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$900 Million Prize, 1 In 292 Million Odds — And A Few More Lottery Numbers

The record-breaking powerball prize rose to new heights this afternoon. But did you know Americans spent more than $70 billion on the lottery last year?
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1 Year, More Than 75,000 Miles: Cyclist Breaks 76-Year-Old Record

It's been an eventful 365 days for Kurt Searvogel. He got in two crashes, got married, had a heart scare — and averaged more than 200 miles of biking a day, topping a 75,065-mile record set in 1939.
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Research Suggests Gun Background Checks Work, But They're Not Everything

Recent studies have found that background checks can help curb gun violence. In recent shootings, though, evidence is tougher to see.
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New Book Highlights Historic Black Newspaper

'The Chicago Defender' is a legendary black newspaper. It may no longer have the reach it once had, but the paper, founded in the early 20th century, has a fascinating history.
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New Orleans Prepares For Mississippi River Flooding

The Mississippi River is expected to crest Sunday. Officials in low-lying New Orleans don't expect this time to be as bad as last month, but they're not taking any chances.
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75 Years Of 'Pal Joey'

Penguin Classics has published a 75th Anniversary presentation of the John O'Hara novel, and the libretto and lyrics of the musical. Scott talks to Thomas Mallon, who wrote the book's forward.
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As His Final State Of Union Nears, Looking At Obama's Legacy

President Obama will give his State of the Union address on Tuesday. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley, Michele Kelemen and Chris Joyce about Obama's legacy.
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After Second Escape, Mexican Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Recaptured

In Mexico, the world's most wanted Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested yesterday. NPR's Carrie Kahn describes his capture.
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Peek Into The Future: C.E.S. 2016 Wrap-Up

This week, eyes of the tech world were on Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Scott Simon chats with NPR's Laura Sydell about the relevance of the show today and what's new this year.
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A Historic Start: Economic Ups And Downs

2016 so far has brought the worst first-week-of-the-year in stock market history. Fears over trouble in China caused worldwide mayhem in markets. But, the U.S. got an encouraging employment report.

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