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We're joined now by NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, who was listening in to that conversation.

Carrie, what did you hear in there?

This Sunday it's estimated that Americans will consume more than 200 million avocados. After all, what's a Super Bowl party without guacamole?

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Actress Connie Sawyer Dies At 105

Feb 2, 2018

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Let's take a chance now to remember Hollywood's oldest working film actress.

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CONNIE SAWYER: (As Oldest Woman in the World) Wait. I forgot Bernie. Hold the elevator. Bernie, Bernie - where are you, you idiot?

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'I Want The Eagles To Win So Bad'

Feb 2, 2018

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Haley Parks got her wisdom teeth out the other day, and her parents recorded her as she was coming out of her anesthesia fog. She was talking with cotton in her mouth.

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HALEY PARKS: Did I miss the Super Bowl?

Not Everyone Knows Football, OK?

Feb 2, 2018

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. So "Jeopardy!" last night...

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RYAN: Football - 200.

ALEX TREBEK: Do or don't name this play in which the quarterback runs the ball and can choose to pitch it to another back.

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So a young woman in an office after hours is talking with her male boss.

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DAVID SCHWIMMER: (As Boss) It's a big responsibility.

ZAZIE BEETZ: (As Employee) Oh, it's - I know. It's huge.

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RNC Chair On State Of The Union

Jan 31, 2018

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Let's follow up on President Trump's State of the Union speech. Raj Shah is on the line. He is the deputy White House press secretary. Mr. Shah, welcome to the program.

RAJ SHAH: Thanks a lot for having me on this morning.

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