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Turmoil At The BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation is reeling from two overlapping crises. Earlier this year, it emerged that the network's flagship public affairs program buried an investigation into sexual abuse by an iconic television host. More recently, the same program falsely implicated a former political leader in a separate sexual abuse case. And now, The New York Times finds itself embroiled in the mess after hiring the former head of the BBC to lead as its CEO. We explore the ongoing turmoil at the media giant.

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'Listen To Me Marlon' Explores Brando's Life In His Own Words

The documentary, Listen to Me Marlon, tells the story of legendary actor Marlon Brando through hours of personal audio recordings. NPR's Melissa Block talks to director Stevan Riley about the film.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Uganda chimps have found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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U.N. Envoy: Solution To Syrian Conflict Must Be A 'Political One'

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura about creating a peace process in Syria. He says there is a new "sense of urgency" by many parties to end the conflict.
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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of RĂ©union in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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