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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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Native American Storyteller Receives Artistic Honor

Dakotah storyteller Mary Louise Defender Wilson has won a $50,000 United States Artist Fellowship. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the 85-year-old North Dakota traditionalist about her work.
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Here's One TV Show You Might've Missed: 'You're The Worst'

NPR's Scott Simon talks to TV critic Melanie McFarland about television shows that have flown under the radar. She recommends "You're the Worst" - a romantic comedy with a dark twist.
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What Were 2015's Biggest Sports Stories?

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine about the big sports stories of 2015, and what to expect in the new year.
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Far From Family, A High Schooler Finds Solace In Friendship

When Henry Jimenez left his family in Mexico for the U.S., he knew he'd miss them. He didn't know he'd meet a best friend: Akiva Johnson. Nowadays they stick together — "like magnets," Johnson says.

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