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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.

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Les Waas, Creator Of Iconic Mister Softee Jingle, Dies At 94

Les Waas, a beloved prankster, wrote the memorable song that drew children to the Mister Softee ice cream truck, among other well-known tunes. He passed away earlier this month, at 94 years old.

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Key And Peele Duo Are Back As Action-Duo In 'Keanu'

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with Wesley Morris, critic at large for The New York Times, about Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the comedians behind the award-winning sketch comedy show.

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When A Resume Of Failures Becomes A Recipe For Success

When a friend suffered what he called "a professional setback," Johannes Haushofer put together his "CV of failures." Haushofer says failure is an essential part of what is means to be a scientist.

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What To Do When You're Stuck On A College Waitlist

A college enrollment official and a former college admissions officer offer advice for the tens of thousands of students who won't find out until later in the summer if they've even been accepted.

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Aleppo Airstrikes Hit Home For A Local Doctor

Dr. Rami Kalazi discovered his friend, a pediatrician, was killed after the Al Quds hospital was destroyed by airstrikes in Aleppo, a few miles from the makeshift medical facility where Kalazi works.

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Yale Defies Student Calls For 'Calhoun' Name Change

Yale students pushing to change a college community's name that honors John C. Calhoun, a 19th vice president who was a supporter of slavery, are unhappy that Yale's decided to keep the name.

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16 People Disciplined After Kunduz Hospital Airstrike, But Questions Remain

The Pentagon disciplined 16 military personnel in connection to October's airstrikes on a civilian-run hospital. Tom Bowman talks to Steve Inskeep about whether incidents like these can be prevented.

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Comcast Buys DreamWorks Animation For $3.8 Billion In Race Against Disney

Cable industry analyst Craig Moffett says this move puts Comcast in closer competition with Disney — not necessarily on the big screen, but on television and among other comcast-owned franchises.

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To Lure Patients, Pennsylvania Hospital Refunds Unhappy Customers

As patients increasingly have more choice in hospitals, hospitals look to stand out. Geisinger Health is taking cue from retail and refunding unsatisfied customers. Experts say that's smart business.

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Trapped By ISIS, Fallujah Residents Desperate For Aid

The people of Falujah fear the situation will get even more violent. Aid is needed badly. Steve Inskeep speaks with Washington Post's Baghdad bureau chief Loveday Morris on how residents are coping.

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Fallujah Residents Say Violence Has Heightened Since Iraq War

With ISIS in the city, and the Iraqi army massed around it, local cleric Shaikh Al-Tarabuli says the people worry that situation will get even more violent. Al-Tarabuli is working to get the city aid.

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Kenya To Host Largest Ivory Burn To Combat Elephant Poaching

Nairobi National Park will host the largest ever ivory burn on Saturday, burning over 100 tons of tusks. The pyrotechnic team is hoping they have enough donated fuel to make the big burn, burn.

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Leicester City On The Verge Of An Improbable, Historic Title

Long a minor player in England's Premier League, Leicester City is now poised to win the title, beating out some of the most talented clubs. Steve Inskeep talks to BBC sports announcer Jason Bourne.

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Economists Say Trade Is Good, As Long Resources Are Refocused On Workers

As opposed to renegotiating trade deals, some economists argue a better approach would be to support those who've lost jobs. The U.S. has underfunded employment programs, compared to other economies.

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Is The 'Never Trump' Movement Backfiring?

Tim Miller, spokesman for an anti-Trump super PAC, Our Principles PAC, talks to host Lourdes Garcia-Navarro about whether the anti-Trump messaging is having the opposite effect.

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