a surprising gathering, more than 35,000 walruses came ashore in northwest Alaska. The walruses normally rest on sea ice, but melting ice packs lead the pod to land. (AP)
Posted on Friday, October 3, 2014

On context, Prince, walruses and pumpkin dancing.

 
The skyline of downtown Madison, Wisconsin. (Courtesy City of Madison)
Posted on Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where should you live? Where DO you live? We answer the question with this, a list of lists, and the cities and towns that make up those lists.

 
St. Louis city police stand down after an attempt to shut down interstate 70 was stifled, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Berkeley, Mo. near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A partial transcript of our panel conversation with experts on the modern American police force.

 
The cover of Peter Thiel's new book, "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How To Build the Future." (Courtesy Crown Business)
Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel on innovation, technological failure and humanity’s uncertain future.

 
An elderly Kurdish woman looks around as Syrian refugees arrive at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP)
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A transcript from our September 25, 2014 conversation on the Islamic State and sexual violence.

 
Pop icon Taylor Swift was spotted wearing a shirt that referenced a popular tumblr meme, 'no its becky.' (PC  / Splash News)
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014

All of you love to listen to old broadcasts when we play them, and Taylor Swift loves the Internet.

 
Kevin Evans relaxes in his small apartment after arriving home from work. Evans, who lost income and his home in the recession, is now having his wages garnished after falling behind on his credit card payments. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NPR’s Chris Arnold took part in a remarkable new reporting series tackling the rise of garnished wages as a way to pay off debt. He talked to us today about the series.

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Dec 19, 2014
Alan Gross, waves as he and his wife Judy leave following his statement at his lawyer's office in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Gross was released from Cuba after 5 years in a Cuban prison. (AP)

Cuba reset. Russia’s rubble troubles. School massacre in Pakistan. Jeb explores 2016. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Dec 19, 2014
Soledad, and from left, Nina Pastori, and Lila Downs perform on stage at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute honoring Joan Manuel Serrat at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP)

From crossover hits to hip-hop to soul, we look at a big year in the wide world of Latin music.

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A poster for the movie "The Interview" is carried away by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP)

A big Sony hack gets weirder and wider. And Hollywood and Homeland Security are on edge.

 
Dec 18, 2014
This handout photo from the Twitter account of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. shows Alan Gross arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The US and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday. (AP)

Following months of secret talks the US will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than fifty years.

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Our Week In The Web: December 19, 2014
Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Rage, shortlinks and things you people seem to be into, we guess. Also, Putin.

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Cosby Accuser Beverly Johnson: ‘He's A Black Man. I Had To Separate The Trayvon Martins, The Michael Browns From What Happened To Me’
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

Beverly Johnson accused comedian Bill Cosby of drugging her in a high-profile Vanity Fair column. She tells us why she waited so long to share her story, and why it was even harder to share now.

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Our Week In The Web: December 12, 2014
Friday, Dec 12, 2014

On listener engagement, the meeting of trans-Atlantic royalty and the elusive origins of the chicken. (We promise this feed hasn’t been taken over the BBC…yet)

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