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'The Chicago Defender' is a legendary black newspaper. It may no longer have the reach it once had, but the paper, founded in the early 20th century, has a fascinating history.

President Obama will give his State of the Union address on Tuesday. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley, Michele Kelemen and Chris Joyce about Obama's legacy.

Penguin Classics has published a 75th Anniversary presentation of the John O'Hara novel, and the libretto and lyrics of the musical. Scott talks to Thomas Mallon, who wrote the book's forward.

This week, eyes of the tech world were on Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Scott Simon chats with NPR's Laura Sydell about the relevance of the show today and what's new this year.

With the real Iowa caucuses just weeks away, lines are being learned, moves choreographed, audiences are being wooed. It's all part of what's become an every four years-tradition in Iowa, featuring local residents.

There's growing concern among former federal land managers that the government's inaction against one Nevada rancher is helping the cause of armed anti-government militants elsewhere in the West.

Tom Goldman tells Scott Simon what he's doing in balmy Santa Cruz, Calif. and why he's not betting money on a Super Bowl outcome just yet.

Transcripts that have been released under the Freedom of Information Act show personal conversations between Bill Clinton and Tony Blair. Some of the messages prove they were pretty good friends.

Gov. Robert Bentley (R) says the Obama administration is blatantly excluding the states and not providing critical information about refugees needed to protect the health and safety of citizens.

These two species have been in danger of extinction for decades, but have responded well to conservation efforts. Those measures are going to stay in effect.




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