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Japan Upholds Surname Law In Name Of Culture

Japan's supreme court upheld a law from more than 100 years ago that requires married couples to have the same last name. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Elise Hu about reaction to the decision.
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How San Diego Will Hold Up Its Green Transition Promise

Last week, San Diego's city council voted to transition to using 100 percent renewable energy by 2035, becoming the first major American city to enter a legally binding agreement to do so.
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The Best Of The Worst: Christmas Films

If you haven't found a Christmas movie on TV yet, you can bet you will in the next week. Author and critic Colin Fleming takes us through the Christmas films that are so bad they're good.
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Saudi Women React To Election Results

Rachel Martin speaks with Hatoon al-Fassi, Saudi professor and women's rights activist, about that country's recent election results and what it means for women, who can now vote and hold office.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Child Soldiers; 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'; '45 Years'

Cary Fukunaga discusses his new film, Beasts of No Nation. David Edelstein reviews the latest Star Wars movie. The revelation of a long-buried secret rattles a marriage in Andrew Haigh's 45 Years.
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What To Look Forward To During Saturday's Democratic Debate

Access to the DNC's voter files is available again to the Bernie Sanders campaign. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's Ron Elving about how this spat could play out on the debate stage Saturday night.
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Why Are The New York Times' Tours Of Iran Controversial?

The New York Times is conducting cultural tours of Iran at the same time a Washington Post reporter has been imprisoned there for more than 500 days. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's David Folkenflik about the controversial program.
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New U.S.-Russia Resolution Outlines ISIS Strategy

The U.N. Security Council approved a U.S.-Russia resolution outlining a strategy to defeat ISIS and end the conflict in Syria. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski.
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Chicago HS Students Boycott Cafeteria Food, Calling It Unhealthy

Students at Roosevelt High School in Chicago are boycotting the free cafeteria food, which they say is unhealthy. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with reporter Monica Eng in Chicago.
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New Libyan Peace Deal Could Ease Government Instability

Rival governments in Libya have signed a U.N. peace agreement. After years of unrest, there is now hope for a unified government. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Claudia Gazzini of the International Crisis Group.

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