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May 22, 2013 — Our closest relatives, chimpanzees and gorillas, breast-feed their offspring for several years. Some baby orangutans nurse until they are 7 years old. Researchers found a way to test ancient teeth for clues about when humans cut nursing short.
May 22, 2013 — A Manhattan judge upholds a lower court ruling that $210 million worth of unredeemed gift cards from the defunct book chain are no longer valid.
May 22, 2013 — The IRS bureaucrat showed up long enough at a House hearing into the scandal engulfing her agency to declare her innocence and her constitutional right to say no more.
May 22, 2013 — What was billed as an informational meeting turned into a counseling session and a chance to recognize principals, teachers and support staff who stepped up in the crisis.
May 22, 2013 — The golfer Sergio Garcia made a joke about Tiger Woods and fried chicken. (Nyuk nyuk.) Where'd this idea even come from?
May 22, 2013 — Christopher Guest joined Weekend Edition to talk about his new HBO show Family Tree. The filmmaker wanted to personalize his public display of NPR love, and it turned out to be meta, er, mega fun.
May 22, 2013 — Activists say the case against Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger is about raw milk — and much more. His supporters have turned the case into a rallying cry for personal food freedom and the rights of farmers and consumers to enter into private contracts without government intervention.
May 22, 2013 — For the first time, the Justice Department admits that it targeted American-born al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki and that three other U.S. citizens have died in drone strikes.
May 22, 2013 — Despite the scandals consuming Washington, the president's job approval ratings remain steady. Why? Reaction is breaking along partisan lines, with Democrats inclined to give Obama the benefit of the doubt.
May 22, 2013 — The trip comes as relations between Beijing and Pyongyang have soured over North Korea's nuclear program and the recent seizure of Chinese fisherman.