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Politics Week Roundup: Benghazi Hearings, Speaker Of The House

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:23am

It's been a whirlwind week in politics — Hillary Clinton testified at the Benghazi hearings and there might be a new Speaker in the House. Scott Simon talks with NPR politics editor Ron Elving.

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Hurricane Patricia Weakens After Landfall In Mexico

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:23am

Hurricane Patricia caused less damage than expected, but Mexico is preparing for flooding after the historic storm. We'll have the latest.

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For Irish Illegally In U.S., A Life Locked In Place, Hoping For Change

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:23am

Over 11 million people now live in the U.S. illegally, about a quarter of whom come from places not in Latin America. That includes unauthorized Irish, and they're pushing for immigration reform, too.

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From Shirley Bassey To Sam Smith, Bond Songs Remain A Pop Oddity

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:23am

Scott Simon speaks with the authors of a new book about the two dozen theme songs produced by the James Bond films, and what they say about the times in which they were written.

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The Week In World Series: Kansas City Royals To Face New York Mets

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:23am

Host Scott Simon talks World Series (that'd be baseball) with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.

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War, Lace And A Lift From 'Playboy': One Man's Life In Lingerie

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:15am

Host Scott Simon remembers bra expert Milton Schwartz, who made decades of women feel beautiful.

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#MemeOfTheWeek: The Drake-ification Of The Week In Politics

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:03am

Nothing was safe from Drake and his viral Hotline Bling video this week. Not even politics.

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Israeli Parents Ask: Should We Dismiss The Arab Cleaner At School?

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 5:32am

In response to recent attacks, some Israeli schools have banned Palestinian janitors. One Jerusalem school had lengthy discussions and then took a vote.

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A Light Bulb Moment: How The Dimmer Switch Set Lusts Ablaze

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 5:31am

From a dining room to a den of romance: That's the transformation the dimming switch first promised. Since 1959, Joel Spira's invention has promised heightened passion — if only you dial it down.

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Kansas City Royals Beat Toronto Blue Jays, Head To World Series

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 11:25pm

The Royals will make their second trip to the World Series in two years after beating Toronto 4-3 in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. They host the New York Mets in Game 1 Tuesday.

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Justice Department Says No Criminal Charges In IRS-Tea Party Investigation

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 7:46pm

DOJ finds there is no evidence to support a criminal prosecution over the Internal Revenue Service's mishandling of conservative non-profit political groups.

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Hurricane Patricia Makes Landfall In Mexico

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 7:12pm

The Category 5 storm, which at one point had wind speeds of 200 miles per hour, hit Mexico's coast with 165 mph winds Friday night.

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Exclusive Podcast Beta: Week in Politics

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 6:24pm

Hillary survives the Hill, Biden chills, and Ben Carson moves in on Donald Trump.

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Episode 659: How To Make $3 Trillion Disappear

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 5:35pm

After the financial crisis, the Fed created over $3 trillion. To undo this, they have a new trick. Today on the show, how the Federal Reserve plans to make that money disappear.

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The Right To Tell One's Own History

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 5:04pm

The Seminole Tribe of Florida disputes an NPR account.

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