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Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele talk Ax vs. Ask with NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji. Sonari Glinton/NPR hide caption

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Code Switch

Why Chaucer Said 'Ax' Instead Of 'Ask,' And Why Some Still Do

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Why Chaucer Said 'Ax' Instead Of 'Ask,' And Why Some Still Do

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Washington is the second state to adopt rules for the recreational sale of marijuana. Some entrepreneurs see state-licensed pot as a golden ticket, but other growers aren't sure applying for a license makes good business sense. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Washington State Growers Roll The Dice On New Pot Licenses

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Keith Jarrett circa 1986. Toshinari Koinuma/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Reviews

27 Years Ago, Keith Jarrett Was A One-Man Band

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27 Years Ago, Keith Jarrett Was A One-Man Band

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Minu (left) and her younger sister Shumi worked on the Planet Money men's T-shirt. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Planet Money

Two Sisters, A Small Room And The World Behind A T-Shirt

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Two Sisters, A Small Room And The World Behind A T-Shirt

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The grass- and weed-strewn interior of the Church of St. John the Baptist — housed inside the Stoudios monastery — has gone to seed. An ambitious restoration project is due to begin next year, when it will open to the public as a mosque, according to the government. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Parallels

Some Turkish Churches Get Makeovers — As Mosques

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Some Turkish Churches Get Makeovers — As Mosques

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Ronnie White, then-chief justice-elect of the Missouri Supreme Court, talks with reporters in June 2003. Kelley McCall/AP hide caption

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Politics

Obama Offers Second Chance For Missouri Court Nominee

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Obama Offers Second Chance For Missouri Court Nominee

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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood run from tear gas during clashes with riot police near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya square on Nov. 22. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The High Price Egyptians Pay For Opposing Their Rulers

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Nov. 24 in Geneva, after the announcement of a deal halting parts of Iran's nuclear program. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

Will Progress On Nuke Talks Mean More Engagement From Iran?

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Will Progress On Nuke Talks Mean More Engagement From Iran?

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Puddled meltwater very likely primed this ancient edge of the Antarctic's Larsen Ice Shelf to rapidly disintegrate over just several weeks. This view of the splintered mix of frozen bergs is from a Feb. 21, 2002, satellite image. Landsat 7 Science Team/NASA/GSFC hide caption

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Environment

Ready — Or Not. Abrupt Climate Changes Worry Scientists Most

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Ready — Or Not. Abrupt Climate Changes Worry Scientists Most

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For years, sports broadcasts were a staple of AM radio. But now, AM seems to be mostly a mix of talk shows and infomercials, and the Federal Communications Commission wants the band to be relevant again. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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Technology

FCC Proposes AM Radio Changes To Give The Band A Boost

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FCC Proposes AM Radio Changes To Give The Band A Boost

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