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Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is the second Latino head coach in Super Bowl history. And Charlotte's Latino community is talking about football like never before.

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According to legend, the Explorers Club — a society of scientific adventurers — served its members a prehistoric dish at its annual dinner in 1951. By some accounts, the mystery meat was woolly mammoth; by others, extinct giant sloth. Now DNA analysis has provided a definitive answer — and unraveled a decades-long deception. Katherine Du/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Two Grad Students Use Science To Bust The Dinner Hoax Of The Century

In 1951, members of the scientific Explorers Club thought they had dined on prehistoric meat dug out of the Alaskan tundra. The meal became legend. Now two Yale students have unraveled the deception.

Economy

Unemployment May Be Dropping, But It's Still Twice As High For Blacks

The jobless rate fell is at an eight-year low, the government reported today. But for blacks, the rate is still 8.8 percent — a bit lower than worst unemployment whites experienced in the recession.

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Law

Court Gets Unusually Specific On Police Taser Gun Use

A federal court recently gave strict rulings against police use of Taser guns in five Southeastern states. Courts had traditionally avoided hard and fast rules on use of force.

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Movie Interviews

'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.

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Monkey See

Small Batch: How To Eat The Super Bowl

Dan Pashman from The Sporkful podcast joins us for a talk about the eternal question: If you're watching the Super Bowl, what are you eating while you do?

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Movie Reviews

In 'Rams,' Two Icelandic Brothers Tend Troubles Of Flock And Family

Gummi and Kiddi are two sheep-herding brothers who've spent a lifetime butting heads near the top of the world. When a disease threatens their flocks, they must overcome decades of estrangement.

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Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on search engines. Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?

It can be too easy for students to Google an assignment before they stop to think about it. Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.

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Shots - Health News

High Costs For Drugs Used By A Few Are Starting To Add Up

A cystic fibrosis drug that is expected to be taken by only a few hundred people may drain almost $36 million from California's general fund over two fiscal years.

The Bataclan concert hall in Paris was the scene of carnage during November's terrorist attack. The lifesaving actions that night by Didi, a security guard of North African descent, have only recently become known. Survivors say he may have helped save 400 to 500 people. Francois Guillot /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

In France, A Quiet Hero Belatedly Comes To Light

A security guard risked his life to save hundreds in November's Paris attacks. "We saw the worst things that night, the worst human beings ever. And then we saw the best," says one survivor he helped.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Gone Mot: The French Uproar Over Removing Some Circumflex Accents

Publishers in France are altering the spellings of around 2,400 words in textbooks and will drop the hat-shaped circumflex accent in some cases. That's causing outrage.

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Songs We Love

Listen: The Lumineers, 'Ophelia' WXPN

The foot-stomping, folk-rock hit-makers behind "Ho Hey" premiere their first new music since 2012.

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