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3:39 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Pulp Fiction's Bad Boy Mike Hammer Returns In 'Complex 90'

Mickey Spillane, pictured here in 1963, wrote his first Mike Hammer novel in three fevered weeks after returning from World War II.
AP

The late Mickey Spillane wrote mysteries that practically created the American paperback industry — more than 225 million copies of his books have been sold since he was first published in 1947. Spillane was the best-selling mystery writer of the 20th century — not Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler or other signature writers whose works were sometimes judged to have moved from detective mystery to work of literature.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Panel Round One

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 7:52 am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Slacker Attacker.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 7:52 am

Transcript

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis, filling in for Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Ken Jennings, Amy Dickinson, and Roy Blount, Jr. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Extra Extra!

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 7:52 am

Transcript

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis filling in for Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Roy Blount, Jr., Amy Dickinson and Ken Jennings. And here again is your host ,at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill, so much. In just a minute, Bill's meditation mantra is rhyyyyyyyyyme in our Listener Limerick Challenge.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 7:52 am

More questions for the panel: Mount Effortless, Door-to-Shore Delivery.

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2:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 7:52 am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: Checking Your Work, Skyhound, Grilled Salmonella.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 7:52 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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2:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 7:52 am

Our panelists predict who will be the next big bromance.

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2:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Who's Bill This Time

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 7:52 am

Transcript

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm legendary anchorman Bill Kurtis...

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

KURTIS: ...filling in for Carl Kasell. And here's your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill. Thanks, everybody. Fun show for you today. We got Deepak Chopra on. He'll be coming on later to adjust our chakras.

(LAUGHTER)

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Parallels
2:30 am
Sat June 1, 2013

After Years Of War, Ugandan Children Face New Deadly Threat

Grace Aber stands in the shade of a mango tree with her children in the remote village of Tumangu in northern Uganda. Four of Aber's nine children have been diagnosed with nodding syndrome, starting with Partick (front), who first showed symptoms in 2002.
Matthew Kielty for NPR

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 5:27 am

The village of Tumangu, in northern Uganda, defines remote. It's hard even to find on maps. But it shows up frequently in news stories. Grace Aber is about to show me why.

She leads me down a narrow dirt path, passing a couple of clay huts. We get to a big mango tree. Aber's 17-year-old son, Patrick, sits under it. His shoulders are slouched. His eyes look like glass.

Aber tries to get him to say his name. A small grunt is the only sound he makes.

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