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On Tuesday we lost a colleague. Carl Kasell (left) was an NPR newscaster for decades and then became judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! He died from complications of Alzheimer's disease at age 84. Wait Wait host Peter Sagal (right) says he loved how much Carl enjoyed himself. NPR hide caption

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Remembrances

Peter Sagal: Carl Kasell 'Was Kind Down To His Bones'

In the 16 years they worked together, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal can't remember the longtime NPR newscaster having a sharp word for anyone. Ever. Kasell died Tuesday at age 84.

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Prelude Bonobo
P.A.I.N.E. (Instrumental) DJ Premier

Katiena Johnson stands with her daughter Destini, who was released from jail in August. Katiena and her husband, Roger, took care of their grandchildren while Destini was struggling through her addiction. Destini, 27, recently regained consciousness after suffering a dozen or so strokes as a result of her latest opioid overdose. Seth Herald for NPR hide caption

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Anguished Families Shoulder The Biggest Burdens Of Opioid Addiction

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Six Break of Reality
Drift Apart Break of Reality
Spectacle Foxhole
Lamentation Foxhole
From West Texas Explosions in the Sky
Diego to Stockton Abstrakt Idea
Hakuna Matata Abstrakt Idea

On Tuesday we lost a colleague. Carl Kasell (left) was an NPR newscaster for decades and then became judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! He died from complications of Alzheimer's disease at age 84. Wait Wait host Peter Sagal (right) says he loved how much Carl enjoyed himself. NPR hide caption

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Peter Sagal: Carl Kasell 'Was Kind Down To His Bones'

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One Of These Days Bedouine
The Most Beautiful Thing I've Ever Seen Anna Laube
ABC Ludovico Einaudi
Song For Gavin Ludovico Einaudi
Double 07 (Instrumental) The Alchemist

In War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, Ronan Farrow writes about his time at the State Department and describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later': Ronan Farrow On A Diplomacy-Less State Department

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Let Me Keep This Memory U137
The Soundless Dawn Came Alive as Cities Began to Mark the Horizon Red Sparowes

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas. Big entertainment rival Disney could challenge the service that made binge-watching popular. Steve Marcus/Reuters hide caption

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Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming?

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W Arms and Sleepers
Kanada Vintage Arms and Sleepers
Truth Lies Low Andrew Bird
Slims Neil Cowley Trio
Hope Machine Neil Cowley Trio
Red Peppers J. Rawls

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, restorations are being made to a roof in CastaƱer, a village in Puerto Rico's central mountains. But recovery is slow. Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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In A Puerto Rican Mountain Town, Hope Ebbs As The Hardship Continues

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