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Dinosaurs: Big Digs And Local Fossil Finds

From the shores of the Potomac to the outskirts of Fredericksburg, Va., paleontologists have been unearthing massive creatures buried in rock and clay. While the local finds are providing new clues about what our region looked like millions of years ago, Smithsonian scientists are looking west for new information about big predators that once roamed the Earth. We get the latest fossil finds and dinosaur news and learn about some of the challenges scientists face in collecting these ancient specimens.

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Not My Job: Chef Edward Lee Gets Quizzed On Dog Racing

We recorded the show in Louisville, Ky., this week — the capital of horse racing. So we've invited Lee to play a game called "It's just like horse racing, if you pretend they're tiny horses."
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These Are The People Who Haul Our Food Across America

Farmers, chefs and small-batch producers get a lot of praise these days. Truckers are rarely mentioned — yet most of the food that ends up on our dinner tables depends on their labor.
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Supporters Of Jailed Kentucky Clerk To Hold Prayer Rally

Kim Davis was put behind bars earlier this week for refusing to comply with a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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#MemeOfTheWeek: 'Stand With Rand'

NPR's Politics team will be highlighting Internet trends making waves throughout the election. This week, we're highlighting a a Rand Paul app gone wild.

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