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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with KQED listener Alan Winson of Oakland, Calif.

Dylan Meconis' new graphic novel is set on a mysterious island off the coast of a country that's not quite Tudor England. It's an alternate history, loosely based on the youth of Queen Elizabeth I.

Creator Meg DeLoatch conceived her new streaming series, starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, around her own family reunion in Georgia. Then Netflix encouraged her to staff up with African Americans.

Tycho, whose real name is Scott Hansen, is famous for his ambient instrumental tracks. But for Tycho's latest album, <em>Weather</em>, Hansen enlisted Saint Sinner to add vocals to the ambience.

Yonah Elian played a key part in spiriting Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann out of Argentina to stand trial in Israel. His family couldn't understand why he never spoke about the heroic role he served.

Taco shops are easier to find in rural Utah than Indian restaurants. The Tandoori Taqueria fuses both cuisines and it's doing brisk business in the middle of cowboy country.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with KQED listener Steven Bailey of San Francisco.

Older adults are dying from falls at a higher rate today than 20 years ago. But you can take simple steps to improve balance, vision and alertness — and keep from falling.

Hamilton was 13 years old when she lost her arm to a shark while surfing in Hawaii. She went on to surf some of the biggest waves in the world. Hamilton tells her story in the documentary <em>Unstoppable.</em>

Ephraim Bugumba was 3 years old when his family fled violence in the Republic of the Congo. His song. "Voices in My Head," was a standout entry in NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest.

Novelist Adrian McKinty had several books and prestigious awards under his belt — but no one was buying, and he'd given up writing to drive an Uber when a blog post led to some new opportunities.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and <em>Weekend Edition </em>Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenge KUWR listener Patrick Ivers of Laramie, Wyo.

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Parents who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexican border last year are launching a legal fight against the Trump administration.

Migrant parents sue Trump administration over family separation

Parents who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexican border last year are launching a legal fight against the Trump administration.

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In China, independent media is censored, and people are afraid to talk openly, for fear of being arrested.

What China's rapid growth means for its everyday citizens

In China, independent media is censored, and people are afraid to talk openly, for fear of being arrested.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California has had a thriving punk scene since the 1970s. Think: The Germs, Dead Kennedys and Black Flag.

The secret ingredient to the Los Angeles punk scene: Chinese Food

California has had a thriving punk scene since the 1970s. Think: The Germs, Dead Kennedys and Black Flag.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The California Supreme Court says tech companies like Facebook and Twitter have to turn over private posts and chats to defense lawyers.   
  That ruling comes in a gang-related…

The California Supreme Court says tech giants have to turn over private posts

The California Supreme Court says tech companies like Facebook and Twitter have to turn over private posts and chats to defense lawyers.  That ruling comes in a gang-related…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chinese professors and students in the U.S. are under more scrutiny these days as the Trump administration has intensified its surveillance of academia.

Chinese professors face increased scrutiny due to Trump’s tense relationship with China

Chinese professors and students in the U.S. are under more scrutiny these days as the Trump administration has intensified its surveillance of academia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Science continues to suffer attack from the Trump administration. Testimony on climate change and national security has been censored.

Federal scientists censored and forced to move

Science continues to suffer attack from the Trump administration. Testimony on climate change and national security has been censored.

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President Trump infuriated a fractured Democratic party this week by telling four of its newest members to go back to where they came from, but did his statement galvanize his base or…

The Squad fight back

President Trump infuriated a fractured Democratic party this week by telling four of its newest members to go back to where they came from, but did his statement galvanize his base or…

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The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, outside of the quiet beach town of Oceano, has been making headlines this summer following six deaths at the park this year.

Controversies continue over the use of Oceano Dunes park

The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, outside of the quiet beach town of Oceano, has been making headlines this summer following six deaths at the park this year.

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