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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with Mark Nelson of Santa Barbara, Calif.

In El Paso, the song "Amor Eterno" has taken on a new poignancy as it's played at vigils and memorials.

PJ Morton found mainstream success as the keyboardist for Maroon 5. But over the past few years, he's been making waves with his solo work — most recently with <em>PAUL</em>, out now.

Téa Obreht's new novel, <em>Inland</em>, was inspired by the myths of the American West, and by a little-known episode in U.S. history: the military's unsuccessful attempt to use camels as pack animals.

Author Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrator Brian Pinkney have been together for 30 years and collaborated on nearly 20 books. "It's fun to work with the one you love," Andrea says.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with KQED listener Tom Doskow of San Francisco.

<em>Where'd You Go, Bernadette</em> stars Cate Blanchett as a brilliant architect who hasn't designed anything in 20 years. The film, directed by Richard Linklater, was adapted from Maria Semple's 2012 novel.

Thirty years ago, if you walked into a deli in Washington, D.C., you might find a dish called "Watergate Salad." And it's not bad. Soft. Tangy. You can taste why this caught on. And why it went away.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with David Herbst of Inverness, Calif.

Jenna Karvunidis, an early proponent of gender reveal parties, now has more nuanced thoughts about the popular themed events. That's in part to her own daughter, one of the first gender reveal babies.

Regulators missed a chance to find out if deceptive practices at Facebook came from the top when they decided to enter into a settlement with Zuckerberg instead of questioning him, an FTC member says.

Where can I find food? How do I fill out an asylum application? Stalingrad Connection, a community radio station, helps migrants find crucial information as they navigate a new country.

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Table setting is one of the most exciting competitions at the Ventura County Fair.   Newly elected LA City Councilman John Lee shares his plans around homelessness and transportation.

The cutthroat world of competitive table setting

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Republican John Lee appears to be the winner of the special LA City Council election in the northwest San Fernando Valley, one of the most conservative sections of the city.

LA’s newest councilmember is a lone Republican

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In its zeal to oppose President Trump at every turn, California risks becoming that the thing that it fears.

The monster within

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The Church of Scientology, known for its celebrity members and questionable recruitment practices, is facing another scandal.

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The Church of Scientology, known for its celebrity members and questionable recruitment practices, is facing another scandal.

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A recent government study found that up to 70% of pork chops in supermarkets can contain drug-resistant bacteria.

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A recent government study found that up to 70% of pork chops in supermarkets can contain drug-resistant bacteria.

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President Trump has praised dictators and autocrats such as Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin.

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President Trump has praised dictators and autocrats such as Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin.

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When Beyond Meat first hit the market in 2014, few thought it would be a success. But Del Taco sold more than 2 million Beyond Meat tacos in two months.

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Powerful players in U.S. pork industry block scientists from inspecting farms

Drug-resistant infections are one of the biggest threats to the 7.5 billion people on this planet.

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