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A list of 6,500 new words have been approved for use in Scrabble games. The new words include slang terms like twerk and shizzle.
Tulsa County began recycling prescription drugs 10 years ago. More than $16 million worth of medicines have been given to the poor. Steve Inskeep talks to Linda Johnston, director of Social Services.
Qatar is getting bad press for its treatment of migrant workers building 2022 World Cup facilities. Renee Montagne talks to the BBC's Mark Lobel, who was arrested when he talked to migrant workers.
Renee Montagne talks to Emad Shahin, one of more than 100 Egyptians who received a death sentence, along with ex-President Morsi, for alleged roles in events surrounding Hosni Mubarak's overthrow.
Steve Inskeep talks to Brett McGurk, the State Department's deputy special envoy to the coalition fighting the self-proclaimed Islamic State, about the administration's strategy in Iraq and Syria.
President Robert Gates, a former CIA director and former defense secretary, said in Atlanta on Thursday that failure to make changes quickly could spell the end of the group as a national movement.