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Britain Wants U.S. To Lift Its Ban On Haggis
The U.S. has banned the import of Scotland's national dish for decades because it contains sheep's lung. Britain will make the case to the U.S. Agriculture secretary to lift that ban on haggis.
For U.S. Vets, Iraq's Newest Conflict Awakens Complex Emotions
In 2004, Jason Hansman was helping to rebuild Mosul with the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion. A decade later, he and other veterans are watching the cities where they served fall to Sunni militants.
Colombia Advances In World Cup, Two Decades After Infamous Murder
In 1994, star player Andres Escobar was killed just weeks after he scored an own goal in the Cup. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Colombian-American journalist and novelist John Rojas about the crime.
Ja Rule: 'I Took It Upon Myself To Become A Man'
Ahead of a new memoir, the rapper talks "real world" parenting, systemic racism, rhyming along to Mary J. Blige and being a celebrity in prison.
In 'Snowpiercer,' A Never-Ending Train Ride And A Society Badly Off Track
After a climate change disaster, a train must circle the globe for its passengers to stay alive. The science fiction fable was inspired by a French graphic novel and directed by a South Korean auteur.
Behind Optimus Prime (And Eeyore), One Man's Signature Voice
Peter Cullen, whose oeuvre ranges from Sonny and Cher to Winnie the Pooh, voiced the heroic robot-truck in the 1980s Transformers cartoons. He returned to the role for the series of live-action films.
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