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Audie Cornish

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The Rise Of The Online Rebuttal — And How It's Making Waves In Print

Monday, July 14, 2014

Actor George Clooney published an online response to allegations made about his upcoming marriage by The Daily Mail, convincing the British tabloid to take its story down. It was just the latest successful example of an evolving phenomenon: the online rebuttal.

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Vets Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary With Yosemite Climb

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fifteen Iraq and Afghanistan vets, many of them disabled, climbed Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite. The climb had the therapeutic effect of reproducing a combat patrol — without bombs or bullets.

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A Comedian Walks Into A Bar ... And Gets Misattributed

Friday, June 27, 2014

In a recent piece on the World Cup, Phil Stark was incorrectly identified as a "wannabe comedian." It turns out that he is actually a professional comedian — and he has a joke to prove it.

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A Corvette 33 Years Lost — And Found Without An Answer Why

Thursday, June 26, 2014

In a story that might have been found in a Hollywood script, a Detroit retiree has discovered his Corvette — 33 years after he reported it stolen. Exactly where it's been all this time remains a mystery.

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Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals called marriage a fundamental right that shouldn't be determined at the ballot box. It marks the first time that a federal appeals court has ruled on the issue.

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As The Anchor Chair Turns: A Glimpse At ABC News Past And Future

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ABC News has announced major shakeups in its anchor lineup, as Diane Sawyer steps down from her perch as anchor of the network's evening news. What does her replacement say about the state of TV news?

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Sold For Over $2 Million: A Draft, A Few Doodles And A 'Rolling Stone'

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bob Dylan wrote the lyrics for "Like a Rolling Stone" on the stationery of an old hotel in Washington, D.C. The working draft was expected to sold Tuesday at auction for more than $2 million.

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Audra McDonald Racks Up The Tonys, This Time As Billie Holiday

Monday, June 09, 2014

Audra McDonald just won her sixth Tony, the most wins by anyone to date. McDonald is a Broadway staple, and she earned her latest Tony playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.

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Letters: Ex-Cons' Struggles To Make It On The Outside

Friday, June 06, 2014

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about a series that followed two aging ex-cons struggling with a second chance in the outside world — and whether they deserve it.

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On A Day Of Looking Back, Talks Move Forward On Ukraine

Friday, June 06, 2014

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met during a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. On the same day, Putin met with new Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko.

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Letters: Reactions To 'Bad English'

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read letters from listeners about Ammon Shea's book, Bad English.

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'A Change-up On Steroids:' The History Of A Sky-Scraping Pitch

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

In a recent Nippon Professional Baseball game in Japan, Kazuhito Tadano threw a slow, arcing pitch that caught the batter by surprise. The pitch has a history — and a name: the eephus pitch.

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'The Atlantic's' Ta-Nehisi Coates Builds 'A Case For Reparations'

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates describes how the legacy of slavery extends to geographical and governmental policies in America and calls for a "collective introspection" on reparations.

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UK Government Asks: What's The Greatest Challenge Of Our Time?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In 1714, the British government established a prize to solve the greatest challenge of that time: Pinpoint a ship's location at sea by knowing its longitude. Now, 300 years later, it's bringing back the Longitude Prize. This time, the public will choose the greatest challenge in a vote that begins Thursday.

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Artist Kara Walker Draws Us Into Bitter History With Something Sweet

Friday, May 16, 2014

Walker's latest project is a series of sugar sculptures housed in a former sugar refinery. From far away the works look charming, but up close they tell the ugly story of the Caribbean slave trade.

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FIFA President On Qatar's World Cup: 'Of Course, It's An Error'

Friday, May 16, 2014

The World Cup in Brazil starts in less than a month, but it's the World Cup eight years from now that's grabbing headlines. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis discusses the doubts around Qatar's World Cup.

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Book Review: 'American Innovations'

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews American Innovations, a new collection of short stories by Rivka Galchen.

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of The Upcoming TV Season

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This week, the television networks announced their new season lineups. NPR's TV critic, Eric Deggans, talks with host Audie Cornish about some of the new shows and the trends that they reveal.

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On Auction Block: Draft Of 'Like A Rolling Stone,' And Some Doodles

Friday, May 02, 2014

Sotheby's will be auctioning what it claims to be the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," as part of the auction house's rock and pop music sale.

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Al Feldstein, Helmsman At 'Mad' Magazine, Dies At 88

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Al Feldstein, the former editor of Mad magazine, died Wednesday at the age of 88. He ran the magazine with William Gaines at the peak of its popularity.

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