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Scott Simon talks NFL rivalries with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine. And tennis player Serena Williams is back on the court, playing in the Australian Open.

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were the clear front-runners in Thursday night's debate. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Ron Elving about what that means for the rest of the candidates.

Despite the well-publicized capture of drug kingpin "El Chapo," ordinary Mexicans don't think much has changed in the ongoing violence.

Iraq recently celebrated a victory against the Islamic State in Ramadi, a city just 70 miles west of Baghdad. But NPR's Alice Fordham went there and found there's still heavy fighting.

The majority of American egg producers, when they order new chicken houses, are choosing cage-free systems. That's a sea change driven by consumer demand for cage-free eggs.

In the mid-'60s, Tom Houck left high school to join the civil rights movement. But he never expected he'd become the personal driver to the movement's leader — mostly because he had a license.

New weight-loss programs have dieters put cash on the line in a wager that they'll reach their goal.

Models on turntables in fancy gowns have given way to professionals who are the eyes and ears of car brands.

Northern long-eared bats were listed as a "threatened" species this week after being ravaged by a disease that has killed millions of bats. Some environmentalists say the protection is not enough.

Sheldon Adelson has filed three libel suits against journalists. One, a columnist at the Las Vegas Journal-Review, which Adelson bought last year, went broke facing the billionaire GOP donor in court.

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