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Last week, KUT's Matt Largey reported on a collection of human brains at the University of Texas — many of which had disappeared. He tells NPR's Scott Simon we now know what may have happened.
Chris Rock talked with Audie Cornish from NPR's New York bureau....
Rock wrote, directed and stars in Top Five, the story of a marquee comedian who abandons his standup roots for blockbuster film glory.
Unlike outgoing Secretary Hagel, Carter is no former soldier — he's a theoretical physicist but knows the inner workings of the Pentagon well. Leading Senate Republicans say he'll be easily confirmed.
Previous months were revised upward and hourly wages climbed higher. All this has analysts wondering if the economy has finally kicked into a higher gear.
Melissa Block speaks with political commentators, Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and MSNBC and David Brooks of the New York Times.
A Rolling Stone magazine story about a frat house gang rape rocked the academic world and sparked serious discussion about sexual assault is now being walked back. We hear reaction from the campus.