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As Iraqi forces backed by the United States ramp up efforts to take Mosul back from ISIS, there are reports of scores of civilians killed by airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition.

In a statement, the United States Central Command admitted that its airstrikes had hit an area where civilian casualties have been reported.

Prediction

Mar 25, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be a new home remedy that'll be created in response to the new health care bill.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 25, 2017

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Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 25, 2017

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Panel Round Two

Mar 25, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Roxanne Roberts, Paula Poundstone and Peter Grosz. And here again is your host at the Music Hall in Dallas, Peter Sagal.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Bluff The Listener

Mar 25, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We're playing this week with Peter Grosz, Roxanne Roberts and Paula Poundstone. And here again is your host at the Music Hall in Dallas, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

Panel Round One

Mar 25, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, it's time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Peter, a soccer player in Ghana won an award after making a spectacular play during the game. And he started his acceptance speech by thanking what two people?

Who's Bill This Time

Mar 25, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm no doctor, but I'll be your health care bill. Bill Kurtis.

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KURTIS: And here is your host at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, Peter Sagal.

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Political predictions are a dangerous business, especially this year. But it does look as though one way or another, the U.S. Senate will vote to confirm the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. The open question is how much damage Democrats will do to their own long game in the process.

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

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