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Banned Nerve Agent Killed Kim Jong Nam Within 20 Minutes, Malaysia Says

Feb. 26
Colin Dwyer / NPR

The dose smeared on the face of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's half-brother was so high, even an antidote may not have been able to save him, according to the Malaysian health minister.

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Oscars 2017: Follow Our Live Coverage With Pop Culture Happy Hour

Feb. 26
Glen Weldon / NPR

NPR's team of pop-culture commentators is live-blogging tonight's Academy Awards. Watch along.

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'Highly Intoxicated' Driver Plows Into Mardi Gras Crowd, Injuring At Least 28

Feb. 26
Colin Dwyer / NPR

An apparent drunk driver careened into spectators at one of Mardi Gras' biggest parades Saturday. "We are grateful that none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening," New Orleans' mayor said.

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A Night At Red's Juke Joint In The Mississippi Delta Is A True Blues Experience

Feb. 26
Melissa Block / NPR

A visit to a classic, hole-in-the-wall blues bar in Clarksdale, Miss., where owner Red Paden enlightens us about the blues and the Delta.

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If You've Got Any Compound Interest, Solving This Puzzle Will Surely Pay Off

Feb. 26
Will Shortz / NPR

Every five-letter answer in this week's puzzle must complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.

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North Carolina Law Makes Facebook A Felony For Former Sex Offenders

Feb. 26
Lauren Russell / NPR

North Carolina has a law banning sex offenders from social media. The state says sex offenders use sites to find future child victims. The court will decide if this is constitutional.

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What Makes Mira Rai Run?

Feb. 26
Danielle Preiss / NPR

She dreamed of a better life outside her village in Nepal. But she was broke and had run out of hope. Then she tried a 31-mile trail race.

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Dentists Work To Ease Patients' Pain With Fewer Opioids

Feb. 26
Elana Gordon / NPR

After minor surgeries, many dentists used to reflexively prescribe quick-acting opioids to relieve a patient's pain. Now they're learning to counsel patients about better, less addictive alternatives.

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Which Colleges Might Give You The Best Bang For Your Buck?

Feb. 26
Sophia Alvarez Boyd / NPR

A recent study looked at colleges across the country and which ones were able to graduate low-income students into high earning jobs.

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For Black College Prospects, Belonging And Safety Often Top Ivy Prestige

Feb. 26
Denene Millner / NPR

Over the past three years, nearly a third of HBCUs have seen at least a 20 percent increase in applications, which correlates with protests over high-profile racial-violence incidents.

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Ethics Watchdog Has Big Impact On Federal Workers, But Not On Trump

Feb. 26
Peter Overby / NPR

The Office of Government Ethics has been in the spotlight since President Trump ignored its call to divest his businesses. It has no enforcement power, but still has a big impact on federal workers.

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LGBTQ Advocates Fear 'Religious Freedom' Bills Moving Forward In States

Feb. 26
Laura Sydell / NPR

The Trump administration hasn't taken action on its promises to protect religious liberties, which some see as opposing LGBTQ people. But some state legislatures are taking this as support.

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Lots Of People Donate Their Cars, But This Owner Donated His Auto Repair Shop

Feb. 26
Mary Rose Madden / NPR

An auto mechanic in Baltimore wanted to unload his car repair shop after decades of work. But instead of selling it, he donated it to a nonprofit that will use the shop to teach budding mechanics.

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Trump Will Be First President In 36 Years To Skip White House Correspondents Dinner

Feb. 25
Maquita Peters / NPR

The president tweeted that he will not attend this year's dinner. He'll be the first president to do so since Reagan missed it in 1981, after he was shot.

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'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse Set To Blaze In Southern Skies

Feb. 25
Colin Dwyer / NPR

The annular solar eclipse, which will leave just a sliver of sun shining behind the moon, will be visible from the southern hemisphere Sunday. Here's how to watch, even if you're outside its path.

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Lucille Horn, Who Was Nursed To Health In A Coney Island Sideshow, Dies At 96

Feb. 25
Colin Dwyer / NPR

At a time when incubators were rejected by most doctors, Martin Couney treated Horn with one at a sideshow of premature infants. She died earlier this month, 96 years after most experts expected.

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WATCH: After Health Scare, Fiona The Baby Hippo Goes For A Dip

Feb. 25
Colin Dwyer / NPR

Born six weeks early, the tiny one-month-old hippo has had a rather tough time. But in a video released by the Cincinnati Zoo, Fiona shows off her resilience — and her moves in the pool.

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Perez Elected As Chairman Of Democratic National Committee

Feb. 25
Domenico Montanaro / NPR

Former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez has been elected as chairman of the DNC. Perez appointed his final opponent, Rep. Keith Ellison, as deputy chair.

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As Negotiators Talk Peace In Geneva, Bombings Kill At Least 32 In Syrian City

Feb. 25
Colin Dwyer / NPR

The blasts Saturday left dozens dead in Homs, mostly held by President Bashar Assad's regime. Those attacks were answered by government airstrikes, even as delegations met abroad for U.N.-led talks.

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A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

Feb. 25
Michaeleen Doucleff / NPR

People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him.