Saturday is the U.N.'s "Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation." The Secretary-General is calling for an end to FGM, and UNICEF has released a report on the prevalence of the practice.
Peter Saunders, a British survivor of sexual abuse by a priest, was a prominent and outspoken critic of the Vatican, pushing for more measures to protect children and punish pedophilia.
Pyongyang says it will be launching an "observation satellite," but many nations view the launch as a concealed long-range missile test. The launch had previously been scheduled between Feb. 8 and 25.
NPR's Ina Jaffe talks with Scott Simon about the struggle to find the right words to describe older people. Longevity and lifestyles have changed and the language hasn't kept up.
Scott Simon notes an item from the week in which a present-day mouse found its way into a mousetrap so old it's a museum item.
Scott Simon previews Super Bowl 50 with NPR's Tom Goldman.
The Obama administration is planning to sharply increase spending on U.S. forces in Europe to train near NATO's eastern edge. Russia's neighbors are pleased.
An update on convicted murderer Adnan Syed, whose case profiled in the "Serial" podcast. He is seeking a new trial.
Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican Caucuses on a platform that included opposing ethanol, a key Iowa industry. Does this mean future presidential candidates won't have to support the corn fuel?
Scott Simon announces a leave of absence to collaborate on a book with Tony Bennett.