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Acclaimed writer Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snickett, drew criticism last year for a racist comment at a literary event. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Handler about his new novel, We Are Pirates.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.
Government troops are locked in a fierce battle with Russian-backed separatists, while civilians suffer freezing cold. Correspondent Corey Flintoff shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.
A women-led mosque held its first jumma'a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith's women.
Who says a beheaded man can't still be head of state? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with British journalist, author and TV host Andrew Marr about his novel, Head of State.
Poet Rod McKuen was loved by millions but mocked by literary critics. He died this week at age 81.