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Monkey See

Sarah Koenig On 'Serial': 'I Think Something Went Wrong With This Case'

Serial, the hugely popular (and sometimes controversial) podcast spun off from This American Life, wraps up its first season today. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Serial creator Sarah Koenig.

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Business

New Popularity Of L.L. Bean Boots Sparks Scramble To Fill Orders

L.L. Bean's iconic rubber and leather boots have swung back into fashion with young people and are more popular than ever. The backlog stands at nearly 100,000 pairs; it will take months to catch up.

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Planet Money

Hello, I'm Calling From 'La Mafia'

Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. That means jobs that in the U.S. are relatively safe and boring, like driving a bus, can be incredibly dangerous. It all starts with a phone call.

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Cuban President Fidel Castro (left) and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Barinas, Venezuela, in 2000. The two formed a close partnership, which has continued with their successors. However, the prospect of normal ties between the U.S. and Cuba may also have an impact on relations between Cuba and Venezuela. Jose Goitia/AP hide caption

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