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What The Military Learned From The Battle For Fallujah
American troops are marking the 10th anniversary of the bloodiest battle of the Iraq war, Fallujah. In this For the Record segment, NPR's Rachel Martin asks service members if the battle was worth it.
How Catchy Songs Lodge Their Hooks In Your Ears
"Wannabe," by the Spice Girls, is the catchiest song in the U.K., according to a new study. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Ashley Burgoyne, a computational musicologist from the University of Amsterdam.
Defiant Catalans Push Forward With Independence Vote
Separatists in Catalonia are going ahead with an unofficial referendum on independence from Spain. They go to the polls today despite a high court order forbidding the vote.
Making Ends Meet
Given a category, name something whose first two letters are the first and last letters of the category. For example, given "Animal," you would say "Alligator" or "Alpaca."
How Mr. Hasselhoff Tore Down This Wall
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Baywatch star David Hasselhoff sang to huge crowds gathered at the Brandenburg Gate, becoming a pop symbol of Germany's freedom and a hero to many.
Inside The 'Life And Crimes' Of A Career Jewel Thief
International jewel thief Doris Payne, now 84, has a criminal history that dates back to the 1950s. A new documentary tells her story and goes inside one of her more recent trials.
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