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Bluff The Listener

Our panelists read three stories that contain the phrase "Hands off me nuts," only one of which is true.
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Panel Round Two

Another question for the panel: Animal House of Representative, Life in the Fast Food Lane, First Domesticated Hairball.
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Limericks

Downwind Abbey, Century 21 BC, Hi, My Name is James.
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.
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Prediction

Now that we know vitamins don't work, we ask our panelists what will be the next thing revealed as useless.
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Panel Round One

Ask Your Doctor If Guffawing Is Right For You.
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The Truth Behind The Lies Of The Original 'Welfare Queen'

The story of the woman famously referred to as a "welfare queen" in Ronald Reagan's 1976 campaign is far more bizarre and unsettling than the stereotype she became the emblem for, as a stellar long read from Slate reveals.
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An Indian Diplomat's Arrest And The Role Of Diplomatic Immunity

The arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York triggered a diplomatic rift between the U.S. and India. We explore the legal foundation of diplomatic immunity and understand why it can open the door for abuse.

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What's Next For D.C. Budget Autonomy

We discuss the status of the budget autonomy referendum that voters passed last April and consider what's ahead in the new year.

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Robert Siegel On Qatar: Tiny Country, Big Influence

Robert Siegel recently returned from a reporting trip to Qatar. He joins Melissa Block to talk about some of the stories he reported while there.

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