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The killing of the lion Cecil in Zimbabwe led to worldwide outrage. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with author Hal Herzog about why the deaths of certain animals can elicit such emotional reactions.
Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.
Five former members of a Philadelphia Police Department narcotics squad are suing the city's top officials for defamation. Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jeremy Roebuck explains.
Professional wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died. He was one of professional wrestling's top villains and acted in the 1988 film They Live. Piper was 61.
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The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.
A new documentary chronicles the famed Gore Vidal-William F. Buckley debates and the beginnings of TV political punditry. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with directors Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon.